Name: K N Vajpai
Organisation: Climate Himalaya Initiative
Studied Environment Sciences,Environmental Law and Integrated Water Resources Management-IWRM, and trained in advanced specialized courses on Environmental Management at different institutions including IHDP-Bonn (Germany), Indian Institute of Technology-IIT Roorkee (India), IIM-Ahmedabad, etc. Hold about 12 years experience in environment and mountain development issues. Developed different types of research tools (monitoring, evaluation & analytical) in water, sanitation and environment related studies. Conceptualized project frame in integrated watershed management-IWM, for provincial Governments in India. Have been among the key team members for these Provincial Governments in different environment related interventions that include; environmental planning, management and conservation. Designed water quality monitoring and surveillance programme and programme tools for UNICEF in India. Authored 16 international peer reviewed action research papers on issues related to environment development, mountain development and water resources. Has been invited as delegate to international development forums held in Australia, China, Kenya, Malaysia, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Sweden, Switzerland, and Thailand. Member of leading national and international environment groups-CEM at IUCN, SEAPRISE at IUNC, CAWST-Canada, IWHA, IWRS-India, WSSCC-Geneva, WSC, GWA, GWP, IFN-Japan, WW2BW-USA, MF, Wes Net, CapNet, IRN, WMN and IWN. Associated with Prakriti- a Mountain Environment group and lead the teams in Environment, mountain development and water resources management and conservation related programme issues.