2016 MTech, Water Science and Governance, TERI University, Delhi
2002 BE, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Madras, Chennai
States: Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh
Cities: Chennai, Nagpur, Agra
Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil
Rajesh Ramamoorthy holds MTech degree in Water Science and Governance from TERI University. His Master’s thesis was a performance evaluation of Clearford Water Systems’ onsite wastewater treatment demonstration project for the Agra cantonment board. This was later presented at the FSM4 – the Fourth International Faecal Sludge Management Conference held in Chennai in early 2017.
Before stepping into the world of think tanks, Rajesh was a Program & Project Manager at Akamai, one of the world’s largest content delivery network providers dealing with their distributed linux server network across the globe, corporate computing environment and engineering groups.
In his most recent assignment prior to IIHS, Rajesh was associated with a non-profit Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG), where he led an independent assessment of the 24×7 water supply scheme in the city of Nagpur; to assess whether the scheme was able to deliver on the objectives at the end of the transition period and its impact on slum dwellers in terms of improved access and availability of piped water supply. Rajesh was also a contributor to a coalition of civil society led effort towards building city resilience. As part of the coalition, he jointly hosted discussions and compiled a report that captured perspectives from different non-governmental stakeholders in the aftermath of the 2015 Chennai floods.
His past experiences include assignments with Clearford Water Systems and the 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG) which focuses on piloting a tributary based multi-stakeholder approach to restoration for the Hindon River in Uttar Pradesh. At WRG, he was involved in setting up multi-stakeholder committees at major cities/towns across the basin, contributed towards producing a compendium of good practices for restoration by documenting field case studies, and played a key role in organising an exhibition/symposium for kick-off of the pilot programme.
Rajesh Ramamoorthy is a Programme Coordinator at IIHS for the TNUSSP project based in Trichy. Much of his work revolves around interfacing with the City Local Body and assisting with programme planning and execution of activities which include studies, exercises and demonstration projects apart from supporting partner organisations in their engagements with community groups.
Rajesh is interested civil society initiatives towards improving urban governance, and is a martial arts enthusiast.