Executive Director, Indian Natural Resource Economics and Management Foundation
Dr Sunderrajan Krishnan is the Executive Director of INREM Foundation since 2007. He has a BTech in Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay and a PhD in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University. He has been a member of Indian Planning Commission 12th five-year plan working groups for ‘Sustainable Groundwater Management’ and ‘Water Database Development and Management’. Currently, he is a member of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Water Quality Committee for Handbook of Water Resource Management. Dr Krishnan’s work has mainly been in the two areas of Water harvesting and groundwater management, and in Water quality and health. Within these areas, he has been involved in several projects, ranging from policy analysis, impact analysis, to designing field interventions and communications. The emphasis is on problem definition and problem solving, and when needed, interactions with disciplines such as agriculture, public health, nutrition, and others. The path breaking work of reversing Fluorosis is something that Dr Krishnan and INREM is known for. His main work currently is in the area of water quality problems in India and the diseases linked with these. This work within INREM has led to the formation of the ‘Water Quality Network’ (www.waterquality.network) which is coordinated by the organization and is helping to solve the problem across the country. WaterhealthAI (www.waterhealth.ai) is his recent enterprise working on bringing data, AI and exponential technologies to solving Water and Health problems.