Rajendra Singh - Speaker Profile
Rajendra Singh is an Indian water conservationist and environmentalist from Alwar district, Rajasthan in India. Also known as "waterman of India".
Rajendra Singh: Ayurvedic medicine graduate and post graduated in Hindi literature, he is the Chairman of TBS. Since 1985, under his dynamic leadership, TBS is working for restoring life and hope to barren land of Rajasthan.
Mr. Rajendra Singh is the winner of Stockholm Water Prize’ 2015; an award known as “the Nobel Prize for Water”. He has been honoured by Asia’s most prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award’ 2001, for Community Leadership. Along with India’s most prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Award’ 2005.
Popularly known as “Waterman of India”, Rajendra Singh is also heading a national network of organizations working on water issues; Rashtriya Jal Biradari. This network is working for the restoration of all mighty and small rivers of the country.The NGO based in village hori-Bhikampura in Thanagazi tehsil, near Sariska Tiger Reserve, has been instrumental in fighting the slow bureaucracy, mining lobby and has helped villagers take charge of water management in their semi-arid area as it lies close to Thar Desert, through the use of johad, rainwater storage tanks, check dams and other time-tested as well as path-breaking techniques. Starting from a single village in 1985, over the years TBS helped build over 8,600 johads and other water conservation structures to collect rainwater for the dry seasons, has brought water back to over 1,000 villages and revived five rivers in Rajasthan, Arvari, Ruparel, Sarsa, Bhagani and Jahajwali.
e is one of the members of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) which was set up in 2009, by the Government of India as an empowered planning, financing, monitoring and coordinating authority for the Ganges (Ganga), in exercise of the powers conferred under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. In the UK he is a founder member of an NGO called the Flow Partnership . which aims to counter the negative effects of soil erosion and flooding.