Mr. Purna Mohanty – AJSA India
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Mr. Purna Mohanty

Mr. Purna Mohanty

Technical Specialist-Sanitation, WaterAid India

Area of Expertise- WASH, Disaster Risk Management, Accessibility and Water Resource Management

Mr. Purna Mohanty is the Technical Specialist, -Sanitation- in Policy & Technical support division (National) of WaterAid India, a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for marginalized communities in India. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with an additional advanced diploma course on Water Resource management.

He is a distinguished expert with over two decades of professional experience in the domains of WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) with a focus on safe and sustainable sanitation, advanced toilet technology, efficient waste management, greywater and faecal sludge management, as well as water security and its quality management. Furthermore, he boasts comprehensive knowledge and practice in water resource engineering. His expertise as well shines in universal design principles, ensuring accessibility for everyone in public infrastructure and home-based adaptations.

Mr. Mohanty has experience of working with grassroots, international and UN agencies and governments including UNDP, Handicap International, CARE, OSDMA, WORLP, CYSD, and WaterAid. His ability to negotiate and influence policy changes has been a driving force behind program innovations and policy modifications.

Moreover, his expertise extends to disaster management, where he specializes in crisis response and risk reduction, with a strong commitment to promote inclusivity and accessibility. He has been playing a crucial role in strengthening Inter-Agency Group (IAG), Odisha, as an executive body member and also played a significant role in government-NGO coordination in various states of India. Being a senior WASH cum humanitarian professional, he successfully managed response and recovery programs for over 25 mega-disasters in India.

He is also an accomplished author, with several publications and articles to his credit, particularly in the domains of groundwater management, rainwater harvesting systems, disability-inclusive and accessible WASH standards, sustainable sanitation and disaster-resilient programs.

Mr. Mohanty believes that access to clean water, sanitation, and resilient community infrastructure are not just essential needs but fundamental rights that can transform the lives of marginalized communities, and he remains unwavering in his commitment to making this vision a reality.