Nishtha is currently pursuing her PhD at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore. Her doctoral research is focused on decision-making under deep uncertainties: particularly on decisions pertaining to infrastructure investments for the water sector under climatic and anthropogenic uncertainties.  Prior to this, she was a researcher at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Thus, with an engineering background and a strong interest in policy making, she not only looks to develop real solutions but also looks into mechanisms by which they can be practically incorporated into the national frameworks of countries.

She holds a master’s degree in hydraulic engineering and water resource management from the National University of Singapore.

Honours and Awards

  • Singapore Netherlands Sustainability Award 
  • President's Award, Ministry of Environment of South Korea
  • Best Tutor Award, National University of Singapore
  • NUS Research Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Singapore

Research Interests

  • Real Options
  • Investment decisions under uncertainty
  • Water Policy
  • Sustainable development