Prof. Asit Biswas

Leading Authority on Water & Environmental Management

Prof. Asit Biswas is one of the world's leading authorities on water and environmental management. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor to the University of Glasgow and was a member of the World Commission on Water, and co-founder of International Water Resources Association and World Water Council.

"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.

Books & Media

  • 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

Professor Biswas is advisor & confidant to Presidents, PMs and Ministers of 19 countries, six Heads of UN Agencies, two Secretary-Generals of OECD and several heads of IGOs and MNCs on water and development-related issues. He was a member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum and is currently member of the International Advisory Board, Pictet Asset Management, Geneva and Strategic Advisor, Singapore International Water Week. He has received the Stockholm Water Prize, considered to be the Nobel Prize for water, for "his outstanding and multi-faceted contributions to global water resource issues".


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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