Er. Avinash C. Tyagi
Secretary General Hon.
|Secretary General Hon.||ICID OFFICE BEARERS - HONORAIRE||2012-2017|
Er. Avinash. C. Tyagi, a 1973 graduate from University of Roorkee, India and a post graduate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, has 37 years of experience dealing with various facets of water resources management. He has worked in water resources sector for Government of India for 28 years at Central Water Commission (CWC), Inter-state Tungabhadra Board, and Ministry of Water Resources. For the last 9 years, at the World Meteorological Organization, he has developed an intimate knowledge of issues related to water resources management in developing countries around the world.
Er. Tyagi was the Director of the Climate and Water Department of the World Meteorological Organization, a specialized UN Agency, and is responsible for providing support to the countries in the field of water resources management including flood management and adaptations to climate change particularly in the water and agriculture sectors.
Er. Tyagi has been involved in the investigations, planning and design of irrigation and flood management projects, development of the National Water Policy (2002), and operation and management of one of the major inter-state multi-purpose projects. He was closely associated with the formulation of the Andhra Pradesh Participatory Irrigation Management Act 1997, and was instrumental in initiating Benchmarking of Irrigation Systems in India.
Worked at the World Meteorological Organizations, for nine years he has developed professional network, working closely with various UN agencies; with International Institutions such as World Bank, African Development Bank, European Commission, and African Union; regional institutions such as Nile Basin Authority, Niger Basin Authority, Lake Chad Basin Authority, Zambezi River Commission; non-governmental organizations such as GWP, WWC, IAHS, IAHR etc and has proactively collaborated with the various international programs on water and climate change issues. He is presently the coordinator of UN-Water Thematic Priority Area on Water and Climate Change.
At WMO, he was spearheaded a major initiative on climate change with a vision to establish a Global Framework for Climate Services to support various development sectors, including the water and agriculture sector in climate risk management; established an international program on flood management developing the concept of Integrated Flood Management; and is presently developing another international program on Integrated Drought Management in close collaboration with various international partners.
Er. Tyagi has been associated with activities of ICID in the past as an observer in its Working Groups on flood management and climate change and strived for closer relationship between ICID and WMO.
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