Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Affiliation’s : Executive Engineer, Kerala Water Authority.

Brief Profile : A student of issues related to water and environment.

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Affiliation’s : Centre for Policy Research

Brief Profile : An economist by training, I strive to conduct innovative research on environmental sustainability and governance, particularly on federal politics and institutions. With over five years of experience in leading policy think tanks in India, I consciously engage with critical and problem-driven research. I use a transdisciplinary political ecology approach in my enquiries. The normative goal of my work is building democratic, inclusive and dynamic processes in environmental governance in democratic and diverse nations. In my current role as a researcher with the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India Research Chair at the Centre for Policy Research, I focus on the political, institutional and financial aspects of federal water governance in India.

Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India

affiliation’s : Aquatic Biodiversity Unit, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Uttarakhand 246174

Brief Profile : Senior Research Fellow (UGC -CSIR), Aquatic Biodiversity Unit, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Uttarakhand

Publications : https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=AL7X8OgAAAAJ&scilu=&scisig=AMD79ooAAAAAXwd4xdnQiJLgBeCfCOEiLiqikoBOqo1F&gmla=AJsN-F7HZEsX1AN1umvCOCHZzKr00InYLQ68n7sY1AtosTUkZz2M5bsd5oaJDhzW_56aYvE58_RLPiE2SY6VTPO8uVPRRr4i-PfjiSgc4BvrSgtwvZKPGtI&sciund=18083053650769706477

Guwahati, Assam, India

Affiliation: Currently with The India Nutrition Initiative – Tata Trusts

Brief Profile : Postgraduate in Water Policy and Governance from TISS Mumbai. Have completed two academic research projects on urban as well as rural wetlands and the unique relationship human have with it. Interested in river ecosystems, insectionality of health and water


Brief Profile : Actively engaged in analysing river water quality data and bring out analysis report from time to time; presently engaged in river water quality assessment of West Bengal rivers, based on water quality monitoring data of 6 years

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Brief Profile : Quite disappointed with the changing river conditions in my local area . Whant to seek help to save the river/ water source.

Palakkad, Kerala, India

Brief Profile : NSS worker, social worker

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Affiliations: Attended all events organised by IRF

Brief Profile : Consultant to WWF and GIZ regarding Ganga

Publications :

A chapter each in
1. Living Rivers Dying Rivers, editor Ramaswamy Iyer
2. Water and the Laws in India, editor Ramaswamy Iyer
2. Kumbh 2019, commissioned by ICSSR


Brief Profile: Law Student at University of Delhi. Interested in environment law.

Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Brief Profile: Being a journalist I have been writing for traditional water tanks, rivers and other water resourceful for last 36 year, Have more than 10 thousand articles on water. have few popular books — dafan hote dariya, jal maangtaa jeewan, samaaj ke sawaal etc.


दफ़न होते दरिया , जल माँगता जीवन, समय के सवाल , लोक आस्था ओर पर्यावरण , समाज के सवाल ,
बच्चों के लिए चालीस से ज्यादा किताबें , सौ से अधिक पुस्तकों का अनुवाद . बीस हज़ार से अधिक लेख प्रकाशित


Brief Profile : working on research and analysis for the proposed Inland Waterways in India. This involves research and advocacy for the environmental and social impacts of the inland waterways on India rivers.

Affiliation: Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

List of Publications:

National and International Inland Waterways in Kosi and Gandak Rivers: A Preliminary Report
National Inland Waterways of Bihar: A Profile
Circumventing Environmental Regulations: Ganga Waterway

Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Brief Profile : Active as Water Activist since 2003 at Western UP. Since then several ponds got rejuvenated and draft policy over the constitution of National Pond authority.

Established River rejuvenation practices through public participation, sewer treatment (Bio), and policy interventions.

Educate IIT’s, Engineering and university students about Traditional water wisdom thru presentations.

Affiliation: Affiliation with IRF since the birth of IRF at WWF seminar Hall, on invitation Sh. Manoj Mishra G

List of Publications:

Water : Smart City Plan- शोध पत्र
नदिया तीरे बात सुनो रे -लेख

Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Brief Profile : Volunteerly working for Vishwamitri River Rejuvenation.

