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Water Resources Specialist

Last date of application: 14 June, 2020

Sensing Local Foundation (SLF) seeks a motivated candidate who is passionate about working on urban water issues. The ideal candidate should have strong research, analytical, and communication skills. He/she should also be able to work both independently as well as in a team. This is a full time position.


1) Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering (Essential)

2) Minimum 2 years of work experience on urban water and/or sanitation-related projects (May be relaxed in case of candidate having Masters degree) (Essential)

3) Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Infrastructure engineering or Water engineering-related disciplines (Desirable)

4) Knowledge on urban water systems, decentralised water and wastewater systems, water quality management, water demand, and water budgeting (Desirable)

About the Project

Responding to the on-going crisis of water in Bengaluru, SLF is conducting a 6-month project to explore the concept of 'Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) at the scale of the ward'. The project will build an understanding of water from the perspective of supply, access, management, and contamination, leveraging the newfound opportunity of the recently constituted 'ward committees'. The goal is to design a framework for IUWM at the ward level in Bengaluru using 2 wards as test-beds, that can subsequently be used to create ward level action plans.


Some of the key tasks will include -

  • Quantifying demand and mapping of deficits in areas of water supply, usage, etc.

  • Water budgeting

  • Analysing inhibitors – why have the urban problems been aggregating with time

  • Resourcing way forward

  • Documenting citizen demands and priorities

  • Financial assessment of interventions and their impact

  • Present water resource proposals to government, public interest groups, or community groups

To Apply

Email us your resume and a sample of your work at info@sensinglocal.in