Women in WWM

Women Leaders in WWM:

In many countries around the globe, women tend to be the ones using and managing water in the home day to day. Water scarcity in developing countries like India that is already struggling to cope with rapid urbanization, economic constraints, and an insufficient water infrastructure. For the vast majority of households in India, women and girls are the primary providers, managers, and users of water.

Women are the primary drivers of a Family in India, and now taking Leadership roles in Industry and Administration. Involving women in major WWM projects is a common model for interventions in India due to its ability to build confidence and overall community resilience.

This International Conference has separate track to support Women Leadership in Water and Waste management. We seek to serve women working in all aspects of ONE water (drinking, waste, storm, and reuse), and Solid waste and Energy sectors.

Women in WWM’s mission is to empower women working in this industry by inviting them into a safe and comfortable environment to mentor and be mentored, develop a woman-to-woman support network, and engage in woman-centered educational and leadership development opportunities.

The goals of the Women leadership in WWM sector are:

  • 1) Female leadership in WWM sector
  • 2) Demonstrating significant impact in the WWM sector
  • 3) Inspiring participation of women in the industry
  • 4) Encouraging girl students in STEM courses and Environment careers.
  • 5) Community outreach programs targeting young girls/women

Speakers

Executive Director, Project Patient Care Naperville, USA Read More

City of East Moline, IL USA
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Gender and Social Equity Research AnalystWorld Resources Institute,USA Read More

Regional Manager Baxter & Woodman, Crystal Lake, USA Read More

Naperville, USA. Read More

Principal with Deloitte Consulting, Washington D.C, USA Read More

Founder and President of Araala,Inc Read More

Geologist/Hydrogeologist, American Groundwater Solutions, USA
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Founder, WADE Asia Read More

Pat Merryweather-Arges is a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Naperville since 2002, and served as District 6450 Governor 2012-2013.

Pat is the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and serves as the District International Service Chair. Pat served as the Zone 28-29 2016 Chair and Chair of the Presidents International Peace Conference held in Chicago   She served as the Club President and received her Club’s Rotarian of the Year and Four Avenues of Service Awards.   She has served the District as District Grants Chair for 3 years and Diversity Chair.   As a Rotarian Pat has traveled to about a dozen countries working on Rotary projects and has attended Rotary Day at the United Nations, and a Rotary Middle East Peace Conference  in Turkey.   Pat’s projects include solar ovens, water wells, and medical equipment and missions.   Pat has received the Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award and the Rotary International Service Above Self Award.

Pat is Executive Director of Project Patient Care where she works with patients, families, and caregivers to have their voice heard in health and healthcare through advocacy, public health policy, and collaboration with providers.  Pat is married to George, a Rotarian, and they have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and vie grandchildren.

Pat Merryweather-Arges is a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Naperville since 2002, and served as District 6450 Governor 2012-2013.

Pat is the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and serves as the District International Service Chair. Pat served as the Zone 28-29 2016 Chair and Chair of the Presidents International Peace Conference held in Chicago   She served as the Club President and received her Club’s Rotarian of the Year and Four Avenues of Service Awards.   She has served the District as District Grants Chair for 3 years and Diversity Chair.   As a Rotarian Pat has traveled to about a dozen countries working on Rotary projects and has attended Rotary Day at the United Nations, and a Rotary Middle East Peace Conference  in Turkey.   Pat’s projects include solar ovens, water wells, and medical equipment and missions.   Pat has received the Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award and the Rotary International Service Above Self Award.

Pat is Executive Director of Project Patient Care where she works with patients, families, and caregivers to have their voice heard in health and healthcare through advocacy, public health policy, and collaboration with providers.  Pat is married to George, a Rotarian, and they have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and vie grandchildren.

Pat Merryweather-Arges is a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Naperville since 2002, and served as District 6450 Governor 2012-2013.

Pat is the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and serves as the District International Service Chair. Pat served as the Zone 28-29 2016 Chair and Chair of the Presidents International Peace Conference held in Chicago   She served as the Club President and received her Club’s Rotarian of the Year and Four Avenues of Service Awards.   She has served the District as District Grants Chair for 3 years and Diversity Chair.   As a Rotarian Pat has traveled to about a dozen countries working on Rotary projects and has attended Rotary Day at the United Nations, and a Rotary Middle East Peace Conference  in Turkey.   Pat’s projects include solar ovens, water wells, and medical equipment and missions.   Pat has received the Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award and the Rotary International Service Above Self Award.

