Dhiraj Santdasani is a Research Associate at CPR and is currently working on the project 'Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI): Sanitation'. His work currently focuses on technical aspects of the project including analysis of treatment technologies for faecal sludge and alternate urban sanitation solutions. His interest area includes range of environmental issues in urban setting such as solid waste management, sanitation, water supply, sewage treatment and climate change. Previously, Dhiraj has worked at Centre for Water and Sanitation (C-WAS), CEPT University, Ahmedabad where he was involved in developing Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) plan for a census town of Maharashtra.
He has represented India at different international forums including International youth forum 2014-Russia, UNESCO 4th International youth forum on historical reconciliation 2015-South Korea and World Business Dialogue 2016-Germany. He was appointed as the Climate counsellor for CEPT University by the International Centre for Culture and Education (ICCE) to lead the organisation’s first university level program called green revolution. Apart from WASH sector, he has done research on solar application in electric mobility to reduce the effects of air pollution conceptualizing for the BRTS in Ahmedabad.
Santdasani holds a B.Tech (Hons) degree in Civil Construction from CEPT University Ahmedabad and has pursued master’s in Environmental Engineering and Project Management from University of Leeds, UK.