Asit K. Biswas

Asit K. Biswas

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico

Asit K. Biswas is universally acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on water and environmental management. He is the co-founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico and currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is also concurrently Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, and Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar. Formerly a professor in the UK, Canada, Mexico, and Sweden, he was member of the World Commission on Water and a co-founder of the International Water Resources Association and the World Water Council. He has been senior advisor to nineteen governments, six heads of United Nations agencies, two OECD secretaries-general, and many other major international and national organizations. Biswas is a regular contributor to international media on natural resources, environment, and development issues and also is a television commentator in BBC, CNN, and CNA. Reuters named him one of the top ten water trailblazers of the world, and his numerous honors include the Stockholm Water Prize.

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