Ruchi Vangani

Research themes
  • Water resources
  • Health and sanitation
Research countries
  • India
Research topic
Exploring the links and dynamics therein for WATSAN and irrigation agriculture (AG-WATSAN Nexus) for a better nutrition and health outcome Gujarat, India
Research projects

AG-WATSAN Nexus Project

Degrees

MBBS, RNT Medical College, University of Rajasthan, India

MPH, Epidemiology, George Washington University, Washington DC

Funding institutions

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Thesis title

Exploring the links and dynamics therein for WATSAN and irrigation agriculture (AG-WATSAN Nexus) for a better nutrition and health outcome Gujarat, India

Thesis abstract

Given the scarce and poor quality water resources for the growing urban population and use of different types of water use for irrigation viz. wastewater, river water, wells and freshwater there is a need for research to analyze the social, environmental, health and economic tradeoffs of the type of water use in agriculture. The present research will specifically seek to address the questions on the impact of irrigation water use on the health and nutrition outcomes of communities exposed to the irrigation and the produce. Conceptually, the study will seek to address the above research questions in the context of their dynamic interactions and eventually identify better strategies of linking water uses for ‘WATSAN’ and irrigation agriculture activities to improve health and nutrition status. Specific methodological approaches are proposed for each of the research questions. The data planned for collection include primary data, additionally the data from the DLHS 2007-08 household surveys will be used.

Doctoral research funded by

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Cooperation partners

Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPHG)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Evita Hanie Pangaribowo

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Junior Researcher

E-Mail:
vangani.ruchi(at)gmail.com

Department:
ZEF b