Academic Events Organized:

Organized / participated in several academic events such as training programs, conferences, seminars, workshops, etc., some of which are listed as follows.

  1. Organizing Committee Member, Conversations on Research (CoRe), IGIDR Ph.D. Colloquium, IGIDR, Mumbai, November 7-10, 2017 (forthcoming)
  2. Organizing Committee Member, Conversations on Research (CoRe), IGIDR Ph.D. Colloquium, IGIDR, Mumbai, November 8-11, 2016.
  3. Organized ISSF-2016 (International Symposium for a Sustainable Future), a regular event on energy, environment and sustainable development issues, IGIDR, Mumbai, February 05-07, 2016.
  4. Organized ISSF-2012 (International Symposium for a Sustainable Future), a biennial event on energy, environment and sustainable development issues, IGIDR, Mumbai, January 19-21, 2012.
  5. Organized IGIDR-UNEP Meeting on “Promotion of Activities on LCA and Sustainability Assessment in India and South Asia,”, IGIDR, November 25, 2011.
  6. Organizing Committee Member of “Biofuels for Sustainability and Rural Livelihoods and Energy Security” organized by the Biodiesel Association of India, New Delhi, Nov. 19. 2010.
  7. Organized ERIA Experts’ Work Group Meeting on Sustainability of Bioenergy, sponsored by ERIA, Jakarta and AIST, Japan, at Hyderabad, India, May 21-27, 2010.
  8. Organized ISSF-2010 (International Symposium for a Sustainable Future), a biennial event on energy, environment and sustainable development issues, supported by the UNEP, France, IGES, Japan, CSH, India and PE International, Germany, IGIDR, Mumbai, January 11-13, 2010.
  9. Organized Two Free LCA Training Programs in collaboration with IFU, Germany and PE International, Germany, IGIDR, Mumbai, January 13-14, 2010.
  10. Organized a Seminar on Feasibility, Viability and Technicalities of Nuclear Power Programs in India, through NPCIL, Mumbai faculty at IGIDR, November 25, 2009.
  11. Coordinator, IGIDR and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) collaboration on various Socio-Economic and Environmental Issues, July, 2008 onwards.
  12. Organized INDO-RUSSIAN Joint Seminar on “Institutional Reforms and Development Units in Transitional Economy” in collaboration with Russian Academy of Sciences, ICSSR under Indo-Russian Joint Commission for Cooperation in Social Sciences, IGIDR, Mumbai, February 12 & 13, 2007.
  13. Organized Workshop on “State of Environment Report - Maharashtra for Ministry of Environment and Forests, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and Govt. of Maharashtra, IGIDR, January 31, 2006.
  14. organized Workshop on “State of Environment Report – Maharashtra for Ministry of Environment and Forests, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and Govt. of Maharashtra, IGIDR, September 09, 2004.
  15. organized Workshop on “Maharashtra State Development Report” for the Planning Commission, Government of India, IGIDR, Mumbai, February 12-13, 2004.
  16. Co-organized Symposium on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, (was inaugurated by the President of India), IGIDR, Mumbai, July 5-7, 2003.
  17. organized Workshop on “Maharashtra State Development Report” for the Planning Commission, Government of India, IGIDR, March, 2003.
  18. organized Training Programme on “Economic Evaluation of Environmental Impacts” for the Senior the State Pollution Control Boards in India, under the World Bank assisted EMCBTA project, through CPCB and MOEF organized at IGIDR, Mumbai, September 23-27, 2002.
  19. organized Training Programme on “Economic Evaluation of Environmental Impacts” for the Senior Officers of the State Pollution Control Boards in India, under the World Bank assisted EMCBTA project, through CPCB and MOEF organized at IGIDR, Mumbai, September 16-20, 2002.
  20. organized International Conference on “EcoBalance and LCA in India” sponsored by MOEF (India), AIST (Japan), APO (Japan) and IDBI (India) at IGIDR, Mumbai, Feb, 13-15, 2002.
  21. organized One Day Seminar under Indo-British Science Festival, 2002 in collaboration with British Council Mumbai, at IGIDR, Mumbai, Jan, 08, 2002.
  22. organized Three Week’s Refresher Course on Topics of Environment, Ergonomics, Consumer Services and Computer Aided Design, for University Teachers from all over India, sponsored by the University Grants Commission, December 1-24, 1998.
  23. organized Workshop on "Integrated Solid Waste Management”, sponsored by the International Development Research Centre, Canada, SNDT Women’s University, August 7-8, 1998.
  24. organized Workshop on "Environmental Database of Indian Economy”, sponsored by the UNDP’s Capacity 21 Project, Ministry of Environment and Forest, India and The Indian Econometric Society, Mumbai, October 15-16, 1997.
  25. organized IDRC/IFIAS Seminar on “Coastal Cities of India: Responding to Environmental and Socio-economic issues of Concern,” sponsored by the International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study and International Development Research Centre, Canada, organized at IGIDR, Mumbai, Jul 16, 1997.
  26. organized Training Programme on "Environmentally Sustainable Development for Asia-Pacific Region”, sponsored by the United Nations University, Tokyo and UNDP’s Capacity 21 Project at IGIDR, Mumbai, April 7-18, 1997.
  27. organized International Seminar on “Trade and Recycling of Secondary Materials, joint seminar of CREED-IES-IGIDR, sponsored by CREED, U.K, New Delhi, Jan 17th, 1997.
  28. organized Training Workshop for the Senior Officers of Central and State Pollution Control Boards of India, sponsored by the World Bank, UNDP and Capacity 21 Projects, Mumbai, Jan. 15-19, 1996.
  29. organized International Workshop on "International Trade and Recycling of Waste Paper,” A joint workshop of IES-IGIDR-INTERVENTION sponsored by CREED U.K., Mumbai, February, 1995.
  30. Co-organized Seminar on "Global Environment Facility (GEF)", joint seminar of the Bombay Natural History Society and IGIDR, Mumbai, Feb. 11, 1993.

