Prof. Dr. Sudhakar YEDLA

B.E (Civil Engg), M. Tech (IIT-KGP), Ph.D.(IIT-KGP)

PDF (AIT-Bangkok), Cert.EEDP (WBI-USA)

Dip. Int. Env. Law (UNITAR-Switzerland)

 

Professor of Environmental Policy

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

(Advanced Research Institute and Deemed University Founded by the Reserve Bank of India, Government of India)

 

Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon East, Mumbai 400065, INDIA

Telefax: +91 22 28416533; Email: sudhakar@igidr.ac.in

 

Member, Court of Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India (Nominee of Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India)

Member, Executive Committee, IGIDR, Mumbai

 

(Former)

Visiting Scholar (Professor)

Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection

John A. Reif, Jr. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark 07102, NJ, USA (2015)

 

Professor of Environmental Engineering and Management

Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal

Warangal 506004, Andhra Pradesh, India (2008-10)

 

Appointed as Adviser (Joint Secretary), In-charge of the Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organization (CPHEEO), Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India (2015)

Project Director, Asian Regional Project on Energy, Environment and Climate Program, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), 2002-07

Brainpool Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engg, University of Ulsan, South Korea (2007-08)

Visiting Professor, Urban Environmental Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand 2012 and in 2018

NIES Fellow, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute of Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan (2010-11)

Policy Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan (2004-05)

KIEP Fellow, Korean Institute of International Economic Policy, Seoul, South Korea

 

Short Profile            Detailed CV              Social Activities

 

Transportation Book by Springer         Cities and Sustainability Book by Springer

 

 

Important Positions/Responsibilities Held in the Past

·         Senator at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India (September 2008 till February 2010)

·         Professor In-Charge for the Module of Environment under the project “Roles of Agriculture” a multi-national research initiative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO), Italy during 2001-2003

·         Independent Terminal Evaluator for Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) of UNDP and MoUD, GoI (2016-17) along with Mr. Roland Wang of Canada

·         Independent Evaluator for Outcome Evaluation of CPAP (2012-17), UNDP India (2016) (along with Mr. Ian Holland and Mr. Pradeep Sharma)

·         Principal Investigator, UK-India Joint Network on Sustainable Cities and Urbanization in India, A consortium of 20 research institutions from India and the UK funded by the Research Council of UK (2016)

·         Independent Evaluator for Mid Term Review of CPAP (2012-17), UNDP India (2015) (along with Mr. Ian Holland)

·         SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Consultant, Industrialization and Infrastructure Provision towards SDGs, UNDP-MoEF Partnership on Indian preparation for the negotiation on SDGs, UNDP, India Office 2014

·         SDG Consultant for Indian Transport, UNDP-MoEF Partnership on Indian preparation for the negotiation for SDGs, UNDP, India Office, July 2013 – February 2014

·         Independent International Evaluator for Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Trans-boundary Effects for South Asia (An inter-governmental agreement Implemented by SACEP), UNEP – RRC.AP (December 2012-April 2013)

·         Coordinator, IGIDR Silver Jubilee Conference on Cities and Sustainability (CCS), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India 29-30th October 2013

·         Climate Change Advisor, Knowledge Partnership Program, IPE and Department of International Development (DFID), United Kingdom 2013-2014

·         Panel of Subject Experts for Selections, Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, Mumbai, India (2014)

·         Expert for the review of the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 2013

·         Reviewer for the Corporate Social Responsibility Report-2011 of the Global Networking Equipment Corporate Giant – CISCO Systems Inc., San Jose, CA, USA

·         Sustainability Expert for Bloomberg, the global financial data and media Corporate Giant, New York, USA 2011

·         International Consultant on Sustainable Cities for UN-ESCAP, Bangkok for the development of framework for the Sustainability Awards for Cities in Asia and Pacific (2007-08)

·         GEF Consultant for the Preparation of full GEF proposal on Sustainable Mobility in Indian Cities, UNDP and Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India (2006-07)

·         Journal Editor (Guest Editor for Special Issues relating to Urban Environmental Management) for International Journal of Environment and Pollution (IJEP),  Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland since 2002

·         International Consultant to UNEP; UNDP; UNU; the World Bank; IGES; UN-ESCAP; GEF; UN-FAO; MoUD-Government of India

 

Education

(Holds the Distinction of A trained professional majoring in all domains of Environmental Management viz. Environmental Engineering, Environmental Economics, Environmental Law, and Policy)

 

·         Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India (1999)

·         Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Aqua and Env. Engg, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India (1995)

·         Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Civil Engineering, Andhra University, Waltair, Andhra Pradesh, India (1993)

·         Post-doctoral degree (PDF) in Environmental and Energy Management from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Thailand (2001)

·         Diploma (with Distinguished Honours) in International Environmental Law (DIEL), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Switzerland (2006)

·         Certification program on Environmental Economics and Development Policy (EEDP) from the World Bank Institute, Washington D.C., USA (2002)

 

 

Employment History (Permanent/Regular Positions)

 

·         Professor of Environmental Policy, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, INDIA (Present Position)

·         Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, Telangana (October 2008 – February’10)           

·         Brain Pool Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ulsan, South Korea (October 2007 – Sept 2008)

·         Associate Professor of Environmental Policy, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, INDIA (April 2006 – Sept 2008)

·         Policy Researcher, Urban Environmental Management group, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan (An institute funded by the Ministry of Environment, Government of Japan) – a regular and full time position (May 2004 – Nov 2005)

·         Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, INDIA (Sept 2001 - April 2006)

·         Visiting (Regular) Faculty Member at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, INDIA – a full time and regular position (May 1999 - August 2001)

·         Senior Research Fellow (Ph.D.) at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, INDIA (January 1996 - May 1999)

·         Junior Research Fellow (M.Tech) at the Department of Ag. & Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, INDIA (July 1994 – December 1995)

 

 

Short Term Contract/Consultancy/Fellowship/Deputation Based Appointments

 

·         Visiting Professor, Natural Resources Management Program, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, Jan – May 2018 (Deputed by the Government of India)

·         Independent Evaluator, Terminal Evaluation of Sustainable Urban Transportation Project (SUTP) of UNDP India and MoUD (along with Mr. Roland Wang) (2016-17)

·         Independent Evaluator, Outcome Evaluation of Country Program Action Plan (CPAP 2012-17), UNDP India (along with Mr. Ian Holland and Mr. Sharma) (2016)

·         Independent Evaluator, Mid Term Review of Country Program Action Plan (CPAP 2012-17), UNDP India (along with Mr. Ian Holland) (2015-16)

·         Visiting Professor, Centre for Natural Resources Development and Protection, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, USA (2015)

·         Visiting Fellow, (Equivalent to Professor) Korean Institute of International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul, South Korea (May-June 2014)

·         SDG Consultant, UNDP- MoEF Partnership on SDG negotiations on Industrialization and Infrastrucutre, UNDP, India Office June-August (2014)

·         Environmental Economist (international Expert), Supporting Implementation of Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, AFC Consultants International and SSIL – An ADB Initiative (August 2013 – October 2014)

·         SDG Consultant, UNDP- MoEF Partnership on SDG negotiations on Sustainable Transport, UNDP, India Office July 2013 – February 2014

·         Resource Person/Expert, UK - DFID funded project “the Knowledge Partnership Programme (KPP) - managed by IPE Global in association with Action Aid India and GRM International, 2013 -14

·         Visiting Associate Professor, Urban Environmental Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, September – December 2012 (Deputed by the Government of India)

·         Independent International Evaluator, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) – Regional Resources Center for Asia and Pacific (RRC.AP), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

·         NIES Fellow, (Equivalent to Professor), Center for Global Environmental Research (CGER), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan during Oct-Nov 2010

·         Brain Korea Visiting Professor, Center for Clean Technology and Resource Recycling, University of Ulsan, South Korea during December 2009

·         Consultant (IGES, Japan), Urban Environmental Management group, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan

·         International Consultant, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asian and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), Bangkok, February 2008 – April 2008

·         GEF Consultant, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) India Office

·         Foreign Guest Professor, Under the prestigious BRAIN KOREA 21 Programme of South Korea, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ulsan, Korea, January 2007

·         Guest Faculty, Indian Institute of Forest Management, (IIFM), Bhopal, India during March 2007, March 2009, February 2011; March 2012; March 2013; 2015, 2016 and 2017 Sessions  

·         Research Fellow, Energy Program, School of Environment Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand (2002)

 

 

Fellowships

 

·         International Fellowship, Visiting Fellowship Program of Korean Institute of International Economic Policy (KIEP), Government of Korea (May-June 2014)

·         International Fellowship, Global Carbon Project (GCP), International Office in Japan – An International Urban and Carbon Management Initiate by Earth Systems Science Partnership (ESSP), October-November 2010

·         Invited Fellow under BRAIN KOREA Programme of Government of Korea, University of Ulsan, South Korea, December 2009

·         Winner of JWRF (Japan Waste Research Foundation) Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan 2007-08, JAPAN

·         Winner of Fellowship from Brain Pool Korea Program (2007-08) KOREA

·         Brain Korea (BK-21) Guest Foreign Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea, January-February 2007

·         Fellowship of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) at the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand (May-July 2002)

·         Fellowship of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) at the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand (January – May 2001)

·         LEAD FELLOW, Leadership in Environment and Development (LEAD) 1998-2000, Cohort 7, New Delhi, India

·         Fellowship, IHDW, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), Bonn, Germany, 2000

·         Institute scholarship from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, West Bengal, India for graduate studies (Ph.D.) as per the regulations of MHRD, Govt.  of India (1996-99)

·         MHRD, Govt. of India scholarship for qualifying in GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineers) for a period of 18 months (graduate studies - M.Tech.) (1994-95)

 

Honours and Academic Recognition

 

·         Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India nominated Member of the Court of Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India (Member, Board of Governors)

·         Invited as an Expert at the UNDP’s Country Program Management Board (CPMB) meeting, 19th January 2017, UNDP India Office, New Delhi

·         Invited as Discussant for an Interactive talk by Ms. Kristalina Georgieva on “Multilateralism in a Protectionist World and Challenges for Green Infrastructure/Climate Finance”, CEO of the World Bank, by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), 28th February 2017, Mumbai

·         Invited as an Expert at the Energy-Environment Group Outcome Evaluation Board meeting of UNDP, UNDP India Office, 25th November 2016

·         Advisor to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Delhi and Served the Personality Test Board for Engineering Services Examination 2017, 21-25th August 2017.

·         Member of the Advisory Board, AIMS College of Engineering, Mummidivaram, Andhra Pradesh, 2017

·         Presidential Address at the Annual Meeting of Korean Society of Environmental Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulan, South Korea, May 2008.

·         Presidential Address on the invitation of President, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam (2009)

·         Nominated and Deputed Twice by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, August-December 2012 and Jan – May 2018

·         Invited Expert and Key Note Speaker, First Asia and Pacific Mayor’s Forum on Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development, Ulsan City, South Korea, 21-23 April 2008, Organized by UN-ESCAP and the City of Ulsan.

·         Rapporteur for the session on “Action Plan for Future Activities”, Kitakyushu Network Meeting  of UN-ESCAP, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2-4 August, 2004  - a preparatory meeting for the United Nations Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development, South Korea, March 2005

·         LEAD Fellow, Leadership in Environment and Development, COHORT-7, India – a UK based international NGO

·         Panel Expert and Advisor, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Government of India

·         Sustainability Expert for Bloomberg, the global financial data and media Corporate Giant, New York, USA, 2011

·         Expert for the review of Corporate Social Responsibility Report-2011 of the Global Networking Equipment Corporate Giant – CISCO Systems Inc., San Jose, CA, USA, 2012

·         Re-elected as International Member on the Executive Committee of Water and Environment (WET) Conference, 14-15 July 2018 organized by Japan Society on Water Environment (JSWE) 2018

·         Core Member of the organization Team for the Workshop on Mumbai Urban Observatory, Organized by Mumbai Chamber of Commerce and Industries and RCUK-NIUA, 5-6 December 2016, Mumbai

·         Re-elected as International Member on the Executive Committee of Water and Environment (WET) Conference organized by Japan Society on Water Environment (JSWE) 2017

·         Elected as International Member on the Executive Committee of Water and Environment (WET) Conference organized by Japan Society on Water Environment (JSWE) 2016

·         Book review panel member for Routledge India (2016)

·         Reviewer for Pedagogical Course on Solid Waste Management developed by National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal, Indian Institute of Technology IIT-Kharagpur and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (2016)

·         Invited as an Expert at the High Profile Interactive session on “Doing Business with Ecuador – The Gateway to Latin America” with the Ambassador of Ecuador, organized by World Trade Center, Mumbai, 19th December 2016

·         Book review panel member, Sage Publishers, New Delhi

·         Editorial Board Member, “Current World Environment”, an international journal published by CWE Journals published by Enviro Research Publishers

·         Member, Scientific Board of Civil & Environmental Engineers, International Institute of Engineers (IIEng)

·         Panel of Subject Experts for Selections, Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, Mumbai, India (2014)

·         Member, World’s WHO IS WHO published by Morquis, USA

·         Expert for the review of the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – 2012-13

·         Editorial Board Member, “The Open Transportation Journal” published by Bentham Open Since 2009

·         Winner of Fellowship for Best Paper from Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for the participation in the “International Workshop on Evaluating Climate Change and Development”, Alexandria, Egypt, 10-13 May 2008

·         Series of Invited Lectures/Talks at various Universities and Institutions of South Korea (2007-2008) under their prestigious Brain Pool & Brain Korea Initiatives of Govt of S. Korea

·         International Peer Reviewer for the Netherlands Foundation for WOTRO Science for Science for Global Development (WOTRO), Netherlands

·         Paper titled “Multi-criteria Approach for the Selection of Alternative Options for Delhi Transport System”, published in Transport Research, Part A – Policy and Practice, Elsevier publisher, Vol. 37 (8), pp: 717 – 729 (2003), rated 4th most downloaded article from Elsevier’s TOP 25

·         Paper titled “Environmentally Sustainable Urban Transportation – Comparative Analysis of Local Emission Mitigation Strategies vis-à-vis GHG Mitigation Strategies”, published in Transport Policy, Elsevier, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp: 245-254 (2005), rated 9th most downloaded article Elsevier’s TOP 25  

·         Fast track Young Scientist Research Grant from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India (2001)

 

 

Academic Invitations

One Hundred and Sixty Eight (168) -  International: Seventy Five (75); National: Ninety Three (93)

 

 

Conferences Attended

 

Hundred and Eighteen (118) - International: Fifty Eight (58); National: Sixty (60)

 

 

Conferences/Workshops Organized

 

Ten - International: Seven (7); National: Three (3)

 

Total Publication

 

One Hundred and Forty Two (142) - Journal Papers: 42; Books and Book Chapters: 26; Working papers: 8; Papers in Conference Proceedings: 41; International Reports: 19; Dissertations: 6

 

 

Research Projects and External Funding Obtained

 

31 Projects – Research, Capacity Building, and Government and Industrial Consultancy

 

 

International Work Experience

 

·         Worked at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, USA as a Visiting Scholar (Professor) (2015)

·         Worked at Korean Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul Republic of Korea, as a Visiting Fellow (May – June 2014)

·         Worked at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand as a Visiting Professor in Urban Environmental Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Thailand (September –December 2012)

·         Worked at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan (October-November 2010)

·         Associated for work with HMR International Environmental Consultants, Sultanate of Oman since September 2010

·         Worked at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ulsan, Korea, October 2007 – Sept 2008

·         Worked at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ulsan, Korea, January 2007

·         Worked at Urban Environmental Division, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan, 2004-05

·         Worked as Consultant at Urban Environmental Division – Kitakyushu Office, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Kitakyushu, Japan (2003-04)

·         Worked as Post-doctoral research fellow at School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand (May – July 2002).

