Nutan Zarapkar

Head - Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, RTI International India

Nutan Zarapkar


  • BE (Chemical Engineering), Mumbai University

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Nutan Zarapkar is heading the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) division of RTI International India, a wholly owned subsidiary of RTI International, USA.

Ms. Zarapkar is a Chemical Engineer with 22 years of work experience in environment and energy. Prior to joining RTI, she served as the Executive Director of the Advisory Practice of Ernst and Young LLP, responsible for driving business in the areas of environment, energy, climate change, and sustainability.

Ms. Zarapkar spent the early part of her career providing design and engineering support to sewage, industrial water, and wastewater plants. She has worked with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as a Program Specialist and for United States Asia Environmental Partnership (USAEP)—a program of USAID. Ms. Zarapkar has also worked with the Clinton Climate Initiative as a City Director for the C40 Cities program.

She has undertaken several capacity-building programs at state and city levels. Ms. Zarapkar has collaborated extensively with industry leaders, government, and non-government organizations to support their projects and strived to create public-private partnership to help build infrastructure, undertake behavior change, and build capacity.