Anil Mishra was born in Nepal. He has been involved in a number of international scientific research studies, including education, capacity building, co-operation and project development programmes in the fields of hydrology and water resources management in Africa, Asia and Europe and Americas.
He received training as a civil engineer from the Byelorussian State Polytechnic Academy (Minsk, Belarus). He was a lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering of Tribhuvan University (Nepal). Mr. Mishra obtained his PhD from the Division of Regional Environment, Kobe University, Japan. Dr. Mishra did extensive research on hydrology and water resources management of the Nile basin in Africa. The work concentrated on the development of a coupled water balance and water transport model with GIS application for the Blue Nile River. He also studied low flows and developed recession flow forecasting models for the Blue Nile River.
Dr. Mishra was a recipient of the Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
He joined the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office in Kazakhstan in 2006 as a Hydrology and Science Officer. He was responsible for planning, managing and implementation of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) in the Central Asian region. He coordinated activities related to melting glaciers and impacts on water resources in the region. Since June 2007, Dr. Mishra was transferred to the section of Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity of the UNESCO IHP secretariat in Paris. He is now Chief of Section.
The Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity section includes the Water and Development Information for Arid Lands: a Global Network (G-WADI) along with the International Sediment Initiative, International Flood Initiative, International Drought Initiative and various other IHP major initiatives. Dr. Mishra has authored numerous scientific publications, edited books, reports and convened and co-convened conferences focusing on Hydrology, Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation.
- PhD from the Division of Regional Environment, Kobe University, Japan