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Dr. Ashish Rawat CV, Forestry (Forest Ecology & Environment) from India

Name:

Mr. Dr. Ashish Rawat

Date of Birth:

13/03/1983

Specialisation:

Forestry (Forest Ecology & Environment)

Education & Training:

Education:
PhD Forestry (Forest Ecology & Environment)

Training:
• Successfully Completed “Climate Chang Leaders Programme” in 2009 as a selected Climate Change Leader from Uttarakhand state and awarded by “Certificate of Graduation in Climate Change” by British High Commission and LEAD India.
• British High Commission and LEAD India Training Programme on “Regional case study workshop” at Nainital, Uttarakhand, 16-17 February, 2009.
• British High Commission and LEAD India Training Programme on “The climate change leaders initiative Himalayan region India” as a selected Climate Change Leader from Uttarakhand state at Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, (Nainital, Uttarakhand), 18–20 December, 2008.
• Successfully Completed a Training Programme on “Science for Rural Societies”. February, 18-29, 2008 in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, INDIA

Successfully completed a training programme on “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Clearance Process for Road & Highway Projects” organized by CSIR-CRRI from 19-21, December, 2011 at Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi.

Year(s) of Experience:

7

Experience in Country(ies):

India

Text of Complete CV:

Experience

Seven years experience in the field of Forest Ecology & Environment management with specialization in Restoration Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation and management, Natural Resource management and Bioengineering.

Seven years experience in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Ecological Impact Assessment, Reduction Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD).

Three Years experience in Environmental Impact Assessment of Development Projects (Mining, Roads and Highway Projects).


Accreditation

Accredited by Quality Council of India (QCI-NABET) as a Functional Area Expert in “Ecology & Biodiversity”


Employment:
Organization Post held From To Experience
Voyants Solution Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon Deputy Manager Oct 01st, 2012 Present As Corporate Office Support, responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects, Liaisoning with Concern Forest Departments, MoEF, Clients and Pollution Control Board. Formulation of EIA & EMP Compliances for environment, forest and wildlife Clearances
The Louis Berger Group, Inc., Gurgaon Assistant Manager Nov 25th, 2011 Sep 30th 2012 As Head Office Support, responsible for collection, documentation, and analysis of ecological status of flora and fauna in the proposed project area. Impact prediction & EMP formulation, Coordination and Liasoning with the Clients and Concern Pollution Control Boards, State Forest Department and other concern departments.
Centre For Ecology Development and Research (CEDAR), Dehradun Post Doctoral Fellow Feb 01, 2010 Nov 24th, 2011 Prepare/Assist Project Proposal, Monitoring Projects, Supervise Research Fellows, Working in Different Research Projects, Prepare manuscript for Submission to Granting Agencies and Foundations, Prepare Research Articles, Reports, Attend Meetings, Seminars and Workshop, Making Presentations of Research Projects and Progress Reports, Report Writing, Field Survey and Data Interpretations
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun Junior Research Fellow Jan 01th 06 Jan 31st 2010 Extensive Field Survey, Phytosociological Study, Study of details soils, data collection, laboratory Analysis and interpretation using standard statistical software, writing of research papers, Technical reports and participation & presentation in training, workshops & conferences.


Detailed Task Assigned

i. Organization: Voyants Solution Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon (Haryana)

S.N. Project Clients Status Nature of Duties
1. Independent Environmental
Assessment for the proposed Gujarat State Highway Project – II R & B Department, Government of Gujarat, (Funding Agency: World Bank) Pre-Construction
(Clearance Stage) Review of EIA & EMP Reports, Review of Impact prediction and EMP formulation & as per EIA notification 2006 and draft notification, 2009.
2. EIA and EMP for four laning of existing 2-lane of NH-17 in the State of Maharashtra Public Works Department, Maharashtra Pre-Construction
(Clearance Stage) EIA Preparation: collection, documentation, and analysis of ecological status of flora and fauna in the proposed project area. Impact prediction and EMP formulation & to Conduct Public Hearing meeting under EIA notification 2006 and draft notification, 2009. Liasoning with clients and the concerned pollution control board, State Forest Department and other concerned Departments.
3. Solid Waste Quantification and Characterization Study in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Programme (UUSIDP) Pre-Construction
(Clearance Stage) Scientific Review of the data collected from field studies and Interpretation using Standard Statistical and Mathematical Models, Report Writing and Liasoning with the clients and the concerned Departments.


