Doc. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi , India
Making Water Sensitive Cities – Experience of Mainstreaming Rainwater Harvesting in India
Dr. Rohilla is Senior Director at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi based global policy think tank. He directs the water programme and is also the Academic Director at the School of Water and Waste at the Centre. He has been Head of the Centre of Excellence and Key National Resources Centre at CSE – designated by Central Ministries in India dealing with Urban Development, Water ( including Sanitation) and environment sustainability.
He has over 25 years of experience in research, capacity development and policy advocacy for mainstreaming environmental and water sustainability in human settlements in India, Africa and South Asia. Worked with reputed national and international universities, government and non-government organizations. He holds a doctoral degree from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
He has been Fulbright Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He is active member on various international and national professional bodies / Committee like IWA, SuSanA.
His current research interests are – water sensitive design / planning; sustainable urban groundwater management, green infrastructure and urban wetland management for improvement water quality and quantity, energy efficiency in urban water management in wake of potential climate change in the global south.