Dr. Kapil Dev Sharma

Born in Kolkata, India on 19 November 1950. Educated at College of Technology and Agricultural Engineering, Udaipur, 1968-73; 1983-85; Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, 1989-92; B.E. 1973; ME 1985; Ph.D. 1992.

Founder Director, iSenses Incorporation Private Limited, Jodhpur, 2014 to date; Founder Director, Water Wisdom Foundation, New Delhi, 2017 to date, Head Technical and R&D, Greenfield Eco Solutions Private Limited, Jodhpur, 2013 to date.

Junior Engineer, Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Development, Hanumangarh, 1973-76; Scientist, S1, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, 1976-82; Scientist S2, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Shillong, 1982-86; Senior Scientist, 1986-98; and Principal Scientist, 1998-2000 Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur; Head of Division, Resource Management, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad; 2000-03; Director, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, 2003-08; Member-Technical Expert (Water Management), National Rainfed Area Authority, Planning Commission, New Delhi, 2008-13; Visiting Fellow, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Soil Erosion Research; Winand Staring Centre, Netherlands, Satellite Hydrology.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award, 1984; CBIP Medal., 1993; EC Marie Curie Bursary, 1993; National Hydrology Award, 1996; USDI Appreciation Certificate, 1997, NAAS Recognition Award 2003-04.

Research Areas: Arid zone hydrology, numerical modelling of hydrological processes, satellite hydrology, soil erosion prediction and control, soil and water conservation engineering, sediment transport and deposition, rainwater harvesting and runoff farming, water resources development, watershed management, drought management, rehabilitation of degraded lands, etc.

Address: 11/895 Nandan Van, Chopasni Housing Board, Jodhpur 342008, Rajasthan; [Tel: Res. (0291) 2711895; Cell: 9799984400; Email: kdsharma@greenfieldeco.com; drkdsharma@gmail.com]

Recognition Award 2003-2004