Srikanta K. Panigrahi (Author)
Srikanta K. Panigraphy, has obtained his formal degree in Civil Engineering and then received subsequent higher studies in Environment Planning and Management from the renowned universities of India and abroad. He has worked for several Organizations of national and international importance, especially with Government and United nations. he was the Member-secretary of a prestigious Working Group at Planning Commission, formulated at the instances of Indian Prime Ministerâ€™s Office (PMO). Moreover, he has been representing the country in he Climate Change negotiations of non-Annex (Developing) countries. Although, he has the credible expertise in Environmental policy & Strategic Planning, Environmental Impact assessment and Energy Policy; he has also substantially contributed in the field of natural resources Management (NRM), with a specialization in Community based approach, Low cost Urban water Supply and sanitation and particularly in Water resources assessment, Quality Analysis and Management; which inspired him to go for this book. In addition, he was instrumental in the formulation of tenth and Eleven Five year Plan and is also playing a Key role in its implementation in Environment & Forest sector at Planning Commission as Director. Shri Panigrahi is also now the Chairman of Indian Society of remote Sensing (ISRS), Delhi Chapter and also the national vice-President of the Society. Moreover, he is the prestigious National Science Popularisation Awards Winner for 2004-05.
Atanu Sarkar (Author)
Atanu Sarkar, He is a medical graduate from Burdwan Medical College & Hospital, West Bengal and Masters and PhD in community health and social epidemiology respectively from Centre of Social Medicine and Community health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has extensive research experience I social and environmental health and published a number of papers in various international and national conferences and journals. He served in WHO, Unicef and other international agencies in India and Africa. Currently he is a faculty of Department of Policy Studies, TERI University, New Delhi.