September 30, 2013

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Nivi Ramaswamy Selected for UN Commission on Sustainable Development

Staff engineer Nivi Ramaswamy of Geosyntec's Boston office was recently selected as a delegate to the 16th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-16). CSD-16 will focus on rural development, land, drought, agriculture, desertification, and Africa with a review on progress with water and sanitation since the 13th session. Nivi is representing SustainUS, a nonprofit organization of young adults advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the United States. At Geosyntec, Nivi is actively involved in the company's Green Initiative which is currently in its formative stage.

Born and raised in India, Nivi completed graduate school in the United States, earning her Master's degree in environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology last year. Her graduate research efforts concentrated on subsurface remediation technologies with a focus on a Superfund site in Washington State. Prior to graduate school, Nivi earned her Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and worked at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India. At IISc, she focused on sustainable building technologies, green buildings, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Nivi is eager to implement sustainable development not just at her workplace and local community, but globally.