Dr Veena Srinivasan

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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

Groundwater recharging system_Atal Bhujal Yojana

November 1, 2023
Atal Bhujal Yojana: A (mis) calculated approach
The Atal Bhujal Yojana aims to address groundwater depletion and encourage community-led water security plans. But it may not be taking into account a key component of water flows.
A long, empty, arched corridor_Unsplash-ecology research

February 2, 2022
“Research needs to leave the ivory tower of academia”
For sustainability science to offer relevant solutions, research models must move closer to practice and address questions that emerge from the community, instead of academia alone.
water containers outside a well-water security

December 15, 2021
We cannot achieve water security without good data
Solving India’s water crisis requires us to take a hard look at how we collect and use data.
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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