Devaraj is an SEI Associate based in Berlin, Germany. He is French with Indian extraction. He has experience in the fields of hydrology, water resources planning, allocation and training, and capacity building. He has skills in modelling (e.g., ArcSWAT, WEAP), GIS (e.g., GRASS), analysing water contexts and scenarios, soil hydrological field works, training in modelling and engaging with stakeholders.
Devaraj has worked in water resource-related projects such as planning of the Kabul and Panj-Amu river basins (Afghanistan), groundwater situation analysis and recommendations in Rajasthan (India), agricultural water modelling in East India, glaciers and water management in the Ganges and Indus basin (India and Pakistan), water and food in the Volta basin (West Africa), soil hydrological processes in the Donga (Benin) and Maheswahram (India) watersheds. He has also conducted several training sessions in the modelling software WEAP in West Africa, Eritrea, Mozambique and Afghanistan. His special interest is to bridge the gap between research and practical implementation through knowledge sharing across different stakeholder strata.
Devaraj received his Ph.D. in Soil Hydrology from the University ‘Joseph Fourier’, France, in 2005.