·         Worked as Post-doctoral research fellow at School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand (Jan – June 2001).

·         Extensively traveled to many countries on professional assignments

 

Teaching and Research Guidance

 

Taught for the last 22 years at AIT-Thailand; IIT; NIT-Warangal; University of Ulsan-South Korea; IGIDR-Mumbai; IIFM-Bhopal

 

·         Taught the Under-graduate and Graduate Students in Engineering Streams at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand; Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (as part of Teaching Assistantship); Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal as a Full Professor of Environmental Engineering and Management; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea as a Professor of Environmental Policy

 

·         Taught the Under-graduate and Graduate Students in Development Studies and Economics at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai as a Regular Faculty; Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal as a Guest Faculty

 

·         Courses Taught for Engineering Students - Environmental Science (Compulsory for First year students of all Engg branches); Environmental Engineering (Compulsory for III Year B.Tech Students); Environmental Impact Assessment; Design and Practice of Water and Wastewater Systems; Environmental Engineering Laboratory; Estimation and Costing - Theory and practice; Engineering Drawing; Engineering Mechanics; Environmental Science and Technology for Decision Makers

 

·         Courses Taught for Development Studies Graduates - Tools for Advanced Environmental Management; Economics for Environmental Management and Multi-criteria Analysis; Environmental Technology and Management; Environmental Economics; Environmental Finance; Environmental Management and Introductory Environmental Economics; Energy and Environment; Advanced course in Energy Environment; Modeling in Ecology and Economic; Environmental Economics and Policy; Advance Topics in Environmental Economics and Policy.

 

Research Supervision

 

Guided 17 students (3 PhD; 2 M.Phil; 8 M.S., 4 B.Tech)

 

 

Thesis Evaluation

 

European Masters in Law and Economics under Erasmus Mundus Program; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay; Pondicherry University, Puduchery; National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, India

 

 

Editorial and Review Works

 

·         Editor-in-Chief Akanksha, an official magazine of YSSG memorial trust, 2016 (ISSN: 2456-436X)

·         Member, Editorial Advisory Board for Handbook of Research on Climate Change on Health and Env Sustainability being Edited by Soumyananda Dinda, IGI Global Publishers, USA

·         Member, Editorial Board of Current World Environment”, an international journal published by CWE Journals published by Enviro Research Publishers

·         Member, Editorial Board, “The Open Transportation Journal” published by Bentham Science Publishers

·         Editor, Special Issue on “Environmental Implications of Urban Transportation in Asia”, International J. of Environment and Pollution, Inderscience Pubers, Switzerland (2007)

·         Editor, Special Issue on “Issues in Urban Environmental Management”, International J. of Environment and Pollution, Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland, (2003)

·         Editor, Annual Report 1998-99, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India

 

·         Reviewer for - Energy Policy; Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, USA; International Journal of Environment and Pollution; Journal of Environmental Management; International Review of Environmental Strategies; Transportation Research, Part A – Policy and Practice; Transportation Policy; International journal “Ecological Economics”; World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development; International Journal “Cities”; International Journal of Global Environmental Issues; IIMB Management Review; Computer, Environment and Urban Systems; International Journal of Sustainable Transportation; Energy Policy; Omega; The International Journal of Management Science; International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM); Waste Management; Waste Management and Research; The Open Transportation Journal, Bentham Science Publishers; Journal of Material Cycle and Waste Management; Journal of Industrial Ecology; Environment, Development and Sustainability; Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology; Journal of Social Science and Environmental Management; Sustainability Science; International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Area Development Policy, Ecological Indicators, Journal of Air & Waste Management Association etc.

 

BOOK Reviewer for SAGE; SPRINGER; Routledge

 

Administration, Policy Advice, Institution Building and Research Coordination Experience

 

·         Member, District Level Consent Committee (CEO and CF) of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB), Warangal Regional Office (2009-10)

·         Advisor for the Warangal Municipal Corporation (Municipal Commissioner) on Environmental Management, particularly Municipal Solid Waste Management (Developed an initiated decentralized waste management plan which is being implemented) (2009-10)

·         Participated in the implementation of the Korean Policy Decision to convert Ulsan Industrial Parks into energy conserving Eco-Industrial Parks (EIP) (2007-08)

 

 

University & Academic Administration

 

·         Member, Executive Committee (EC) of IGIDR since November 2017

·         Senator, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal, INDIA (Oct’2008-February 2010) participated in Institutional Planning on Academic Matters of NIT Warangal

·         Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India nominated Member of the Court of Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India (Member, Board of Governors)

·         Member, IGIDR Planning Board, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India since January 1st 2014

·         Member, Executive Committee, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India since January 1st 2014

·         Member, Academic Programme Restructuring Committee, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India

·         Member of the Academic Council, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal, INDIA (Oct’2008-Feb 2010)

·         Member, Academic Council, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai) - since 5th December 2005

·         Member, Publication Committee, IGIDR, Mumbai, Since 2013

·         Member, Institute Seminar Committee, IGIDR, Mumbai, Since 2013

·         Member, IGIDR Silver Jubilee Conferences Organizing Core Group, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India, 2012-13

·         Advisor (Vice-President), Civil Engineering Association, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, AP, INDIA (August 2009-Feb 2010)

·         Member of the Departmental (General) Council, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal, INDIA (Oct’2008-Feb 2010)

·         Professor In-charge, Institute Quiz Committee, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal

·         Departmental Graduate Thesis Coordinator, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, AP, INDIA (August 2009-Feb 2010) - responsible for the research work of all graduate students of the Department

·         Departmental Seminar Coordinator, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, AP, INDIA (August 2009-Dec 2009) - responsible for seminars of all graduate (final year) students of the Department

·         Coordinator, Graduate (PhD) application scrutiny, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, AP, INDIA

·         Member, Organizing Committee, International Conference on Economic Instruments for Water Resources Management held on 9th January 2009, IGIDR, Mumbai, India

·         IGIDR Institute Library Committee Member (since January 2011)

·         Post-doctoral Fellow Selection Committee Member at IGIDR (since January 2011)

·         Institute Seminar Coordination Committee Member (IGIDR) (2000, 2001, 2011-14)

·         Computer Committee (IT), IGIDR (2001; 2002; 2003; 2006 and 2007)

·         Graduate Admissions Committee, IGIDR (2006 and 2007)

·         Entrance Exam Panel/Selection Panel, IGIDR (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013)

·         Faculty Coordinator, Students’ Newsletter, IGIDR (Since 2006)

·         Institute Transportation Committee (2001, 2002, 2003)

 

Institution Building / Academic Innovations

 

·         Introduced a new initiative titled “Brown Bag Seminar Series (BBSS)”, the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, India as a part of its Civil Engineering Association’s activities. It is a platform for the faculty, research staff and the students to present their research work and seek valuable feedback from fellow members. In the absence of such a platform for the past 50 years, it was a great success at NIT Warangal.

 

·         As a Departmental Seminar Coordinator I had introduced a new methodology of conducting and evaluating “Seminar” class at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, India and it has received an outstanding rating from all students at NIT Warangal, India

 

 

Research & Project Coordination

 

·         Core Member of the organization Team for the Workshop on Mumbai Urban Observatory, Organized by Mumbai Chamber of Commerce and Industries and RCUK-NIUA, 5-6 December 2016, Mumbai

·         Coordinator, Silver Jubilee Conference on Cities and Sustainability, 29-30th October 2013, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India

·         Chosen as Coordinator for the Center for Energy and Environment, a Project Proposed under a scheme of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India (with a proposed budget of about Rs. 100 Million) - 2009

·         Co-author for incremental cost analysis and the preparation for the development of a full scale GEF project proposal on Cleaner Mobility in Urban Areas, for the Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India and UNDP (2006-07)

·         Project Director, Swedish International Development Coop. Agency (Sida) funded initiative on “Asian Regional Research Program on Energy, Environment and Climate, IGIDR (2002-06)

·         Organizing Member, “Transformation and Reforms for Sustainability – Local Solutions for Global Change Urban Environment” A Special Session by the Urban Environmental Management group of IGES, JAPAN at the International Open Science Meeting of International Human Dimensions Program (IHDP), Bonn, Germany 10-13 October 2005.

·         Module In-charge, Module on Environment, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Project “Socio-Economic Analysis and Policy Implications of the Roles of Agriculture in Developing Countries” – ‘Role of Agriculture’ in short, IGIDR (2002-03)

·         Coordinator, Brainstorming/Inceptions Workshop on “Policies for the promotion of energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies in urban transportation sector in India, 19th November, 2003, IGIDR, Mumbai, India

·         Organizing Committee Member, Symposium on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, IGIDR, 6 – 7 July 2003.

·         Team Leader for a industry consultancy project on Socio-Economic Impact Assessment and Development of Relocation & Rehabilitation Plan for a Bauxite Mining and Alumina Refinery Unit at Lanjigarh, Orissa, India funded by Tata AIG Risk Management Services Ltd., India (2001-02)

·         Team Leader, Evolution of Environment in Mumbai, A Commission paper from Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan (2002)

·         Team Leader, A research project “Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW): Estimation and Selection of Economically Feasible Abatement Methodology” funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India under the scheme of “Fast track proposal for Young Scientists 2000-2001”

·         Program Coordinator (Leader), EETCPN Environmental Economics Training Program for the Private Corporate Sector under The World Bank’s EERC Project (June/July, 2000)

·         Program Coordinator (Leader), Environmental Economics Training Programme under the sponsorship of the World Bank’s Environmental Management Capacity Building Project, held at IGIDR, Mumbai (July 13-16, 2000)

·         Organizing Committee Member for the session “Energy Policy Issues and Power Sector Reforms” and “Environmental Management: Local and Global issues” in the “International Symposium on Development Policies for the Next Millennium” being held at IGIDR in July’2000.

 

 

Professional Memberships

 

·         Associate Member, India International Center (IIC), New Delhi

·         Member of Editorial Board,Current World Environment”, an international journal published by CWE Journals published by Enviro Research Publishers

·         International Associate Member, Japan Society on Water Environment, Japan, Since 2014

·         Member, Scientific Board of Civil & Environmental Engineers, International Institute of Engineers

·         Member of Technical Committee of Conference, International Academy of Arts, Science and Technology (IAAST) since February 2014

·         Member, Global Development Network (GDN), USA

·         Member, Solid Waste Management Experts in Asia and the Pacific Island (SWAPI), Japan

·         Member, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), USA

·         Member, Korean Society of Environmental Engineers, Seoul, South Korea

·         Member, The Institution of Engineers (India) (MIE) – Civil Engineering

·         Member, Administrative Staff College of India (Association), (ASCI), Hyderabad, India

·         FELLOW, Leadership in Environment and Development (LEAD) 1998-2000, Cohort 7, India

·         Member, International Environmental Law Research Centre, Châtelaine-Geneva Switzerland

·         Member, Clean Air Initiative (CAI-ASIA), Manila, Philippines

·         Member, South Asian Network For Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), The World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA

·         Member, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Denmark

·         Member, International Society for Ecological Economics, (ISEE) U.S.A.

·         Student member of Indian Association of Environmental Management, NEERI, Nagpur, (97-98)

·         Member of Delhi University Botanical Society (DUBS), Delhi, INDIA (1995-96)

·         Member, Society for Prevention of Ecological and Environmental Degradation, Vizag, (1990-93)

·         Member, "Civil Engineering Society" Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, INDIA (1996-99)

 

Detailed List of Publications (142 in Total)

Books/Edited Volumes

1.    India-Korea CEPA: Analysis of Industrial Competitiveness and Environmental and Resources Implications, Springer Briefs Series, Springer (forthcoming)

2.    A single authored BOOK on “Urban Transportation and the Environment: Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis” published by SPRINGER (ISBN 978-81-322-2312-2 released in June 2015). It is published by Springer with no cost to the authors and with a lifetime royalty.

3.    Edited BOOK on “Cities and Sustainability – Issues and Strategic Pathways” published by SPRINGER (ISBN 978-81-322-2309-2 released in June 2015) along with Prof. S. Mahendra Dev. It is published by Springer with no cost to the authors.

4.    Environmental Implications of Urban Transportation in Asian Cities - Special Issues of International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 30, No.1 (2007) Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland – Edited Volume with Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal

5.    Abatement of Pesticide Pollution – Removal of Organo-chlorine Pesticide from Water Environment,  Sudhakar Yedla and Anil K. Dikshit, Narosa Publishers, India (2004) – with life time royalty

6.    Issues in Urban Environmental Management - Special Issue of International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Inderscience publishers, Switzerland (2003) - Edited Volume

 

Chapters

 

1.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Cities and Sustainability – An Overview” in “Cities and Sustainability” Eds. Sudhakar Yedla and S. Mahendra Dev, Springer

2.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Transportation Planning: The Basic Constructs”, In Urban Transportation and the Environment: Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis, Springer, pp: 1-8 (2015)

3.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Urban Transportation Trends: An Overview”, In Urban Transportation and the Environment: Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis, Springer, pp: 9-16 (2015)

4.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Environmental Emissions from Road Transport and Ambient Air Quality”, In Urban Transportation and the Environment: Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis, Springer, pp: 17-26 (2015)

5.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Transport Service Provision: Environmental and Other Implications”, In Urban Transportation and the Environment: Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis, Springer, pp: 29-38 (2015)

6.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Alternative Measures and Their Assessment”, In Urban Transportation and the Environment: Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis, Springer, pp: 39-43 (2015)

7.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Non-motorized Modes of Transport”, In Urban Transportation and the Environment: Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis”, Springer, pp: 57-66 (2015)

8.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Barriers for the Implementation of NMT and Other Cleaner Modes of Transport”, In Urban Transportation and the Environment: Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis, Springer, pp: 69-84 (2015)

9.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Policy Analysis for Sustainability”, In Urban Transportation and the Environment: Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis, Springer, pp: 87-122 (2015)

10.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Economic and Regulatory Measures for Environmentally Sustainable Urban Transportation”, In Urban Transportation and the Environment: Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis, Springer, pp: 123-144 (2015)

11.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Choosing Between Global Environmental Strategies Vis-a-Vis Local Mitigation Strategies: Application of Multi-criteria Analysis”, In Urban Transportation and the Environment: Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis, Springer, pp: 147-158 (2015)

12.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Transportation and Its Planning for Sustainability, for India Development Report -2015, Oxford University Press, pp: 301-320

13.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Provision of Civic and Environmental Services in the Urban Centres of India – Present Trends and the Way Forward”, In: India Development Report 2012, Ed. S. Mahendra Dev, Oxford University Press (2012), pp: 180-199

14.  Sudhakar Yedla, "Sustainability Approach to Waste Management - A Case of Modified Design for Landfills", “Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE 2002), Allied Publishers, Bandyopadhyay and Kumar (Ed.) Vol. I, pp. 598 (2002).

