About The Speaker
Dr. Kalithasan Kailasam
Dr. Kalithasan Kailasam attained his PhD from National University of Malaysia in 2001 and joined Global Environment Centre in 2002. He is currently the Manager of the River Care Programme where he coordinates GEC’s work on lake and river management, pollution control and environmental education programme. Dr. Kalithasan has over 20 years of working experience in river ecosystem management, particularly on stakeholder engagement and environmental education. He is pioneer on Civic Science and Community Participation in River Management in Malaysia. He has developed a number of key projects related to river basin, water and solid waste management, and has vast experience in river basin management, river auditing exercise and community based flood preparedness in Malaysia. He also has establish GEC’s National River Care Fund. He has developed modules for RIVER Ranger, Solid Waste Management, SMART Ranger, Flood Ranger and DRH2O. He is recognized as a expert in water resource and ecosystem management esp. community engagement and has been continuously appointed as advisor, trainer or panel in a wide variety of initiatives, committees and activities by varies government department, local authorities, private sectors and civil society. Also very active in MyWP, MyCWP and MyCDNet.