Pat is Executive Director of Project Patient Care where she works with patients, families, and caregivers to have their voice heard in health and healthcare through advocacy, public health policy, and collaboration with providers.  Pat is married to George, a Rotarian, and they have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and vie grandchildren.

Brianna Huber

Brianna's thirst for acquiring and sharing knowledge in conjunction with her adventurous spirit are the foundation and energy of her life journey. She has worked in public health for 18 years; with the last six years spent as the Chemist and Assistant Department Head for the City of East Moline Water Filtration Plant. Brianna's overarching goal as a water professional is to #buildthefutureofwater. She achieves this goal by concentrating her energy on four important facets of the water industry: women in water, internships and mentoring, smart water and analytics, and emergency management.

Brianna recently launched, and is Executive Director of Her2O, an international non-profit with the vision of women equitably involved in water management in every corner of the globe. Brianna previously launched and is the Chair of the ISAWWA Women in Water Committee and ISAWWA Mentoring Committee, is Co-Chair of the Upper Mississippi River Surface Water Suppliers Coalition, and a steering committee member of the USCG Area Maritime Security Council, the QC Community Awareness and Emergency Response Partnership, and the QC Public Information Officers Group. She is also a committee member of the AWWA Diversity & Member Inclusion Committee. Brianna is currently conducting international graduate research on women in water as well.

Brianna received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Augustana College, a Master of Science in Health Sciences from Western Illinois University, a certificate in Health Services Administration from Western Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics from Western Illinois University.
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Brianna Huber

Brianna's thirst for acquiring and sharing knowledge in conjunction with her adventurous spirit are the foundation and energy of her life journey. She has worked in public health for 18 years; with the last six years spent as the Chemist and Assistant Department Head for the City of East Moline Water Filtration Plant. Brianna's overarching goal as a water professional is to #buildthefutureofwater. She achieves this goal by concentrating her energy on four important facets of the water industry: women in water, internships and mentoring, smart water and analytics, and emergency management.

Brianna recently launched, and is Executive Director of Her2O, an international non-profit with the vision of women equitably involved in water management in every corner of the globe. Brianna previously launched and is the Chair of the ISAWWA Women in Water Committee and ISAWWA Mentoring Committee, is Co-Chair of the Upper Mississippi River Surface Water Suppliers Coalition, and a steering committee member of the USCG Area Maritime Security Council, the QC Community Awareness and Emergency Response Partnership, and the QC Public Information Officers Group. She is also a committee member of the AWWA Diversity & Member Inclusion Committee. Brianna is currently conducting international graduate research on women in water as well.

Brianna received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Augustana College, a Master of Science in Health Sciences from Western Illinois University, a certificate in Health Services Administration from Western Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics from Western Illinois University.
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Brianna Huber

Brianna's thirst for acquiring and sharing knowledge in conjunction with her adventurous spirit are the foundation and energy of her life journey. She has worked in public health for 18 years; with the last six years spent as the Chemist and Assistant Department Head for the City of East Moline Water Filtration Plant. Brianna's overarching goal as a water professional is to #buildthefutureofwater. She achieves this goal by concentrating her energy on four important facets of the water industry: women in water, internships and mentoring, smart water and analytics, and emergency management.

Brianna recently launched, and is Executive Director of Her2O, an international non-profit with the vision of women equitably involved in water management in every corner of the globe. Brianna previously launched and is the Chair of the ISAWWA Women in Water Committee and ISAWWA Mentoring Committee, is Co-Chair of the Upper Mississippi River Surface Water Suppliers Coalition, and a steering committee member of the USCG Area Maritime Security Council, the QC Community Awareness and Emergency Response Partnership, and the QC Public Information Officers Group. She is also a committee member of the AWWA Diversity & Member Inclusion Committee. Brianna is currently conducting international graduate research on women in water as well.

Brianna received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Augustana College, a Master of Science in Health Sciences from Western Illinois University, a certificate in Health Services Administration from Western Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics from Western Illinois University.
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Ayushi Trivedi is the Gender and Social Equity Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute. She supports  deep dive integration of gender and social equity in projects across the institute through quantitative and qualitative research. Her research includes exploring women's role in water management and infrastructure sectors, analyzing gender equality as a solution to water-related conflicts, and drafting guidelines for inclusive and equitable urban forestry for city governments.
Before joining WRI full time, Ayushi interned with them for a year while completing her M.A. in International Economics and International Development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of London and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Delhi, India. She has interned with several government and non-government organizations in India, conducting field work and desk research on issues relating to gender, urban development, and employment generation. She is currently based in Washington, D.C.