15.  Sudhakar Yedla, Transportation Trends, Alternatives and Policy Issues, India Development Report 2004-05, Oxford University Press, Eds. Radhakrishna and Parikh (2004)

16.  Hiroaki Shirkawa and Sudhakar Yedla, “Economic Development, Urbanization and Environment in Asia” Chapter 1 in “Urban Environmental Challenges in Asia”, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan (March 2005)

17.  Mara Regina Mendes, Mushtaq Ahmed Memon and Sudhakar Yedla, “Challenges and Issues for Urban Environmental Management in Asia”, Chapter 2 in “Urban Environmental Challenges in Asia”, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan (March 2005)

18.  Sudhakar Yedla and Sowjanya Peddi, “Agriculture and Environment”, In The Handbook of Agriculture in India, (Ed. Shovan Ray) Oxford University Press, India (2007)

19.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Non-motorized Modes of Transportation for Sustainable Mobility: Strategies for its Adaptation in Mumbai, India”, in Air Pollution Control in the Transportation Sector: Third Phase Research Report of the Urban Environmental Management Project (Chapter 4), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan (March 2007).

20.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives in Urban Transportation – Strategies to Promote Non-Motorized Modes of Transportation”, Evaluating Climate Change and Development, Published by Global Environment Facility (GEF) Evaluation Office, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. (2010)

21.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Solid Waste Management Accounts”, Chapter 5 in “Accounting for Environmental Degradation: A Case Study of India”, Ed. Parikh, J.K. and Parikh, K.S. UNU/IAS, Japan (2000)

 

Published in International Peer Reviewed Journals

 

1.    Sudhakar Yedla and Park, Hung-Suck, “Eco-industrial networking for sustainable development: review of issues and development strategies”, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Vol. 19, pp: 391-402 (2017)

2.    Sudhakar Yedla “India’s Waste Management Problems are Piling up”, East Asian Forum – Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific, Australia (30th April 2016)

3.    Sudhakar Yedla and Sindhu, N.T., “Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste: Assessment of Economically Feasible Disposal Methods”, Waste Management and Research  Vol. 34, No. 1, pp: 81-86 (2016)

4.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Development of Methodology for E-Waste Estimation – A Material Flow Analysis Based SYE-Waste Model” Waste Management and Research, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp-81-86 (2016).

5.    Sudhakar Yedla, “India - Korea CEPA: Analysis of Industrial Competitiveness and Environmental Implications”, KIEP Fellowship Paper Series – 2014, KIEP, South Korea, June 2015.

6.    Sudhakar Yedla and Sandhya Garg, “Two Decades of Climate Change Negotiations – Carbon Budget Allocation Approach to Re-shaping Strategies”, International Journal of East Asian Economic Integration, Vol.18, No.3, pp: 277-299, 2014

7.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Dynamics of Development Process – Why are the Issues Unique in the Developing Cities of Asia?, Column in Emeric’s, KIEP, South Korea, 29th May 2014 (http://www.emerics.org/isa/column_interview/column.do?action=detail&brdctsno=139752).

8.    Sudhakar Yedla, “E-waste Management in India: A Review of Issues, Challenges and Policy Responses”, Article under “A Glance at the World”, Waste Management, Vol. 33, pp-491-492 Elsevier (2013)

9.    Sudhakar Yedla, “How Rio+20 Became Rio-20”, “An Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist Plus” – an international magazine, Vol. IV, Issue 7, pp: 38-39, July 2012.

10.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Replication of Urban Innovations - Prioritization of Strategies for the Replication of Dhaka’s Community-based Decentralized Composting Model”, Waste Management Research, Vol. 30, No.1, pp:20-31 (2012) - Top ranked International Journal by International Society for Solid Waste Management (ISWA), USA, Sage Publisher

11.  Sudhakar Yedla, and Ram M. Shrestha, “Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process to the Prioritization of Transport Options – Comparative Analysis of Group Aggregation Methods” World Review for Science, Technology and Sust. Development (WRSTSD), Vol. 9, No. 1, pp: 15-33 (2012).

12.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Human Expectations Rise as the Global Leader Descend over Durban” – An article on COP 17, “An Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist Plus” – an international magazine, Vol. III, Issue no. 11, pp-48-49, December 2011.

13.  Sudhakar Yedla, Tran Chau Nhi, HungSuck Park, (2010) "Eco-industrial networking for sustainable development in Asia–A review of issues and development strategies", Journal of Korean Society of Industrial Ecology (accepted).

14.  Krishna Chaitanya T., Sudhakar Yedla, “Adsorption of Hexa-valent Chromium Using Treated Wood Charcoal – Elucidation of Rate-limiting Process”, Environmental Technology, UK, Vol. 31 No (14) pp:1495-1505, 2010

15.  Sudhakar, Yedla and Anil Kr. Dikshit, “Competitive Sorption of Pesticides onto Treated Wood Charcoal and the Effect of Organic and Inorganic Parameters on Adsorption Capacity” Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 136, No.10, pp. 1096-1104, 2010 TOP ranked Journal

16.  Sudhakar Yedla and Park, Hung-Suck, “Co-benefits as an approach to align climate change concerns with the national development objectives: Solid waste management”, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JMCWM), Vol. 11, No.2, 2009 (Elsevier)

17.  Sudhakar, Yedla and Anil Kr. Dikshit, “Removal Of Endosulfan From Water Using Wood Charcoal-  Adsorption And Desorption, Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 134, No.2, pp: 102-109 (2008) – TOP ranked Journal

18.  Shrestha, R.M., Islam, N., Kim Oanh, N.T., Adhikari, S., Yedla, S., Jiang, K., Tuan, U.S.N.D., Abrenica, J., “Strategies for the Promotion of Cleaner and Energy Efficient Technologies in the Urban Transport System in Selected Asian Cities”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution Vol. 30, No.1, pp: 45-58 (2007)

19.  Sudhakar Yedla and Shobhakar Dhakal, “Transportation and Environment in Developing Countries”, International Journal Environment and Pollution, Vol. 30, No.1, pp: 1-7 (2007)

20.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Dynamics of Environmental Problems in Mumbai”, Journal of Cleaner Technologies and Environmental Policy, Springler Verlag, Vol. 8, No.3, pp: 182-7 (2006).

21.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Modified Landfill Design for Sustainable Waste Management”, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Elsevier, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp: 93-105 (2005)

22.  Imura, H., Sudhakar Yedla, Memon, M.M., Shirakawa, H., “Urban Environmental Issues and Trends in Asia: An Overview”, International Review of Environmental Strategies, IGES, Japan, Vol. 5, No.2, pp: 357-382 (2005)

23.  Sudhakar Yedla, Ram M. Shrestha and Gabrial Anandrajah, “Environmentally Sustainable Urban Transportation – Comparative Analysis of Local Emission Mitigation Strategies vis-à-vis GHG Mitigation Strategies”, Transport Policy, Elsevier, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp: 245-254 (2005)

24.  Yedla, S., and Parikh, J.K., “Sustainable Urban Transportation: Impacts of CO2 Mitigation Strategies on Local Pollutants”, Fuel and Energy Abstracts, Vol. 45, No. 5, 360-361 (2004)

25.  Sudhakar, Yedla, “Development of Techno-Economic Integrated Models: LFSGR and Aerobic Composting for Municipal Waste Management”, Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 655-677 (2003)

26.  Sudhakar Yedla, and Sarika Kansal, “Economic Insight to MSW Management in Mumbai”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp: 516-527 (2003)

27.  Sudhakar Yedla, and Ram M. Shrestha, “Multi-criteria Approach for the Selection of Alternative Options for Delhi Transport System”, Transport Research, Part A – Policy and Practice, Elsevier publisher, Vol. 37 (8), pp: 717 – 729 (2003)

28.  Sudhakar Yedla, Jyoti K. Parikh, Ram M. Shrestha, “Sustainable Transportation – Impact of CO2 Mitigation Strategies on Local Pollutants”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp: 475-482 (2003)

29.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Issues in Urban Environmental Management”, (editorial note) International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp: 417-420 (2003)

30.  Sudhakar Yedla, Jyoti K. Parikh, "Development of Purpose Built Landfill System for the Control of Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste", Waste Management, Elsevier Publishers, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp: 501-506 (2002)

31.  Sudhakar, Yedla, Mitra, A., Bandyopadhyay, M., "Purification of paper and pulp industrial effluent using aquatic weed Eichornia crassipes" Environmental Technology, UK, Vol.23, No.4, pp: 453-465 (2002)

32.  Sudhakar, Yedla, and Dikshit, A. K., "Development of Fixed Bed Adsorber for Abatement of Endosulfan in Aqueous Media", Environmental Technology, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp: 97-108 (2002)

33.  Sudhakar, Yedla and Dikshit, A. K., “Removal of endosulfan using aerobic mixed bacterial cultures”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol.15, No.5, pp: 543-552 (2001)

34.  Sudhakar, Yedla, and Dikshit, A. K., "Removal mechanism of endosulfan on to wood charcoal", Int. Journal of Environment and Pollution", Vol.15, No.5, pp: 528-542 (2001)

35.  Sudhakar, Yedla and Dikshit, A.K., "Methodology for Management of Endosulfan Contaminated Eluent" J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part-B (USA), Vol.B36, No. 2, pp: 355-364 (2001)

36.  Sudhakar, Yedla and Jyoti K. Parikh, “Economic Evaluation of LFSGR for MSW Management: A Case Study”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp: 433-447 (2001)

37.  Sudhakar, Yedla, and Dikshit, A. K., “Kinetics of endosulfan sorption on to wood charcoal” J. Environ. Sci. & Health Part-B (USA), Vol.B34, No.4, pp: 587-615 (1999)

38.  Sudhakar Yedla, Dikshit A. K., "Adsorbent selection for the removal of Endosulfan from water environment”, J. Environ. Sci. & Health Part-B (USA), Vol. B34, No. 1, pp: 97-118 (1999)

 

Papers under Review /Working Papers for International Journals

 

1.    IIPS Working Paper on Population Growth and Transportation Issues in India.

2.    Shikha Juyal and Sudhakar Yedla, “Dynamics of Transport Energy and Emissions in Greater Mumbai- What matters the most and who bears the brunt? (under review)

3.    Sudhakar Yedla, Tran Chau Nhi and Hung-Suck Park, Identification of Locally Appropriate Strategies to Promote Eco-Industrial Parks – Designing a Universal Questionnaire” International Journal of Sustainable Development, Inderscience Publishers

4.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Sustainable Development Goals – How Ready is our Transportation System to Meet the New Targets?”, Journal on Transportation Policy, Elsevier

5.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Infrastructure Development in India – Are we Poised to meet the Sustainable Development Goals?”  Journal of  Infrastructure Development, Sage Publishers

6.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Choosing between global and local mitigation strategies in transport sector – Which way to go?” IGIDR Working Paper WP-2007-09

7.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Decision Making in Environmental Management - Prioritization of Strategies for the Replication of Dhaka’s Community-based Decentralized Composting Model using AHP” – IGIDR Working paper WP-2007-10

8.    Sudhakar Yedla, and Ram M. Shrestha, “Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process to the Prioritization of Transport Options – Comparative Analysis of Group Aggregation Methods”– IGIDR Working Paper WP-2007-11

9.    Sudhakar Yedla and Ram M. Shrestha, “Prioritization of Strategies to Overcome Barriers for Cleaner and Energy Efficient Alternatives in Urban Transportation – Multi-criteria Approach” (Revised version at Journal Transport Policy, Elsevier) – IGIDR Working paper WP-2007-12

 

Published in International Conference Proceedings – Peer Reviewed

 

1.    Md. Jahid Ebn Jalal, Sudhakar Yedla, “Does Climate Change Stimulate Income Vulnerability and Income Diversity of Households? – Evidence from Southern Part of Bangladesh, Proc. Tenth South Asian Economic Summit – Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia, 14-16 November 2017, Katmandu, Nepal, organized by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal

2.    Shikha Juyal and Sudhakar Yedla, “Inequity in Travel Service Provision, Energy Consumption and Environmental Emissions - A Case Study of Mumbai Transport”, Accepted for the 21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS 2016) – Smart Transportation, Hong Kong, 10-12 Dec 2016

3.    Sudhakar Yedla, "Inequity in Travel Service Provision, Energy Consumption and Environmental Emissions - A Case Study of Mumbai Transport", Accepted for the 21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS 2016) – Smart Transportation, Hong Kong 10-12 Dec 2016

4.    Shikha Juyal and Sudhakar Yedla, “Measurement of Inequity in Greater Mumbai: Transport Infrastructure Perspective”, Accepted for the 21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS 2016) – Smart Transportation, Hong Kong 10-12 Dec 2016

5.    Sudhakar Yedla, Development of Methodology for E-Waste Estimation – A Material Flow Analysis Based SYE-Model”, Proc. Water and Environment Technology Conference (WET2014) organized by Japan Society on Water Environment, 28-29 June, 2014, TWIns Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

6.    Sudhakar Yedla, “ Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives in Urban Transportation – Assessment of Retrofitting Strategies to Promote Non-motorized Modes in Indian Cities”, Proc. UNU-WIDER International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland, 27-28th September 2012.

7.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Ecological Service of Urban Forestry – A case study of an Indian Metropolitan City”, Proc. Eco-servicers Partnership Conference”, University of Portland, Portland, Oregon State, USA, 30th July – 4th August 2012

8.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Providing water for a Billion – Partnerships and its Limitations “ Proc. Water and Environmental Technology (WET) International Conference Water Technology Center, University of Tokyo, Japan, 29-30 June 2012

9.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Retrofitting transport-infrastructure projects for climate benefits- incremental cost analysis of the strategies to promote non-motorized modes”, Prof. 16th Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS) International Conference, 17-20 December, 2011, Hong Kong

10.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Dynamic of Environmental Problems – Why are the Waste Management Problems Unique in the Developing Cities of Asia?”, Proc. ICON MSW 2011, 2nd International Conference on Solid Waste Management, Kolkata, India, 9-11 November 2011

11.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Carbon off-setting by Retrofitting Transport-Infrastructure Projects – Incremental Cost Analysis of the Strategies to Promote Non-motorized Modes”, Proc. Conference on Carbon in a Changing World, FAO Head quarter, Rome, Italy 24-16 Oct 2011

12.  Heena Kapoor and Sudhakar Yedla, “Development of Methodology for E-Waste Estimation – A Material Flow Approach” Proc. International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2011, 17-20 October 2011, Daegu, South Korea

13.  Sudhakar Yedla, “E-Waste Management in India: Issues, Challenges and Policy Responses”, Proc. International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2011, 17-20 October 2011, Daegu, South Korea

14.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Innovation in MSW Management – Replication Strategies for Developing Cities in Asia”, Proc. International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2011, 17-20 October 2011, Daegu, South Korea

15.  Sudhakar Yedla,  “Sustainable Waste Management in Asian Cities – Modified Landfill Design”, Proc. International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2011, 17-20 October 2011, Daegu, South Korea

16.  Sudhakar Yedla, Mainstreaming Climate Change and Greening Concerns into the National Development Objectives: Issues of Governance at Different Levels’, 2nd Yale-UNITAR Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy - Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Foster a Green Economy, Yale University, USA 17-19 Sept 2010

17.  Sudhakar Yedla and Hung-Suck Park, “Eco-Industrial Networking for Sustainable Development in Asia – A Review of Issues and Development Strategies”, International Conference organized by the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), Lisbon, Portugal, 21-24 June 2009.

