Manu Bhatnagar urban environmental planner from Cornell University. He has been heading the Natural Heritage Division at INTACH since 1996 where he is now Principal Advisor. He is also environmental advisor to major infrastructure firms.
His basic planning qualifications have been enhanced by 'Ecology and Habitat Studies' from Exeter University, 'Conservation of Lakes and Rivers' from IIT Roorkee, 'Disaster Management' studies from World Bank, Diploma in Environmental Law from WWF, Certificate in 'Strategic Environmental Assessment' from Oxon [Brookes].
He has contributed to environmental conservation efforts and documentation of natural heritage in diverse parts of the country with a focus on water issues. He believes in influencing policy through pioneer projects but has also donned the mantle of an activist on several occasions.
He has authored significant policy papers, implemented successful projects in the areas of Heritage Conservation, Lake Management, Macro Water Harvesting, Watershed Management, Urban Environmental Planning, Village planning. He has been part of several multi-disciplinary consultancy teams and contributed papers in international conferences.