Ph.D. candidate Neeraja Havaligi is asking Pleasanton residents to take an online survey for her to use with her thesis on rainwater harvesting and re-use.
Havaligi, who has master's degrees in agriculture, specializing in agronomy, and in plant physiology, is earning her doctorate online with Akamai University in Hilo, Hawaii. She will present her thesis at the third International conference of Urban Biodiversity and Design on Oct. 8-12 in Mumbai, India.
Havaligi, who moved to Pleasanton in 2002 with her husband, formerly worked in New York as a freelancer for the United Nations on biodiversity and climate adaptation.
Those who take the survey can remain anonymous unless they want to be entered into a drawing for $50, which Havaligi offers as an incentive. The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/PleasantonCity.