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Brief Profile : About 35 years work experience in river ecology, fish diversity, fisheries, environmental impact assessment, environmental flows, conservation, impacts of inter-river-linking on fisheries, wetland and reservoir fisheries, assessment of alien fish species, domestication of wild fish, fisheries of Himalayan region, fish breeding, extension.

Affiliation: Principal Scientist
ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, U.P.

List of Publications:

More than 200 research papers, articles, bulletins, book chapters in different national and international journals/ books.

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Brief Profile : His team was involved in addressing several environmental issues contributing towards ocular toxicity and pertaining to other health issues. Our main focus currently is on Endocrine Disruption Chemicals (EDCs) in water resources and their link with metabolic diseases like diabetes and thyroid disorders.

Affiliation: Professor & In-Charge

List of Publications:

Environment related

Velpandian T, Halder N, Nath M, et al. Un-segregated waste disposal: an alarming threat of antimicrobials in surface and ground water sources in Delhi. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25(29):29518‐29528. doi:10.1007/s11356-018-2927-9

Velpandian T, Ravi AK, Kumari SS, Biswas NR, Tewari HK, Ghose S. Protection from ultraviolet radiation by spectacle lenses available in India: a comparative study. Natl Med J India. 2005;18(5):242‐244.

86/D AD-BLOCK, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi 88

Affiliation’s : SANDRP

50-D, AD block, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi 88

Individuals organisation :

Parineeta Dandekar,

Bhim Singh Rawat,

Himanshu Thakkar


Brief Profile : We coordinate the campaign on River Mahanadi

Mahanadi Banchao Jivika Banchao Aviyan
Chattisgarh – Odisha
A network of organizations of both the States.

Publications :

Leaflets in local Language

Individuals organization :

Sudarshan Chhotoray
Ananta Bhai, Odisha
Ganesh Kuchhwa (Chhattisgarh)
Raghubir Pradhan (Chhattisgarh)
Sisir Hue, Odisha

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Brief Profile :
Masters in Environmental Science,
Ph.D. in Science (Biodiversity & Conservation Focus),
Experience of Teaching Environmental Science at U.G. & P.G. level for 10 yrs.,

Involved in Study of River Head Water Zone (Kosi, Uttarakhand),
Member in India River Week, participated in 2014 & 2016 IRW meetings and contributed in Delhi Declaration on Rivers and the State of Rivers (Rajasthan),
As a researcher & consultant have explored River Basin, watersheds of rivers like Kosi (Uttarakhand); Chambal (including tributaries (East Banas, Gambhiri, Bedach, Ahad, Brahmini, Parvati), Katali, Wakal, Mahi etc (Rajasthan); Juari & Mhadei (Goa), Sunder (Jharkhand) etc.

List of Publications:
Joint Managing trustee, Institute for Ecology and Livelihood Action (IELA), Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Independent Consultant in Ecology, Ecosystem & Natural Resource Management.

Publications :
Reports for Institutional purpose:
– ‘Area Specific People Centred Micro-plans of Ten Villages in the Upper Catchment of the Kosi River (An Effort for Revival of Kosi River in Northern Kumaon Region, Uttarakhand, with Sensitization and Capacity Building of People through Participatory Process at Grass Root Level)’, for Society for Promotion of Wasteland Development, New Delhi.

– Conservation Plan of Lake Udaisagar along with Socio-Economic Survey (Wetland Conservation Udaisagar), prepared for the Wildlife Division, Dept. of Forest, Udaipur.

– ‘Strengthening Various Project/Programme Activities and Institutional Capacity Building’, for Badlao Foundation, Jharkhand. Expert Inputs in Ecology and Ecosystem Related Issues as well as Advisory in Enhancing Institutional Capabilities through Training and Documentation Support.

research publication related to watershed:
– ‘Assessment of Suspended Sediments in Lake Udaisagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan’, in Annals of the Rajasthan Geographical Association, Vol. XXXV, 2018. pp. 25-29 [ISSN No. 0975-4652].

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