Ayushi Trivedi is the Gender and Social Equity Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute. She supports  deep dive integration of gender and social equity in projects across the institute through quantitative and qualitative research. Her research includes exploring women's role in water management and infrastructure sectors, analyzing gender equality as a solution to water-related conflicts, and drafting guidelines for inclusive and equitable urban forestry for city governments.
Before joining WRI full time, Ayushi interned with them for a year while completing her M.A. in International Economics and International Development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of London and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Delhi, India. She has interned with several government and non-government organizations in India, conducting field work and desk research on issues relating to gender, urban development, and employment generation. She is currently based in Washington, D.C.

Ayushi Trivedi is the Gender and Social Equity Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute. She supports  deep dive integration of gender and social equity in projects across the institute through quantitative and qualitative research. Her research includes exploring women's role in water management and infrastructure sectors, analyzing gender equality as a solution to water-related conflicts, and drafting guidelines for inclusive and equitable urban forestry for city governments.
Before joining WRI full time, Ayushi interned with them for a year while completing her M.A. in International Economics and International Development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of London and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Delhi, India. She has interned with several government and non-government organizations in India, conducting field work and desk research on issues relating to gender, urban development, and employment generation. She is currently based in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Carolyn Grieves, P.E is responsible for leading business development efforts throughout Chicago’s northwest suburbs for Baxter & Woodman.

Ms. Grieves joined Baxter & Woodman in 1996 and has held the positions of Senior Design Engineer, Project Manager, Client Manager, Water Department Manager, and Environmental Department Manager.

Throughout her career, she has served in both managerial and technical roles related to public works infrastructure projects. She is active in many industry organizations and is currently the ISAWWA Trustee at Large, chair of the ISAWWA Safety and Emergency Management Committee, and a member of the Water Efficiency Committee and the Water for People Committee.

Superior project execution and exceptional client service has made Carolyn a natural fit for this leadership position. In this role, she’ll be well positioned to share her skills in developing new business and building client relationships.

Ms. Grieves earned her Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa and her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

Ms. Carolyn Grieves, P.E is responsible for leading business development efforts throughout Chicago’s northwest suburbs for Baxter & Woodman.

Ms. Grieves joined Baxter & Woodman in 1996 and has held the positions of Senior Design Engineer, Project Manager, Client Manager, Water Department Manager, and Environmental Department Manager.

Throughout her career, she has served in both managerial and technical roles related to public works infrastructure projects. She is active in many industry organizations and is currently the ISAWWA Trustee at Large, chair of the ISAWWA Safety and Emergency Management Committee, and a member of the Water Efficiency Committee and the Water for People Committee.

Superior project execution and exceptional client service has made Carolyn a natural fit for this leadership position. In this role, she’ll be well positioned to share her skills in developing new business and building client relationships.

Ms. Grieves earned her Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa and her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

Ms. Carolyn Grieves, P.E is responsible for leading business development efforts throughout Chicago’s northwest suburbs for Baxter & Woodman.

Ms. Grieves joined Baxter & Woodman in 1996 and has held the positions of Senior Design Engineer, Project Manager, Client Manager, Water Department Manager, and Environmental Department Manager.

Throughout her career, she has served in both managerial and technical roles related to public works infrastructure projects. She is active in many industry organizations and is currently the ISAWWA Trustee at Large, chair of the ISAWWA Safety and Emergency Management Committee, and a member of the Water Efficiency Committee and the Water for People Committee.

Superior project execution and exceptional client service has made Carolyn a natural fit for this leadership position. In this role, she’ll be well positioned to share her skills in developing new business and building client relationships.

Ms. Grieves earned her Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa and her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

Dr. Vani Dittakavi , Ph. D. School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad.
MS. Nagarjuna University specialized in Soil Microbiology.
A former Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois and Rush University.
Published several articles in peer reviewed journals related to plant water relations, stress physiology, pharmacognosy and molecular biology.
Skilled volunteer at Morton Arboretum, Tree Physiology department, working on sap flow in trees.
Executive Director in Chicago Andhra Association a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Actively focusing in developmental projects of the organization in supplementing pure water and renovating schools in rural areas of the Andhra Pradesh State, India. Currently involved in welfare and women Empowerment projects for the low income and underprivileged.

