Srinivas Chary Vedala
Administrative Staff College of India
Professor Srinivas Chary Vedala is an urban environmental planner and public health engineer with over two decades of experience in urban infrastructure services and governance reforms. He is the Director of the Centre for Urban Governance, Environment, Energy and Infrastructure Development at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), a premier institution for public policy and capacity development in India. In this role, he provides strategic guidance to its advisory, consulting, research and capacity development program.
Professor Chary Vedala specializes in water and environmental sanitation services in urban areas and his portfolio spans policy, program, capacity development and knowledge management projects for national, state and city governments. He co-instituted the National Urban Water Awards programme with the Government of India, 2008, to establish norms and accelerate performance improvement in municipal water and sanitation and has been the recipient of the Water for Life UN-Water Best Practices Award (4th edition). He has also been conferred the Ashoka Fellowship for his innovations in the WASH sector.