Pritha joined the IWA in May 2015 as the Program Manager for the Water and Sanitation Services program which aims to afford a range of target audiences including service providers, regulators and financial institutions with best practices in achieving universal access and improved service delivery of water supply and sanitation. Prior to joining IWA, Pritha was an Urban Development Specialist with the Asian Development Bank where her primary role was to lead in the identification, development, implementation and administration of loans and grants for urban water and sanitation programs in South Asia. Pritha also has extensive experience in hazard analysis and risk management of drinking water and wastewater systems to safeguard public health and improve operation and maintenance efficiency through her work in private and public utilities. Pritha is experienced in source water monitoring, treatment works design and management, distribution system operation and maintenance and consumer use. She has worked for public, private, governmental and donor agencies in Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Maldives, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Solomon Islands.
Pritha is also an experienced water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) specialist having worked on humanitarian relief and development projects in the Asia Pacific region. She has technical experience in the planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community WASH projects.