Dr. Bhakti Devi

Prof. (Dr.) Bhakti Devi

Professor, Rashtram School of Public Leadership

Prof. (Dr.) Bhakti Devi has over 30 years of rich experience in facilitating & implementing water user-led onsite self sufficient water schemes and water sensitive neighbourhoods. Onsite water schemes & water sensitive neighbourhoods are designed to make the most judicious use of every drop that falls on the site while creating multi-functional water solutions. She is the Founder of two water impact platforms Jal Smruti and Urban Water Doctor.

With work experience across Australia, New Zealand and India, Dr. Bhakti has worked in diverse functions across the value chain of the water system, namely -strategy, policy, planning, capacity building, design and operations. She is also the Founder President of Water Resources Council of WICCI a pan India network of women in businesses and industries – Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI)

Noteworthy organizations where Dr. Bhakti Devi has previously worked and made her contributions to include – Sydney Water Corporation, City of Sydney, Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Institute for Sustainable Futures, CRC for Irrigation Futures, Cooks River Alliance, Sydney Harbour Catchment Management Authority, CDD Society, Alttech Foundation and Good Earth.

She has a PhD in Water Management from University of Western Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering & Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from VJTI, University of Bombay.

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