Jojo T.D is an environment and development professional with 20 years of experience. He did his masters and M.Phil in Environment management from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. He started his career as an environmental education officer with the Mahatma Gandhi University and has trained around 1700 teachers. Since 2005 he is working with the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and is coordinating the Community Environmental Resource Center, (CERC) a field academy of ATREE in Alappuzha, Kerala. He was instrumental in setting up the CERC and has helped it to grow as an institute of repute in the area. He has completed many action research projects in wetland conservation and is specializing in the Communication Education Public Awareness (CEPA) aspects of wetland management. He has developed numerous new initiatives in the area including the wetland festivals, student’s wetland congress, wetland on wheels etc.