The Water Institute is pleased to host a seminar by Dr. Veena Srinivasan, Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, India.
She will speak on: The case for problem-driven water research in the developing world: Lessons from India.
About the Speaker
Veena Srinivasan received her PhD from Stanford University’s Emmet Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. Her research framework integrated both centralized and decentralized approaches to urban water supply in India. She has also worked on quantifying and modelling vulnerability of water use under environmental change. As a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford, Dr. Srinivasan was instrumental in developing a framework for a Global Freshwater Initiative at Stanford, conducting a meta-analysis of interdisciplinary water case studies to trace patterns in the nature and causes of global water crises. Prior to joining ATREE, Veena worked for several years in the private and non-profit sectors on energy, water, and forest policy issues in India.
Veena Srinivasan’s research interests include inter-sectoral water allocation, threats to freshwater from local to regional to global scales, impacts of multiple stressors including demographics, climate change and urbanization on water resources, sustainable water management policy and practice, bi-directional feedbacks in human-water systems and comparative studies of socio-hydrologic systems.