Maarit Särkilahti (M.Sc., Tech. and Admin.) is a water and waste management professional with 10 years’ experience and expertise in circular economy, especially nutrient recycling, and nature based stormwater management. She currently works as a project manager at the City of Tampere, Finland. She is concurrently finalising her PhD dissertation at Tampere University of Technology, Laboratory of Chemistry and Bioengineering, where she studies sustainability transition in infrastructure sectors using an interdisciplinary approach.