Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Institute
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Institute in Kodaikanal, established during the year 2008, is a registered non-profit Technical, training, research and development organization dedicated to providing practical solutions to a wide range of water, sanitation, hygiene and environmental issues across South Asia particularly India. WASH Institute also has its branch offices at Patna, Bihar, Dindigul, Tamilandu and New Delhi. WASH Institute activities are involved the following 4 verticals ; i) Technical assistance to National and State Govt., ii) training and capacity building (formal and non-formal), iii) Sanitation & FSM research and iv) direct implementation of projects.
Participant Profile: Kalimuthu Arumugam Pillai (Program Director)
Arumugam Kalimuthu has 27 years of experience in the development sector with a strong focus on water supply, sanitation and hygiene. Before joining WASH Institute, AK worked with Water For People, WaterAid India, WaterAid Nepal and Plan International (India). As a technical expert, AK is representing top level committees of Government of India namely SACOSAN-VI Planning Committee and Committee on Ganga Action Plan on Sanitation technology of Ministry of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation (MoDWS) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Also, AK is part of Program Coordination Mechanism (PCM) of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) and Eminent Jury member of FICCI Award on Sanitation and Water Digest Water Awards. AK has published several technical papers and guidebooks on water and sanitation. AK holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Bharatiar University, India, and a Master of Science degree in Water and Environmental Engineering, University of Surry, UK.