Dr. Ashwani Kumar Tiwari is working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. His teaching and researcher areas are water resources management and GIS, hydro-geochemistry, pollution of water resources by geogenic and anthropogenic activities, groundwater-seawater interaction and aquifer vulnerability. Dr. Tiwari was Post-doctoral researcher at Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy for around four years. He has done M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Environmental Science and completed his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science from Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, India in 2016. He was awarded Erasmus Mundus and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Scholarships. Dr. Tiwari has travelled Canada, Chile, Malta, Germany, Estonia, Bulgaria and Finland in academic-related pursuits. He has published several research articles in various reputed international and national journals and his works on respective fields are very well appreciated by the many workers across the world. He has served as a reviewer for many international journals. Dr. Amit Kumar completed his Ph.D. from Panjab University, Chandigarh jointly with the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee in 2011. Currently, Dr. Kumar's research work has focused on glaciology (particularly in the Hydro-meteorological applications in Himalaya and Karakoram). He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers published in domestic and international journals, such as Journal of Earth System Sciences, Current Science, Hydrological processes, Water Resources Management, Journal of Hydrology: Regional studies, Geomorphology and International Journal of Sediment Research, his publications have cited more than 300 times. Dr. Kumar has received some awards to conduct high standard scientific research, for example, the "Young Scientist" award from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in 2014. He worked in collaboration with Dr. Umesh Haritashya at the University of Dayton, the USA in the area of snow and glacier hydrology and sediment transfer processes across the Himalaya. Currently, he is a Scientist at Centre for Glaciology, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology. Dr. Abhay Kumar Singh is presently working as a Principal Scientist in the Environmental Management Group of the Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Dhanbad, India. Dr. Singh has obtained B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. Degree in Geology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has made a good contribution towards the understanding of the earth surface processes and impacts of mining and industrial activities on natural resources and its management. He has successfully completed a number of S&T and industry-sponsored projects related to rainwater chemistry, groundwater chemistry, groundwater management, mine water environment and EIA/EMP study of coal and non-coal mines. He has published more than 100 research papers in National and International Journals/Seminar/Symposia, have with total citations of over 2600. Dr. Singh has travelled Nepal, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy and Mauritius in academic-related pursuits. He is the recipient of the Indian Science Congress Young Science Award (1999), INSA Visiting Fellowship (2005), Commonwealth Academic Fellowship (2012) and the prestigious National Geoscience Award (2013). Prof. T.N. Singh is Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith and Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay, Mumbai. He is an expert in the field of rock mechanics, mining geology, and clean energy. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Technology BHU, Varanasi, in 1991 and subsequently served the institute until 2003. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards such as the National Mineral Award, the first P. N. Bose Mineral Award, the SEAGATE Excellence Award for Geo-Engineering, and the GSI Sesquicentennial Commemorative Award. He has nearly 28 years of experience in research and teaching with 16 doctoral theses completed under his supervision and has authored more than 350 publications in various journals and conferences of national and international repute, have with total citations of over 10100. He is on the governing and advisory councils of several national institutes and universities. Dr. Eng. Enrico Suozzi is a research fellow at Politecnico di Torino and is working on problems of boundary aquifers, meanwhile is a Contract Professor of GIS and thematic mapping in the same University. Dr. Suozzi is an image processing expert and GIS analyst: graduated in Environmental Engineering in 2008 and received PhD in GeoEngineering from Politecnico di Torino in Italy. During his doctorate, he developed an instrument to measure snow density that has been patented and won a competition called "start-cup". So far, he has been teaching GIS and thematic cartography for 6 years at University and he held private courses (ERDF European Regional Development Found) on photogrammetry and images processing. He was for three years CEO and after CTO of a company focused on 3D survey and GIS application, laser scanner and UAV acquisition techniques. He has published many papers in national and international journals. His academic research focused on Spatial Analysis and Modelling using GIS, Critical Areas (HotSpot) Detection, Change Detection Analysis, Remote Sensing image processing and classification, Territorial planning and Territorial Information Systems (SIT). Dr. Gagan Matta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, India. He has completed his Master's and PhD degree in environmental science in the year 2006 and 2009 from Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, India. His teaching and research area clearly aligned with Environmental Pollution and Toxicology, water quality, Ganga River, Environmental modeling and Limnology and Aquatic Ecology. Dr. Matta has 7 years of teaching and research experience, supervised 09 Master students and guiding three Ph.D. candidates. He has published many research articles in the national and international journals, have with total citations of over. Dr. Matta has some ongoing research and developments projects and completed a few projects. He has a membership of several organizations and reviewer for many international and national journals. Dr. Matta has visited 10 countries for academic/research activities and has 4 international and 5 national collative research work. Prof. Stefano Lo Russo is a Professor in the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He has a master's degree in Geological Sciences in 1999 and completed Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2004. His teaching and research area clearly aligned with Engineering geology, Hydrogeology, Petroleum and Mining Geology, Geothermal Energy. He has author and co-author of several national and international peer-reviewed publications and appears on various conferences and symposium proceedings. He has a member of the IAH (International Association of Hydrogeologists), EGU (European Geosciences Union), AIGA (Italian Association of Applied Geology). He is a member of the Executive Committee of the GEAM Association. He is visiting Professor of Petersburg Polytechnic University, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, and Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Russia. He has visited the University of Queensland and National Center for Groundwater Research and Training and Flinders University, Australia for academic-related pursuits.
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