Anjal Prakash

Clinical Associate Professor (Research)
Research Director, BIPP

Email anjal_prakash@isb.edu


Prof. Anjal Prakash is an experienced researcher and academic, currently serving as Associate Professor (Research) and Research Director at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business. His work primarily focuses on water and climate change, urban resilience, and gender and social inclusion issues in South Asia.

Prof. Prakash has worked in various capacities across different organizations in his field, including as an Associate Professor at TERI-School of Advanced Studies, and as the Coordinator of the programme - Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal. He has also been actively involved with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), where he served as the coordinating lead author for the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) published in 2019 and working group II of IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report where he served as a lead author.

Prof. Prakash has a Master's degree in Social Work (Urban and Rural Community Development) from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India (1997) and a Doctoral degree in Social/Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands (2005). He has authored several books on water resources policies, gender issues, and peri-urban water security and has also co-edited several journal issues on related topics. Prof. Prakash serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals, including Environment and Urbanization Asia, Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, Springer Nature’s SN Business and Economics and PLOS Climate. He is the associate editor of the journal - Current Research in Environmental Sustainability and Nature’s Urban Sustainability.



  • 2023 - Present: Clinical Associate Professor (Research) and Research Director, BIPP, Indian School of Business
  • 2023 - Present: Visiting Professor, Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • 2019 - 2023: Research Director and Adjunct Associate Professor, Indian School of Business
  • 2021 - 2022: Visiting Professor of Water Security and Climate Change, School of Development, Azim Premji University
  • 2017 - 2019: Visiting Professor, Nepal Engineering College
  • 2018 - 2019: Associate Professor and Associate Dean, TERI School of Advanced Studies
  • 2012 - 2014: Executive Director, SaciWATERs
  • 2008 - 2012: Senior Research Fellow, SaciWATERs


In the Media

April 23, 2023: Protecting the earth not just govt responsibility, The Times of India.

April 22, 2023: India's Weather Woes: Navigating Through Climate Change And El Niño, BQ Prime.

March 28, 2023: Prioritising Deep, Sustained Mitigation In India: Key Takeaways From The Latest IPCC Report, BQ Prime.

March 28, 2023: Why Elderly Population In India Is Vulnerable To Climate Change And How To Protect Them, abp Live.

March 26, 2023: Over 400 mn Indians to suffer because of climate-triggered calamities: Experts, Greater Kashmir.

March 21, 2023: Five steps India must take to face climate change, Times Of India.

March 21, 2023: How the most vulnerable can weather the weather: IPCC report points to the higher risk India’s indigenous groups face & the value of local knowledge, Times of India.

March 18, 2023: IPCC report to be released on March 20: How will it impact India?, News Nine.

March 8, 2023: Women Face The Brunt Of Climate Change: An Urgent Call For Gender-Responsive Solutions, BQ Prime.

March 2, 2023: Revisiting the Indus Water Treaty: A path to sustainability and stability in the face of climate change, Forbes India.

February 27, 2023: Early Heatwave And Wheat Production In Punjab: Time For Action Is Now, BQ Prime.

February 21, 2023: Delhi's infrastructure prone to damage from climate change, Times Of India.

February 14, 2023: Financial time bomb: The risks of climate inaction to the global economy, Forbes India.

February 14, 2023: Experts warn of particularly hot summer ahead in Hyderbad, Deccan Chronicle.

February 7, 2023: Interview | Damage to Himalayas can have severe impact: Anjal Prakash, The New Indian Express.

February 6, 2023: To actualise the green budget, we need Green GDP calculation and a climate change ministry, Money Control.

January 10, 2023: Saving Joshimath And How To Build Climate-Conscious Towns In Himalayan Regions, BQ Prime.

January 10, 2023: “Joshimath’s Example Tells Us What We should Not Do In Himalayas”: Dr Anjal Prakash On Joshimath Sinking, HW News.

January 10, 2023: Joshimath: Stop hydropower projects in Himalayan region, re-evaluate impact: Expert, Money Control.

January 10, 2023: Only time will tell if we can save Joshimath, rediff.com.

January 9, 2023: Experts blame NTPC's hydro project for Joshimath disaster, India Tv News.

January 7, 2023: Development projects causing Uttarakhand's Joshimath to sink, says expert, India Today.

January 7, 2023: Who tunnels through a sinking town? Ask Joshimath, The Times Of India.

January 6, 2023: Who tunnels through a sinking town? Despite decades of studies warning of Joshimath’s geological stress, authorities went ahead with power and road projects, The Times Of India.

December 13, 2022: Mumbai to Choke On More Severely Polluted Winter Days in Coming Years, New Study Warns, Weather News.

November 29, 2022: Climate Think Tank, Energy Swaraj Foundation, Launches Actions For Restoring Environment (ARE) To Mitigate Environment Crisis Amidst COP27 Goals, India Education Diary.

November 28, 2022: Well, the rich countries promised to pay for climate reparations: views from the Global South, Latitude Plos Blogs.

November 14, 2022: Climate Change@ 2050: Why Mumbai may get that 'sinking feeling', Morung Express.

October 31, 2022: Looking ahead to COP27: views from PLOS Climate editors, Latitude Plos Blogs.

September 15, 2022: How to double farmers' income? Digitisation will show the way, Forbes India.

September 12, 2022: Should we blame climate change for Bengaluru 'flood'?, Deccan Herald.

June 5, 2022: Efforts required to combat climate change: Anjal Prakash, The Telegraph.

June 5, 2022: Change our perspective towards nature, The Hindu.

March 2, 2022: Planning for resilience in a warming world, The Indian Express.

Research & Publications