Dr. Prathna TC

Program Manager, Urban Water Resilience
Program Manager, Urban Water Resilience
Languages Spoken:
English, Tamil, Hindi
New Delhi, India

Personal Experience

Dr. Prathna is a Program Manager with Urban Water Resilience at the World Resources Institute, India. In this role, she is leading projects and research work that will solve critical urban water challenges in India such as citywide inclusive and resilient access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) service provisioning, water sensitive urban design and planning, rejuvenation of urban water bodies, urban water resilience, onsite implementation of Nature-based Solutions, and outreach and engagement with diverse group of stakeholders such as governments, private sector, civic groups, academia, and other practitioners. Prathna has over 9 years of experience in working on water projects through her earlier employments, particularly with the Goverment of NCT of Delhi and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands.
She has technical competence and experience in fabrication of Point on Use drinking water treatment systems, study of environmental fate and behavior of engineered nanoparticles in aquatic ecosystems, design of decentralized wastewater treatment systems and reuse using Nature-based Solutions. Prathna holds a Master’s in Biotechnology and a PhD in Nanobiotechnology. She has completed three Post-Doctoral Fellowships from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mohali and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands and was the recipient of the prestigious Experienced Water Post Doctorate fellowship from UNESCO-IHE. Prathna has more than thirty publications in peer reviewed international journals with an h-index of 17.