Programme Specialist,

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Anil Mishra is Programme Specialist for the section on Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity for UNESCO. As part of this, he is responsible for coordinating global activities relating to Climate Change and Water Resources. He leads UNESCO’s programme for the Global Network on Water and Development Information for Arid Lands (G-WADI), International Sediment Initiative (ISI) and IHP work on snow, glacier and water resources.

He joined the UNESCO Almaty Office in Kazakhstan as a Hydrology and Science Officer before being transferred to the Water Science Division at their headquarters in 2007.

Anil Mishra’s academic, professional, and managerial experiences have spanned over 20 years and he has been involved in a number of international scientific research studies. This includes education, capacity building, co-operation and project development programmes in the fields of hydrology and water resources as well as adaptation policies in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Arab regions and Europe. His most recent work focuses on climate change impacts on water resources and adaptation strategies.

He has also authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications, edited books and reports as well as convening or co-convening conferences focusing on climate change, hydrology, sediment and erosion transport and management.

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Sediment management