Prasad Modak holds B Tech (Civil Engg), M Tech (Environmental Science and Engg)
from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and Doctor
of Engg (Environmental Engg) from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. His
doctoral dissertation was on Optimum Siting of Air Monitors.
Dr Modak was a Professor at Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering
at IIT Bombay (1984-1994) and later as Professor (Adjunct) at the Center for
Technology Alternatives in Rural Areas (CTARA) (2009-2017). He is currently the
Managing Director of Environmental Management Centre Pvt Ltd. and Director of
Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation.
Dr Modak has worked with almost all key UN, multi-lateral and bi-lateral
developmental institutions in the world. These include the World Bank, IFC, Asian
Development Bank, European Investment Bank, UNEP, UNIDO, UNDP, DFID,
Swedish and Dutch Embassies in Delhi etc and intergovernmental organizations
such as the Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo. Apart from Government of India
and various State Governments, Dr Modak’s advice is sought by Governments of
Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Mauritius, Thailand and Vietnam.
Dr Modak was a member of Indian Resources Panel at Ministry of Environment,
Forests and Climate Change and currently is a Member of Task Force on
Sustainable Public Procurement at the Ministry of Finance and of the Advisory
Committee on G20 India Presidency - Circular Economy set up by Ministry of
Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
Dr Modak has published several books on environmental management. His book on
EIA for Developing Countries was published by UN University (1999) and later
reprinted by Oxford University Press (2005). Later, this book was translated in
Chinese and Japanese. His book “Environmental Management Towards
Sustainability” was published in December 2017 with CRC Press of Taylor and
Francis Group. His latest book on Practicing Circular Economy for the CRC Press
was released in June, 2021.