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Sadashivnagar, Bangalore, India


Twitter: @veenas_water



Stanford University PhD, Emmet Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, 2008
Boston University Master of Arts, Energy and Environmental Analyses, 1997
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Bachelor of Technology, Engineering Physics, 1995

Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Programme Leader - Land, Water, Livelihoods Programme

  • Co-Principal Investigator Sep. ’12 – Present Adapting to climate change in urbanizing watersheds in India (ACCUWa)
  • Principal Investigator Apr. ‘14 – Present 2035 Vision for Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management in Bangalore
  • Principal Investigator May ‘16 – Present Upscaling Catchment Processes for Sustainable Water Management in Peninsular India
  • Principal Investigator Apr ‘16 – Present Development of Citizen Dashboards for Lake Water Quality in Bangalore
  • Co-Principal-Investigator Jan ’15 - Present

US-India planning visit: Linking remote sensing, citizen science and robotics to address critical environmental problems in data sparse regions.
Senior Research Associate, Pacific Institute Jul ’11 – Present 

  • Co-authored position paper on Global Water Governance for G20 Summit in 2012
  • Co-authored report on “mWASH” Mobile Phone Applications in water and sanitation
  • Lead author in a concept note on Multiple-Use Water Services for Rockefeller Foundation
  • Co-authored report on climate change resilience and urbanization in Indore, India

Post-doctoral scholar, Stanford University Sep ‘08 – Jun ’11

  • Developed a framework for a proposed Global Freshwater Initiative at Stanford
  • Conducted a meta-analysis to understand the causes of water crises across the world

Research Associate, Pacific Institute Sep. ’01 – Sep ’02

  • Analyzed potential for Demand Side Management in the commercial/industrial sector of California.
  • Prepared comparative case studies of successful urban water management worldwide.