Dr. Veena Srinivasan

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Dr. Veena Srinivasan
Senior Adjunct Fellow

Veena Srinivasan is a Senior Fellow at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore. Veena’s research interests include inter-sectoral water allocation, impacts of multiple stressors on water resources, ground and surface water linkages, and sustainable water management policy and practice.

Veena’s recent research has focused on understanding anthropogenic and climatic influences in urbanizing watersheds and identifying appropriate policies and adaptation measures. As co-PI of the "Adapting to Climate Change in Urbanizing Watersheds (ACCUWa)", she has focused on measuring and modelling the socio-hydrology of Arkavathy and Noyyal Basins to understand the impacts of human activity on ground and surface water resources. More recently, she has initiated work on Bangalore's lakes with the goal of understanding how lakes can contribute to water security as well as creating a citizen's dashboard which synthesizes data from low-cost sensors and data collected by citizen scientists to help manage lakes better.

Veena has won several awards for her work 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 is also a recipient of the Teresa Heinz Environmental Scholars Award.

Veena received her PhD from Stanford University’s Emmet Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). As a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford, Veena was instrumental in developing a framework for a Global Freshwater Initiative at Stanford to understand patterns in the nature and causes of global water crises.

Prior to joining Stanford University, Veena worked for several years on energy and water issues in India, California and globally in the private and non-profit sectors.  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.

A complete CV can be downloaded here.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/veenas_water

Blog: http://medium.com/@veenas_water


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Journal Articles

Bentje Brauns, Somsubhra Chattopadhyay, Dan J. Lapworth, Sian E. Loveless, Alan M. MacDonald, Andrew A. McKenzie, Muddu Sekhar, Siva Naga Venkat Nara, Veena Srinivasan 2022 Assessing the role of groundwater recharge from tanks in crystalline bedrock aquifers in Karnataka, India, using hydrochemical tracers Journal of Hydrology X, Volume 15, 100121, ISSN 2589-9155, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hydroa.2022.100121
Gopal Penny Veena Srinivasan R. Apoorva Kirubaharan Jeremiah Joshua Peschel Sierra Young Sally Thompson 2020 A process‐based approach to attribution of historical streamflow decline in a data‐scarce and human‐dominated watershed. Hydrological Processes.

Book Chapters

Srinivasan Veena, Sharachchandra Lele , 2018 , Managing river basins: Re-examining the biophysical basis , India’s Water Futures
Srinivasan, V., Lele, S., Thomas, B.K. and Jamwal, P. , 2017 , Whose River? The changing waterscape of the upper Arkavathy under urbanisation , In Hiremath, A. J., Rai, N. and Siddhartha, A. (Eds), Transcending boundaries: Reflecting on twenty years of action and research at ATREE. pp. 122-131. Bangalore: ATREE.

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