Dr. Veena Srinivasan: Director

Dr. Veena Srinivasan is a Senior Fellow at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore. She is also the Director of the Centre for Social and Environmental Innovation (CSEI) at ATREE.

Veena has a track record of formulating and guiding major interdisciplinary research, innovation, and capacity building projects in the area of climate change and water, water security, citizen science. Veena has won several awards for her research including the 2015 Jim Dooge Award for best paper in the journal Hydrology and Earth System Science from the European Geophysical Union, the 2012 Water Resources Research Editor's Choice Award from the American Geophysical Union. She has been the Chair holder of the prestigious Prins Claus Chair in Netherlands from 2018-2020. Veena serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Hydrology and Ecology, Economy and Society. 

She has served as a resource person for National Water Mission, India and on the drafting committee for the thematic group on Agriculture, Water, and Food Security of the Science, Technology and Information Policy (STIP) 2020. She serves on the Strategic Advisory Group of the task force for Monitoring SDG6 by UN-Water and is a Steering Committee member of the Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India.

Veena received her PhD from Stanford University’s Emmet Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). Veena holds a Masters in Energy and Environmental Studies from Boston University and a B-Tech in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

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