Dr. Manish Kumar Goyal is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore. His research interests include water resources engineering, GIS and remote sensing applications in water and environment and climate change. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Nanyang Technological University Singapore and McGill University, Canada. He serves as an Associate Editor for the ASCE-Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste. His contribution fetched him Recipient of ASCE-VIF (2019), Prof R J Garde Research Award, India Society of Hydraulics (2019), Recipient of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)-Best Theoretical-Oriented Paper Award (2018), NVIDIA GPU Research Grant (2018), IEI Young Engineers Award in Civil Engineering Division (2017-18), Indo-US WARI Fellowship Award (2016), DST -SERB Young Scientist-fast track grant (2015), Inspire Faculty award, 2014, Erasmus Mundus Interweave Award, Europe 2014, JSPS fellowship award, University of Tokyo, Japan (2013) and Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Award.
Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta is a resilience and sustainability strategist, full Professor with India’s National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi. He Heads the Division of Environment and Disaster Risk Management and Centre for Excellence on Climate Resilience, projects in hand: CAP-RES (DST-GOI), HER-CAP (WHO), National Agriculture DM Plan (MOAF) and Crisis Management Plan (CPCB), Nodal Officer for Central Ministries, UNCCD, UNFCCC. Previously, he founded Bundelkhand University Institute of Environment and Development Studies as Reader, Head & Director I/C. His pioneering contributions were to national and sub-national policy-planning for disaster management, climate adaptation integration, ecosystem based / NBS for DRR, human resource planning and National contributions towards HFA-2/SFDRR. He implemented many international (GIZ, CDKN, UNDP, UNEP, WHO, NORAD, ISET, ICIMOD) and national projects (MOEF, ICSSR, CSIR, DST), supervised 06 PhDs, has over 140 publications including 20 books/manuals and 50 research/policy papers. He is WMO expert team member on climate statement, IUCN-CEM South Asia CG Member and Vice-chair of Association of Occupational and Environmental Health.