ii. The Louis Berger Group, Inc, USA, Gurgaon (Haryana)

S.N. Project Clients Status Nature of Duties
1. Feasibility Study for 6-laning of Kishangarh Udaipur Ahmadabad Section of NH-79A, NH-79, NH-76 and NH-8 Including New Udaipur Bypass in the States of Rajasthan and Gujarat (Approx. Length 555.50 Km) on DBFOT (Toll) Under NHDP Phase V
NHAI Pre-Construction
(Clearance Stage) EIA Preparation: collection, documentation, and analysis of ecological status of flora and fauna in the proposed project area. Impact prediction and EMP formulation & to Conduct Public Hearing meeting under EIA notification 2006 and draft notification, 2009, meetings for settlement of Forest Rights under Forest Right Act, 2006
2. Feasibility and Design for Construction of Standalone Ring Road/Bypass in Indore City in Madhya Pradesh under NHDP VII (4-lane, 80km)
NHAI Pre-Construction
(Clearance Stage) EIA Preparation: collection, documentation, and analysis of ecological status of flora and fauna in the proposed project area. Impact prediction and EMP formulation & to Conduct Public Hearing meeting under EIA notification 2006 and draft notification, 2009.
3. EIA & EMP Study for Up-gradation & Management of 4-laning of Amravati to Maharashtra/Gujarat Border Section of NH-6 in Maharashtra (Approx. Length 500.00 Km) on DBFOT (Toll) Under NHDP Phase IV
NHAI Pre-Construction
(Clearance Stage) EIA Preparation: collection, documentation, and analysis of ecological status of flora and fauna in the proposed project area. Impact prediction and EMP formulation & to Conduct Public Hearing meeting under EIA notification 2006 and draft notification, 2009. Liasoning with clients and the concerned pollution control board, Coordinate the Land Acquisition (3A & 3D) compliances to the concerned organizations
4. Consultancy Services for Preparation of Feasibility cum Environmental Impact Assessment Report for Construction of Stand-alone Ring Road/Bypass around Jammu City in the State of Jammu & Kashmir
NHAI Pre-Construction Stage (Design Stage) EIA Preparation: collection, documentation, and analysis of ecological status of flora and fauna in the proposed project area. Impact prediction and EMP formulation & to Conduct Public Hearing meeting under EIA notification 2006 and draft notification, 2009. Liaisoning with clients and the concerned pollution control board and State Forest Department.

iii. Centre for Ecology Development and Research (CEDAR), Dehradun
(A Scientific & Industrial Research Organization, recognized by Department of Science & Technology, GoI)


S.N. Project Clients Status Nature of Duties
1. Understanding the impacts of Climate change and Forest Degradation on Carbon stocks and population dynamics in the Oak zone of the Central Himalayas
DST, Govt. of India Ongoing Supervise Research fellows, Study of composition of forests, soil and vegetation; determining productivity estimates and carbon sequestration rates, literature review, writing of narrative reports, data analysis and interpretation.
2. Study the growth and survival of Bamboo plantations in different parts of Uttarakhand (Client: Uttarakhand Bamboo & Fibre Development Board (Govt. of Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand Bamboo & Fibre Development Board, Govt. of Uttarakhand Completed Extensive field visits, ecological & socio-economic studies, collection & interpretation of data, writing of narrative reports at regular intervals and submission of final report to the granting agency.
3. Determining the impact of fodder program under IFLDP on livelihoods and Forests of Uttarakhand Himalayas
Himmotthan Society (Subsidiary of Sir Ratan Tata Trust) Completed Extensive field visits, ecological & socio-economic studies, collection & interpretation of data, writing of narrative reports at regular intervals and submission of final report to the granting agency.
4. Analyzing the opportunities for Carbon Credits and Co-Benefits for Uttarakhand (Ongoing)
Himmotthan Society (Subsidiary of Sir Ratan Tata Trust) Completed Secondary data collection, consultation with experts, visiting the potential sites, research institutions and universities, attended meetings, seminars and workshops, writing of reports following the UNFCCC and submission of final report to the granting agency.



