Mr. Tyagi is part of the Scientific Committee of the XIVth IWRA World Water Congress and was a member of the Editorial Board of Water International in 2007. He is a 1973 graduate from University of Roorkee, India and a postgraduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He has 37 years of experience dealing with various facets of water resources management. He has worked in the water resources sector for the Government of India for 28 years at the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Inter-state Tungabhadra Board, and the Ministry of Water Resources. For the last 9 years, at the World Meteorological Organization, he has developed an intimate knowledge of issues related to water resources management in developing countries around the world.
Mr. Tyagi is presently the Director of the Climate and Water Department of the World Meteorological Organization, a specialized UN Agency, and is responsible for providing support to the countries in the field of water resources management including flood management and adaptations to climate change particularly in the water and agriculture sectors.