Understanding India’s Water Conundrum

Mridula Ramesh | Author of Watershed

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How do you price water?

Understanding Indian Monsoons and the philosophy of canals

Building a portfolio of careers - investor, author, & entrepreneur

Mridula Ramesh

Mridula Ramesh is the founder of the Sundaram Climate Institute, which focuses on waste and water solutions and education. She is a leading cleantech angel investor, with a portfolio of over fifteen start-ups, and is involved in multiple initiatives to build climate entrepreneurship.

The author of the critically acclaimed The Climate Solution: India’s Climate Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It, Mridula writes regularly on climate issues. She is involved in high-level policy discussions at national, state and municipal levels and is a part of India–US and India–UK Track II dialogues on climate change and energy and was the Co-Chair of the adaptation and resilience working group in the latest India–UK Track II dialogue. She is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors, National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh; part of the Board of Trustees, World Wildlife Fund; and Member, Advisory Group, UNDP National Circular Economy Project and of the CII National Sub-Committee on Sustainable Textiles, among other memberships.

A graduate with distinction from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Mridula worked at McKinsey in Silicon Valley before returning to India. She teaches a postgraduate class on climate change at the Great Lakes Institute of Management, regularly speaks at national/international forae on climate issues, and is a frequent jury member in climate-tech startup competitions.

She is the executive director of Sundaram Textiles and lives and experiments in Madurai in a net-zero-waste home with her husband and two children.

Follow her on Twitter @mimiramesh

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