Tapas Paul

Tapas Paul

Tapas Paul is currently lead environment specialist with the World Bank, in the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice. He joined the World Bank in 2000, and has worked in several countries in South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, and Central Asia and Eastern Europe regions. Prior to the World Bank, he had worked with the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA, New Delhi), Rail India Techno-Economic Services (RITES, New Delhi), and Lea International Ltd (Toronto/New Delhi). His professional experience cover a wide range: architecture, urban and regional planning, environmental planning and engineering, water resources management and planning, traffic and transport planning, rural roads and highway planning and engineering, coastal zone and marine area management, tourism management, forest and watershed management; and the scale of work varying from policy/strategic planning and institution building to action plans and engineering design projects. He led the World Bank’s work on integrated management of coastal zones in India (2006-14), cleaning of the river Ganga (2009-12), conservation and development of the Sundarbans (2009-17), management of water and natural resources of northeast India (2006-09), fisheries in Maldives (since 2015), and forestry in Bangladesh (2016-17).

Tapas Paul received his master’s degree in planning (with specialization in regional planning) from the School of Architecture and Planning, New Delhi; and his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. He has authored more than 60 technical reports, papers and articles. He could be contacted at tpaul@worldbank.org.


(Day Two) Session 1: Unpacking the Possibilities and Complexities of the Brahmaputra Basin

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