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Mamta Mehra

Senior Fellow, Biosequestration Modeling

Mamta Mehra is an environmental professional with expertise in climate change, agriculture, and natural resource management. She has more than ten years experience working in these sectors.

Dr. Mehra joined Project Drawdown in 2015. Currently, in her role as a Senior Fellow, she is focusing on Drawdown solutions in the Land Use and Food sectors. She is also presenting Project Drawdown at various conferences, and creating awareness of Drawdown solutions. She is also working as an independent consultant and working with various national and international organisations on climate change issues, and is one of the analysts of the Keeling Curve Prize. 

Previously, Dr. Mehra worked in different research capacities for Swiss Aid, UNDP-Australian Aid, and World Bank on projects involving community-based agriculture insurance, capacity-building of civil servants on climate change issues, resource conservation, and diversified farming systems. 

Dr. Mehra is very passionate about application-based research and has started working on a restoration project for the revival of the abandoned croplands through agroforestry practices in her native state in India. In the next phase of work she wants to work on the implementation of Drawdown solutions at various scales.

Dr. Mehra has a master's degree in Water Resource Management and PhD in Sustainable Resource Use Management from TERI University, India.

Research Focus: 
Improved Rice Cultivation
Sustainable Intensification of Rice
Farmland Irrigation
Peatland Protection
Coastal Wetland Protection
Forest Protection
Farmland Restoration
Specialties: sustainable agriculture, rural development
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