Prof. Dr. Anindita Sarkar

Research projects

Water Insecurity among the Urban PoorUniversity Grants Commission (UGC), July 2016 to January 2019.

Climate Change, Water Security and Livelihood Resilience: Role of Traditional Knowledge and Modern Technologies in Rajasthan, India, Multidisciplinary innovation project, DU. 2015 to 2016.

Inheriting Land, Endangering the Girl Child: Interrogating Land Productivity, Property Rights and Family Planning in Western Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, Multidisciplinary innovation project, DU, 2012 to 2013

Teaching
BIGS-DR course program Module II: Disciplinary Course
 
Supervision of
ongoing doctoral theses

Developing a Resilient and/or Sustainable Net-Zero Carbon Framework associated with Urban Energy Transformation for city in Vietnam 

 

Professional experience

·     Professor of Geography, Miranda House College, University of Delhi, India (February 2021 to Date)

·     Associate Professor of Geography, Miranda House College, University of Delhi, India (February 2018 to February 2021)

Research Projects as PI:

 

University Grants Commission (UGC): Water Insecurity among the Urban Poor, July 2016 to January 2019.

University of Delhi: Multidisciplinary innovation project on Climate Change, Water Security and Livelihood Resilience: Role of Traditional Knowledge and Modern Technologies in Rajasthan, India, Delhi; 2015 to 2016.

University of Delhi: Multidisciplinary innovation project on Inheriting Land, Endangering the Girl Child: Interrogating Land Productivity, Property Rights and Family Planning in Western Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, Delhi; 2012 to 2013

Consultancies:

·       International Water Management Institute (IWMI): Consultant for Research Project “Transforming Agri-food Systems in South Asia: Historical evolution of agrifood systems in Bangladesh”, May 10 to November 1, 2023, CGIAR Project. https://www.cgiar.org/initiative/20-transforming-agrifood-systems-in-south-asia-tafssa/

·       International Water Management Institute (IWMI): Consultant for Research Project “Transforming Agri-food Systems in South Asia: Historical evolution of agrifood systems in Odisha, India”, August 1 to December 15, 2022, CGIAR Project. https://www.cgiar.org/initiative/20-transforming-agrifood-systems-in-south-asia-tafssa/

·       Indira Gandhi Open University (IGONU): Consultant for developing of the course material for Post Graduate Programme on ‘Sustainability Science. Developing content and authoring of two Chapters for the module Global Strategies to Sustainable Development 1) Sustainable Development Goal 5 and 2) Sustainable Development Goal 6 and for the module Population, Health, and Sustainability for one chapter “Trends in Demographic Transition” January 2022 to December 2022.

·       International Water Management Institute (IWMI): Consultant for Project “Role of groundwater in agrarian change in West Bengal and Bangladesh: A comparative analysis”, December 2020 to March 2021 funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

·       Indira Gandhi Open University (IGONU): Consultant for developing of the course ‘Urban Environment’ for the M.Sc. Environmental Science Programme. Developing content and authoring of two Chapters in the course 1) Urban Economics and 2) Urban Planning, May 2017 - July 2018.

·       Population Foundation of India (PFI) & Indira Gandhi Open University (IGONU): Consultant at for writing course material, ‘Trends in demographic Transition”, for “Appreciation course on Population and sustainable Development’ Delhi India; July 2013 to August 2014

·       International Water Management Institute (IWMI): Consultant for Energy Sector Management Assessment Programme (ESMAP); Project - “Direct Delivery of Power Subsidy to Rural Consumers”. Funded by World Bank, March 2011 to January 2012

·       ·       Indian Council of Social Science Research: Theme Editor of Watershed and Water Conservation Techniques and Water Marketing under Land and Water Resources Theme in the Trend Report of Research Survey in Geography; 2010

· National Council of Education Research and Training: Joint Author for Our Environment, Geography Textbook for Class VII; 2007

Degrees

·     Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography, 2010; Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India)

o   Thesis: ‘Structural Changes in Irrigation Systems and Issues Related to Accessibility of   Groundwater: A Case Study of Punjab

·     Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Geography, 2006, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India)

o   Dissertation: ‘Natural Resource Management and Agricultural Development: A Case Study of Punjab’

·     Master of Arts (MA) in Geography (Specialisation: Agricultural Geography, Quantitative Methods & GIS), 2004; Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University

·     Bachelor of Arts (BA. Hons) in Geography (Specialization: Regional Development, Statistics), 2002; Miranda House, University of Delhi, New Delhi (India)