18.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Co-Benefit as an Approach to Align Climate Change Concerns with the National Development Objectives: Solid Waste Management”, 14th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, New Delhi, India, September 21-23, 2008

19.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives in Urban Transportation – Strategies to Promote Non-Motorized Modes of Transportation”, “International Workshop on Evaluating Climate Change and Development”, Alexandria, Egypt, 10-13 May 2008, organized by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank

20.  Sudhakar Yedla and Hung Suck-Park, “Eco- Industrial Networking for Sustainable Development in Asia –Issues and Development Strategies”, International Conference on “Green Growth”, IBS, Hyderabad, India 17-18th December 2008.

21.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Co-Benefit as an Approach to Align Climate Change Concerns with the National Development Objectives: Solid Waste Management”, Proc. 3rd Expert Meeting on Solid Waste Management in Asia and Pacific Islands, 7-9 November 2007, Okayama, JAPAN

22.  Sudhakar Yedla, Strategies to Promote Non-motorized Modes of Transportation in Mumbai”, Better Air Quality Conference (BAQ - 2006), CAI-Asia and ADB, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 13-15 December 2006.

23.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Choosing between Global and Local Emission Control Strategies in Urban Transport Sector – Which way to go?”, International Open Science Meeting of International Human Dimensions Program (IHDP), Bonn, Germany 10-13 Oct 2005.

24.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Co-benefits from Urban Transportation Strategies – Comparative Analysis of Local Emission Control Strategies vis-à-vis GHG Mitigation Strategies”, Proc. Better Air Quality in Asia and Pacific Rim Cities, Agra, India, December 2004.

25.  Shrestha, R.M., Islam, N., Kim Oanh, N.T., Adhikari, S., Yedla, S., Jiang, K., Tuan, U.S.N.D., Abrenica, J., Role of Transport Sector in Air Quality in Selected Asian Cities, Proc. Better Air Quality in Asia and Pacific Rim Cities, Agra, India, December 2004.

26.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Transportation trends, alternatives and policy issues in Indian cities”, Proc. Better Air Quality in Asia and Pacific Rim Cities, Philippines, December 2003.

27.  Sudhakar Yedla, Jyoti Parikh and Ram M. Shrestha, “Sustainable Urban Transport Sector and Possibilities for CO2 Mitigation”, Proc. Better Air Quality in Asia and Pacific Rim Cities, Hong Kong, 16-18 Dec. 2002.

28.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Index Development for Emission Reduction Potential of Various Alternative Transportation Options: Methodology and Application", Proc. Fifth International Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics, Russian Chapter, Moscow, Russia, September 26-29, 2001.

29.  Sudhakar, Yedla, “Purpose Built Landfill System for the Control of Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste” Proc. The Second International Methane Mitigation Conference, Novosibirsk, Russia, June 18-23, 2000.

30.  Sudhakar Yedla, “Environmental Valuation - An Effective Tool for Environmentally Sustainable Development “, Proc. 4th International Conference on Eco-Balance, Tokyo, October 30-November 2, 2000.

31.  Sudhakar, Yedla and Jyoti K. Parikh, “Valuation of LFSGR for the Management of MSW: A Case Study”, Proc. Sixth International Workshop of Environmental Technology Research Network in the Asia-Pacific Region”, 25-26 November 1999, Japan.

32.  Sudhakar Yedla, "Formulation of aquatic weed purification system", International conference on Environmental planning and management, pp. 302-307, March 1996, Nagpur, India.

 

International Research Project Reports

 

1.    Roland Wang and Sudhakar Yedla, Terminal Evaluation of a GEF Project “Sustainable Urban Transportation Project (SUTP), UNDP India Office (2016-17)

2.    Ian Holland, Pradeep Sharma and Sudhakar Yedla, “Terminal Outcome Evaluation of the Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) 2013-17” for UNDP-India, Submitted to UNDP India Office, Delhi (2016).

3.    Ian Holland, Sudhakar Yedla, “Mid Term Review of the Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) 2013-17” for UNDP-India, Submitted to UNDP India Office, Delhi (2015).

4.    Paper on Sustainable Infrastructure and Industrialization and SDG, Submitted to UNDP and the Government of India (GoI), Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to help in shaping SDG strategies for India, October 2014

5.    Analytical Paper on Sustainable Transportation and SDG – Transportation in India: Sustainability Efforts and Linkage to Sustainable Development Goal”, Submitted to UNDP and the Government of India (GoI), Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to help in shaping SDG strategies for India, February 2014

6.    Evaluation Report, Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Trans-boundary Effects for South Asia, Submitted to UNEP-Regional Resource Center for Asia and Pacific (RRC-AP), January 2013

7.    Design of Secure Landfill Facility for Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), Raipur, Submitted to HMR International Environmental Engineering Consultants, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, Sept’ 2013

8.    Design of Landfill for the Garraff Filed Area, Iraq, Submitted to HMR International Environmental Engineering Consultants, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, February 2012

9.    Issues and Strategies Required for EIP Implementation in Ulsan, South Korea - Identified Based on Multi-actor Group Questionnaire Survey (2009) A report submitted to BRAINPOOL Programme, Government of Korea  - Prepared by Sudhakar Yedla and Hung-Suck Park, at the Ulsan EIP Center, University of Ulsan.

10.  Scoping Paper for the Establishment of a UNESCAP Eco-City Development Award (2008), A report submitted to ESD Division of UN-ESCAP, Bangkok – Lead Author: Sudhakar Yedla

11.  Non-motorized Modes of Transportation for Sustainable Mobility – Strategies for Its Adaptation in Mumbai (2006), UE Project, Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan – Lead Author: Sudhakar Yedla

12.  Cleaner Mobility in Urban Areas of India (2006), A full sized GEF-Proposal prepared for UNDP and Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, Sudhakar Yedla and P. Balachandra

13.  Strategies for Promotion of Energy Efficient and Cleaner Technologies in the Urban Transportation System in Selected Asian Countries (2004), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India (under “Asian Regional Research Programme on Energy, Environment and Climate Phase-III funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) – Lead author: Sudhakar Yedla

14.  Socio-Economic Analysis and Policy Implications of the Roles of Agriculture in Developing Countries (2003) – ‘Role of Agriculture’ in short, funded by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – Lead Author for Environment Module along with Sowjanya Peddi

15.  Environmental Evolution of Mumbai (2002), Commissioned paper, Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Tokyo, Japan – Lead author: Sudhakar Yedla

16.  “Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW): Estimation and Selection of Economically Feasible Abatement Methodology” funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India under the scheme of “Fast track proposal for Young Scientists 2000-2001” – Lead Author: Sudhakar Yedla

17.  Environmentally Sustainable Urban Transportation – Comparative Analysis of Local Mitigation Strategies against GHG Mitigation Strategies (May 2002), Energy Program-Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand  – Author: Sudhakar Yedla

18.  Socio-Economic Impact Assessment for the Bauxite Mining and Alumina Refinery Unit in Lanjigarh, Orissa (May 2002), Report submitted to Tata-AIG Risk Management Services Ltd., Mumbai, India – Lead author: Sudhakar Yedla

19.  Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process for the Selection of Alternative Options for Urban Transportation in India – Analysis of Group Aggregation Methodology Adopted in AHP (May 2001), Energy Program-Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand – Author: Sudhakar Yedla

20.  Analysis of Technical Options for Mitigating Environmental Emissions from The Urban Transport System in Selected Asian Countries – Case study of Delhi and Mumbai (2002), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, (under “Asian Regional Research Programme on Energy, Environment and Climate Phase-II funded by Sida) – Authors: Sudhakar Yedla, Jyoti K. Parikh and Anajana Das

Dissertations

1.    Design of Multi-storeyed RCC Framed Structure (Computer aided analysis) by Limit State Design (B.E. Civil Engineering thesis) – 1993

2.    Design and Evolution of Purification Process for the Treatment of Pulp & Paper Mill Effluent using Water Hyacinth (Eichornia Crassipes) (M. Tech. Dissertation) – 1995

3.    Abatement of Endosulfan Pollution from Water Environment using Indigenous Wood Charcoal (Ph.D. Dissertation) - 1999    

4.    Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process for the Selection of Alternative Options for Urban Transportation in India – Analysis of Group Aggregation Methodology Adopted in AHP (Post-doctoral Dissertation submitted to AIT, Thailand) - 2001         

5.    Environmentally Sustainable Urban Transportation – Comparative Analysis of Local Mitigation Strategies vis-à-vis GHG Mitigation Strategies (Post-doctoral Dissertation submitted to AIT, Thailand) – 2002

6.    Climate Change Negotiations beyond Kyoto - Developing Countries’ Perspective (Dissertation/Essay for the Diploma in International Environmental Law - United Nations Institute for Training and Research) - 2006

 

National Journals & Conference Proceedings – including abstracts & Non peer reviewed

 

1.    Sudhakar Yedla and Venkata Sastry Yedla (2016), “Gap in the Standards of Rural and Urban Education Systems – Can it be Bridged?”, Akanksha – YSSG Magazine, Vol.1, No.1, pp: 4-6

2.    Sudhakar Yedla (2016), “Grappling with Refuse in the Times of Economic Vibrancy – Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities”, Akanksha, Vol.1, No.1 pp: 9-10

3.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Dynamics of Environmental Problems – Why are the Issues Unique in the Developing Cities of Asia, Civil Arena, an official magazine of the Civil Engineering Association (CEA), National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, India, April 2010, pp-29-31.

4.    Sudhakar Yedla, “Management of Pollution in Pesticides Industry: Integration of Economics with Pollution Prevention”, National Seminar on Industrial Pollution and Control (IPC-2000), BHU, Varanasi, India, 18th – 19th Feb. 2000.

5.    Sudhakar, Yedla and Jyoti. K. Parikh, “Feasibility Study of Landfill Technology for the Management of MSW:  A Case Study of Mumbai”, ‘workshop on Municipal Solid Waste Management’, West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Calcutta, 15th November 1999.

6.    Sudhakar, Yedla and Dikshit, A.K., "Development of a Fixed Bed Adsorber for the removal of endosulfan from drinking water", National Seminar on Water Resources Management for Sustainable Development, S. V. University, Tirupati, 12-13 March 1999.

7.    Sudhakar, Yedla and Dikshit, A.K., “Removal of Endosulfan from Aqueous Phase” Journal IAEM, Vol.26, No.1 February 1999.

8.    Sudhakar Yedla, Dikshit A.K., Banerjee, G., "Pesticide Pollution: Endosulfan in water environment and its removal", National Seminar on Environmental Protection - Recent trends in wastewater treatment, EPTRI, Hyderabad, 19 - 20 January 1998.

9.    Sudhakar Yedla, "Potentiality of water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) to remove BOD in continuous flow system" (Abstract), National seminar on Environmental Conservation and Management, (ECOMAN), March 1996, Visakhapatnam, India.

10.  Sudhakar Yedla, Banerjee G., Dikshit A.K., "The other side of controversial aquaculture", (Abstract), National seminar on Environmental Conservation and Management (ECOMAN), March 1996, Visakhapatnam, India.

11.  Sudhakar Yedla, "Aquaculture", 'The Botanica', Magazine of Delhi University Botanical Society (DUBS), Vol.45, 1995, New Delhi.

12.  Sudhakar Yedla, "Aquaculture - Safe guarding for endangered aquatic species" (abstract published), National seminar on Environment, Biodiversity and Conservation, August 1995, Rani Durgavathi University, Jabalpur, India.

13.  Sudhakar Yedla, "Over exploitation of aquatic resources - Role of aquaculture as a remedy” (abstract published), National seminar on Conservation and Development in Tropics, March 1995, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

 

International Invitations

 

1.    Invited to participate as an expert at the report release workshop on the “Economic Benefits of Bangladesh - India Power Trade” to promote South Asia Electricity Trade, 11th January 2018, Hotel The Royal Plaza, New Delhi, IRADE, Delhi.

2.    Invited as an Expert for a Meeting on ‘Addressing Water issues at all level (Households, Agriculture, Industry and Government)’ by Ms. Meena Sankaran, Founder & CEO, Ketos Inc (USA). 29th August 2017, jointly organized by the World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai and All India Association of Industries (AIAI)

3.    Invited Expert at the International Conference on "Future of Cities: Opportunities and Challenges", Institute for Town Planners, India, Delhi, 27-28th July 2017, to deliver an invited lecture on “Retrofitting Transport-Infrastructure Projects for Climate Adaptation – Incremental Analysis of Non Motorized Modes” in the Session on “Climate Change, Risk and Resilient Cities”

4.    Invited as an Expert at the National Consultation on Urban Observatories of the UK-India Joint Network on Sustainable Cities and Urbanization in India, 28th April 2017, Organized by RCUK and NIUA, At India Habitat Center, Delhi

5.    Invited as an Expert for the workshop on the Launch of Regional Studies Association, India Division, 28th April 2017, Organized jointly by NIUA and RSC at India, India Habitat Center, Delhi

6.    Invited as an expert and Discussant for an Interactive talk by Ms. Kristalina Georgieva on “Multilateralism in a Protectionist World and Challenges for Green Infrastructure/Climate Finance”, CEO of the World Bank, organized by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), 28th February 2017, RBI Convention Hall, Mumbai    

7.    Invited as an expert at the UNDP’s Country Program Management Board (CPMB) meeting, 19th January 2017, UNDP India Office, New Delhi

8.    Invited as an Expert at the Interactive session on “Doing Business with Ecuador – The Gateway to Latin America” with the Ambassador of Ecuador, organized by World Trade Center, Mumbai, 19th December 2016

9.    Invited expert at the Energy-Environment group outcome evaluation board meeting, UNDP India Office, 25th November 2016

10.  Invited expert at the workshop on Mumbai Urban Observatory organized by Mumbai Chambers of Commerce and Industries and Research Council of UK, 5-6 December 2016, Mumbai.

11.  Invited expert and principal investigator at the Kick off workshop of UK-India Joint Network on Sustainable Cities and Urbanization in India, 26-27 Sept 2016, Delhi

12.  Invited as International examiner for a Master Thesis of Erasmus Mundus European Master’s in Law and Economics (EMLE) Program – Thesis titled “Building a Global Market: Linking the European Emissions Trading Scheme with the California Emissions Trading Scheme” by Sönne Johannes Schumacher (2015)

13.  Invited to deliver an expert lecture on “Economic Development and Infrastructure in India at the Times of Global Negotiations for SDGs” at Hangkuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul Republic of Korea, 28th May 2014

14.  Invited to deliver an expert lecture on “Economic Development and Societal Transformation - Why are the Issues in Asian Cities Unique?” at Korean Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul, Republic of Korea, 30th May 2014

15.  Invited to deliver an expert lecture on “Economic Development and Sustainability - Means to Integrate Sustainability into Economic Development” at The Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Sogang University, Seoul, Korean Republic, 3rd June 2014

16.  Delivered a Fellowship lecture on “India - Korea CEPA: Analysis of Industrial Competitiveness and Environmental Implications” at Korean Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul, Republic of Korea, 5th June 2014

17.  Invited as Climate Change Expert, the Technical Working Group Meeting on Climate Change, Resource Scarcity and Food Security, Knowledge Partnership Program (KPP), IPE and DFID ,UK, at DFID-British High Commission, New Delhi, 18th January 2013.