Participation in Academic Events:

  1. Participated on invitation in UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), named as Rio+20 Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 17-25, 2012.
  2. Participated in Workshop on “India Development Report,” Organized by IGIDR, May, 3-4, 2012.
  3. Participated by invitation in the “Indo-China Roundtable Discussion on Cementing the Bonds of Friendship for cleaner, greener, sustainable mutual development of Maharashtra and Guangdong”, organized by the Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, June 03, 2011.
  4. Participated by invitation as a discussant in ESRC-ICSSR Workshop on “Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, organized by London School of Economics and Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, November 17-18, 2008.
  5. Participated by invitation in the meeting of the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) of Shastri Applied Research Projects (SHARP), New Delhi, February 18-19, 2006.
  6. Participated by invitation in the training workshop of regional representatives of International Life Cycle Panel (ILCP) of UNEP’s Life Cycle Initiative, organized by the UNEP, Paris, May 27-30, 2005.
  7. Participated by invitation in the function organized by the Chief Minister’s office for the release of “Maharashtra State Development Report” by Shri M.S. Ahluwalia, Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India, Mumbai, November 09, 2005.
  8. Participated by invitation in the “International Teleconference of ILCP of UNEP at Baltimore, USA, November 17, 2005.
  9. Participated by invitation in “Doordarshan’s live Telecast of Mahacharcha- A programme on ban on plastic bags” Doordarshan Kendra, Mumbai, Sept, 23, 2005.
  10. Participated by invitation in a workshop on “Clean Development Mechanism: Opportunities for the Corporate Sector”, as a part of National Strategy Study for CDM implementation in India, organized by TERI, Mumbai, August 21, 2004.
  11. Participated by invitation in “World Environment Day” organized by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and Indian Environment Association, Mumbai, June 5th, 2004.
  12. Participated by invitation in the Seminar on “Environmental Solutions from the UK” organized by the British Council, Mumbai, February 3rd, 2004.
  13. Participated by invitation in the Inception Workshop, organized by the Indo-Canadian Shastri Institute under Shastri Applied Research Projects on three thrust areas namely, Economic Reforms, Social and Health and Environmental Management, New Delhi, September 1-5, 2003.
  14. Participated by invitation in Workshop on Sound Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Sponsored by Resources Future International, Canada, the World Bank and Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, March 5-7, 2002.
  15. Participated in a Workshop for organising Four Week Interdisciplinary Faculty Upgradation Program for the Environmental Scientist and Engineers in India, Institute for Economic Growth, New Delhi, March 4, 2002.
  16. Participated by invitation in the International Workshop sponsored by UNESCO, International Hydrological Programme and Ministry of Environment and Forests, at School of Environmental Sciences, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, JNU, Delhi, Nov.26-29, 2001.
  17. Participated in First National Grassroots Technological Innovation and Traditional Knowledge Awards, Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt, of India, IARI, New Delhi, Nov.29-30, 2001.
  18. Participated by invitation in the World Commission on Dams Meet, organized by SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, May 17, 2001.
  19. Participated by invitation in Asian Development Bank’s Workshop on Environmental Policy, organized by Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, April 30, 2001.
  20. Participated in Workshop on Climate Change and Health, organized by National Physical Laboratory, August 03, New Delhi , 2000.
  21. Participated by invitation in the Seminar on Information Technology, organized by The British Council, India, Sponsored by Indo-British Partnership, Oberoi Towers, April 11, 2000, Mumbai.
  22. Participated by invitation in Training Workshop on Integrated Assessment Models of Climate Change, organized by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, March, 1998.
  23. Participated in the Third International Conference on EcoBalance- Progress of LCA for a Sustainable Society, organized by ECOMATERIALS Forum, The Life Cycle Assessment Society of Japan and JAPAN LCA Forum and Supported by STA, and Environment Agency, Ministry of Forestry and Fisheries and MITI of Japan, Nov. 25-27, 1998.
