Asit K Biswas is one of the world’s leading authorities on water and environmental management. He is co-founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico and currently the Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy in Singapore.
Formerly a professor in the United Kingdom, Canada and Sweden, he was member of the World Commission on Water, and a founder of the International Water Resources Association and World Water Council. He has been senior advisor to 20 governments, six heads of United Nations Agencies, two Secretary-Generals of the OECD, and many other major organisations. He is past president of the International Water Resources Association and is founder of the Club of Tokyo.
Among his numerous awards are Crystal Drop and Millennium Prizes of the International Water Resources Association, and the Stockholm Water Prize.
He is the founder of the International Journal of Water Resources Development and was its editor-in-chief for 29 years. He has authored or edited 84 books and has published more than 650 scientific and technical papers. His work has been translated into 38 languages, and he is regular contributor to national and international newspapers and is also is a television commentator