Abishek Dutta is currently a PhD student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is Pursuing a PhD in Environmental Engineering Thesis work in the Water-Energy Nexus, with a main focus on energy and resource recovery from wastewater to make wastewater treatment cyclic in nature. His past experiences include water and wastewater treatment, biofuel industry, microbiology, river restoration and cell biology.
At UNLEASH 2019, Abishek worked on an initiative, (called SNKX) to create awareness on untreated wastewater among the public by starting off with education in schools to kids. These kids can act as drivers for change in society by spreading awareness about the problem. The phase 2 is to use an App for direct access to water quality on the coasts. This gives the public access to how clean the beaches are around them. Overall SNKX believes awareness among people will push for change and with this new demand for change there will be political action.