Rahul, is an environmental scientist by education and urban environment planner by practice with over 19+ years of experience across countries like India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Tanzania. His area of expertise includes citywide planning for urban sanitation, wastewater and solid waste management with focus on integrating decentralised approaches for service delivery with mainstream sanitation planning in urban and peri-urban areas. He has worked at various levels on professional assignments with rich field experience blended with macro level planning projects. He was actively engaged in preparing couple of earliest City Sanitation Plans prepared in India after the launch of National Urban Sanitation Policy in 2008. In this project, Rahul brings on board expertise in non-sewered sanitation for developing the training content and training delivery for capacity building of various urban stakeholders. Prior to joining NIUA, Rahul worked at Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society (Bengaluru), where he worked with state governments, academic institutes and private sector on aspects of decentralised sanitation planning for urban areas. He has a Masters in Environmental Science and a Bachelors in Bio-chemistry, both from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. He is fond of music and an avid cricket lover.