Associate Professor Associate Dean - Business Development Hyderabad Campus,
• Department of Regional Water Studies
Area of Expertise
Climate Change Adaptation
Water Security and Conflict Management
Gender and Social Inclusion
Dr. Anjal Prakash is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean - Business Development at TERI-SAS Hyderabad Campus. Before joining TERI- SAS, Dr. Prakash worked as the Programme Coordinator of Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins at International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) based in Kathmandu, Nepal. HI-AWARE was a special initiative that focused on adaptation issues in three river basins of South Asia. Dr. Prakash has been selected as coordinating lead author for the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) to be finalized in September 2019. He has also been selected as a Lead author in the chapter on cities, settlements and key infrastructure in the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report. Recently he was nominated as member of the Gender Task Group of IPCC to develop a framework of goals and actions to improve gender balance and address gender-related issues within the IPCC. Before joining ICIMOD, Dr Prakash led the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) as Executive Director. SaciWATERs is a south Asian thinktank that works in six countries of South Asia. His earlier associations were with WaterAid, New Delhi and VIKSAT, Ahmedabad, India.
Having an advance degree (1997) from Tata Institute and Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India and a PhD (2005) in Social/Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, Dr Prakash has two decades of experience in working on water and climate issues focusing on policy research, advocacy, capacity building, knowledge management, networking and implementation of large scale and multi-country climate change and development projects in South Asia. Dr Prakash is the author of The Dark Zone: Groundwater Irrigation, Politics and Social Power in North Gujarat (2005), published by Orient Longman. His other co-edited books are - Interlacing Water and Health: Case Studies from South Asia (2012) published by Sage and Water Resources Policies in South Asia (2013), Globalization of Water Governance in South Asia (2013), Informing Water Policies in South Asia (2014) published by Routledge, Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes: Lessons from India (2015), published by Sage and Periurban water security issues in South Asia (2016), published by Oxford University Press (2016). He is presently co-editing special journal issues on Gendered Vulnerability in Himalayas and Water in Himalayan Towns for journals - Environmental Development and Water Policy respectively and book on Gender and Climate Change in South Asia by Routledge. Dr. Prakash is also on the editorial board of the Journal Environment and Urbanization Asia published by Sage publication.