18.  Invited Expert, 9th Refresher Training Programme, Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Trans-boundary Effects for South Asia – UNEP-RRC.AP, Bangkok, CPCB, India, Delhi 10-12 December 2012

19.  Invited Speaker at the UNU-WIDER International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Helsinki, Finland 28-29th September 2012

20.  Invited International Expert for the Review of SCR (Social Corporate Responsibility) Report 2011, CISCO Systems Inc., 170, West Tasman, CA 95134 USA

21.  Invited International Expert,  International Workshop on Water-Energy-Carbon Nexus in Mega Cities, Organized by Global Carbon Project (GCP) – National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES) Japan, Tokyo Garden Palace, Tokyo, Japan, 1-3 March 2012

22.  Invited lecture on “Landfill Design Aspects” at the International Corporate “HMR Environmental Consultants – Sultanate of Oman”, Dubai, UAE 26-27 Mar’12

23.  Invited lecture at Bloomberg data Services (India) Ltd., on “Managing Waste in Developing Countries – Philosophies to Problem Solving” on 1st Dec 2011, Bloomberg Inc., USA, India Office, Mumbai, India

24.  Invited lecture at Bloomberg data Services (India) Ltd., on “E-waste Management in India – Issues, Challenges and Policy Responses” on 1st Dec 2011, Bloomberg Inc., USA, India Office, Mumbai, India

25.  Invited Expert, Annual Meeting of Solid Waste Experts from Asia and the Pacific Islands (SWAPI), Daegu, South Korea 19th Oct 2011

26.  Open NIES Talk on “Urban Energy and Carbon Intensity in India and Its Determinants – A Household Level Analysis”, at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan, 29th November 2010.

27.  Invited Expert, the 7th NIES Workshop on E-waste held at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan during 18-20th October 2010 and made an expert presentation on E-Waste Management in India – Issues, Challenges and Policy Response (18th October 2010)

28.  Invited for the International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability in an Urbanizing World, to be held on the campus of Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona USA, October 15-17, 2010. Organized by The Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) project of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP). To make a presentation on "Co-Benefit as an Approach to Align Climate Change Concerns with the National Development Objectives: Solid Waste Management"

29.  Invited at the 2nd UNITAR-Yale Global Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy: Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy, 2nd Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, September 17-19, 2010 to make a panel presentation on Mainstreaming Climate Change and Greening Concerns into the National Development Objectives: Issues of Governance at Different Levels.

30.  Invited expert at the Regional Workshop on “Waste Management in the Sohar Industrial Port”, organized by Sohar Environmental Unit, Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Sultanate of Oman, Crown Plaza Sohar, 20th September 2010 and spoke on “Design Aspects of Landfill-Environmental considerations

31.  Panel Coordinator, “Panel on Harmonized Emission Standards in India – What can be learned from Europe Experience”, Diesel Emission Conference (DEC-2010), Organized by Integer Research, London (8-9 Sept 2010), Leela Kempsi, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India 

32.  Invited as a Regional Expert on Solid Waste management to Participate in the Regional Training Workshop on “Integrated Solid Waste Management based on 3R Principles, IETC-DTIE of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), UNEP-ROAP and UNESCAP, 5-8th October 2009, Osaka, Japan

33.  Invited to present the award winning paper on “Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives in Urban Transportation – Strategies to Promote Non-Motorized Modes of Transportation” at the “International Workshop on Evaluating Climate Change and Development”, Alexandria, Egypt, 10-13 May 2008, organized by the Global Environment Facility, World Bank

34.  Invited to present the Key Note Speech at the “Symposium on Technical Development for Climate Change Counter Plan” Lotte Hotel, Ulsan City, 1-2nd May 2008 and delivered a Key Note Speech on “Integrating Strategies for Local and Global Environmental Issues” on 2nd May 2008

35.  Invited to present the Key Note Speech at the “Korean Society of Environmental Engineers’ Annual Seminar” Ulsan City, 1-2 May 2008 and delivering a Key Note Speech on “Economics for Environmental Management” on 1st May 2008

36.  Invited Expert, First Asia and Pacific Mayor’s Forum on Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development, Ulsan City, South Korea, 21-23 April 2008, Organized by UNESCAP and the City of Ulsan. Delivered an expert lecture on “Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development – Integrating Strategies for Local and Global Issues” on 21st April 2008

37.  Invited Special Lecture on “Economics of Waste Management” at Chongwon National University, Chongwon, South Korea, 31st March 2008

38.  Invited Guest Speaker, at KAIST Golden Triangle Research Collaboration meeting and gave a lecture on “Environmental Engineers and Sustainable Development”, Ulsan, South Korea, 22nd February 2008.

39.  Invited lecture on “Response Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation – A Developing Country Perspective” as a part of the Environmental Technology Seminar series under the prestigious BRAIN KOREA 21 programme of Korean Government (at the University of Ulsan, South Korea, 7th December 2007)

40.  Invited on a special Japan Waste Research Foundation (JWRF) Fellowship to participate in the 3rd Expert Meeting on Solid Waste Management in Asia and Pacific Islands and Present a paper on Co-Benefit as an Approach to Align Climate Change Concerns with the National Development Objectives: Solid Waste Management”, Okayama, JAPAN, 7-9 November 2007.

41.  Invited expert, Joint Seminar on Climate Change: The Urban Transportation Challenge, Organized by the Municipal Corporation of Kolkata and the Centre for Social Markets (CSM), Wednesday, 8th August 2007, The Conclave, Kolkata, India (Funded by Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany)

42.  Series of Invited Lectures at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ulsan, Korea (January-February 2007)

a.    Environmental Management through the Times of Economic Development;

b.    Economic Development and the Environment;

c.    Air Pollution Control and solid waste Management - A Management Approach

d.    Economics for Environmental Management - An Introduction to Environmental  Economics;

e.    Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Tool for Environmental Management;

f.     Climate Change and Mitigation Strategies

43.  Invited to participate in Better Air Quality (BAQ - 2006) Conference organized by CAI-Asia and ADB, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 13-15 December 2006 and present a research paper.

44.  Invited Expert, Project formulation Workshop for Asian Climate Change Research Programme (ACCReP), Funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 27-28 October 2005, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. 

45.  Panel Member, on “How to Bring the Global Concerns into Urban Context”, Organized by the Urban Environmental Management group of IGES, JAPAN at the International Open Science Meeting of International Human Dimensions Program (IHDP), Bonn, Germany 10-13 October 2005.

46.  Open AIT lecture on “The Delhi Decision – Is it a sustainable pathway for better air quality management in the other developing countries in Asia“, 26th January 2004, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Thailand.

47.  Invited Speaker, “Better Air Quality in Asia and pacific Rim Cities (BAQ) 2004”, an international workshop organized by the CIA Asia, ADB, Agra, India, 6-8 Dec., 2004

48.  Invited as a National Expert to attended the Annual review workshop on “Strategies to promote energy efficient technologies in urban transportation” under Asian Regional Research Project for Energy Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC -III), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 11-12 November, 2004

49.  Invited by UNESCAP to represent Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan at the “Workshop-cum-study visit Community-based and Decentralized Solid Waste Management” UNESCAP, 13-17 September 2004, Dhaka, Bangladesh

50.  Invited to participate in the third Kitakyushu Initiative Network Meeting of UNESCAP, 2-4 August 2004, Kitakyushu, Japan

51.  Invited to attend the sixth Thematic Seminar on International Cooperation for Local Initiatives, IGES, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2nd July 2004

52.  Invited to attend the fifth Thematic Seminar on Public Participation for Urban Environmental Management, IGES, Kitakyushu, Japan, 20-21 January 2003

53.  Invited speaker at the Better Air Quality (BAQ 2003) workshop, 17-19 December 2003, Manila, Philippines, (Sponsored by ADB, Philippines) and presented a paper “Transportation Trends, Alternatives and Policy Issues in Indian Cities”

54.  Invited to attend the International Conference on “Roles of Agriculture”, Organized by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 20-22 October 2003, Rome, Italy

55.  Invited to attend the Annual review workshop on “Strategies to promote energy efficient technologies in urban transportation” under Asian Regional Research Project for Energy Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC -III), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 24-26 September, 2003

56.  Invited to attend the “Fourth Training Workshop on International Environmental Law – Biodiversity," Kushiro, Japan, 15-21st March 2003 (Sponsored by United Nations Institute of Training and Research – UNITAR)

57.  Invited Speaker at the BAQ 2002, an international workshop on Better Air Quality in Asia and pacific Rim Cities held in Hong Kong supported by the Asian Development Bank(ADB)

58.  Invited to attend the Methodology Workshop on “Strategies to promote energy efficient technologies in urban transportation” under Asian Regional Research Project for Energy Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC -II), held at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 7-8 October, 2002

59.  Invited to participate in the Inception workshop of Role of Agriculture (ROA) project funded by Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO), IGIDR, Mumbai, India, 21-22 September 2002.

60.  Invited to attend the World Bank Institute’s course on Environmental Economics and Development Policy 2002 (EEDP V), Washington D.C. United States, 15-26 July, 2002

61.  Invited to attend the Third Annual Review Workshop on Asian Regional Research Project for Energy Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC -II), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 25-27 March, 2002

62.  Invited to attend the Training and Research Workshop organized by IUCN, - Asian Region Office and South Asian Network for Development and Research (SANDEE), AIT, Thailand, 7-12th March 2002 and delivered a talk on " Economic Valuation of Pesticide Pollution in India – A Policy Analysis for the Development of Eco-Friendly Agriculture Practice".

63.  Invited Speaker at the "International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE 2002)" held at IIT, Kharagpur, India during January 3-5, 2002 and presented a paper titled "Sustainability Approach to Waste Management - A Case of Modified Design for Landfills".

64.  Invited Open AIT lecture on “Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process for the Selection of Alternative Options for Urban Transportation in India – Analysis of Group Aggregation Methodology Adopted in AHP”, May 22, 2001, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

65.  Invited to attend the Second Annual Review Workshop on Asian Regional Research Project for Energy Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC -II), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 19-21 February, 2001

66.  Invited to participate in the First Indian Research Forum on “Green House Gas Pollution Prevention – Climate Change Supplement” - A Programme of the USAID, organized by Louis Berger, Inc. and IGIDR at IGIDR, Mumbai, India on 22/01/01

67.  Invited to participate and present a paper titled "Policies and Strategies for Better Management of Municipal Solid Waste in Indian Cities at the International Human Development Programme workshop on Climate Change, IHDP-Bonn, September 10-19, 2000, Bonn, Germany.

68.  Invited to participate and present a paper “Purpose Built Landfill System for the Control of Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste” at The Second International Methane Mitigation Conference, Novosibirsk, Russia, June 18-23, 2000.

69.  Resource person, Environmental Economics Training Programme under the World Bank’s Environmental Management Capacity Building Project, IGIDR, Mumbai, July 13-16, 2000.

70.  Invited to participate in the International Youth Forum on Lifelong Integrated Education – “Think together: Future for us, Humanity and the Earth”, Nomura center for Lifelong Integrated Education, Tokyo, Japan, 17-19 August 1999.

 

National Invitations

 

1.    Invited as an expert for the IDFC Institute Conversations: Improving Indian Urban Planning with Alain Bertaud, Bimal Patel & Vidyadhar Phatak, 17th January 2018, IDFC Mumbai.

2.    Invited as an Expert to Review Student Project Entries for Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards - 2018, Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTHI), Delhi

3.    Invited to set exam question paper for Post-graduate students of GITAM University, Visakhapatnam during 2016-17 and 2017-18

4.    Invited as an expert to deliver a key note address at a National Seminar on the theme “Climate Change and Indian Economy-Contemporary Developments and Challenges”, 24 February, 2018 organized by Economics Department of SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai

5.    Invited Expert at a Workshop on Geographic Information System (GIS) for Research Scholars, Staff and Faculty of IIPS, 22-23 December 2017, International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai and delivered a lecture on “Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Environmental Problems in Asia – A Stage Model Perspective”

6.    Invited as an Expert for the closed group telephonic meeting on “India’s Energy Sector Demands: Where are we headed?” to discuss some of the key issues in each of the demand sectors (Agriculture, Commercial, Industry, Residential and Transport sectors), 20th December 2017, Organized by TERI, Delhi

7.    Invited as an Expert for a Workshop on Indian Cities for the Future – Towards Solution” involving key decision makers from industry, business, government, and academia to identify innovative solutions for the future of Indian cities, 4th December 2017, Organized by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and the Institute for Future Cities at University of Strathclyde

8.    Invited as an Expert at TARAgram Yatra Plenary Session on 22nd September 2017, Development Alternatives, Delhi

9.    Invited Expert at a National Workshop on Urban Environmental Management – Solutions for Sustainability, 17-18th August 2017, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Hyderabad and Delivered a Lecture on “Innovation in Waste Management – Replication Strategies for the Developing Cities in Asia”

10.  Invited as an Expert and Mentor for the Scholar Orientation Program 2017 on July 30th 2017 at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai

11.  Invited to participate in the lecture by Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai Mr. Ajay Mehta on Reimaging Civic Governance, 14th July 2017, Team Observer Research Foundation, urban planning team of the MCGM and the Maharashtra State Government’s Urban Development department.

12.  Invited to Participate as an Expert at a workshop on ‘Evolving Integrated Geospatial Policy and Strategy for India’, Association of Geo-space Industries, 12th April 2017, India International Centre, Delhi

13.  Invited as an Expert for the 6th edition of the Global Economic Summit 2017 on the Theme Women Empowerment: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Capacity Building, organized jointly by the World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai and All India Association of Industries (AIAI), March 27-29, 2017 at World Trade Centre Mumbai.

14.  Invited as an Expert Panelist at the International Conference ICAIM 2017 – Leveraging Information Technology for Inter-sectoral Research, 17th February 2017, and participated in the Open Forum on “Research in Industry and Use of IT for Industrial Research – Expectations from Academics”, Thakur Institute of Management Studies, Career Development and Research, Mumbai

15.  Invited as an Expert to give a talk on IT and IoT – Their Interaction with the Environment by Thakur Institute of Management Studies, Career Development and Research, Mumbai, 15th February 2017.

16.  Invited as an Expert to give two lectures at the Three Week Refresher Course on “Economics of Industry: Modern Perspectives” organized by the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, 30th January and 18th February 2017. Delivered two lectures on “Economic Development and the Environment” and “Eco-Industrial Networking for Sustainable Development in Asian Countries”.

17.  Invited as an Expert for the UNDP Country Program Management Board Meeting, 19th Jan 2017, UNDP India Office, Delhi      

18.  Invited as an Expert Speaker for the National Environmental Conference at CESE, IIT Bombay during January 19-21, 2017 and delivered a lecture on “Temporal Dynamics of Waste Management Problems in Asia – A Stage Model Perspective

19.  Invited as an Expert Speaker at the International Conference on Environmental Management and Sustainability ICEMS 2017, organized by SIES, Nerul Campus, Mumbai, 4-6th January 2017 and delivered a lecture on “Urban Transportation and Environmental Issues”

20.  Invited as an Expert at the High Profile Interactive session on “Doing Business with Ecuador – The Gateway to Latin America” with the Ambassador of Ecuador, organized by World Trade Center, Mumbai, 19th December 2016

21.  Invited as a keynote speaker for the Workshop on Mumbai Urban Observatory, 5-6th December 2016 organized by Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industries and National Institute of Urban Affairs, Delhi as part of “RCUK-Network on Sustainable Cities and Urbanization in India” and delivered a lecture on “Need and Possibilities for an Urban Observatory in the Context of Greater Mumbai”

22.  Expert at the Energy-Environment Group Outcome Evaluation Board meeting, UNDP India Office, 25th November 2016

23.  Invited as a keynote speaker at a two day national seminar on Human Security in India: Issues, Challenges and Responses, 25-26 November 2016, Department of Politics, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion, Mumbai 

24.  Invited as an Expert at the Workshop on Research Methodology for Researcher, Faculty in Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Government College, Ambalapuzha, 25-27 October 2016

25.  Invited expert and Principal Investigator at the Kickoff Workshop of the UN-India Joint Network on Sustainable Cities and Urbanization in India, 26-27th Sept 2016, Organized by Research Council of the UK and NIUA, Delhi

26.  Invited as an Expert for the Round table meeting on Development of Think-Tank for Mumbai” organized by World Trade Center (WTC) Mumbai and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) held on August 19, 2016 at WTC Mumbai.

