About

Career Objective

Working to promote environmental harmony and sustainable development through amalgamating traditional knowledge with contemporary environmental management principles.


 

Areas of Research Interest & Expertise

Water Resource Management, Sustainable Development, Environmental & Natural Resource Management, Urban Ecology, Environmental Pollution & Public Health, Environmental Education, Disaster Management, ICT.


 

Educational Qualifications

  • July 2013: Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of Delhi.
      • Title of Thesis: Surface and sub-surface water quality in the NCT of Delhi and its implications on the urban environments.
  • 2005-2007: M.Sc. in Environmental Studies (First Division) from Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi.
      • Title of Dissertation: To study the inception and evolution of EIA in the world and in India and to analyze the Environmental Clearance process in the country.
  • 2002-2005: B.Sc. in Botany (First Division) from Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi.
  • June 2002: AISSCE (Class XII) (First Division) from Guru Harkirshan Public School (Vasant Vihar, New Delhi).
  • June 2000: AISCE (Class X) (First Division) from Guru Harkirshan Public School (Vasant Vihar, New Delhi).

Work Experience

  • May 2018 – Present: Director, Delhi Greens NGO.
  • Aug 2014 – May 2018: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.
  • Aug 2013 – Aug 2014: Assistant Professor of Environmental Management at Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi.

Guest/ Visiting Faculty:

  • Jan-Apr 2019: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Delhi School of Journalism, University of Delhi.
  • Aug-Nov 2018: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Miranda House, University of Delhi.
  • Jan-Apr 2016: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Delhi College for Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi.
  • Aug-Nov 2014: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Miranda House, University of Delhi.

Brief Biographic Sketch

Dr. Govind Singh has a multifaceted and dynamic persona and is working towards finding solutions to various environmental issues & challenges and for promoting sustainable and inclusive development. He pursues a self-driven life mandate of enhancing and accelerating nation building with respect to his motherland India while also working for world peace and global sustainability.

Dr. Govind Singh is currently working as Director of Delhi Greens NGO. Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Indraprastha College for Women (IP College), University of Delhi. At IP College, Dr. Singh engages the students from all disciplines for a Semester-long Compulsory Course on Environmental Studies. Dr. Govind Singh began his teaching career with the Cluster Innovation Centre in the University of Delhi (CIC, DU) in a similar capacity. At the Cluster Innovation Centre, Dr. Singh taught Environmental Management to bright, young students while also mentoring many of them on various innovative projects in the field of environment, technology and development.

Dr. Govind Singh is the Co-founder of Delhi Greens, a Delhi based Non-Governmental Organisation set up in 2008 with the vision of ensuring environmental harmony and sustainable development. He has served as the Director of Delhi Greens organisation and is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Delhi Greens Blog, an award winning green media initiative for environmental protection through the use Information Communications Technology. Dr. Singh has also played an instrumental role in initiating the youth climate movement in the country and has successfully organised three Summits (May 2008, June 2010, August 2013) in the series of the Delhi Youth Summit on Climate (DYSoC) – a pioneering initiative patronized by the Department of Environment, Government of NCT of Delhi.

Among several interesting and innovative projects, the conceptualisation and successful execution of the first-of-its-kind ‘Urban Ecotour’ project in Delhi, supported by the Department of Environment, Government of NCT of Delhi, is very noteworthy. The ‘Urban Ecotour’ seeks to explore the natural heritage of Delhi and re-connect the citizens of Delhi to the very ecosystem that supports them. The ‘Urban Ecotour’ project also highlights lesser-known sites of ecological significance in the NCT of Delhi thereby ensuring their timely protection.

Dr. Govind Singh is also a Climate Project presenter and has considerable experience in calling for local as well as global action for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. Some other abilities of Dr. Singh include providing strategic consultation on urban sustainability projects, mass-media mobilization on environmental issues, web handling and brand development.

Dr. Govind Singh has a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Studies from the Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi. His research broadly focused on the inter-disciplinary subject of Urban Water Management in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi, India. He has developed an in-depth understanding of the environmental history of Delhi and is now focusing on the urban metabolism of River Yamuna, optimizing the ecological footprint of NCT and more comprehensive urban planning of the ‘Delhi conurbation’.

Prior to his Ph.D., Dr. Singh received his Master in Science degree (Environmental Studies) from the School of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi. He is from the first batch of the innovative M.A./M.Sc. Environmental Studies course in the University of Delhi. Dr. Singh holds a Bachelor in Science degree in Botany (Hons.) from the University of Delhi. In addition, he has completed a number of add-on courses such as on Community based disaster management, Water management, Rain water harvesting implementation, Gender and Society among others.