Archana Anand is an environmental microbiologist. She primarily works on the interface between environmental engineering and coastal marine microbiology. Archana is intrigued by aquatic microbes that drive several vital processes in the land and ocean. Applications of her work have ranged from development and application of marine monitoring methods using stable isotope analysis, characterizing the impact of wastewater-derived nutrients on coastal ecosystems in megacities, and educating adults and children on the 'hidden life of the sea'.

Watch her presentation from the 2022 Global Biodiversity Festival titled “The Path of a Flush: Sewage Can Tell Stories”