  24. Participated in IPCC Asia-Pacific Workshop on Integrated Assessment Models, organized by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Government of Japan and United Nations University at UNU, Tokyo, Japan March 10-12, 1997.
  25. Participated in TOKYO MODELLING FORUM Workshop, organized by Energy Modelling Forum and Government of Japan at UNU, Tokyo, Japan March 13-14, 1997.
  26. Participated in IIASA Days in Japan: Asia Towards the 21st Century, sponsored by NEDO, Global Environmental Forum, CRIEFI, MITI and Environment Agency, UNU, Tokyo, April 11-23, 1996.
  27. Participated in The Fourth Japan-US Workshop on GLOBAL CHANGE: Land Use/Cover Change and Global Environmental Conservation, Tsukuba, Japan, Feb. 26-29, 1996
  28. Participated in UNU Conference on "The Sustainable Future of the Global Systems" organsied by the UN University, Tokyo and the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba at Tokyo, Oct. 16-18, 1995.
  29. Participated in Seminar on "Economic Valuation of Air Pollution: Case Study of Taiwan". Resources for the Future, Washington D.C., (USA), December 21, 1994.
  30. Participated in A&WMA and U.S.EPA Conference, "Computing in Environmental Management" speciality conference sponsored by the Air & Waste Management Association and the U.S. Environment Protection Agency, Raleigh,NC,Nov.30-Dec 2, 1994.
  31. Participated in Second International Workshop URBAIR-Mumbai, organized by the UNDP, the WORLD BANK and MEIP Mumbai, May 30-31, 1994.
  32. Participated in 76th Platinum Jubilee Conference of Indian Economic Association, organized by Dept. of Economics, Mumbai University and IGIDR, Mumbai, Feb. 19 21, 1994.
  33. Participated in Conference on "Aerosol Science and Technology" organized by Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association(IASTA), BARC, Mumbai, January 10 12, 1994.
  34. Participated in International Exhibition and Conference on "Industrial Pollution Monitoring, Control and Safety" ENVIROTECH'93, Sponsored by CHEMTECH Foundation, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI) and UNDP, Mumbai, Mar.31 Apr. 3, 1993.
  35. Participated in Workshop on "Strategies for Environmental Improvement in BMR" organized by M/S Coopers and Lybrand(UK) and M/S AIC(India), Mumbai, May 7 8, 1993.
  36. Participated in about One month International Training Course on "Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection" sponsored by Asian Productivity Organisation and Japan Productivity Centre, Tokyo, Japan, Oct. Nov. 1993.
  37. Participated in National Workshop on "Environment Action Programme-India" organized by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India sponsored by UNDP/WORLD BANK, New Delhi, Sept., 1993.
  38. Participated in International Seminar on "Environment and Economic Development" Sponsored by Beijer Institute, IGIDR, SIDA and WIDER organized by IGIDR, Mumbai, Nov. 1 6, 1992.
  39. Participated in UNDP Symposium on "Economic Growth, Sustainable Human Development and Poverty Alleviation in India" Jan 3 6,1992.
  40. Participated in Seminar on "Characterization and Source Apportionment of Aerosols" organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Sept. 1992.
  41. Participated in Workshop on "Development and Environmental Sustainability" organized by IGIDR, Mumbai, Nov. 11 13, 1991.
  42. Participated in International Symposium on "Industrial and Hazardous Wastes" held at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Jan. 1990.
  43. Participated in Seminar on "Factor Analysis and its Application to Environmental Assessment", organized by Environment Assessment Division, BARC, Mumbai, Sept, 1990.
  44. Participated in International Workshop on "Environmental Science and Engineering Education" organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Jan. 1988.
  45. Participated in one month Short term course on "Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering" sponsored by Indian Society of Technical Education, and organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, May, 1987.
  46. Participated in one and a half month Field Training Work on "Construction of Runways and Taxiways" at Military Engineering Services, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, May Jun, 1980.
  47. Participated in one month Field Training work on "Building Construction" at the Public Works Department, Jodhpur, India, May, 1979.