2024

Sarkar, A.; Bandyopadhyay, N.; Singh, S.; Sachan, R..  2024.  Addressing Risk, Uncertainty and Maladaptation to Climate change: Policy, Practice, and Case Studies.  Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Switzerland. Further Information
Sarkar, A.; Singh, S.; & Sachan, R..  2024.  Contextualizing ‘Risk’, ‘Uncertainty’ and ‘Maladaptation’ in the context of Climate Change.  In: Sarkar, A.; Bandyopadhyay, N.; Singh, S.; Sachan, R. (eds.): Addressing Risk, Uncertainty and Maladaptation to Climate change: Policy, Practice, and Case Studies. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.   (Open Acess)  Further Information

2023

Sarkar, A..  2023.  Women, Water and Technology: Changing Nature of Water Transactions in Western Rajasthan.  Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 13(1)   : 30–38   . Further Information
Review
Sarkar, A..  2023.  Agrifood systems policy research: historical evolution of agrifood systems in Bangladesh.  Further Information
Sarkar, A. Bandyopadhyay, N..  2023.  Climate Risk Management with Indigenous Perception and Knowledge - Evidence from drought prone regions of India.  In: Panda, G. K. Chatterjee, U. & Panda, S. (eds.): Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction- Insight Towards Perception, Response, Adaptation and Sustainability. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.   301 - 320.  Review

2022

Reddy A., Sarkar, A. & Onishi, Y..  2022.  Assessing the Outreach of Targeted Development Programmes - A Case Study from a South Indian Village.  Land, 11(7)   : 1030   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Sarkar, A..  2022.  How ‘smart’ are we with smart technology: Comparative cases of Water ATMs in Nairobi and Delhi.  Water Practice and technology, 17(10)   : 2160–2170   . Review
Sarkar, A..  2022.  Water Insecurity and Water Governance in Urban Kenya: Policy and Practice.  Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature . Switzerland. Further Information
Sarkar, A..  2022.  Time and trauma: what fetching water costs women and girls in Nairobi’s informal settlements.  The Conversation, January 12, 2022 Further Information
Sarkar, A.; Chakraborty, S.; Mukherji, A..  2022.  Agrifood systems policy research: historical evolution of agrifood systems in Odisha, India.  Technical report, International Water Management Institute (IWMI). CGIAR Initiative on Transforming Agrifood Systems in South Asia (TAFSSA). Further Information

2021

Mukherji, A.; Buisson, M.C.; Mitra, A.; Sarkar, A. & Yashodha.  2021.  Sonar Bangla Revisited: Groundwater development and agrarian change in Bangladesh and West Bengal since the 1970s’.  Australian Center for International Agricultural Research & International Water Management Institute, Technical report number, FR2021-072, ACIAR GPO Box 1571, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia Further Information
Sarkar, A..  2021.  Everyday Practices of Urban Poor to Access Water: Evidence from Delhi Slums.  In: Jaglan, M.S. & Jaglan, R. (eds.): Reflections on 21st Century Human Habitats in India. Springer, Singapore.   371-392.  Further Information

2020

Sarkar, A..  2020.  Everyday practices of urban poor women to access water: Lived realities from a Nairobi slum.  African Studies, 79(2)   : 212-231   . Further Information
Sarkar, A..  2020.  Informal water vendors and the urban poor: Evidence from a Nairobi slum.  Water International , 45(5)   : 443-457   . Further Information
Sarkar, A..  2020.  Groundwater Irrigation and Farm Power Policies in Punjab and West Bengal: Challenges and Opportunities.  Energy Policy , 140(2020)   : 111437   .
Sarkar, A..  2020.  Climate Variability and Water Insecurity in Western Rajasthan.  In: Sarkar, A. & Snigdha, S. (eds.): "Waters" of Western Rajasthan: Myths, Traditions, Life and Livelihoods. R. K. Books.   103-121. 
Sarkar, A..  2020.  Challenges and Strategies for Livelihood Resilience in Water Insecure Rajasthan.  In: Sarkar, A. & Snigdha, S. (eds.): "Waters" of Western Rajasthan: Myths, Traditions, Life and Livelihoods. R. K. Books.   169 – 192. 
Sarkar, A..  2020.  Why Kenya’s Urban Poor are Exploited by Informal Water Markets.  The Conversation, August 30, 2020 Further Information
Sarkar, A. & Snigdha, S. (ed.).  2020.  Waters" of Western Rajasthan: Myths, Traditions, Life and Livelihoods.  R. K. Books. New Delhi.

