Prof. Asit Biswas

Founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management

Prof. Asit K. Biswas is one of the world's leading authorities on water and environmental management. He is the Founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy in Singapore.

"He has added new dimensions to the wise use of the global water resources"

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  • Achieving Global Water Security
  • Global Water Crisis: Myth of Reality?
  • Water Management in Megacities
  • Water Scarcities and Water Wars: Fact or Fiction?
  • Investment Potential in the Water Sector
  • Water - Energy - Food. Environmental Security in a Rapidly Changing World
  • Public-Private Partnership in the Water or Environmental Sector


He presents in English.

How he presents

An eloquent speaker, Prof. Biswas' presentations are always fascinating and full of feasible ideas and innovative solutions.


  • Managing Transboundary Waters of Latin America
  • Water Resources of North America
  • Water Management Beyond 2020
  • Water as a Human Right Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes
  • Water Management for Megacities

In Detail

As an advisor to the Secretary General of the UN Water Conference, Prof. Biswas was the first to propose the idea of an International Water Supply and Sanitation Decade, subsequently approved unanimously by the UN, to ensure the access to clean water for hundreds of millions of people. He chaired the Middle East Water Commission, which directly contributed to the signing of two treaties in this region. He is co-founder of the International Water Resources Association and the World Water Council and helped with the establishment and development of various UN Environment Programmes. For his outstanding contributions to solve the world's water problem he received the prestigious 2006 Stockholm Water Prize.


With his encyclopaedic knowledge on water and global development issues, he offers audiences new and innovative ideas on how the world's present and future water and environment-related problems can be solved with existing knowledge, technology and management practices. He offers new insights on water infrastructure development and management through public-private partnerships.



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