Associate Director, Water Resources Division of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) has been working in the field of water sector since last 20 years. His key qualifications include M. Tech. in energy & environmental management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), N. Delhi.
His expertise in the water sector lies in the areas related to integrated water resource management, water use efficiency, water quality & quantity assessments where he has carried out several comprehensive research studies in context of the source (surface water, groundwater), issues (water scarcity, pollution, use efficiency etc.), sectors (irrigation, domestic & industrial) and stakeholders (Central/state Governments and local communities). His focus work areas include Water use efficiency; Water audits; Urban water supply & demand management studies; Water conservation; Watershed management; integrated water resources management (IWRM); Climate change and water security; Provision of drinking water, Resource evaluation and pollution load assessment; Adequacy & efficiency studies of sewage & effluent treatment plants; Training and capacity building in water & environmental management; Regulatory legislations, Environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies etc.
He has been member of several advisory committees earlier and currently is member of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) (Under Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India); Member of Sectional Committee for Water Quality for Industrial Purposes under the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS); Advisor, High Level Advisory Council of Aquatech organised by Amsterdam RAI & IWA (the International Water Association); Jury Member, Water Digest Water Awards, Organised by Water Digest and UNESCO.
He has executed several related projects, presented several papers at national and international fora and has several relevant national & international publications.
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