Speaker's Profile

Asit K Biswas

Asit K Biswas is on the the world's leading authorities on water management. He is the founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico, a member of the World Commission on Water, and a founder of the International Water Resources Association and the World Water Council. He has been senior advisor to 20 governments, six heads of UN agencies, the Secretary General of OECD, and NATO.

Among his numerous prizes are the two awards of the International Water Resources Association, as well as the Stockholm Water Prize for "his outstanding and multi-faceted contributions to global water resource issues".

Prof Biswas is a member of the Global Agenda Council of the world Economic Forum; the International Advisory Committee, Pictet Investments, Geneva; and the Advisory Board, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is a Strategic Advisor for the Singapore International Water Week. He is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.