Dr. Vani Dittakavi , Ph. D. School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad.
MS. Nagarjuna University specialized in Soil Microbiology.
A former Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois and Rush University.
Published several articles in peer reviewed journals related to plant water relations, stress physiology, pharmacognosy and molecular biology.
Skilled volunteer at Morton Arboretum, Tree Physiology department, working on sap flow in trees.
Executive Director in Chicago Andhra Association a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Actively focusing in developmental projects of the organization in supplementing pure water and renovating schools in rural areas of the Andhra Pradesh State, India. Currently involved in welfare and women Empowerment projects for the low income and underprivileged.

Dr. Vani Dittakavi , Ph. D. School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad.
MS. Nagarjuna University specialized in Soil Microbiology.
A former Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois and Rush University.
Published several articles in peer reviewed journals related to plant water relations, stress physiology, pharmacognosy and molecular biology.
Skilled volunteer at Morton Arboretum, Tree Physiology department, working on sap flow in trees.
Executive Director in Chicago Andhra Association a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Actively focusing in developmental projects of the organization in supplementing pure water and renovating schools in rural areas of the Andhra Pradesh State, India. Currently involved in welfare and women Empowerment projects for the low income and underprivileged.

Kate Thompson is a Principal with Deloitte Consulting serving international clients in the public and private sectors. She currently leads a portfolio of global programs funded by international donors and financial institutions that are focused on strengthening good governance and service delivery, inclusive and innovative financing, increasing women’s access to safe water, sanitation and other urban services, empowering women, employing youth and scaling entrepreneurship. Kate’s successful leadership of these and other programs is predicated on her understanding of how to structure and implement technical assistance that is evidence-based, designed for and by the people, communities and systems it serves, and sustainable.  Kate is an expert in how to design programs that achieve systemic change, by aligning incentives, creating value and partnering with business, government and civil society. Over the course of her career Ms. Thompson has lived and worked in over 45 countries. She has led and advised the world’s largest multinational corporations, consulted to more than 120 national and sub national government leaders, and implemented some of the most complex donor-funded technical assistance programs in countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.  Kate has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona; an MBA from Pepperdine University; and a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Kate Thompson is a Principal with Deloitte Consulting serving international clients in the public and private sectors. She currently leads a portfolio of global programs funded by international donors and financial institutions that are focused on strengthening good governance and service delivery, inclusive and innovative financing, increasing women’s access to safe water, sanitation and other urban services, empowering women, employing youth and scaling entrepreneurship. Kate’s successful leadership of these and other programs is predicated on her understanding of how to structure and implement technical assistance that is evidence-based, designed for and by the people, communities and systems it serves, and sustainable.  Kate is an expert in how to design programs that achieve systemic change, by aligning incentives, creating value and partnering with business, government and civil society. Over the course of her career Ms. Thompson has lived and worked in over 45 countries. She has led and advised the world’s largest multinational corporations, consulted to more than 120 national and sub national government leaders, and implemented some of the most complex donor-funded technical assistance programs in countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.  Kate has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona; an MBA from Pepperdine University; and a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Kate Thompson is a Principal with Deloitte Consulting serving international clients in the public and private sectors. She currently leads a portfolio of global programs funded by international donors and financial institutions that are focused on strengthening good governance and service delivery, inclusive and innovative financing, increasing women’s access to safe water, sanitation and other urban services, empowering women, employing youth and scaling entrepreneurship. Kate’s successful leadership of these and other programs is predicated on her understanding of how to structure and implement technical assistance that is evidence-based, designed for and by the people, communities and systems it serves, and sustainable.  Kate is an expert in how to design programs that achieve systemic change, by aligning incentives, creating value and partnering with business, government and civil society. Over the course of her career Ms. Thompson has lived and worked in over 45 countries. She has led and advised the world’s largest multinational corporations, consulted to more than 120 national and sub national government leaders, and implemented some of the most complex donor-funded technical assistance programs in countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.  Kate has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona; an MBA from Pepperdine University; and a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Vasavi Chakka is a community leader, a leadership coach, mentor, and strong advocate for value-based education. She brings her passion for public service, teamwork, leadership skills and, tenacity to build strong alliances to benefit the community. With her 15 years of leadership development expertise she conducts various workshops, and speaks at public events on leadership in India and USA.

Vasavi’s interest in public service is part of her DNA, stemming from her family’s multi- generational involvement in public service and community leadership. Her civic and public service leadership is built from her passion to serve a purpose for the greater good which was inspired by her grandfather who was a civic leader who fought along with Mahatma Gandhi for independence of India from the British.

