Dr. Ritesh Arya (PhD) is an eminent Hydrogeologist working in exploration and development of groundwater resources in Himalayas since 1993. He has made sincere and dedicated efforts to solve the drinking water problem on sustainable basis in draught hit areas of the mountain states.
He was the first to classify Himalayas into various Hydrostratigraphic zones and made models to explain occurrence and movement of groundwater resources in Himalayas. He published several research papers and presented them in various Seminars in India and abroad. Recently he had been invited by Royal Geographical Society, 2005, London to deliver a lecture on “Global warming and its impact on the ground water resources of the Himalayas”.