Dr. Murari Lal

Born in Varanasi, India on 5 March 1949. Educated at U.P. Board, High School, 1963; Intermediate, 1965; B.Sc., Banaras Hindu University, 1967; M.Sc., BHU, 1969; Ph.D., BHU, 1972.

Technical Head (Climate Change), RMSI Pvt Ltd. Noida, India, 2012 to date.

Jr. Scientific Officer, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, 1972-74; NRC Post Doc Fellow, Atmospheric Environment Service, Toronto, Canada, 1975-77; Assistant Meteorologist, Indian Meteorological Department, Pune, 1977-79; Lecturer in Geophysics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979-81; Senior Scientific Officer, 1982-90, Principal Scientific Officer, 1990-95, and Chief Scientific Officer, 1996-2003, IIT Delhi; Visiting Professor (Environmental Science), Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD), University of the South Pacific (USP), Suva, Fiji Islands, 2004-05; Climate Change Expert at Halcrow Consulting, New Delhi, 2006-2007; Advisor - EHS, Reliance Energy Ltd. 2008-2009; Director-PACE-SD, USP, Fiji Islands, 2010-2012; Have work Experience in Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Yemen.

Awards/Honours: UGC Young Scientist Career Award, 1981-82; UNEP Certificates of Appreciation, 1995 & 1997; IPCC Nobel Peace Prize 2007.

Fellow: Royal Meteorological Society, London; Indian Association of Hydrologists; American Meteorological Society; Indian Meteorological Society

Research Areas: Modeling of global and regional climate variability and change, Assessing the climate extremes and its implications at local scales, Sectoral vulnerability assessment (water, marine and coastal biodiversity and agriculture), Natural resource management - technological options & interventions - environmental & economic feasibility, Policy development on climate change adaptation and mitigation in Asia - Pacific regional context, Social dimensions and sustainable development

Address: 1006, Osimo Tower, Mahagun Mansion-II, 1/4, Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad 201014, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 3190419; Cell: 9811904828; Email: lal321@hotmail.com]