iv. Forest Research Institute, (Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education), Dehradun
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India)

S.N. Project Clients Status Nature of Duties
1. Development of Ecorestoration Model for Iron Ore Mines of Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa
Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Govt. of India Completed Ecological Impact Assessment, Socioeconomic Survey, Study of Detailed Soil, Vegetation and parent Material in Relation to Ecological and Ethnobotanical Information, writing of reports and submission of final report to the granting agency.
2. Ecological Impact Assessment of Uranium Mines of Jharkhand
Uranium Corporation of India Ltd. (UCIL), Govt. of India Completed Ecological Impact Assessment of Uranium tailings adjoining areas Socioeconomic Survey, Study of Detailed Soil, Vegetation, restoration of uranium tailing using the suitable species. Writing of reports and submission of final report to the granting agency.
3. Biostabilization of Varunavat Landslide of Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand
Govt. of Uttarakhand Completed Liasoning with state forest department and concern officials, Ecological Impact Assessment, Study of Detailed Soil, Vegetation and Parent Rocks Material, Study of Growth Behaviour of Colonizing Species on Landslide Areas, Socioeconomic Survey, Field Survey, Laboratory analysis and Writing of Final Report.
4. Ecological Impact Assessment of Restored Rock Phosphate Mines of Doon Valley
Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Govt. of India Completed Study of soil and vegetation structure and Composition, literature review, data collection, Laboratory analysis & interpretation and Writing of Final Report.
5. Ecological Impact Assessment of Limestone Mines of Choonakhala & Hathipaun, Doon Valley (Uttarakhand)
Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Govt. of India Completed Ecological Impact Assessment of Uranium tailings adjoining areas Socioeconomic Survey, Study of Detailed Soil, Vegetation, restoration of uranium tailing using the suitable species. Writing of reports and submission of final report

Seminars/Workshops
• Indian Forest Congress. November, 22nd and 25th, 2011, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
• “National Conference on “Landscape Restoration Processes-Challenges and Opportunities”. February, 22nd and 23rd, 2011, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
• “IV National Forestry Conference-2009”. November, 9-11, 2009, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
• Diamond Jubilee Conference on “Landslide Management: Present Scenario & Future Directions”. February, 10-12, 2008, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.
• International Seminar on “Role of Plant Taxonomy in Biodiversity Management and Human Welfare” on December, 1-3, 2008, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
• National Conference on “Eco-Restoration of Derelict Mined Lands” on March, 1-2, 2007, National Institute of Oceanography, Dauna Paula, Goa.
• National Conference on "Forest Ecology and Environment: Priorities in 21st Centaury". February, 27-28, 2006, ICFRE, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
• “International Tropical Ecology Congress-2007”. December, 2-5, 2007, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
• Consultative meeting on “Nanoscience and its Applications in Forestry”. March, 27, 2008, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.


Trainings

• Successfully Completed “Climate Chang Leaders Programme” in 2009 as a selected Climate Change Leader from Uttarakhand state and awarded by “Certificate of Graduation in Climate Change” by British High Commission and LEAD India.
• British High Commission and LEAD India Training Programme on “Regional case study workshop” at Nainital, Uttarakhand, 16-17 February, 2009.
• British High Commission and LEAD India Training Programme on “The climate change leaders initiative Himalayan region India” as a selected Climate Change Leader from Uttarakhand state at Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, (Nainital, Uttarakhand), 18–20 December, 2008.
• Successfully Completed a Training Programme on “Science for Rural Societies”. February, 18-29, 2008 in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, INDIA

Successfully completed a training programme on “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Clearance Process for Road & Highway Projects” organized by CSIR-CRRI from 19-21, December, 2011 at Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi.

Membership

Member of Indian Association for Soil and Water Conservation, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Skills

• Computers- Operating Systems (Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista & Window 7)
• Software Packages (MS Office (2000, 2003 & 2007, 2010), Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Adobe Image ready, Multimedia, Internet, System Formatting & Software Installation.
• Instrumentation - Well versed with laboratory analysis of plant morphological, Physio-chemical parameters of soil nutrients and Mineralogical and geological analysis of sand, clay and rock samples.
• Research Methodologies and Techniques - Statistical Software especially Microsoft Excel-2000, 2003 & 2007, & 2010, SPSS-10.0, 15.0 & 16.0, 17.0 Genstat Pro 3.0., 5.0 & 8.0

Publications

a) Books

Rawat Ashish, Soni, Prafulla and Vasistha, H.B. (2012). Bioengineering: An Integrated Technology for Landslide Management-Applying Lessons from Varunavat Landslide in Garhwal Himalaya. (LAMBET Publication House, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-8473-7061-1)

Rawat Ashish, Vasistha H.B. and Soni Prafulla (2012). Ecological Approach to Landslide Risk Remediation. In: Gupta A.K.
& Sreeja S. Nair (eds.) Ecosystem Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction. Pp 95-100: National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi. pp

Rawat Ashish, Vasistha H.B. and Soni Prafulla (2012). Bioengineering Measures for Himalayan Landscapes affected by ;Landslide –A Case Study, In: Soni, P. & Singh L. (eds.) Landscape Fragmentation and Restoration in India, Restoration and Management Practices in India (LAMBET Publication House, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-659-15849-0)

b) Technical Reports

Soni, P., Chandra, V., Raina, A.K. and Rawat, A. (2008). Development of Ecorestoration Model for Iron Ore Mine of Bihar and Orissa submitted to Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi

Soni, P. Vasistha, H.B. and Rawat, A. (2010). Biostabilization of Varunavat Landslide of Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand submitted to Govt. of Uttarakhand, Dehradun

Rawat A. (2010). Impact of Biostabilization Measures on Soil Carbon Pool in Landslide Areas –A Case Study of Varunavat Landslide in Uttarkashi District of Garhwal Himalaya –Reflections of Climate Change Leaders from the Himalayas submitted to the LEAD India, New Delhi
Rawat A., and Singh V. (2009) Determining the impact of fodder program under IFLDP on livelihoods on Forests of Uttarakhand Himalayas submitted to the Himmothan Society, Dehradun
Rawat A., (2010) To study the growth and survival of Bamboo plantations in different parts of Uttarakhand submitted to Uttarakhand Bamboo and Fibre Development Board (UBFDB), Dehradun

Singh, V., Chaturvedi, V. and Rawat, A. (2011). Analyzing the opportunities for Carbon Credits and Co-Benefits for Uttarakhand submitted to Himmotthan Society, Dehradun

c) Research Papers
i. Published

Vasistha, H.B., Rawat, A. and Soni, P. (2012). Hazards Mitigation through Application of Bioengineering Measures in Landslide Areas: A Case Study of Varunavat Landslide, Uttarakhashi (Uttarakhand). Journal of Disaster and Development 37(5):1&2, 37-52 pp.

Rawat, A., Soni, P. and Vasistha, H.B. 2009. Biostabilization of an active landslide using early colonizing species in the Western Himalayas. Indian. J. Soil. Cons. 37(2):112-117.

Rawat, A. 2006. High Altitudinal Medicinal Plants in Uttarkashi District of Garhwal Himalaya. Inter. J. For. Usufr. Manag. 7(1):26-34.

Rawat, A., Singh, L. and Soni, P. 2006. Using Native Plant Species in Ethnomedicine by Some Tribal Communities of Uttarkashi District of Garhwal Himalaya. Inter. J. For. Usufr. Manag. (2):37-48.

ii. Accepted

Vasistha, H.B., Rawat, A., Soni, P. (2011). Rawat, A., Vasistha, H.B. and Soni, P. (2011) Ecological Approach to Landslide Risk Remediation (Journal of Disaster and Development)

iii. In Communication

Rawat, A., Vasistha, H.B. and Soni P. (2011). Landslide Hazard Mitigation and Management using Ecological Approaches (Disasters Journals: Manuscript ID: DISA-Dec-11-0883)
Rawat, A. Singh, V., (2012). Growth Behaviour and Productivity Estimates of Bamboo Plantations in Different Parts of Uttarakhand, (International Journal of Biosciences: Manuscript ID: IJB: 227)

Papers Presented/Abstracted Published

i. National Conferences
Rawat, A., Soni. P and Vasistha H.B. 2011. “Bioengineering: An Integrated Approach for Landslides Stabilization in the Himalayas”. Indian Forest Congress. November, 22nd and 25th, 2011, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
Rawat, A., Soni. P and Vasistha H.B. 2011. ”Bioengineering Measures for Landslide Mitigation-Applying Lessons from Varunavat Landslide in Garhwal Himalaya”. “National Conference on “Landscape Restoration Processes-Challenges and Opportunities”. February, 22nd and 23rd, 2011, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Vasistha, H.B., Rawat, A. and Soni. P. 2009. “Mitigation Hazards through Landslide Mitigation: A study of Varunavat Landslide, Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand (India)”. 2nd India Disaster Management Congress. 4-6 November, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Rawat, A., Soni, P. and Vasistha, H.B. 2007. “Ecological Studies in Varunavat Landslide of Uttarkashi District of Garhwal Himalayas and Role of Native Plant Species for its Biostabilization”. Second Uttarakhand Science Congress. 15-17 November 2007 at Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Rawat, A., Soni, P. and Singh, L. 2007. “Seed Mix for Ecorestoration Trials on Iron Ore Mine of Orissa”. • National Conference on Eco-Restoration of Derelict Mined Lands on March, 1-2, 2007, National Institute of Oceanography, Dauna Paula, Goa.

Soni, P., Chandra, V. and Rawat, A. 2007. “Ethnobotanically Important Plant Species-Their Role in Restoration of Mined Lands”. National Conference on Eco-Restoration of Derelict Mined Lands on March, 1-2, 2007, National Institute of Oceanography, Dauna Paula, Goa.

Rawat, A., Uniyal, S. and Shrama, R.C. 2006. “Characterization and Management of Municipal Solid Waste in Dehradun”. National Conference on "Forest Ecology and Environment: Priorities in 21st Centaury". February, 27-28, 2006, ICFRE, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.



ii. International Conferences

Rawat, A., Soni, P. and Vasistha, H.B. 2008. “Important Medicinal Tree Species of Uttarkashi District of Garhwal Himalayas”. International Seminar on Role of Plant Taxonomy in Biodiversity Management and Human Welfare. December, 1-3, 2008, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Rawat, A., Soni, P. and Vasistha, H.B. 2007. “Impact of Varunavat Landslide on Ecological and Economical Value of Natural Resources of Uttarkashi District of Garhwal Himalaya International Tropical Ecology Congress 2007. 2-5 December 2007 at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Honors and Awards

• Selected as Climate Change Leader (CCL) for the year 2008-09 from Uttarakhand state by Lead India for a project entitled “Role of Biostabilization Measures on Soil Carbon Pool on Varunavat Landslide Areas of Uttarkashi District of Garhwal Himalayas”, British High Commission (BHC) and LEAD India, New Delhi.

• Awarded Second Prize for Poster Presentation entitled “Characterization and Management of Municipal Solid Waste in Dehradun” in National Conference On Ecology And Environment-Priorities 21st Century held in February 2006 at Forest Research Institute (F.R.I.), Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

• Awarded Second Prize for Poster Presentation entitled “Landslide Management in Garhwal Himalaya: An Experience from Varunavat Landslide, Uttarakashi” in IV Forestry Conference held November 2009 at Forest Research Institute (F.R.I.), Dehradun, Uttarakhand.


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