Dr Veena Srinivasan

Veena Srinivasan IDR

Dr Veena Srinivasan is a senior fellow at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, where she leads the Water, Land and Society Programme. She has a PhD from Stanford University’s Emmet Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). Prior to that, Veena worked for several years on energy and water issues in India, California, and globally in the private and nonprofit sectors. She also holds a masters in energy and environmental studies from Boston University and a BTech in engineering physics from IIT, Bombay.


Articles by Dr Veena Srinivasan


Indian girl pouring water_water scarcity_ASwaminathan

August 16, 2019
Water is getting scarce in India, but not for everyone
India's water problem is not about running out of water but about how to allocate a fixed resource. Without doing the latter equitably, India's water future remains bleak.
A materials engineering blueprint

July 18, 2019
The ‘science-policy-practitioner’ divide
Due to silos between stakeholders, the people with the expertise on particular problems are often not the ones implementing solutions. We need to create a culture of learning across disciplines.
An open sewage water way next to houses_water pollution_Wikimedia Commons

June 14, 2019
It’s time to re-imagine water systems in cities
Our sewerage systems have not kept pace with urbanisation, and with Indian cities growing rapidly, it's worth examining how this impacts water.
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