Program Officer, Energy & Environment
Megha is a Project Officer with the Energy & Environment team at Institute of Sustainable Communities (ISC). She has worked in several sectors, including power, coastal and marine ecosystems, forest conservation, agro-forestry, agricultural innovation, nutrition, water, carbon markets and energy efficiency. Her research uses economic valuation, market simulation, impact evaluation, stakeholder mapping and consultations.
Prior to ISC, she worked at World Resources Institute where she created a data visualization dashboard for the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and advanced WRI’s research on carbon markets. She previously built the India chapter for Power Explorer under WRI’s Resource Watch.
After her master’s in environmental economics from Madras School of Economics she worked with multilaterals, funding organizations, think tanks, government departments and understands how social development and environmental ecosystem operate. Megha supported Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) as managing editor to launch their first Journal – the Ecology, Economy and Society in 2018. She has also taken social entrepreneurial initiatives to build a business model and road map for policy implementation to utilize wastewater in urban spaces in India. She conceptualized the project (“Rent-O-Rewa”), to map wastewater demand and existing supply sources to commercial treated water in Bangalore, India. The idea was incubated at “Greenpreneurs” at Green Growth GGI, Korea in 2019.
Megha is a licensed scuba diver, and her interests include doodling, exploring street food, cycling and aerial silks