About the Author
DR. IV MURALI KRISHNA, Dr Raja Ramanna Distinguished Fellow Government of India, has his Ph D from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in Engineering Faculty and M Tech from IIT Madras. He was formerly, Adjunct Professor, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Prior to that he was a faculty member and Professor in Spatial information Technology during 1990-2008 at JNT University at Hyderabad and former Director of Research and Development Centre at JNT University, and is basically an Environment and Water Resources Engineer with expertise in Geospatial Technology, Terrain mapping, Environmental Management, Climate Change, Numerical Modelling and Environmental impact assessment. Earlier he worked as Faculty in Ocean Engineering centre at IIT -Madras during 1978-79 and Scientist National Remote Sensing Centre/ISRO, Department of Space during 1980s for 8 years. He has executed several projects for government of India. He is a member of MOEF, NNRMS committee, Government of India and consultant to Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad from 2008 onwards for 4 projects on Bhu Bharati Land survey project evaluation, Manuals for EIA, Reorganization of Hazardous waste Management Division of MOEF, GOI and assessment of impact of climate change on Agriculture. He has co-authored books on Climate Change and Weather Modification Technologies and chapters on Global Data Base Design, ISPRS Publication Edited by Ryutaro Tateishi, Chiba University, Japan and Remote sensing applications in Marine Science and Tech. Edited by AP Cracknell, Univ of Dundee Scotland /published by European Space Agency. He has more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals to his credit and has guided 40 Ph.D studies to date. Dr VALLI MANICKAM, Professor and Chairperson, Environment Area of Administrative Staff College of India [ASCI], has her Ph.D in Environmental Science and Technology with Masters in both Computer Applications and Sciences, with over ten years of teaching experience in the field of environmental science (to post graduate students). Prior to joining ASCI, she was at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. She has worked for a number of environmental projects and activities which include environmental impact assessment study for taking up industrial or tourism activity, study of lakes in and around Hyderabad, study of pollution in surface and ground waters, review of environmental statements, risk assessment, common effluent treatment plants, air pollution assessment studies, weather modification operations. Dr Valli has conducted training programs in ASCI for IFS officers in the area of Natural Resource Management, Environmental Indicators and Environmental Economics besides organizing three international conferences and three workshops. She has coauthored five books in the field of environment on Environmental Impact Assessment, Analytical Chemistry, C for Environmental Engineers, Climate Change and Weather Modification Technologies. She has published about 30 papers in national and international referred journals. She is presently executing projects sponsored by MoEF, DST and other state governments. She has carried out consultancy assignments for various national and state organizations in areas of environmental importance. She has been awarded Fellow by the AP Academy of Sciences in 2015 for her contribution in the areas of environmental science and technology.