Dr. Prathna TC

Manager, Urban Water Resilience
Manager, Urban Water Resilience
World Resources Institute
Languages Spoken:
English, Tamil, Hindi
New Delhi, India

Personal Experience

Dr. Prathna is a Manager with Urban Water Resilience at World Resources Institute, India. In this role, she is leading projects and research that will solve critical urban water challenges such as citywide inclusive and resilient access to WASH service provisioning, water sensitive urban design and planning, rejuvenation of urban water bodies, urban water resilience, onsite implementation of Nature-based Solutions, and engagement with stakeholders such as governments, academia, and other practitioners.

Prathna has over 10 years of experience in working on water projects through her earlier employments with the Govt of NCT of Delhi and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands. She has technical competence and experience in fabrication of drinking water treatment systems, design of decentralized wastewater treatment systems and reuse using Nature-based Solutions, revival of static water bodies, rejuvenation of River Yamuna, and revival of natural wetlands.

Prathna holds 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 PostDoc fellowship. Prathna has more than thirty publications in international journals with an h-index of 17.