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Nitin Bassi

Nitin Bassi

Programme Lead

Nitin is a Programme Lead for the Water Team at the Council. He is a Natural Resource Management Specialist and his focus areas include River Basin Water Accounting, Agriculture Water Management, Institutional and Policy Analysis in Irrigation and Water Supply Management, Water Quality Analysis, Climate-induced Water Risk Assessment, and Wetland Management.

Nitin played a key role in  establishing the India-EU Water Partnership (IEWP). He was a Member of the Water Quality Task Force (River Ganga), set up by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD & GR), Government of India (2017). He was also a Member of the Thematic sub-group on Water Management for Climate-Smart Cities Assessment Framework 2.0, set up by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India in 2020-21.

Before joining the Council, Nitin worked with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Institute for Resource Analysis and Policy (IRAP). He was also engaged as a specialist in projects and research studies supported by various national and international organisations including the European Commission, World Bank, GIZ, DFID, WRG 2030/IFC, UNICEF, WWF, and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

Nitin has nearly 80 publications to his credit. He has co-edited four books, two of which were published by Routledge UK, and two by Springer Nature, Switzerland. He regularly reviews manuscripts for Water Policy, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Journal of Hydrology, and book proposals for Routledge, Sage, Springer, and Wiley.

  • 1Hour of peace striven for every day
  • 2Publications each year
  • 3Visits to the remotest corners of India