Vinod Tare
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Kanpur

Dr Vinod Tare is a Professor of Environmental Engineering and Management at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and also held Sir M Visvesaraya Chair Professor established by Ministry of Water Resources. He is a Civil Engineer, obtained his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Environmental Engineering from IIT Kanpur, and subsequently did post doctoral research at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Dr Tare began his professional career with a short tenure at the Engineers India Ltd and subsequently chose to serve the academic world and engage in research and development activities. He has guided numerous masters’ and doctoral dissertations. He was the Chairman of the First India Water Impact Summit 2013 held at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and International Conference on Water – Harvesting, Storage and Conservation (WHSC-2009) supported by several organizations such as UNICEF, SWaRA, Water Aid, WWF-India, Arghyam, CPCB, etc. Dr Tare is consultant/advisor to many government organisations, NGOs, Industries, and Institutions. He has developed nature-friendly toilet systems with potential for deployment in Indian Railways, communities, house boats, large congregation such as Kumbh Mela, etc. Dr Tare was the leader of the consortia of seven IITs for the preparation of Ganga River Basin Management Plan submitted to the National Ganga River Basin Authority chaired by the Prime Minister. He is the founding head of the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies at IIT Kanpur established by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India. Dr Tare was also the Chair of the Second India Water Impact Summit 2017 held at Vigyan Bhawan in which over 500 delegates from more than 15 countries participated. The Summits witnessed the presence of Central and State Government Ministers as well Ministers and Ambassadors of some of the countries.


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