Nikita Kakwani

Email: seenikita10[at]

Faculty:Pradip Kalbar

Supervisor:Prof. Pradip Kalbar


Nikita Kakwani is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. Her research focuses on wastewater management systems in urban context. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur and bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

 In her doctoral work she examines the tension on urban water cycle with the core idea to close the resource loop and move towards sustainable water resource management. The research mainly revolves around eco-efficiency assessment of wastewater treatment technologies.

She is a B.E. gold medallist and also received  ‘P. R. Bhave award’ and ‘Purna award” during her master’s. Her post graduation research work has been published in peer-reviewed international journal.