Tista Prasai Joshi, PhD is a scientist at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). She has consistently worked in NAST for the last 18 years with a key focus on drinking water quality research. She received an M.Sc. degree in Environmental Microbiology and an M.A. degree in Anthropology in the years 2001 and 2005, respectively from Tribhuvan University, and a Ph. D. degree in Environmental Engineering in 2017 from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). Her research work associated with water quality and treatment has appeared in many leading journals, such as Water Research, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Science of the Total Environment, and so on. She has registered a patent in China and also writes several science awareness articles in her native language. She has presented her work at many national and international conferences. She mentors the research work of the post-graduate students and delivers guest lectures at university colleges in her field of expertise. She also facilitates and mentors the master and PhD level research works in particular water-related projects. She is an editorial board member of various national and international journals. Except for academic research, she is active in the community, governmental, and industrial consulting activities. She has been awarded the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation award in Biological Sciences from the Asia Pacific region 2019, UNESCO-OWSD early career fellowship 2019 and UCAS Excellent International Student award, 2017.