Nisal Siriwardana


Nisal is a recent graduate of University of Waterloo with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies in the program of Environment and Business. His program mainly focused on corporate social responsibility as well as environmental governance. He previously worked as a sustainability associate for a co-op internship at an international apparels manufacturing company, MAS Holdings. Nisal assisted in the completion of the internal environmental management system and created a divisional water audit for the company. He was also part of the University of Waterloo Energy Network (UWEN) club as the VP- Outreach Coordinator where they hosted multiple events related to the current conditions and challenges of the energy landscape. He is interested in food security and plans to pursue a master’s degree in the field to gain a holistic understanding through water security and climate change.

Nisal is part of the UNU-INWEH Externship Programme. He will be working closely under the supervision of Dr. Manzoor Qadir and Mr. Guillaume Baggio-Ferla on a literature review on the enabling environment of SDG 6 and will also be assisting with the revisions of the SDG-PSS.