Surabhi Srivastava holds a degree in BSc (Sciences), MSc (Environmental Sciences) and M.Tech (Environmental Engineering) from India. She lectured in wastewater treatment to Indian Universities and UNISA Pretoria. She is author of two scientific journal papers. Currently she is undertaking a PhD degree and her project is funded by Ethekwini water and sanitation (EWS), Durban. Her research interest is in wastewater treatment technology.