Aditi Lachman is a civil engineer helping to improve the condition of water and sanitation in South Africa. Her main focus of work is providing support to local, provincial and national government by developing plans to provide water to all in KwaZulu Natal, specifically to those who are not served at all. With a key interest in sustainable development of African cities, Aditi is currently studying towards her Master’s degree (MPhil.) in Urban Infrastructure Design and Management at the University of Cape Town.
In addition to working and studying, Aditi is also actively involved in promoting engineering through WomEng (Women in Engineering), a non-profit organisation. WomEng is creating the next generation of women engineering leaders in Africa and the world while creating gender parity and diversity in the engineering industry. Aditi is the co-Director of GirlEng, a WomEng programme with a mission to inspire, motivate and mentor female high school learners aspiring to become engineers.
In 2014, Aditi was selected as part of the Top 100 Brightest Young Minds. She is also a WomEng Fellow (2011).
Aditi is passionate about global development, driven by discovery and has a life mission of learning, leading and empowering fellow young leaders.