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Romila Verma

Instructor | University of Toronto

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Warm, engaging and informative, she talks about the water crisis facing the world and deconstructs the science behind water.


Dr. Romila P. Verma is an Environmental Geographer. She teaches water resource management and hydrology in the Department of Geography, University of Toronto. She is also a Research Affiliate with the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University.

Her fields of specialization are in the integrated watershed management, climate change impact modeling and environmental education. Growing up in India, her research interests have been shaped by the limited resources and its impact on people who are marginalized from sharing the scarce resources. She is not only passionate about understanding the complex dynamics between people and their natural environments but believes strongly in finding sustainable solutions to resource sharing.
She has developed strong Canadian and international research and teaching credentials over the past 20 years. She has worked on a diverse range of topics including Ontario’s source water protection plan, impact of weather variables on municipal water use, identifying the indicators of environmental change in Lake Simcoe watershed and monitoring and forecasting of hydrological parameters in the Mahanadi river basin in eastern India. She has also used here research as a tool to engage communities and to affect environmental policies.

Industry Expertise (4)

Environmental Services



Renewables and Environmental

Areas of Expertise (3)

Management and Planning

Water Crisis


Affiliations (1)

  • Research Affiliate, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University

Sample Talks (1)

The Water Story


  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance


1000 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee