Dr. Victor Rana Shinde

Head-Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube)
Head-Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube)
National Institute of Urban Affairs
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

Personal Experience

Victor R. Shinde is the Head of the Climate Centre for Cities at the the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA). He is a water management expert and has worked as a scientist and technical expert in nine countries in Asia and Africa: Bhutan, India, Japan, Mauritius, Philippines, Seychelles, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. Over the last 17 years, he has worked in diverse domains of climate change and urban water management that includes flood risk assessment, urban river management; integrated water resources management; water security assessment; and climate change adaptation in water sector. He has carried out joint research and development projects with several international organizations such as APN, CTCN, DAAD, GIZ, GWP (Thai Chapter), IWMI, UNDP, UN Environment, USAID, US Army Corps of Engineers. At NIUA, he has led the development of several national level frameworks, tools, and advisories for climate change adaptation and urban water management in Indian cities. He also led the Water and Environment Chapters for the draft Master Plan for Delhi-2041. He has 50+ publications as journal articles, books chapters, conference papers, and knowledge products. Victor has a PhD in Urban Water Management from Kyoto University Japan, Masters in Water Engineering and Management from the Asian Institute of Technology Thailand, and Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Karnatak University India.

Area of Expertise

Climate change adaptation
Resilience planning and management
Flood risk assessment and mitigation
Urban river management
Urban environmental planning
Integrated water resources management
Water security assessment


PhD (Urban Management-Water) (Kyoto University) –2012
M.E. (Water Engineering and Management) (Asian Institute of Technoloogy) –2009
B.E. (Civil Engineering) (Karnatak University ) –1999