External Consultant | sivaraj at iihs dot ac dot in


2015    BE, Civil Engineering Annamalaiar College of Engineering, Anna University Chennai Mudaiyur,

             Tamil Nadu, India

2012    Diploma in Civil Engineering Sri Venkateswara Polytechnic College, Directorate of Technical Education,

             Chennai Parasur, Tamil Nadu, India


Countries: India
States: Tamil Nadu
Cities: Chennai
Languages: English, Tamil

Sivaraj boasts an impressive career spanning nearly nine years in civil engineering and wastewater treatment. Armed with a diploma and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, he has honed his expertise in the sector.


Currently serving as an External Consultant with TNUSSP at IIHS, Sivaraj plays a crucial role in providing technical support for various initiatives. These include the ongoing implementation of FSTPs and STP co-treatment, DEWATS treatment, and support for technical advancements in underconstruction treatment plants. He actively collaborates with government engineers, offering technical support for the preparation of the DPR for the FSTP cum STP plant contributing to the interception and diversion collection conveniences system. He is also involved in co-composting work, capacity building training for government officers, and supporting the monitoring of plant operations and maintenance stances across Tamil Nadu.


His background includes a stint as an assistant engineer (civil) in a renowned private sector company in Chennai, where he specialised in the construction of resistant high-rise buildings. He is passionate about soil and water management.


  • Exposure visits to FSTPs, Water and sanitation, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS



  • Urban Sanitation, Used water management,Tamil Nadu animator training, IIHS
  • FSTP & Co-treatment operation and maintenance, capacity building for government officer, IIHS
  • Solid Waste Management Workshop (NIUA), Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS
  • 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.
  • Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)
  • Improving Sanitation Facilities in Chennai