With a passion for environmental issues especially water, Sahana Singh (née Seshagiri) is a creative and proactive editor/writer. She has over 15 years experience in the industry which includes writing, editing, participating in major water conferences worldwide, interviewing top industry executives and moderating panel discussions. Winner of several awards, Ms Singh’s editorials and articles have been widely appreciated and quoted. She is also involved in a campaign to put water and sanitation high in the agenda of governments in the Asian region so that the much-needed reforms in the sector can follow.
Ms Singh holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and master’s in environmental engineering from Delhi College of Engineering in India. She worked for a while as an engineer in the Environment Department of HPCL Refinery in Mumbai. After winning two national essay contests, she made a career shift to writing. In 2003, she was one of the winners of the Water Media Network Journalists Competition conducted by the World Bank, and was awarded during the 3rd World Water Forum at Kyoto. In November 2008, she won the Developing Asia Journalism Awards (Infrastructure Category) in Tokyo, in which journalists from Asian countries competed. Her short film “The Forgotten Cycle” won the first prize at the Delft University of Technology’s Urban Water Movie Contest in 2012. Watch the film at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O15K-R2InOI