PhD in Energy and Resources
Dr. Moench has extensive experience working with communities, non-government, government, and international organizations on urbanization water, and energy in South and South East Asia, the Middle East, and the Western United States. He combines a strong technical background in environmental science, water resources, and energy with training and experience in the design and initiation of management institutions. He has led ISET since its founding in 1997 and has guided the development of its programs on urban resilience to climate change, water resource management, and disaster risk management ever since. Prior to founding ISET, he undertook extensive research on groundwater and other water related issues across South Asia under grants from the Ford Foundation and other organizations. He also led the India Water Sector Review, Groundwater Component, and Yemen Decentralised Management Study for the World Bank. Dr. Moench received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. He has published numerous articles and papers on natural resources management.
Urban resilience to climate change;
Water resource management;
Disaster risk management