27.  Invited as an Expert at the 7th International TISS Climate Conference 2016, 29-30th July 2016, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

28.  Orientation Programme for the Award and Scholarship Winners for the year 2016 by Narottam Shah Foundation, July 24th, 2016 at Trident, Mumbai

29.  Invited as an expert speaker to deliver a talk on Economics, Development, Climate Change and the Environment at Workshop on “Understand the Earth and Climate Change Problems and It’s Solutions: An Engineering Perspective”, Atharva College of Engineering, Mumbai, 15th July 2016

30.  Thesis examiner for Masters Programme in Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal (5th July 2016)

31.  Invited as an expert at UK-India Urban Transformations Research Workshop, National Institute of Urban Affairs, RCUK, 13th march 2016, Jaipur

32.  Invited as an expert to a Round Table meeting on IoT systems and solutions for Smart City deployment, Organized by C-DAC, Bengaluru, 20th February 2016

33.  Invited to give a lecture on “Economic, Development and the Environment” at workshop on Greening and Sustainability: Re-visioning the Environment, Wilson College, Mumbai, 17th February 2016

34.  Invited as an Expert Speaker to deliver a talk on “Environment and Economic Development” at the National Seminar on “India – An Emerging Economy: Opportunities and Challenges”, Department of Economics, G.N. Khalsa College of Arts, Science and Commerce and UGC, 4-5th December 2015

35.  Invited expert, TARAgram Yatra and India – Post 2015: Investing in Sustainability conclave organized by Development Alternatives and GTZ, New Delhi, 7-10th October 2015

36.  Invited as a Coordinator for a Panel Discussion on The importance of developing alternative fuel and technology solutions in India at the 5th Integer Emissions Summit India 2015, 25-26 March, Piccadily Hotel, New Delhi

37.  Invited as an expert for the International Seminar on “Sustainable Solid Waste Management for Cities: Opportunities in SAARC Countries”, 25-27 March 2015, Nagpur, jointly organized by NEERI and Imperial College London.

38.  Invited expert for a two day National Seminar on Industrial Ecology – Inter-disciplinary Perspectives and Opportunities, 20-21 March 2015, Organized by GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

39.  Series of invited guest lectures for the Environmental Management group at Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, India, 26-27 January and 25-26 Feb 2015

40.  Invitation as an Expert Speaker to lecture on Environmental accounting of Transport and Solid Waste Management Sector at a one week refresher training program for Statistical Personnel of DES, U. P. on Environment Statistics and Natural Resource Accounting, 23-27 February 2015, Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) Bhopal

41.  Invited as an Environmental Economist Expert to deliver a series of lectures at a Workshop on Environmental Economics organized by the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, 10-12 February 2015.

42.  Invited speaker at a Two - day International Seminar on “Natural Resource and National Accounts in South Asia”, 5-6 February 2015, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India and gave a “lecture on Inclusive Valuation of Solid Waste Management services in India”

43.  Chair Person, Session on Economics of Climate Change, at a Two - day International Seminar on “Natural Resource and National Accounts in South Asia”, 5-6 February 2015, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India

44.  Invited expert on the panel “Environment and Climate Change” at the Young Social Innovators Conclave organized by Indian Youth Fund, Hindustan Times and Narottam Seksaria Foundation, Mumbai. India, 10th October 2014

45.  Invited for the Mumbai dialogue on green architecture "Building sense: Beyond the green façade of sustainable habitat" organized by Center for Science and Environment, Studio-X Mumbai Fort, Mumbai, 11th October, 2014.

46.  External thesis examiner for Master’s thesis submitted by Mr. Vikar Verma, IIT Bombay, 27th August 2014.

47.  Invited expert at the Consultation Workshop on the 3rd Regional Plan of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) for year 2014-2034, MMRDA, BKC Mumbai, 28th March 2014.

48.  External Theses Examiner for the Post-graduate programme in Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, AP, India (July 2014)

49.  Invited as a Key note speaker for the UGC sponsored Seminar on “Frontiers in the Field of Science, Technology and Sustainability”, organized by Government of Maharashtra’s Elphinstone College, Mumbai, 14-15th February 2014.

50.  Key Note Speaker at the UGC sponsored Seminar on “Environmental Management: New Paradigm for Water, Sanitation and Sustainability” organized by the School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), 23rd January 2014 and delivered a key note speech on “Economics for Environmental Management”

51.  Invited and Key Note Speaker at the UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in India, Department of Economics, P.N. Doshi Women’s College, Mumbai, India, 11-12th October 2013 and delivered a keynote speech on “Urban Transportation Infrastructure: Integrating Strategies for Sustainable Transportation”

52.  Invited Speaker at the Maharashtra Water Forum organized by EI Water, Hotel Orchid, Santacruz East, Mumbai, India, 25th September 2013 and delivered a keynote speech on “Basic Services in Urban Centers – Present Trends and the Way Forward”

53.  Invited Lecture at an International Seminar on “Sustainable Development – Indo-Canadian Perspective”, SNDT Women University, Juhu Campus, Mumbai, India, 19-20 March 2013

54.  Chairperson for the Technical Session IV at an International Seminar on “Sustainable Development: An Indo-Canadian Perspective”, SNDT Women University, Juhu Campus, Mumbai, India, 19-20 March 2013

55.  Six Invited Lectures on Modeling in Ecological and Economics (MEE) for MBA Graduate Students at IIFM Bhopal, 4-6 March 2013.

56.  Invited Speaker for Environmental training program on “EIA studies and EMP of contaminated sites for industrial sector”, sponsored by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), CSIR Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavanagar, Gujarat, India, 13th February 2013

57.  Invited Expert Speaker at the AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Programme on Green Construction: Environmental Compulsion of the Day , 14-18 May 2012, Shree Vidhya Niketan Engineering College, Tirupathi, India – Lectured on “Greening Commercial Buildings: Initiatives in India and the Bottlenecks”

58.  Invited lectures on Ecology and Economy Models at Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, 6-7th March 2012

59.  Resource Person, Faculty Refresher Course on Advanced Economics, Sponsored by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), IGIDR, Mumbai, 24th November 2011 – Delivered a lecture on “Contemporary Issues in providing Environmental Services”

60.  Series of invited guest lectures for the Environmental Management group at Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, India, 26-27 Feb 2011

61.  Invited Expert Speaker for the session on “Finance for Agriculture and Forestry – CDM Project” at the Continuing Professional Development Programme on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Carbon Finance for Agriculture and Forestry and Land use Project, organized by the Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), 25-27th August 2010, ESCI, Hyderabad, India

62.  PhD thesis examiner for Pondicherry university (2012)

63.  Invited for the 23rd Research and Development Advisory Committee (RDAC) meeting of the Ministry of Rural Development and made a presentation (of the proposed project) on Development of Low Cost Filter for the Removal of Pesticides in the Rural and Pesticide Effected Area”, 16th June 2010, MoRD, Paryavaran Bhawan, Delhi

64.  Invited Guest (on President’s Invitation) Lecture on Environmental Protection – Changing Trends and the Present Day Needs at GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, India, on 15th July 2009.

65.  Chairman, Session on “Green Building, Energy Saving and Carbon Markets”, International Conference on Green Growth, Organized by ICFAI Business School and Andhra Pradesh Forest Academy, 17-18 December 2008, Hyderabad, India

66.  Panel Member, Panel discussion on “India’s Environmental Challenges”, held at IBS, Hyderabad on 18th December 2008, Jointly organized by ICFAI Business School and Andhra Pradesh Forest Academy

67.  Chairman, Session on Urbanization, Migration and Health, Students Colloquium on Development Research (SCODER), IGIDR, 28-29th September 2007.

68.  Invited Speaker at the “Urban Transportation and Climate Change in Indian Cities: Experiences from Delhi and Mumbai”, at the Joint Seminar on Climate Change: The Urban Transportation Challenge, Municipal Corporation of Kolkata and the Centre for Social Markets CSM), 8th August 2007, The Conclave, Kolkata, India (Funded by Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany)

69.  Invited to participate in the Round-table on “Cities on River: Preparing for Climate Change”, Floatel, Kolkata, 8th August 2007, Kolkata, India, Organized by the INTACH and the Centre for Social Markets (CSM), (attended by Mr. Murad Qureshi, Member of London Assembly)

70.  Invited to participate in the “LEAD Consultation on the Status of Local Environmental Governance in India and Strategies for Future Action”, 15-16th March 2007, India Habitat Center, New Delhi (Organized jointly by LEAD International and British Government (Foreign Office)

71.  Resource person for sessions on “Financing Environmental Projects and Environmental Reporting and Verification”, Training Programme for Non-ISS Statistical Personnel on “Natural Resources Accounting Techniques” Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, 12-16 Feb 2007

72.  Lectured on “Environmental Finance” for PFM graduate students at the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, February 2007

73.  Invited to to deliver a talk on “Air Quality Modeling: Case Studies of Delhi and Mumbai”, Seminar on Valuation and Accounting of Urban Air Pollution in India, Envrionmental Economics Workshop, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India, 30th Nov  2006

74.  Invited as a GEF-Consultant for Project Proponent, GEF Empowered Committee meeting at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, 6th September 2006.

75.  Invited as a GEF-Consultant/Expert, Workshop on Cleaner Mobility in Urban Areas in India, UNDP/Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, New Delhi, 26th Aug, 2006.

76.  External examiner for student presentations at Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India (2006).

77.  Invited to participate in the National review workshop on “Roles of Agriculture” IGIDR, Mumbai, India, 6-7 October 2003 (sponsored by FAO of UN)

78.  Invited to participate as a representative of “National Research Institute” for the Sida project at National Dissemination Seminar on, “Asian Regional Research Project on Energy, Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC)”, Central Electricity Authority (CEA), New Delhi, 5th May 2003.

79.  Invited Speaker, “Environmental Economics Training Programme for Indian Economic Services/Indian Statistical Services Offices”, Sponsored by the World Bank, 6th February 2003, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, India.

80.  Invited to speak on “GHG mitigation from MSW” in the Group Monitoring Workshop of Department of Science and Technology’s “Fast Track Scheme”, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, January, 2003, Nagpur, India.

81.  Invited Talk on “Pesticide Removal Using Indigenous Wood Charcoal” at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India on 30 August 2001.

82.  Invited Speaker, Workshop on Advanced Waste Minimization and Management Technologies, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, November 2000.

83.  Invited to participate in the Brainstorming session which is a part of training programme on Environmental Economics for top level executives from corporate sector under the World Bank Environmental Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Project (EMCaB) implemented by MoEF, Govt. of India, 29 June, 2000, IGIDR, Mumbai, India.

84.  Invited to participate and present a paper entitled “Feasibility of Landfill Technology for Management of MSW: A Case Study of Mumbai” in the workshop on “Municipal Solid Wastes: Technology and Management” NDC & West Bengal Pollution Control Board, 15th November 1999 at Calcutta, India.

85.  Invited to participate in Technical Advisory Committee meeting held for Rural Pollution and Health Impacts at IGIDR, Mumbai, India, 15th November 1999.

86.  Invited to participate in the “Consultative Symposium on Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development” Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India, June 11th 1999, Mumbai, India.

87.  Invited to give a lecture on Bio-methanation: An Alternative Energy Source – Appropriate Choice for the Next Millennium, at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India on 3rd March 1999.

88.  Invited to participate and present a technical paper at the National seminar on Environmental Protection: Recent trends in wastewater treatment, 19 - 20th January 1998, EPTRI, Hyderabad, India

89.  Invited to participate and present a technical paper at a National seminar on Environmental Conservation and Management (ECOMAN), March 1996, GITAM, Visakhapatnam, India

90.  Invited to participate in National seminar on Conservation and Development in Tropics, March 1995, BHU, Varanasi, India, and present a technical paper

91.  Invited to participate and present a technical paper at National seminar on Environment, Biodiversity and Conservation, August 1995 at Rani Durgavathi University, Jabalpur, India

 

Details of External Research Funding Obtained

Industry-or Government sponsored R&D projects

1.    Issues and Strategies Required for EIP Implementation in Ulsan, South Korea - Identified Based on Multi-actor Group Questionnaire Survey (2009) –Funded by BRAINPOOL Programme, Government of Korea  - Sudhakar Yedla and Hung-Suck Park, Ulsan EIP Center, University of Ulsan, South Korea. (Lead Author)

2.      Book Writing Proposal on “URBAN TRANSPORTATION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT – Issues, Alternatives and Policy Analysis”, Funded by IGIDR and Published by Narosa Publishers, India – Funds drawn from research projects funded by Sida. (Project Leader and Author)

3.    Scoping Paper for the Establishment of a UNESCAP Eco-City Development Award (2008), A consultancy project funded by ESD Division of UN-ESCAP, Bangkok (Lead Author)

4.    Strategies for promotion of energy efficient and emission reduction technologies in urban transport sector in selected Asian countries – A multinational research project funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) under the scheme of Asia Regional Research Programme on Energy, Environment and Climate Change Phase II (ARRPEEC Phase III) – Work involved Air quality modeling from non-point sources (Project Director) (leader) (2002-2007)

5.    Analysis of technological alternatives for mitigating environmental emissions from the urban transport system in selected Asian countries – A multinational research project funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) under the scheme of Asia Regional Research Programme on Energy, Environment and Climate Change Phase II (ARRPEEC Phase II) (Project Investigator) (1998-2001)

6.    “Socio-Economic Analysis and Policy Implications of the Roles of Agriculture in Developing Countries” – ‘Role of Agriculture’ in short, funded by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (In-charge for the Module on Environment (leader) (2002-2003)

7.    “Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW): Estimation and Selection of Economically Feasible Abatement Methodology” funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India under the scheme of “Fast track proposal for Young Scientists 2000-2001” (Principal Investigator (leader) (2001-2003)

Capacity Building / Training Programmes

1.    EETCPN Environmental Economics Training Program for the Private Corporate Sector under The World Bank’s EERC Project (Program Coordinator (leader) (June/July, 2000)

2.    Environmental Economics Training Programme under the sponsorship of the World Bank’s Environmental Management Capacity Building Project, held at IGIDR, Mumbai (Program Coordinator (leader) (July 13-16, 2000)

Academic Programmes/Conferences/Workshops

1.    Co-organizer for the workshop on Mumbai Urban Observatory, organized under the UK-India Joint Network on Sustainable Cities and Funded by Research Council UK. This workshop was actively supported by IGIDR, TISS, IIPS and IIT Mumbai (5-6 December 2016)

2.    Coordinator, IGIDR Silver Jubilee Conference on Energy and Environment – “Cities and Sustainability”, 29-30 October 2013, IGIDR, Mumbai

3.    Organizing Committee Member, International Conference on Economic Instruments for Water Resources Management to be held on 9-10 January 2009 by IGIDR, Mumbai, India

4.    Organizing Committee Member, “How to Bring the Global Concerns into Urban Context”, Organized by the Urban Environmental Management group of IGES, JAPAN at the International Open Science Meeting of International Human Dimensions Program (IHDP), Bonn, Germany 10-13 October 2005

5.    Organized a Brainstorming/Inceptions Workshop on “Policies for the promotion of energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies in urban transportation sector in India, 19th November, 2003, IGIDR, Mumbai, India

6.    Organizing Committee Member, Symposium on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, IGIDR, 6 – 7 July 2003.