At present she serves as on following boards:

1. Board of director on the Indian Community Outreach organization
2. Commissioner on the Naperville Sister Cities Commission
3. Board of Directors on SAFECHR (SAFE Coalition for Human Rights)
4. Member of U.S. Congressman Danny K Davis’s Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force.
5. Policy Circle Chair Person: Community Conversations; Policycircle.org
6. Mentor at Eeverwise; https://www.geteverwise.com/

Vasavi Chakka is a community leader, a leadership coach, mentor, and strong advocate for value-based education. She brings her passion for public service, teamwork, leadership skills and, tenacity to build strong alliances to benefit the community. With her 15 years of leadership development expertise she conducts various workshops, and speaks at public events on leadership in India and USA.

Vasavi’s interest in public service is part of her DNA, stemming from her family’s multi- generational involvement in public service and community leadership. Her civic and public service leadership is built from her passion to serve a purpose for the greater good which was inspired by her grandfather who was a civic leader who fought along with Mahatma Gandhi for independence of India from the British.

At present she serves as on following boards:

1. Board of director on the Indian Community Outreach organization
2. Commissioner on the Naperville Sister Cities Commission
3. Board of Directors on SAFECHR (SAFE Coalition for Human Rights)
4. Member of U.S. Congressman Danny K Davis’s Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force.
5. Policy Circle Chair Person: Community Conversations; Policycircle.org
6. Mentor at Eeverwise; https://www.geteverwise.com/

Vasavi Chakka is a community leader, a leadership coach, mentor, and strong advocate for value-based education. She brings her passion for public service, teamwork, leadership skills and, tenacity to build strong alliances to benefit the community. With her 15 years of leadership development expertise she conducts various workshops, and speaks at public events on leadership in India and USA.

Vasavi’s interest in public service is part of her DNA, stemming from her family’s multi- generational involvement in public service and community leadership. Her civic and public service leadership is built from her passion to serve a purpose for the greater good which was inspired by her grandfather who was a civic leader who fought along with Mahatma Gandhi for independence of India from the British.

At present she serves as on following boards:

1. Board of director on the Indian Community Outreach organization
2. Commissioner on the Naperville Sister Cities Commission
3. Board of Directors on SAFECHR (SAFE Coalition for Human Rights)
4. Member of U.S. Congressman Danny K Davis’s Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force.
5. Policy Circle Chair Person: Community Conversations; Policycircle.org
6. Mentor at Eeverwise; https://www.geteverwise.com/

Ratchita Sarimanond is the Geologist/Hydrogeologist of American Groundwater Solutions, LLC.
Ms. Ratchita earned her Master’s in Science in Geo-informatics and her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Geotechnology at Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand.

Before joining AGS in Thailand, Ms. Ratchita joined the consultant company from 2005 to 2015 and has held the position of Assistant Water Resource Manager. In 2018 to 2019, she worked with research units for Geo-spatial Engineering and the Innovation Center at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, and she got a chance to join as a guest speaker for local administrative organizations in different regions of Thailand regarding Geographic Information System and groundwater map data.
She used her knowledge and skills to help support geological, hydro geological and geo-informatics data for AGS by helping to collect and prepare basic information on topography, geology, hydrogeology and groundwater wells. This assists in the planning phase of the groundwater bank operations and has helped many local government organizations in Thailand.

Currently, in addition to her job as a groundwater business development manager for Geo & Civil Services Company Limited, she has devoted part of her time working in charity for various organizations related to groundwater such as committee for Hydro geologist Association of Thailand, Groundwater network for Department of Groundwater Resources, and data support team for AGS in Thailand.

Ratchita Sarimanond is the Geologist/Hydrogeologist of American Groundwater Solutions, LLC.
Ms. Ratchita earned her Master’s in Science in Geo-informatics and her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Geotechnology at Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand.

Before joining AGS in Thailand, Ms. Ratchita joined the consultant company from 2005 to 2015 and has held the position of Assistant Water Resource Manager. In 2018 to 2019, she worked with research units for Geo-spatial Engineering and the Innovation Center at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, and she got a chance to join as a guest speaker for local administrative organizations in different regions of Thailand regarding Geographic Information System and groundwater map data.
She used her knowledge and skills to help support geological, hydro geological and geo-informatics data for AGS by helping to collect and prepare basic information on topography, geology, hydrogeology and groundwater wells. This assists in the planning phase of the groundwater bank operations and has helped many local government organizations in Thailand.

