Aditi Patial

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Programme Associate (IMWBES)

Aditi Patial is a Programme Associate (Integrated Management of Wetland Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) at Wetlands International South Asia

Aditi, a dedicated professional passionate about wetlands, conservation policies, and urban ecology, holds a postgraduate degree in M.Sc. Biodiversity and Conservation from the University School of Environment Management, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. She has completed her graduation in Life Sciences. Her academic journey has equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of ecosystem dynamics and the intricate relationships within biodiversity.

Aditi initially joined Wetlands International South Asia as an intern. Her summer internship work, titled ‘Judiciary and Wetlands: An Analysis of Recent Indian Supreme Court Judgments’, focused on reviewing recent judgments of the Supreme Court to identify the arguments made in favour of and against wetland conservation to safeguard wetlands by utilising appropriate legal counsel. Her thesis project, titled ‘Integrated Wetlands Management: An Evaluation of Planning Processes’, assessed the comprehensiveness of Integrated Management Plans to support the management planning at Ramsar Sites. The work helped identify gaps and areas of consideration for improving the effectiveness of the Integrated Management Plans.

With a keen eye for biodiversity, Aditi is poised to contribute meaningfully to the field, advocating for policies safeguarding wetland and their unique biodiversity. She is keen to work at the interface of science and policy.

Aditi is a nature lover and enjoys listening to music in her free time.