7.    Organizing Committee Member, Inception workshop of Role of Agriculture (ROA) project funded by Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO), IGIDR, Mumbai, India, 21-22 September 2002.

8.    Organizing Committee Member for the session “Energy Policy Issues and Power Sector Reforms” and “Environmental Management: Local and Global issues” in the “International Symposium on Development Policies for the Next Millennium” being held at IGIDR in July’00.

 

Industry-or Government-sponsored consulting assignments

 

1.    Independent evaluator for the Sustainable Urban Transportation Program (SUTP) of UNDP India Office, Delhi (2017) (National Consultant)

2.    Review of a book titled “Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Development: An Interdisciplinary Approach”, Routledge Publishers (2016) (Reviewer)

3.    Review of Pedagogical Course on Solid Waste Management developed by National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal, Indian Institute of Technology IIT-Kharagpur and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (Reviewer)

4.    “Outcome Evaluation of the Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) 2013-17” for UNDP-India, (along with Ian Holland and Pradeep Sharma), UNDP India Office, Delhi (2016). (National consultant)

5.    “Mid Term Review of the Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) 2013-17” for UNDP-India, (along with Ian Holland), UNDP India Office, Delhi (2015). (National Consultant)

6.    Development of Analytical Paper on Sustainable Industrialization and Provision of Infrastructure in India to help Government of India on International negotiations for SDGs, UNDP, India office (Lead Consultant) (June 2014 – August 2014)

7.    Evaluation of Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Trans-boundary Effects for South Asia (An inter-governmental agreement Implemented by SACEP), UNEP – RRC.AP (Independent Evaluator) (December 2012-April 2013)

8.    Development of Analytical Paper on Sustainability of Industrialization and Provision of Infrastructure in India to help Government of India on International negotiations for SDGs, UNDP, India office (Lead Consultant) (June 2014 – August 2014)

9.    Design of a project to conduct Macro-Economic Impacts Assessment of Climate Change for Bangladesh (Mini Stern Report) under the Asian Development Banks (ADB) Technical Assistance Project - Strengthening the Implementation of Climate Change Action Plan for Bangladesh. (International Consultant) (Environmental Economist) August 2013-Oct 2014

10. Development of Analytical Paper on Sustainable Transportation and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in India to help Government of India on International negotiations for SDGs, UNDP, India office (Lead Consultant) (June 2013 – January 2014)

11. Design and Development of Hazardous Landfill Site for Bhilai Steel Plant, Raipur, India for HMR Environmental Consultants, Dubai and Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), Raipur, India (Team Leader) (March 2012 – till date)

12. Design and Development of Garraf Sanitary Landfill in Iraq, for HMR Environmental Engineering Consultants, Sultanate of Oman (Team Leader) (Dec 2011 – March 2012)

13. Cleaner Mobility in Urban Areas, Incremental cost analysis and Development of full project proposal for GEF, for the Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India and UNDP (Incremental cost expert/consultant) (February 2006 –March 2007)

14. Socio-Economic Impact Assessment and Development of Relocation & Rehabilitation Plan for a Bauxite Mining and Alumina Refinery Unit at Lanjigarh, Orissa, India funded by Tata AIG Risk Management Services Ltd., India  (Project Coordinator) (leader) (2001-2002)

15. Evolution of Environment in Mumbai, A Commission paper from Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan (Lead Author) (leader) (2002)

 

Details of Conferences Attended

 

Total: 118     International: 58      National: 60

 

International Conferences Attended

1.    Tenth South Asian Economic Summit – Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia, 14-16 November 2017, Katmandu, Nepal, organized by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal

2.    Invited as an expert for the Interactive session on “Doing Business with Ecuador – The Gateway to Latin America” with the Ambassador of Ecuador, organized by World Trade Center, Mumbai and All India Association of Industries, 19th December 2016

3.    Invited expert at the Workshop on Mumbai Urban Observatory, Organized by Mumbai Chamber of Commerce and Industries and RCUK-NIUA, 5-6 December 2016 Mumbai and Delivered a key note speech on “Need and Possibilities for an Urban Observatory in the Context of Greater Mumbai”

4.    Attended the Kick off workshop of UK-India Joint Network on Sustainable Cities and Urbanization in India, 26-27 Sept 2016, Delhi as an Invited expert and principal investigator

5.    Attended the 11th International Conference of Nomura Center for Life Long Integrated Education, Tokyo, Japan, 115-19th November 2014

6.    Attended Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Conference 2014 organized by the Japan Society on Water Environment, at TWIns, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 28-29 June 2014, and presented a paper titled “Development of Methodology for E-Waste Estimation: A Material Flow Analysis Based SYE Waste Model”

7.    Invited to deliver an expert lecture on “Economic Development and Infrastructure in India at the Times of Global Negotiations for SDGs” at Hangkuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul Republic of Korea, 28th May 2014

8.    Invited to deliver an expert lecture on “Economic Development and Societal Transformation - Why are the Issues in Asian Cities Unique?” at Korean Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul, Republic of Korea, 30th May 2014

9.    Invited to deliver an expert lecture on “Economic Development and Sustainability - Means to Integrate Sustainability into Economic Development” at The Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Sogang University, Seoul, Republic of Korean, 3rd June 2014

10. Delivered a Fellowship lecture on “India - Korea CEPA: Analysis of Industrial Competitiveness and Environmental Implications” at Korean Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul, Republic of Korea, 5th June 2014

11.  Invited as Climate Change Expert, the Technical Working Group Meeting on Climate Change, Resource Scarcity and Food Security, Knowledge Partnership Program (KPP), IPE and DFID ,UK, at DFID-British High Commission, New Delhi, 18th January 2013.

12.  Invited Expert, 9th Refresher Training Programme, Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Trans-boundary Effects for South Asia, CPCB, India, Delhi 10-12 December 2012

13. Participated in the UNU-WIDER International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Helsinki, Finland 28-29th September 2012 and presented an invited paper

14. Participated in the Water and Environmental Technology (WET) International Conference organized by the Water Technology Center, University of Tokyo, 29-30 June 2012, Institute of Industrial Engineering, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo, Japan and made a presentation on Providing water for a Billion – Partnerships and its Limitations

15. Invited International Expert,  International Workshop on Water-Energy-Carbon Nexus in Mega Cities, Organized by Global Carbon Project (GCP) – National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES) Japan, Tokyo Garden Palace, Tokyo, Japan, 1-3 March 2012

16. Participated in ICON MSW 2011, 2nd International Conference on Solid Waste Management, Kolkata, India, and Presented a paper on “Dynamic of Environmental Problems – Why are the Waste Management Problems Unique in the Developing Cities of Asia?” 9-11 November 2011

17. Participated as an Invited Speaker in the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2011, Daegu, South Korea 17-20 October 2011 and Presented four papers titled

a.    Development of Methodology for E-Waste Estimation – A Material Flow Approach”

b.    E-Waste Management in India: Issues, Challenges and Policy Responses”

c.    Innovation in MSW Management – Replication Strategies for Developing Cities in Asia

d.    Sustainable Waste Management in Asian Cities – Modified Landfill Design

18. Participated in the Capacity Building Workshop on Carbon Governance in Asia: Bridging Scales and Disciplines, Organized by UNU-IAS, GCP and APN during 1-3rd November 2010 at the Institute of Advanced Studies, United National University, Yokohama, Japan

19. Participated in the 5th Workshop on “Improvement of solid waste management and reduction of GHG emission in Asia (SWGA)” -  Feasibility of mitigation action in Asia held at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan during 21-23rd October 2010 and made a presentation on GHG Mitigation from Solid Waste Management – PPP Based Decentralized Composting (21st October 2010)

20. Participated in the 7th NIES Workshop on E-waste held at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan during 18-20th October 2010 and made a presentation on E-Waste Management in India – Issues, Challenges and Policy Response (18th October 2010)

21. Participated in the 5th Workshop on “Improvement of solid waste management and reduction of GHG emission in Asia (SWGA)” -  Feasibility of mitigation action in Asia held at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan during 21-23rd October 2010 and made a country representative presentation on the State of National GHG Mitigation Efforts Relevant to Waste Sector – Indian Scenario (22nd October 2010)

22. Invited for the International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability in an Urbanizing World, to be held on the campus of Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona USA, October 15-17, 2010, The Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP). Made a presentation on "Co-Benefit as an Approach to Align Climate Change Concerns with the National Development Objectives: Solid Waste Management",

23. Participated in a Regional Workshop on “Waste Management in the Sohar Industrial Port”, organized by Sohar Environmental Unit, Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Sultanate of Oman, Crown Plaza Sohar, 20th September 2010

24. Invited at the 2nd UNITAR-Yale Global Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy: Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy, 2nd Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, September 17-19, 2010 to make a panel presentation on Mainstreaming Climate Change and Greening Concerns into the National Development Objectives: Issues of Governance at Different Levels.

25. Coordinator for a “Panel on Harmonized Emission Standards in India – What can be learned from Europe Experience”, Diesel Emission Conference (DEC-2010), Organized by Integer Research, London (8-9th September 2010), Leela Kempsi, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India 

26. Participated in the Regional Training Workshop on “Integrated Solid Waste Management based on 3R Principles, IETC-DTIE of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), UNEP-ROAP and UNESCAP, 5-8th October 2009, Osaka, Japan 

27. Participated in the International Conference on “Green Growth”, IBS, Hyderabad, India 17-18th December 2008, organized by ICFAI School of Business and Andhra Pradesh Forest Academy, and Presented an Invited Paper titled “Eco- Industrial Networking for Sustainable Development in Asia –Issues and Development Strategies”

28. Participated in the “International Workshop on Evaluating Climate Change and Development”, Alexandria, Egypt, 10-13 May 2008, organized by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank and presented the “Award winning” paper on “Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives in Urban Transportation – Strategies to Promote Non-Motorized Modes of Transportation”

29. Participated in “Symposium on Technical Development for Climate Change Counter Plan” Lotte Hotel, Ulsan City, 1-2nd May 2008 and delivered a Key Note Speech on “Integrating Strategies for Local and Global Environmental Issues” on 2nd May 2008

30. Participated in the “Korean Society of Environmental Engineers’ Annual Seminar” Ulsan City, 1-2 May 2008 and delivering a Key Note Speech on “Economics for Environmental Management” on 1st May 2008

31. Invited Expert, First Asia and Pacific Mayor’s Forum on Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development, Ulsan City, South Korea, 21-23 April 2008, Organized by UNESCAP and the City of Ulsan. 

32. Expert lecture on “Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development – Integrating Strategies for Local and Global Issues” on 21st April 2008

33. Participated in the 3rd Expert Meeting on Solid Waste Management in Asia and Pacific Islands and Presented a paper on Co-Benefit as an Approach to Align Climate Change Concerns with the National Development Objectives:Solid Waste Management”, Okayama, JAPAN, 7-9 Nov’07.

34. Participated in Better Air Quality (BAQ - 2006) Conference organized by CAI-Asia and ADB, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 13-15 December 2006.

35. Invited Expert, Project formulation Workshop for Asian Climate Change Research Programme (ACCReP), Funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 27-28 October 2005, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. 

36. Attended and presented a paper at the International Open Science Meeting of International Human Dimensions Program (IHDP), Bonn, Germany 10-13 October 2005.

37. Invited Speaker, “Better Air Quality in Asia and pacific Rim Cities (BAQ) 2004”, an international workshop organized by the CIA Asia, ADB, Agra, India, 6-8 Dec., 2004

38. Attended the Annual review workshop on “Strategies to promote energy efficient technologies in urban transportation” under Asian Regional Research Project for Energy Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC -III), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 11-12 November, 2004

39. Participated in the “Workshop-cum-study visit Community-based and Decentralized Solid Waste Management” UNESCAP, 13-17 September 2004, Dhaka, Bangladesh

40. Participated in the third Kitakyushu Initiative Network Meeting of UNESCAP, 2-4 August 2004, Kitakyushu, Japan

41. Attended the sixth Thematic Seminar on International Cooperation for Local Initiatives, IGES, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2nd July 2004

42. Attended the fifth Thematic Seminar on Public Participation for Urban Environmental Management, IGES, Kitakyushu, Japan, 20-21 January 2003

43. Attended the Better Air Quality (BAQ 2003) workshop, 17-19 December 2003, Manila, Philippines, (Sponsored by ADB, Philippines) and presented a paper “Transportation Trends, Alternatives and Policy Issues in Indian Cities”

44. Attended the International Conference on “Roles of Agriculture”, Organized by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 20-22 October 2003, Rome, Italy

45. Attended the Annual review workshop on “Strategies to promote energy efficient technologies in urban transportation” under Asian Regional Research Project for Energy Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC -III), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 24-26 September, 2003

46. Attended the “Fourth Training Workshop on International Environmental Law – Biodiversity," Kushiro, Japan, 15-21st March 2003 (Sponsored by United Nations Institute of Training and Research – UNITAR)

47. Invited Speaker “Better Air Quality in Asia and pacific Rim Cities (BAQ) 2002”, an international workshop organized by the CIA Asia, ADB and HK Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 16-18 December, 2002

48. Attended the Methodology Workshop on “Strategies to promote energy efficient technologies in urban transportation” under Asian Regional Research Project for Energy Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC -II), held at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 7-8 October, 2002

49. Participated in the Inception workshop of Role of Agriculture (ROA) project funded by Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO), IGIDR, Mumbai, India, 21-22 September 2002.

50. Attended the World Bank Institute’s course on Environmental Economics and Development Policy 2002 (EEDP V), Washington D.C. United States, 15-26 July, 2002

51. Attended the Third Annual Review Workshop on Asian Regional Research Project for Energy Environment and Climate, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 25-27 March, 2002

52. Attended the Training and Research Workshop organized by IUCN, - Asian Region Office and South Asian Network for Development and Research (SANDEE), AIT, Thailand, 7-12th March 2002 and delivered a talk on "Economic Valuation of Pesticide Pollution in India – A Policy Analysis for the Development of Eco-Friendly Agriculture Practice".

53. Attended the "International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE 2002)" held at IIT, Kharagpur, India during January 3-5, 2002 and presented a paper titled "Sustainability Approach to Waste Management - A Case of Modified Design for Landfills".

54. Open AIT lecture on “Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process for the Selection of Alternative Options for Urban Transportation in India – Analysis of Group Aggregation Methodology Adopted in AHP”, May 22, 2001, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

55. Attended the Second Annual Review Workshop on Asian Regional Research Project for Energy Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC -II), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 19-21 February, 2001

56. Participated in the First Indian Research Forum on “Green House Gas Pollution Prevention – Climate Change Supplement” - A Programme of the USAID, organized by Louis Berger, Inc. and IGIDR at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India on 22/01/01

57. Participated and presented a paper titled "Policies and Strategies for Better Management of Municipal Solid Waste in Indian Cities at the International Human Development Programme workshop on Climate Change, IHDP-Bonn, September 10-19, 2000, Bonn, Germany.

