Vikas Goyal has been practicing (and still learning) Integrated Water Resources Management for the last 25 years. Since completing his Bachelor and Masters’ Degrees in Civil Engineering with specialization in Water Resources Engineering, he has worked in the water sector encompassing sub-sectors such as water resources and natural resources development and management, flood resilience, water management, water supply and sanitation – addressing integrated water management related aspects.
His wide-ranging experience includes: Water-sector Policy Development, Water Resources and Flood Resilience, Disaster Risk Management, Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in water sector projects; Project Management; Procurement and Contract Management; Risk Identification, Allocation and Pricing; and varied aspects of water and urban development related projects.
He has actively handled projects in both “brownfield” and “greenfield” infrastructure development, as announced by Central and State Government namely:
- Water Resilient “Smart Cities”;
- Integrated Water Management in “AMRUT” Project for Tier-2 and Tier-3 Cities;
- Sustainable & Smart Water Infrastructure Development for new greenfield cities under “Industrial Development Corridors”;
- Basin and City level Integrated Water Management under “National Mission on Clean Ganga”;
- State-of-the-art monitoring infra, sustainable and resilient basin water management under “National Hydrology Project”;
- Resilience Action Plans for Disaster Risk Reduction to address “Urban Flooding” in medium and large cities.
Mr Goyal believes that “Water is a state subject!” and that this makes the water sector unique. As water management in developing countries is not practiced strictly as per the River Basin Approach (RBA), the challenges of assured supplies, actual supply and demand assessments, deteriorating water quality and water assets, and delinquencies in water institutions are affecting people in both rural and urban milieu – thereby increasing challenges as well as opportunities for governments, professionals, development agencies, companies, civil society groups, NGOs and funding institutions operating in the water sector globally.