Isha Ray


Isha Ray is Associate Professor at the Energy and Resources Group and Co-Director (with Professor David Sedlak) of the Berkeley Water Center. She has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, and a PhD in Applied Economics from the Food Research Institute at Stanford University. Her research projects focus on access to water and sanitation for the rural and urban poor, and on the role of technology in advancing sustainable development goals and improving livelihoods. She has worked on developing access to water in India, China, Turkey, Mexico, Tanzania and California’s Central Valley. Dr. Ray has extensive experience in the international non-profit sector on development and freshwater issues, and is a regular adviser to United Nations Women.