We are providing technical assistance to Southasia Institute for Advanced Studies to conduct research on how city-level planning can be improved for climate-resilient and equitable water access in the cities of Nepal and India. Dr. Hemant Ojha and Dr. Basundhara Bhattarai are contributing to the project as co-investigators.
Dr. Ojha’s work focuses on analyzing the science-policy-practice interface in urban water planning and governance.
Dr. Bhattarai is looking at how water access and resilience-building efforts are gendered in South Asian cities, and how gender justice can be achieved in urban water management.
This research involves a partnership with the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney in Australia, while the Tata Institute of Social Science and Centre for Ecology and Development and Research (CEDAR) contribute to the research in India.