Victor R. Shinde is the Sector Coordinator for Water and Environment at the National Institute of Urban Affairs. He has over 17 years of experience in diverse domains such as urban environmental management; integrated water resources management; water security enhancement; climate change adaptation in water sector; flood risk assessment; and M&E frameworks for water and environmental sector. He is currently leading a project carried out with the National Mission for Clean Ganga to promulgate river sensitive development in river cities. He is also associated with the Master Plan for Delhi 2041 project leading the water and environment portfolio. A recipient of several awards and scholarships, he has 30+ publications as journal articles, books chapters, conference papers, and knowledge products.
Prior to joining NIUA, he worked as a scientist and technical expert in nine countries in Asia and Africa-Bhutan, India, Japan, Mauritius, Philippines, Seychelles, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. He has worked closely with several international organizations on joint projects (e.g. APN, CTCN, DAAD, GIZ, GWP (Thai Chapter), IWMI, UNDP, UN Environment, USAID, US Army Corps of Engineers).
Victor has a PhD in Urban (Environmental) Management from Kyoto University Japan, Masters in Water Engineering and Management from the Asian Institute of Technology Thailand, and Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Karnatak University India.