Tarika works on research and business development for integrated water resources management including river basin management and water sensitive approaches in Indian context. With her work, she applies Australian best practice to the Indian context on themes on water management. Based in India, Tarika is a Water Management specialist with a background and expertise in integrated urban water resources management. She has applied water sensitive approaches locally in her academic work. She has worked with several NGOs in India and internationally, on various aspects of water and river management issues. During her career she has worked on desktop research, field studies and conducted several capacity building programs with a range of stakeholders from government to end users in various cities in India.

Apart from research, Tarika also works on business development for Alluvium, which involves potential and existing client meetings along with preparing bids to win future work.