Prakashkiran Pawar is a Non-resident Fellow in the Environmental Security Program at Stimson and an Associate Fellow in the Green Growth and Resource Efficiency Division at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India. His research focuses on the cross-cutting issues of natural resources management, climate change, green growth and development, and socio-economic change, with an emphasis on water science and policy, environmental security, and sustainable agricultural development. He is an expert in regulatory and policy research methods, as well as in high-tech applications (spatial analysis, optimization, and simulation modelling) for natural resource management.
Dr. Pawar is a trained agricultural engineer with a master’s degree in irrigation and water management, and a Ph.D in Regulatory and Policy Research. His work experience includes 13+ years in various research organizations, including the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India; Arba Minch University, Ethiopia; The Stimson Center, Washington D.C.; and TERI. In addition to his research, Dr. Pawar also teaches an irrigation and water management course to master’s degree students at TERI University. He is currently writing a book entitled “Irrigation in India: From Theory to Practice” and completing the research report “Trans-boundary Indus Basin Science Policy Review: Status, Methodologies and Way Forward”.
- Pawar P. S. and R. K Singh (2008). Diagnosing irrigation water resources: Concerns of evapotranspiration estimation for stakeholders. International Journal of Rural Development and Management Studies, 2(1), 73-86.
- Singh, R. K, and Pawar P. S. (2008). Sustainability of irrigation water demand and climate change concerns: Some challenging issues of tropical forest-areas. Proceedings from international conference Issues in Public Policy and Sustainable Development, organized by the Faculty of Economics, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India. March 26-28, 2008. New Delhi, India. 1-15.
- Pawar, P. S., Sharma, A., and Singh, R. V. (2003). Comprehensive water resources management strategies for a multipurpose tank irrigation system. In Mathur, G. N. and Chawala, A. S. (Eds.). Proceedings from Fourth International Conference on Water & Energy for 21st Century. January 28-31, 2003. Aurangabad (Maharashtra), India. Vol. (2): 707-723.