With a heightened need to serve climate vulnerable communities impacted by intense heat, drought and flooding, BSC is thrilled to welcome Pallavi Kalia Mande as our new Director of Climate Resilient Design. Pallavi’s design practice is heavily grounded in an understanding of watershed science and engineering with the goal of restoring natural resources, as well as improving a community's quality of life. With over 20 years of experience in environmental planning and green infrastructure design, Pallavi brings tremendous knowledge and expertise in developing nature and community based solutions for climate resilience.
Having previously served as the Director of Watershed Resilience at the Charles River Watershed Association, Pallavi has assisted many cities and towns with their Municipal Vulnerable Preparedness planning and action grants. By creating watershed-scale planning frameworks and design solutions to address complex environmental challenges, Pallavi has successfully implemented several environmental restoration projects at a variety of scales. She is deeply committed to serving environmental justice communities and is a passionate advocate for climate justice.
Outside of work, Pallavi has been serving as a Conservation Commissioner in Brookline MA for more than a decade and currently co-chairs the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions’ DEI Committee. She is also on the advisory boards for Biodiversity for a Livable Climate and the Muddy Water Initiative, and enjoys teaching (and mentoring) BIPOC students at local universities and the Professionals of Color in the Environment (POCIE) community.