2019

Reddy, A.; Sarkar, A.; Ricart, S. & Akter, S..  2019.  Assessing the Outreach of Targeted Development Programmes - A Case Study from a South Indian Village.  Partridge India. New Delhi.
Sarkar, A..  2019.  The role of new ‘Smart technology’ to provide water to the urban poor: A case study of water ATMs in Delhi, India.  Energy, Ecology and Environment , 4(4)   : 166-174   . Further Information
Sarkar, A..  2019.  Can shared standpipes fulfill the Sustainable Development Goal of universal access to safe water for urban poor in Kenya?.  Water Policy, 21   : 1034–1049   . Further Information
Sarkar, A..  2019.  Smart technology to serve urban poor: A case study of water ATMs in a Nairobi slum.  Water Utility Journal, 22   : 1-12   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Sarkar, A..  2019.  Water Insecurity among Urban Poor.  Adroit Publishers. New Delhi.

2016

Sarkar, A..  2016.  Structural Changes in Irrigation Systems and Accessibility of Groundwater Resources in Punjab.  Manak Publications Pvt Ltd. New Delhi.
Sarkar, A..  2016.  Socio-Economic Implications of Depleting Groundwater Resource in Punjab.  In: M. Shah & P. S. Vijayshankar (ed) (eds.): Water Growing Understanding, Emerging perspectives: Readings on Economy, Polity and Society. Orient Black Swan.   314 – 330. 
Sarkar, A..  2016.  Watershed Development and Water Marketing.  In: H .S. Sharma & M. H. Qureshi (ed) (eds.): Land, Water, and Agriculture. Oxford University Press, New Delhi.   128 – 169. 

2014

Sarkar, A. & Das, A..  2014.  Groundwater Irrigation – Electricity – Crop Diversification Nexus in Punjab: Trends, Turning Points and Policy Initiatives.  Economic and Political Weekly, 49 (52)   : 64 – 73   .
Sarkar, A. & Gupta, B..  2014.  Revisiting Perceptions of Land: Spaces of Power, Violence and Desire.  In: Dutta, A. (ed) (eds.): Reorienting Gender: Geographies of Resistance, Agency, Violence and Desire.   4 – 16. 

2012

Sarkar, A..  2012.  Equity in Access to Irrigation Water - A Comparative Analysis of Tube-Well Irrigation System and Conjunctive Irrigation System.  In: Kumar, M. (eds.): Problems, Perspectives and Challenges of Agricultural Water Management. INTECH International open Access Publisher.   (Open Acess)  Further Information

2011

Sarkar, A..  2011.  Socio-Economic Implications of Depleting Groundwater Resource in Punjab: A Comparative Analysis of Different Irrigation Systems.  Economic and Political Weekly, 7(46)   : 59 – 66   .
Sarkar, A..  2011.  Sustaining Livelihoods in Face of Groundwater Depletion: A case Study of Punjab, India.  Environment, Development & Sustainability, 2(14)   : 183 -195   . Further Information

2010

Sarkar, A..  2010.  Groundwater Depletion in Punjab: Turning Common Property Resource into Commodities.  Annals of the Indian Association of Geographers, 1(30)   : 80 – 89   .

2008

Sarkar, A., Sen, S. & Kumar, A..  2008.  Rice–wheat cropping cycle in Punjab: a comparative analysis of sustainability status in different irrigation systems.  Environment, Development & Sustainability, 4(11)   : 751 – 763   .

2006

Sarkar, A..  2006.  Diffusion of Modern Technology and Sustainability of Agricultural Land Use Efficiency: A Case Study of Punjab.  In: Sinha, B.K.P, Saran, S. and Husain, H.J (ed) (eds.): Sustainable Rural Employment through Appropriate Land Use Policy: Challenges and Opportunities. Amity School of Natural Resources and Sustainable development, Amity University.  

Forthcoming

Sarkar, A..  Commercialization of Water and Shift from Traditional to Modern Technologies: Evidence from Water Insecure Western Rajasthan of India.  In: Arora, K. & Anand, R. (eds.): Exploring the Application of Solidarity Approach in Geography: Cases from the Indian Subcontinent. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.  
Sarkar, A..  Agrifood systems policy research: historical evolution of agrifood systems in Bangladesh.  Technical report, International Water Management Institute (IWMI). CGIAR Initiative on Transforming Agrifood Systems in South Asia (TAFSSA).
Sarkar, A..  Commercialization of Water and Shift from Traditional to Modern Technologies: Evidence from Water Insecure Western Rajasthan of India.  In: Arora, K. & Anand, R. (eds.): Exploring the Application of Solidarity Approach in Geography: Cases from the Indian Subcontinent. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.  
Sarkar, A., Bandyopadhyay, N. Singh, S. & Sachan, R..  Addressing Risk, Uncertainty and Maladaptation to Climate change: Policy, Practice, and Case Studies.  Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Switzerland.

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