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Thane, Maharashtra, India

Affiliation’s : Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises Foundation

Brief Profile : Anuja Mital is an independent herpetologist working on freshwater turtle ecology in the Brahmaputra River system. She is also the co-founder of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises of India (FTTI)

Publications :
Mital, A., Gunia, L., Tachung, B., and Das, A. 2020. The impressed tortoise (Manouria
impressa) in India – extended range and natural history notes. The Herpetological
Bulletin. (In Press)
 Sharma, R., Ali, M., and Mital, A. 2020. Nilssonia nigricans: Diet. Herpetological
Review (In Press)
 Ranganathan M.S., Dharwadkar, S., and Mital, A. 2020. Nilssonia gangetica: Predation.
Herpetological Review (In Press)
 Mital, A., Tao, B., and Das, A. 2019. Manouria impressa (Impressed Tortoise):
Geographic distribution. Herpetological Review 50(3):523
 Mital, A., Khan, S. and Kumar, R.S. 2019. Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis and
other riverine birds on the islands near Turtle Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh. Indian
BIRDS 15(2):64-64A
 Mital, A. and Kumar, R.S. 2019. Insights into freshwater turtle diversity of the Ganga
River and the perceived threats. In WII-NMCG (Ed.) Biodiversity Profile of the Ganga
River. Published by Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. pp. 232
 Sarkar, D., Mital, A., Mandal, R., Talukdar, G. and Kumar, R.S. 2019. ‘Community
ponds: a tool for conservation’. A case study of Nilssonia gangetica (Cuvier, 1825) in
Kashipur village, Uttar Pradesh, India. Herpetology Notes 12:631-636
 Mital, A., Vasudevan, K., Singh, S., and Baskaran, N. 2019. Morenia petersi: life history
and distribution. Herpetological Review 50(1):127-128

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Affiliation’s : Centre for Policy Research

Brief Profile :
Environmental Planning
Water Governance
Transboundary River Management

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Kochi, Kerala, India

Affiliation’s : Senior Research Fellow

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Nashik, Maharashtra, India
Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Affiliation’s : Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India

Brief Profile :
Currently working as a post-doctoral research associate on the project titled “Social-Economic-Environmental Trade-Offs In Managing the Land-River Interface.” The key aim of the project is to ‘synthesize how institutions, policies and regulations at national to regional scales impose a structure on land-river-interface management and construct an improved conceptual understanding of the social, economic and cultural drivers, enablers and barriers to the integrated management of land and rivers for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals.’

Publications :
Mukate, S., Wagh, V., Panaskar, D. and Baker S. (2019). Understanding the influence of industrial and agricultural land uses on groundwater quality in semi-arid region of Solapur, India. Environment Development and Sustainability, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10668-019-00342-3

Mukate, S., Wagh, V., Panaskar, D., Jacobs, J. A., & Sawant, A. (2019). Development of new integrated water quality index (IWQI) model to evaluate the drinking suitability of water. Ecological Indicators, Elsevier, 101, 348-354. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.01.034

Mukate, S., Panaskar, D., Wagh, V., Muley, A., Jangam, C., & Pawar, R. (2018). Impact of anthropogenic inputs on water quality in Chincholi industrial area of Solapur, Maharashtra, India. Groundwater for Sustainable Development. Elsevier. DOI 10.1016/j.gsd.2017.11.001.

S. V. Mukate, D. B. Panaskar, V. M. Wagh and R. S. Pawar. (2015). Assessment of groundwater quality for Drinking and Irrigation purpose: A case study of Chincholikati MIDC area Solapur (MS), India SRTM University’s Research Journal of Science April 2015 /Spl. Vol., no 1.

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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Affiliation’s : During the year 1995-2001 lot of work on waste water treatment and conservation was done in Sanganer, Jaipur with SDC- Swiss Development Corporation, GTZ, Germany, NPC- National Productivity Council Delhi, RPCB etc.

Brief Profile :
I am an Environment Consultant working in the field of water conservation. Specially treatment of waste water by 100% Eco-friendly technologies. (EGBT– Eco Green Bio Technology which is combination of Organic Catalyst, Wetlands, Earthworms). Focusing on On-site , DWWT, Waste Water carer Open Drain like Najafgarh Drain, Any garden can be fulfill water requirement from nearby sewage line by installing “EGBT”

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New Delhi, Delhi, India

Affiliation’s : PhD candidate at South Asian University, New Delhi

Brief Profile :
Working on her PhD related to civil society and lawmaking in the area of environmental flows. Research is restricted to south asian transboundary rivers.


Affiliation’s : ATREE

Brief Profile :
I am currently working at ATREE under a project Ph.D. position. I am interested in trying to provide perspectives on the existing water conflict in the Cauvery basin from a socio-hydrology lens.

Before joining ATREE, I have six years of research experience in water resources management, specifically around water conflicts pertaining to hydropower projects in northern Indian river basins. I hold a Masters in water management from TERI University, New Delhi and after masters have taken up research assignments at sub-national, national and South-Asian level with organisations like People’s Science Institute, Uttarakhand, Northern Himalayas; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal, GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Uttarakhand, Northern Himalayas, and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi and Indian Himalayan Region. For my research, I have traveled widely across varied mountain and plains socio-ecological systems within the catchments in the Northern Indian Himalayan region. I have travelled from source to confluence along Upper Ganga, Ramganga, Bhilangana, Dharam Ganga, Bal Ganga, Sarj/yu rivers and learned to apply my research and training to address the issues at the grassroots.

Alwar, Rajasthan, India

Brief Profile : A recent graduate from a batch of 2020, My last project was the assessment of water quality and socio-economic benefits of the rejuvenation Dravayavti river, Jaipur (raj).

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.

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