Dr. Alok Kumar Sikka

Born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India on 21 February 1956. Educated at S.K. Inter College, Allahabad, 1960-72; B.Sc. (Engg.), Allahabad University, Allahabad, 1972-76; M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1976-78; Ph.D., Utah State University, Logan, USA, 1990-93; UNDP Fellow, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, 1984-85.

IWMI Representative-India, & Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute, 2016 to date.

Scientist, Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute (CSWCRTI), Dehradun, 1978-83; Scientist C/Scientist In-charge, Drought Division, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, 1983-87; Senior Scientist, CSWCRTI, Dehradun, 1987-93; Research Associate/Post Doc., Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA, 1993-94; Senior Scientist, CSWCRTI Research Centre, Chandigarh, 1994-1996; Head of Centre, CSWCRTI RC, Udhagamandalam, Nilgiris, 1996-2002; Director, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna & Basin Coordinator Indo-Gangetic Basin, CGIAR Challenge Program for Water and Food, 2002-07; Technical Expert (Watershed Development) (In the Rank of Additional Secretary to Govt. of India), National Rainfed Area Authority, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2007-13; Deputy Director General (NRM), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2013-16.

Awards/Honours: The Certificate of Merit, 1989-90 and The Hem Prabha - S.N. Gupta Medal, 2000 by the Institution of Engineers (India); Vasantrao Naik Award, 2000; ICAR Award for Team Research, 2001-02; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar, 2005-06; Bhu-Ratn Award, 2012-13; Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2014 of SHIATS-DU, Allahabad, Delhi Ratna; IASWC Life Time Achievement Award for the year 2018.

Fellow: Soil Conservation Society of India; Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists

Research Areas: Soil & Water Conservation Engineering; Watershed Management; Natural Resource Management

Address: IWMI Representative-India & Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute, 2nd Floor, CG Block, NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; Flat No. 102, Tower 36, Lotus Boulevard Espacia, Near Pathway School, Sector 100, Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar 201301, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (011) 25840812, -11; Res. (0120) 4331491, Cell: 9810478885; Fax: (011) 25840811; Email: a.sikka@cgiar.org; n.sigtia@cgiar.org]