58. Participated and presented a paper “Purpose Built Landfill System for the Control of Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste” at The Second International Methane Mitigation Conference, Novosibirsk, Russia, June 18-23, 2000.

59. Participated in the International Youth Forum on Lifelong Integrated Education – “Think together: Future for us, Humanity and the Earth”, Nomura center for Lifelong Integrated Education, Tokyo, Japan, 17-19 August 1999.

 

National                        

1.    Participated in National seminar on Conservation and Development in Tropics, March 1995, BHU, Varanasi, India, and presented a paper

2.    Participated in National seminar on Environment, Biodiversity and Conservation, August 1995 at Rani Durgavathi University, Jabalpur, India and presented a paper

3.    Participated in National seminar on Environmental Conservation and Management (ECOMAN), March 1996, Visakhapatnam, India and presented a paper

4.    Participated in National seminar on Environmental Protection: Recent trends in wastewater treatment, 19 - 20th January 1998, EPTRI, Hyderabad, India and presented a paper

5.    Bio-methanation: An Alternative Energy Source – Appropriate Choice for the Next Millennium, presented at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India on 3rd March 1999.

6.    Attended the “Consultative Symposium on Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development” being held by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India on June 11th 1999 in Mumbai, India.

7.    Participated and presented a paper entitled “Feasibility of Landfill Technology for Management of MSW: A Case Study of Mumbai” in the workshop on “Municipal Solid Wastes: Technology and Management” NDC & West Bengal Pollution Control Board, 15th Nov 1999 at Calcutta, India.

8.    Participated in Technical Advisory Committee meeting held for Rural Pollution and Health Impacts at IGIDR, Mumbai, India, 15th November 1999.

9.    Participated in the Brainstorming session which is a part of training programme on Environmental Economics for top level executives from corporate sector under the World Bank Environmental Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Project (EMCaB) being implemented by MoEF, Govt. of India, 29 June, 2000, IGIDR, Mumbai, India.

10. Participated and presented paper “GHG mitigation from MSW” in the Group Monitoring Workshop of Department of Science and Technology’s “Fast Track Scheme”, January, 2003, Nagpur, India.

11. Participated as a representative of “National Research Institute” for the Sida project at National Dissemination Seminar on, “Asian Regional Research Project on Energy, Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC)”, Central Electricity Authority (CEA), New Delhi, 5th May 2003.

12. National review workshop on “Roles of Agriculture” IGIDR, Mumbai, India, 6-7 October 2003 (sponsored by FAO of UN)

13. GEF-Consultant/Expert, Workshop on Cleaner Mobility in Urban Areas in India, UNDP/Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, New Delhi, 26th Aug, 2006.

14. GEF-Consultant for Project Proponent, GEF Empowered Committee meeting at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, 6th September 2006.

15. Delivered a talk on “Air Quality Modeling: Case Studies of Delhi and Mumbai”, Seminar on Valuation and Accounting of Urban Air Pollution in India, Envrionmental Economics Workshop, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi, India, 30th November 2006

16. Participated in the “LEAD Consultation on the Status of Local Environmental Governance in India and Strategies for Future Action”, 15-16th March 2007, India Habitat Center, New Delhi (Organized jointly by LEAD International and British Government (Foreign Office)

17. Delivered a talk on “Urban Transportation and Climate Change in Indian Cities: Experiences from Delhi and Mumbai”, at the Joint Seminar on Climate Change: The Urban Transportation Challenge, Municipal Corporation of Kolkata and the Centre for Social Markets CSM), 8th August 2007, The Conclave, Kolkata, India (Funded by Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany)

18. Participated in the Round-table on “Cities on River: Preparing for Climate Change”, Floatel, Kolkata, 8th August 2007, Kolkata, India, Organized by the INTACH and the Centre for Social Markets (CSM), (attended by Mr. Murad Qureshi, Member of London Assembly)

19.  Invited Speaker for Environmental training program on “EIA studies and EMP of contaminated sites for industrial sector”, sponsored by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), CSIR Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, 13th February 2013

20.  Invited Speaker at the Maharashtra Water Forum organized by EI Water, Hotel Orchid, Santacruz East, Mumbai, India, 25th September 2013 and delivered a keynote speech on “Basic Services in Urban Centers – Present Trends and the Way Forward”

21. Invited Speaker at the UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in India, 11-12 October 2013, Organized by the Department of Economics, Smt. P.N. Doshi Women’s College, Mumbai and delivered a talk on “Urban Transportation Infrastructure: Integrating Strategies for Sustainable Transportation”

22. Invited as a Key note speaker for the UGC sponsored Seminar on “Frontiers in the Field of Science, Technology and Sustainability”, organized by Government of Maharashtra’s Elphinstone College, Mumbai, 14-15th February 2014.

23. Key Note Speaker, UGC sponsored Seminar on “Environmental Management: New Paradigm for Water, Sanitation and Sustainability” organized by the School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, 23rd January 2014 and delivered a key note speech on “Economics for Environmental Management”

24. Participated in the India Development Report (IDR) Workshop organized by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) as a contributing author and presented a paper on “Indian Transportation and Its Sustainability”, 7th March 2014, IGIDR, Mumbai

25. Invited expert on the panel “Environment and Climate Change” at the Young Social Innovators Conclave organized by Indian Youth Fund, Hindustan Times and Narottam Seksaria Foundation, Mumbai. India, 10th October 2014

26. Invited for the Mumbai dialogue on green architecture "Building sense: Beyond the green façade of sustainable habitat" organized by Center for Science and Environment, Studio-X Mumbai Fort, Mumbai, 11th October, 2014.

27. Invited as a Coordinator for a Panel Discussion on The importance of developing alternative fuel and technology solutions in India at the 5th Integer Emissions Summit India 2015, 25-26 March, Piccadily Hotel, New Delhi

28. Invited as an expert for the International Seminar on “Sustainable Solid Waste Management for Cities: Opportunities in SAARC Countries”, 25-27 March 2015, Nagpur, jointly organized by NEERI and Imperial College London.

29. Invited expert for a two day National Seminar on Industrial Ecology – Inter-disciplinary Perspectives and Opportunities, 20-21 March 2015, Organized by GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

30. Invitation as an Expert Speaker to lecture on Environmental accounting of Transport and Solid Waste Management Sector at a one week refresher training program for Statistical Personnel of DES, U. P. on Environment Statistics and Natural Resource Accounting, 23-27 February 2015, Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) Bhopal

31. Invited as an Environmental Economist Expert to deliver a series of lectures at a Workshop on Environmental Economics organized by the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, 10-12 February 2015.

32. Invited speaker at a Two - day International Seminar on “Natural Resource and National Accounts in South Asia”, 5-6 February 2015, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India and gave a “lecture on Inclusive Valuation of Solid Waste Management services in India”

33. Chair Person, Session on Economics of Climate Change, at a Two - day International Seminar on “Natural Resource and National Accounts in South Asia”, 5-6 February 2015, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India

34. Invited expert at the Consultation Workshop on the 3rd Regional Plan of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) for year 2014-2034, MMRDA, BKC Mumbai, 28th March 2014.

35. Invited as an Expert Speaker to deliver a talk on “Environment and Economic Development” at the National Seminar on “India – An Emerging Economy: Opportunities and Challenges”, Department of Economics, G.N. Khalsa College of Arts, Science and Commerce and UGC, 4-5th December 2015

36. Invited expert, TARAgram Yatra and India – Post 2015: Investing in Sustainability conclave organized by Development Alternatives and GTZ, New Delhi, 7-10th October 2015

37. Participated in the workshop on Greening and Sustainability: Re-visioning the Environment, organized by Wilson College, Mumbai, 17th February 2016 and delivered a lecture “Economic, Development and the Environment”.

38. Participated as an invited expert in a Round Table meeting on IoT systems and solutions for Smart City deployment, Organized by C-DAC, Bengaluru, 20th February 2016

39. Invited as an expert at UK-India Urban Transformations Research Workshop, National Institute of Urban Affairs, RCUK, 13th march 2016, Jaipur

40. Invited as an expert speaker at Workshop on “Understand the Earth and Climate Change Problems and It’s Solutions: An Engineering Perspective”, Atharva College of Engineering, Mumbai and delivered a lecture on Economics, Development, Climate Change and the Environment, 15th July 2016

41. Orientation Programme for the Award and Scholarship Winners for the year 2016 by Narottam Shah Foundation, July 24th, 2016 at Trident, Mumbai

42. Invited as an Expert at the 7th International TISS Climate Conference 2016, 29-30th July 2016, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

43. Invited expert and Principal Investigator at the Kickoff Workshop of the UN-India Joint Network on Sustainable Cities and Urbanization in India, 26-27th Sept 2016, Organized by Research Council of the UK and NIUA, Delhi

44. Invited as an Expert at the Workshop on Research Methodology for Researcher, Faculty in Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Government College, Ambalapuzha, 25-27 October 2016

45. Invited as a keynote speaker at a two day national seminar on Human Security in India: Issues, Challenges and Responses, 25-26 November 2016, Department of Politics, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion, Mumbai 

46. Invited as a keynote speaker for the Workshop on Mumbai Urban Observatory, 5-6th December 2016 organized by Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industries and National Institute of Urban Affairs, Delhi as part of “RCUK-Network on Sustainable Cities and Urbanization in India” and delivered a lecture on “Need and Possibilities for an Urban Observatory in the Context of Greater Mumbai”

47. Invited as an Expert Speaker at the International Conference on Environmental Management and Sustainability ICEMS 2017, organized by SIES, Nerul Campus, Mumbai, 4-6th January 2017 and delivered a lecture on “Urban Transportation and Environmental Issues”.

48. Invited as an Expert Speaker for the National Environmental Conference at CESE, IIT Bombay during January 19-21, 2017 and delivered a lecture on “Temporal Dynamics of Waste Management Problems in Asia – A Stage Model Perspective

49. Invited as an Expert to give two lectures at the Three Week Refresher Course on “Economics of Industry: Modern Perspectives” organized by the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, 30th January and 18th February 2017. Delivered two lectures on “Economic Development and the Environment” and “Eco-Industrial Networking for Sustainable Development in Asian Countries”.

50. Invited as an Expert to give a talk on IT and IoT – Their Interaction with the Environment by Thakur Institute of Management Studies, Career Development and Research, Mumbai, 15th February 2017.

51. Invited as an Expert Panelist at the International Conference ICAIM 2017 – Leveraging Information Technology for Inter-sectoral Research, 17th February 2017, and participated in the Open Forum on “Research in Industry and Use of IT for Industrial Research – Expectations from Academics”, Thakur Institute of Management Studies, Career Development and Research, Mumbai

52. Invited as an Expert for the 6th edition of the Global Economic Summit 2017 on the Theme Women Empowerment: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Capacity Building, organized jointly by the World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai and All India Association of Industries (AIAI), March 27-29, 2017 at World Trade Centre Mumbai.

53. Invited to Participate as an Expert at a workshop on ‘Evolving Integrated Geospatial Policy and Strategy for India’, Association of Geo-space Industries, 12th April 2017, India International Centre, Delhi

54. Invited Expert at a National Workshop on Urban Environmental Management – Solutions for Sustainability, 17-18th August 2017, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Hyderabad and Delivered a Lecture on “Innovation in Waste Management – Replication Strategies for the Developing Cities in Asia”

55. Invited as an Expert at TARAgram Yatra Plenary Session on 22nd September 2017, Development Alternatives, Delhi

56. Invited as an Expert for a Workshop on Indian Cities for the Future – Towards Solution” involving key decision makers from industry, business, government, and academia to identify innovative solutions for the future of Indian cities, 4th December 2017, Organized by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and the Institute for Future Cities at University of Strathclyde

57. Invited as an Expert for the closed group telephonic meeting on “India’s Energy Sector Demands: Where are we headed?” to discuss some of the key issues in each of the demand sectors (Agriculture, Commercial, Industry, Residential and Transport sectors), 20th December 2017, Organized by TERI, Delhi

58. Invited Expert at a Workshop on Geographic Information System (GIS) for Research Scholars, Staff and Faculty of IIPS, 22-23 December 2017, International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai and delivered a lecture on “Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Environmental Problems in Asia – A Stage Model Perspective”

59. Invited as an expert to deliver a key note address at a National Seminar on the theme “Climate Change and Indian Economy-Contemporary Developments and Challenges”, 24 February, 2018 organized by Economics Department of SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai

60. Invited as an expert for the IDFC Institute Conversations: Improving Indian Urban Planning with Alain Bertaud, Bimal Patel & Vidyadhar Phatak, 17th January 2018, IDFC Mumbai.

 

 

Details of Student Guidance

 

PhD Supervision

 

·         Ph.D. thesis “Analysis of Some Environmental Problems in India: Case Studies from Rural and Urban Areas”  submitted by Ms. Sarika Kansal to Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India (2006) - Thesis defended

·         Ph.D student (Ms. Shikha Jha) working on Issues in Equitable Transportation, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India (2010 – 2017) – Thesis submitted

·         Ph.D student (Mr. Hardeep Singh) working on “Decarbonization of Indian Railways”, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India (2017- till date)

 

M.Phil Thesis

 

·         Mr. Rajashekhar, M.Phil student working on “National Urban Renewal Missions in India – Performance Evaluation of Major Urban Centers” (2017-2018)

·         Mr. Vikas Choudhury, M.Phil student working on “Measurement of Investment Efficiency in New Renewable Energy Sources adopting Data Envelope Analysis (DEA) (2017-18)

 

Post Graduate Student Supervision

 

·         Krishna Chaitanya - M.Tech (Environmental Engineering), Division of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering , National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal (2008-09) - Awarded as an Outstanding thesis

·         Post-graduate (M.S) thesis “GHG mitigation potential of various MSW disposal options for Mumbai, India” submitted by Ms. Sindhu to Cochin University of Science and Technology, (2003) – Awarded as an Outstanding thesis of the batch

·         Post Graduate thesis (M.Sc) by Nirupam Dutta on Micro-credit and CDM, IGIDR, (2007)

·         Alex Rafalowicz, Post-graduate (Master of Law and Economics under reputed ERASMOS-MUNDUS programme of European Union) thesis on Climate Debt – A Developing Country Perspective of Climate Change (2011)

·         Soumyaditya Paul, Mapping of Cities for Climate Change Vulnerability, January – May 2015

·         Gagan Goyal, Dynamics of Co-benefits of Metro Systems in Urban Transportation in Indian Cities, January – May 2015

·         Christoph Rumpler, Post-graduate (Master of Law and Economics under reputed ERASMOS-MUNDUS programme of European Union) thesis on Wildlife Conservation in India – Strategies for a Stakeholder-Inclusive Protected Area Management (2015)

·         Mr. Md Jahid Ebn Jalal, Post graduate (M.S) thesis on “Does Climate Change Stimulate Income Vulnerability and Income Diversity of Households? Evidence from Southern Part of Bangladesh” (2017)

 

Undergraduate student Supervised

 

·         K.Krishna Kanth – Graduate Student, Division of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, 2009-10

·         S. Nageswara Reddy - Graduate Student, Division of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT, Warangal, 2009-10

·         Vivek Kumar Singh - Graduate Student, Division of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engg, NIT, Warangal, 2009-10

·         Sandeep Kumar Mahapatra - Graduate Student, Division of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT, Warangal, 2009-10