Accessing and Visualizing Multi-Sectoral Data in a Spatial Context

Many decisions in a watershed or a river/lake basin are hampered by availability of adequate information. For example, which are the erosion hotspots in a watershed? What is the flow at various points in a basin? Which areas are susceptible to floods and droughts? What impact do upstream land use changes or future climate scenarios have on its hydrology? Answering these questions requires acces...view more

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Dr. Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep

Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep (Harsh), the Global Lead for Watersheds, promotes integrated multi-sectoral approaches in a spatial, hydrologic context. In over 20 years at the World Bank, he has led/supported environmental, water, and natural resources projects and analytical activities, primarily in Africa and Central, South and East Asia. This includes work on transboundary watersheds, integrated watershed planning and management, climate resilience, pollution, irrigation, biodiversity, environmental assessments, institutional strengthening, decision support tools, and monitoring systems). He leads a spatial team that has developed the Spatial Agent App for public domain geospatial data access and visualization.

Earlier, he worked with other international organizations, academia, and the private sector on issues ranging from wetlands management and environmental indicators to New York City water supply systems and Middle East water conflicts. He has a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT-Madras, a Masters in Environmental and Resource Engineering from Syracuse, and a Ph.D. in Water Resources and Environmental Systems from Harvard University.

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