Dhananjay Pandit is an expert in water resources development and management who leads the water resources team along with business development and water projects for RTI International India. He brings more than 30 years of experience in hydro-informatics, geo-informatics, hydrological modelling, integrated water resources management (IWRM), decision support systems (DSS) in water sector and project management.
Dr. Pandit has carried out more than 100 projects, including national mission, R&D and consulting projects, funded by various ministries of the Government of India, State Government departments and the international funding agencies including the World Bank & Asian Development Bank. He has extensive experience working with the MIKE and HEC software suites for hydrologic/hydrodynamic and river basin modeling. While working with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr. Pandit gained extensive experience in digital image processing of satellite remote sensing data, application of GIS and remote sensing for irrigation and water resources projects, and development of DSS for water resources applications. His expertise includes development and implementation of flood forecasting and early warning systems (FF&EWS), reservoir operation systems (ROS), flood modeling, river basin modeling, DSS for IWRM, Irrigation Information Systems, and remote sensing and GIS applications in water resources.
Dr. Pandit has served as team leader/deputy team leader for FF&EWS, ROS and IWRM projects for different river basins in India, including Krishna-Bhima (Maharashtra), Brahmaputra (Assam), and Damodar (Jharkhand and West Bengal), Kosi (Bihar), and other interstate rivers like Yamuna, Cauvery and Narmada. He has also worked on river basins in Nepal and Thailand. He is an Expert Faculty on FF&EWS, IWRM, DSS, and Geoinformatics Applications in Water Resources for the National Water Academy (NWA), Central Water Commission, Pune, India.
Before joining RTI, Dr. Pandit served as Technical Director with AECOM India, Director with DHI India and Scientist/Engineer-SC,SD,SE,SF in ISRO.