Sasikumar Eswaramurthy

Senior Consultant - Practice | seswaramurthy at iihs dot ac dot in

2006    BE, Anna University, Chennai
2003    Diploma , Autonomous , Coimbatore



Countries: India
States: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru, Krishnagiri
Languages: English, Kannada, Tamil

Sasikumar has a BE in Civil Engineering from SRM Engineering College, Anna University, Chennai. He has more than 10 years of work experience in the water-sanitation sector. Prior to IIHS, he was working with the BWSSB (Bangalore West Division) in projects dealing with the improvement of water distribution systems, reduction in UFW and leakage control. He was responsible for all the civil work related to water retaining structures and water distribution pipelines in various location across Tamil Nadu and Karnataka (transmission main, feeder main, internal transmission main and internal network).


At IIHS, Sasikumar has been working as a Specialist in the engineering, planning and implementation support component for the TNUSSP Project. He has been involved in the review of detailed project reports for the Fecal Sludge Treatment Plant (FSTP) in Trichy City Corporation and Periyanaickenpalayam in Coimbatore, and its construction, execution and implementation. Other areas of focus include the study of storm water drain pollution and the assessment of sewage and fecal sludge treatment.

Practice Projects at IIHS

2016 onwardsTamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)



Other Writing

  • Rodrigues, D. M., Barai, S. S., & Eswaramurthy, S. (2023, February). Making community and public toilets safe and hygienic. International Water Association.
  • Eswaramurthy, S., Pai, R., Sethuraman, S., Balasubramani, S., Loyal, J., Nagarajan, A., Sinha, S., Ragavan, S., & Wankhade, K. (2022). Detailed commissioning and operation & maintenance (O&M) manual for fecal sludge treatment plants in Tamil Nadu. TNUSSP.
  • Eswaramurthy, S., Narayan, D., Renukaradhya., Sethuraman, S., & Loyal J. (2021). Quality assurance support for implementation of fecal sludge treatment plants in Tamil Nadu. TNUSSP.
  • Nagarajan, A., & Eswaramurthy, S. (2020). Support for landscaping and aesthetic uplift for FSTPs in Tamil Nadu. TNUSSP.
  • Devaraj, R., Moopanar, S. S., Eswaramoorthy, S., Ramasamy, N., & Raman,R. (2019). Kodaikanal baseline study for urban sanitation. Chennai: TNUSSP.
  • Devaraj, R., Ramaswamy, N., Sebastian, S., Eswaramoorthy, S., Subdar, S., & Raman, R. (2019). Kilakarai baseline study for urban sanitation. Chennai: TNUSSP.
  • Ramamoorthy, R., Jain, S., Raman, R., Ragavan, K. V. S., Eswaramoorthy, S., Ramasamy, N., …. Androse, J. (2018). Sanitation situation assessment: Tiruchirappalli. Chennai: TNUSSP.
  • Sharma, R., Eswaramoorthy, S., Ragavan, K. V. S., Jain, S., & Vimala, P. P. (2018). Assessment of fecal sludge decanting stations in Tiruchirappalli. Chennai: TNUSSP.
  • Robbins, D. M., Singh, S. G., Ragavan, K. V. S., Vimala, P. P., & Eswaramoorthy, S. (2017). Sewage and fecal sludge treatment in Tiruchirappalli: Current status, proposed plans and recommendations for improvement. Chennai: TNUSSP.
  • Yaseen, S. M., Vijendra, M., Sudhakar, S., Eswaramurthy, S., Govindaraj, S., K., Sakthi, B., Mohan, P., Raj, S., Ahmed, F., Jeevanraj, S., Athira, S., Ragavan, S., & Wankhade, K. (2023). Governance mechanisms for shared FSM services: Intricacies of implementation across local bodies in Tamil Nadu, India. Paper presented at the 7th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference, FSM7.
  • Nagarajan, A., Eswaramurthy, S., Wankhade, K., Vignesh, M., & Rehel, S. (2021, May 31 -June 4). Positioning FSTPs as resource centres. Paper presented at the 6th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference, FSM6.
  • Eswaramurthy, S., Ragavan, S., & Narayan, D. (2021). Fecal sludge treatment plants implementation: Quality assurance at scale in Tamil Nadu, India. In 42nd WEDC international conference: Equitable and sustainable WASH services: Future challenges in a rapidly changing world. WEDC.