Academic Invitations:

Invited by national and international organizations for various academic activities listed below:

  1. Invited to deliver two lectures on “Sustainable Development: Issues and Challenges in India and “Population and Environment with Gender Concerns” for an international training program on “Demography, Gender & Reproductive Heath” for the participants from Nordic Countries, IIPS, Mumbai, July, 2012.
  2. Invited to deliver a Plenary Lecture on “Climate Change issues” in an international conference (TIMS-2012), organized by Institute of Allied Sciences & Computer Applications, ITM University, Sponsored by Ministries of Environment and Forests, Science and Technology, Earth Science, CSIR, ICMR, and MPCST, February 5-7, 2012, Gwalior-474001, INDIA.
  3. Invited as eminent expert for delivering two sessions in an International Training Program on “Environment Audit,” organized by iCISA (International Centre for Information Systems and Audit,- a Center of Excellence of CAG (Comptroller & Auditor General) of India, NOIDA, January 12, 2012, Uttar Pradesh, India
  4. Invited as expert on Environmental Technologies in a meeting on “Technology Vision 2035 for India,” organized by TIFAC, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi, December 22, 2011.
  5. Invited as Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis Examination, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, March , 2011.
  6. Invited as Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis Examination, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, May, 2010.
  7. Invited as a member of International Programme Committee for the Indo-US Workshop on Designing Sustainable Products, Services and Manufacturing Systems, organized by IISc., India and NIST, USA, Bangalore, India, 18-20 August, 2009.
  8. Invited faculty expert for delivering a session in a Training Programme on Agriculture Policy Research for Agriculture Scientist of ICAR and other organizations, organized by IGIDR, Mumbai, September 15-20, 2008.
  9. Invited faculty expert for delivering two sessions in a Refresher Course on Development Economics for College Teachers, organized by the Mumbai University, Department of Economics, Mumbai, December 21, 2005.
  10. Invited faculty expert for delivering two sessions in a Faculty Upgradation Programme under EMCAB projects of the World Bank for the University Teachers organized by IGIDR, Mumbai, February, 2003.
  11. Invited to deliver a session in a Training Programme under EMCAB projects of the World Bank for Senior Officers of Pollution Control Boards organized by NIPFP, New Delhi, January, 2003.
  12. Invited to deliver a session in a Training Programme on “Urban Environmental Management” under EMCAB projects of the World Bank for the Senior Officers of Pollution Control Boards organized by IGIDR, Mumbai, December, 2002.
  13. Invited as Expert for assessing Ph.D. proposals and selection of Ph.D. candidates on Environmental issues, S.N.D.T. Women University, Mumbai, January, 2001.
  14. Invited to contribute a Paper to the Journal of Global Environmental Engineering, published by the Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Feb., 1996.
  15. Invited to contribute an Article to the STA Today, a monthly international magazine published by the Science and Technology Agency of Japan, Aug, 1996.
  16. Invited to deliver a session on "Natural and Environmental Resource Accounting" for Interns from South Asian and African Countries under "South and South East Asia Network for Environmental Education”, an internship in Environmental Education sponsored by the World Conservation Union and organized by the Centre for Environmental Education, Ahmedabad, India, July, 1994.
  17. Invited to deliver a lecture in the Training Course for Representatives of the States and Central Pollution Control Boards, sponsored by the World Bank and the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, organized at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Sept., 1993.
  18. Invited to deliver lectures to Master of Technology Student Officers at Institute of Armament Technology, Defense Research and Development Organisation, Pune, Feb., 1993.
  19. Invited as Visiting Faculty for one full semester to deliver lectures to Postgraduate Diploma students on "Environmental Pollution Control Technology", Garware Institute of Career Education and Development, Mumbai University, Mumbai, July, 1992.

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