Abhinav Walia

a_picSh. Abhinav Walia did masters in Risk and Emergency Management from Understanding and Managing Extremes Graduate School, IUSS, Pavia, Italy and another Masters in Disaster Mitigation from IIEE, India and also completed PG Diploma in GIS and RS from CDAC, INDIA. Besides, he has completed Diploma in Computer Applications from DOEACC, India. He was awarded a full scholarship from Institute for Advance Study of Pavia- IUSS, Italy and also visiting scholar in University of Dhaka, Disaster Management Centre and attended a number of workshops and conferences on the Disaster Management in India as well as overseas. He has been working in the field of Disaster Management and GIS/ICT for the past 5-6 years. In this tenure, he has been associated with Government, UN Agencies, Corporate sector and NGOs.

Internship Project (October 2012 – February 2013)


Center For Disaster Management (NIAR), Mussoorie – India


Needs Assessment Exercise and Hazard Vulnerability Analysis of Mussoorie City in context of Disaster Risk Reduction Planning

Main Research Objectives

  • To carry out the Hazard and Vulnerability analysis of the Mussoorie city to investigate prominent natural and human-caused events, and Identify any threats that may require a timely and coordinated response to protect lives, property, and to reduce economic losses

  • To carry out the Needs Assessment exercise of the various concerned stakeholders involved in Disaster Management to find out the current status of the preparedness.

Areas of Interest: Disaster Risk Management, DM/EM Planning, Coordination, Documentation, Research, use of Geographic Information System (GIS)/ Remote Sensing and Information and Communication Technology for disaster management. HAM Radio, Needs Assessment.

Current status: Presently working with Centre for Disaster Management, LBSNAA, Mussoorie, Government of India for Disaster Management issues.

Personal Contacts:

  • Email: abhinav.walia@umeschool.it; waliaabhi@gmail.com
  • Telephone: +919412054195, 9911079883
  • Skype: waliaabhi