Dr NR Jagannath, Advisor- Natural Resources & Climate Change, APESI Pvt. Ltd. is a natural resources management specialist for over 3 decades. He is specialized in water resources management & water governance issues. Being a social scientist by profession, he has been actively involved in finding solutions to the social and economic issues affecting lives and livelihood of the most vulnerable population. By training, he is a climate change specialist focusing on adaptation responses to the climate change impacts in addition to gaining expertise on impact evaluations. He worked some major ADB Funded projects like, “Integrated Water Resource Management and Sustainable Water Service Delivery in Karnataka- As Deputy Team Leader”, ” National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) Support for the National Water Mission- As Deputy Team Leader”, and ” Advancement of Institutional Reform Actions towards Holistic WRM at State and Selected River Sub- basin in Karnataka- As Deputy Team Leader”, etc. He worked more than 14 years with The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and handled many national and international projects. He also served as Director, Institute for Command Studies and Irrigation Management, Bangalore for a decade.