Currently, in addition to her job as a groundwater business development manager for Geo & Civil Services Company Limited, she has devoted part of her time working in charity for various organizations related to groundwater such as committee for Hydro geologist Association of Thailand, Groundwater network for Department of Groundwater Resources, and data support team for AGS in Thailand.

Ratchita Sarimanond is the Geologist/Hydrogeologist of American Groundwater Solutions, LLC.
Ms. Ratchita earned her Master’s in Science in Geo-informatics and her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Geotechnology at Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand.

Before joining AGS in Thailand, Ms. Ratchita joined the consultant company from 2005 to 2015 and has held the position of Assistant Water Resource Manager. In 2018 to 2019, she worked with research units for Geo-spatial Engineering and the Innovation Center at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, and she got a chance to join as a guest speaker for local administrative organizations in different regions of Thailand regarding Geographic Information System and groundwater map data.
She used her knowledge and skills to help support geological, hydro geological and geo-informatics data for AGS by helping to collect and prepare basic information on topography, geology, hydrogeology and groundwater wells. This assists in the planning phase of the groundwater bank operations and has helped many local government organizations in Thailand.

Currently, in addition to her job as a groundwater business development manager for Geo & Civil Services Company Limited, she has devoted part of her time working in charity for various organizations related to groundwater such as committee for Hydro geologist Association of Thailand, Groundwater network for Department of Groundwater Resources, and data support team for AGS in Thailand.

Vertica Dvivedi is the founder of WADE ASIA, the platform for women in design and professionals working for the built environment. She is also the chief curator of the annual architecture conference of WADE and passionate about working for Water. This has led to the creation of her campaign of bringing women together for water awareness called Women-Water-Warriors. Vertica Dvivedi is the recipient of several awards for entrepreneurship and ASIA BOOK OF RECORD holder for the mass attempt which created a world record with the largest formation of W shape on ground by all women. W stands for Water and Women. It also stands for WADE which is the largest platform for females in architecture, interior design, art and engineering in Asia. For WADE FOUNDATION, she is the chairperson and has started to work passionately for Water Awareness. Website: www.wadefoundation.in, vertica.in, www.wadeasia.com

A recipient of several awards, an early stories about how Vertica Dvivedi started her entrepreneurial journey is published by Jack Canfield for Westland Publishing in one of their books Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul at work, with the story titled‘Passion Unstoppable’. Her life so far has been intense with griping challenges and equally delightful successes.

Vertica Dvivedi is the founder of WADE ASIA, the platform for women in design and professionals working for the built environment. She is also the chief curator of the annual architecture conference of WADE and passionate about working for Water. This has led to the creation of her campaign of bringing women together for water awareness called Women-Water-Warriors. Vertica Dvivedi is the recipient of several awards for entrepreneurship and ASIA BOOK OF RECORD holder for the mass attempt which created a world record with the largest formation of W shape on ground by all women. W stands for Water and Women. It also stands for WADE which is the largest platform for females in architecture, interior design, art and engineering in Asia. For WADE FOUNDATION, she is the chairperson and has started to work passionately for Water Awareness. Website: www.wadefoundation.in, vertica.in, www.wadeasia.com

A recipient of several awards, an early stories about how Vertica Dvivedi started her entrepreneurial journey is published by Jack Canfield for Westland Publishing in one of their books Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul at work, with the story titled‘Passion Unstoppable’. Her life so far has been intense with griping challenges and equally delightful successes.

Vertica Dvivedi is the founder of WADE ASIA, the platform for women in design and professionals working for the built environment. She is also the chief curator of the annual architecture conference of WADE and passionate about working for Water. This has led to the creation of her campaign of bringing women together for water awareness called Women-Water-Warriors. Vertica Dvivedi is the recipient of several awards for entrepreneurship and ASIA BOOK OF RECORD holder for the mass attempt which created a world record with the largest formation of W shape on ground by all women. W stands for Water and Women. It also stands for WADE which is the largest platform for females in architecture, interior design, art and engineering in Asia. For WADE FOUNDATION, she is the chairperson and has started to work passionately for Water Awareness. Website: www.wadefoundation.in, vertica.in, www.wadeasia.com

A recipient of several awards, an early stories about how Vertica Dvivedi started her entrepreneurial journey is published by Jack Canfield for Westland Publishing in one of their books Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul at work, with the story titled‘Passion Unstoppable’. Her life so far has been intense with griping challenges and equally delightful successes.