Advisory Board

Shri R C Sharma
Former Director, Delhi Fire Service

Shri R. C. Sharma, former Director, Delhi Fire Service. Shri Sharma has 37 years of varied rich experience in the fire and safety industry. He is a gold medalist from National Civil Defence College, Nagpur and received the President’s Fire Service Medal for his meritorious services in 1997 and for distinguished services in 2007. Currently he is a Fire Advisor and Expert giving Fire Safety Audits and Recommendations on Fire safety /Prevention /suppression in High Rise Buildings & other occupancies.

Maj. General R C Padhi
Former Additional Surveyor General of India

Maj. Gen. Padhi is an expert in Survey & geospatial domain Cartography, GIS & Remote Sensing and Former Additional Surveyor General of India. Over 25 years of experience in Indian Army and Survey of India. He is Civil engineer from National Institute of Technology Rourkela with masters in Survey Engineering, Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, Disaster management.

Prof. D. M. Banerjee FNA
Former Professor of Geology, University of Delhi / INSA Emeritus Scientist

Prof D M Banerjee is Former Professor of Geology, University of Delhi and INSA Senior Scientist, Honorary Scientist and now Emeritus Scientists after retirement in 2007. He did his doctrate in 1967 from Lucknow University with expertise on understanding Geology of Kumaon Himalayas. Before becoming a fulltime professor he also served Geological Survey of India for 3 years, after which he joined University of Delhi in 1970 and retired from his academic services in 2007.

Under his able guidance 16 Ph.ds and numerous M.Sc & M.Phil research were carried out. He has been the recipient of National Mineral Award in the year 2000 by Ministry of Mines, He was an elected fellow of Indian National Science Academy in 1999 and member of INSA Council from the year 2021 onwards, He is also Member UNESCO-IGCP Scientific Board, Chair: Indian National Committee for International Union of Geological Sciences and INQUA. He is also Subject Editor for PINSA and has 200 Research publications in Peer-Reviewed journals to his credit.

Shri R S Tyagi
Former Member, Delhi Jal Board

Shri Tyagi is Technical Expert Advisor for IIT Roorkee & DTU; Expert Advisor in NIUA for preparation of Master Plan 2041 by DDA; Expert Member for evaluation of 100 smart cities of India; by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, GOI. He has a vast experience of more than 37 years in Water and Wastewater sectors, Climate change, water bodies, cleaning of River Yamuna, I.T. and handling prestigious projects of ASIAD-1982 and Commonwealth and various water related construction projects.

He is Life member and fellow members of various prominent Institutions i.e. Institution of Engineers, American Water Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, Indian Water Works Association, Indian Council of Arbitration and Chief Advisor of Indian Water Foundation.

Shri A K Sharma
Fire Safety Consultant, Former Director, Delhi Fire Service & Advisor

Experienced life and fire Safety Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration and industry. Skilled in Emergency Planning, Safety Management Systems, Emergency Services, Policy Analysis, and Preparedness. Strong protective services professional graduated from National Fire Service College, Nagpur, with MBA in Disaster Management from Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India.

Ms. Shivani Lal
Conference Strategy Expert

Shivani is a results-driven and resourceful event management professional with a 20+ years’ verifiable track record in organizing and managing small and large conferences – from proposal to delivery. Expert in end-to-end production for conference-including Conceptualization, topic research and program content development and on-site execution. A highly effective team player who has contagious enthusiasm, great presentation skills and deep-rooted passion for excellence. Established reputation of uniquely blending creative and administrative abilities to achieve the desired results. Known for meeting and exceeding expectations of employers.

Specialties: Conferences on Climate Change, Energy, Net Zero. Oil & Gas, City Gas Distribution, Homeland Security and Internal Security, Defence, Police, Cyber-Security, BFSI industry, Private Security & Safety industry and Geospatial industry.

Dr. Aishwarya Girdhar

Aishwarya Girdhar holds her PhD in Astrophysics from the LMU, Munich, under the prestigious International Max Planck Research School. She has led, collaborated, and worked on international projects at NASA, ESO, International Astronomical Union, National Institute of Aerospace USA, Newcastle University and LMU Munich. Along with her main work in Astronomy and Science Communication, she is also passionate about Accessibility and Inclusion in Science and has been working to create pathways to enhance the access of neglected groups such as people with low-economic backgrounds and people with visual disabilities.

She is keen to use the knowledge from her educational and professional experiences to support the advancement and understanding of educational and technological applications for disaster preparedness, which would ultimately enhance the resilience of our society as a whole.


Disaster Resilient & Research Foundation (DRRF) is a non-governmental organization created with a specific focus on building and strengthening disaster-related user organizations and individuals toward adoption and assimilation of geospatial technologies, as well as proposing to partner with domain-specific capacity development institutions for training in emerging tools and techniques in geospatial information with a specific focus on development programs and initiatives.

DRRF Location

  • +91 9810613737
  • F-12 D, MIG Flats Hari Nager New Delhi- 110064, India