Rashi Bhushan

Postdoctoral Research Associate


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  • Drachman Institute
Rashi Bhushan

CAPLA West, Room 101


  • Ph.D. in Water Resources, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • MS in Water Resources, Pennsylvania State University
  • BS in Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India


Dr Rashi Bhushan is a postdoctoral research associate in the Drachman Institute. She is currently working on Net Zero Urban Water for the Southwestern U.S., which aims at achieving a sustainable water future for the region. Her research is motivated by the impacts of climate change on freshwater availability and water resources systems operation. Her interests include hydrologic modeling, adaptive management of water infrastructures, systems analysis, and multi objective optimization. With her skills she intends to address problems related to freshwater scarcity, water access inequity, and water infrastructure management under climate uncertainty.

Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Rashi graduated with a Ph.D. from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Master's from Pennsylvania State University, both focused on water resources. She also worked with an environmental consulting firm performing hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for developing floodplains for FEMA. In her free time, she loves to dance, travel and explore new cuisines.