Ravi Prakash

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Technical Officer- Wetlands Specialist

Ravi Prakash works as Wetlands Specialist at Wetlands International South Asia.

With 5 years of technical expertise in the water and wastewater sector, his research interest lies in using applied transdisciplinary approaches and decentralized sustainable interventions for solving water security and conservation issues. Currently, he is involved in projects related to ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, urban NbS, and landscape (including wetlands) restoration. He has played a key role in the preparation of Integrated Management Plans (IMPs) for floodplain wetlands in the country. He is also representing WISA at the U20 summit.

While working at Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), he contributed to the development of the water security index for Bengaluru city. He has also contributed to the Future Earth Programme for assessing the water security of South Asian countries supported by UNESCO. At CSIR-NEERI, he was involved in implementing Nature-based Solutions (NbS) such as constructed and floating wetlands
for the rejuvenation of natural wetlands. He has a strong passion for working on Nature-based solutions for Climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Both at work and in free time he loves photo-documenting wildlife and society. Other interests include singing, watching science documentaries and playing badminton.