Details: Dr. Kifayatullah Khan is Research Professor (assistant)/Chair at the Department of Environmental and Conservation Sciences, University of Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He received his PhD in the discipline of Environmental Sciences from the University of Peshawar in 2013 as a fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)-Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He did his Postdoctoral research in the same discipline as a fellow of the 2016 President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) at the Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), CAS, Beijing, China. Recently in the year 2018, he successfully participated in the Asia-Pacific Water Leadership Programme (APLWP) held in Australia on April 8-19, 2018, co-hosted by the International Center for Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICEWaRM) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). As an active environmental ecologist, he has published good papers in the international peer reviewed journals such as, Environment International, Environmental Pollution, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Journal of Environmental Sciences, Science of the Total Environment, Chemosphere, International Journal of phytoremediation, Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Clean-Air, Soil and Water, Water Science and Technology, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Earth Science & Climatic Change and LAMBERT etc. with major research interests focusing on; Ecological health impacts and risk assessment of conventional and emerging pollutants, water resource management, urban ecological planning and assessment, and environmental management and policy.