Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra
Dr. Dinesh K. Mishra completed his civil engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in 1968. Two years later in 1970, he obtained his M. Tech. in structural engineering again from IIT Kharagpur. In 2006 he received his Ph.D. from South Gujarat University, Surat. Dr. Mishra has dedicated his life to systematically documenting and building a historical and local knowledge base on floods and droughts in Ganga Plains. His writings, lectures, and public interactions inspire social activists, scholars, and organizations to pursue a grounded approach not just to flood management but also the application of context-sensitive water knowledge. He was a member of the Working Group of 12th Five Year Plan, Government of India on flood problems and examined the challenges of project-affected people for the World Commission on Dams (WCD) as a representative from India. Dr. Mishra lives in Jamshedpur, India and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile: +916202060927.