Asit Nema is a civil engineer and holds double masters in environmental/sanitary engineering from IIT Kanpur and from UNESCO-IHE, Delft (The Netherlands). He brings over 25 years of experience in engineering and management consulting in the field of environment management and urban and rural development ñ particularly related to infrastructure and services for water and sanitation in India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Mongolia and Kiribati. Since 2002, he has been working as an independent consultant and have also set up Foundation for Greentech Environmental Systems ñ an advisory with the objective of promoting appropriate technologies and sustainability considerations in watsan infrastructure planning. Over the years he has worked with a wide range of multilateral and bilateral organizations, national and international governmental and nongovernmental organizations as well as consulting companies e.g., World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Water and Sanitation Programme, UNICEF, Stockholm Environment Institute, Japan Bank for International Cooperation(JBIC/JICA), USAID, DFID, DANIDA, Dutch Aid, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), GTZ, Stockholm Environment Institute, Aga Khan Foundation, Plan India, WWF, Deloitte, CRISIL, Bennat Consult-Austria, AECOM ñ USA, SMEC-Australia, Halcrow- CH2M HILL ñ USA, GHK International ñ UK, Tokyo Engineering Consultants ñJapan, NTPC, Kirloskar Consultants, etc. At the early stage of my career he was selected in the Indian Engineering Services-1985 and served briefly in the Central Water Commission, Govt. of India.