Anjal Prakash

Clinical Associate Professor (Research)
Research Director, BIPP

Email anjal_prakash@isb.edu

Website https://www.isb.edu/en/research-thought-leadership/faculty/faculty-directory/anjal-prakash.html


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

February 2, 2024: Reimagining the future of fast fashion: Tackling post-consumption textile waste for sustainability, Forbes.

January 12, 2024: Lakshadweep: Don’t Go the Maldives Way!, The Quint.

December 28, 2023: Year-Ender: How India Battled Extreme Weather Events in 2023's Climatic Turmoil, The Quint.

December 1, 2023: COP28: India's Proactive Climate Leadership and Strategic Stand, The Quint.

November 27, 2023: Uttarkashi Tunnel Collapse: The Havoc of Mindless Construction in the Himalayas, The quint.

November 15, 2023: No light at the end of Himalayan tunnels: The latest Uttarakhand construction mishap is another reminder that, The Times of India.

November 7, 2023: Delhi's Odd-Even Scheme: A band-aid solution to a long-term pollution problem, Money Control.

November 7, 2023: Clearing the Haze: International Solutions for Delhi-NCR's Pollution Predicament, The Quint.

October 31, 2023: Professor Saleemul Huq: A Visionary in Development, Environment & Climate Change, The Quint.

October 22, 2023: Climate change, pollution, construction: Multiple whammy to fuel more Sikkim-like disasters, Jammu Links.

October 6, 2023: Sikkim Floods Must Be a Wake-Up Call To Address Threat of GLOFs in the Himalayas, The Quint.

September 29, 2023: M S Swaminathan: The Scientist Who Made 'You Reap What You Sow’ a Reality, The Quint.

September 28, 2023: The Cauvery Water Dispute: Navigating troubled waters amidst climate change, Money Control.

September 10, 2023: G20 Global Biofuel Alliance: Advancing Sustainable Energy and India's Role, The Quint.

September 8, 2023: India's G20 Presidency: Shaping an Inclusive and Sustainable Global Future, The Quint.

August 25, 2023: Climate Change's Wrath: Wake-Up Call for Rain-Battered Himachal Pradesh, The Quint.

July 27, 2023: Rising Tides: Examining Threats to 5 Million Lives in Kolkata's Nearest Delta, The Quint.

July 11, 2023: North Indian Rains: Extreme weather events are the new bitter reality of our lives. Let’s fight back, Money Control.

July 10, 2023: Reimagining E-Waste: Empowering India's Transition to a Circular Economy, The Quint.

July 10, 2023: Raging storms: Climate change’s wrath wrecks north India, Times of India.

June 22, 2023: Preserving the Frozen Legacy: Policy Action for Hindu Kush Himalayan Region, The Quint.

June 13, 2023: Biparjoy: The Changing Character of the Arabian Sea and its Impact on Cyclones, The Quint.

June 4, 2023: World Environment Day: How Can India Learn From Bangladesh to Deal With Plastic?, The Quint.

June 4, 2023: World Environment Day 2023: Indias Pivotal Role In Combating Plastic Pollution, NDTV.

May 24, 2023: A Deep Dive: Uncovering India’s Water Wealth Through First-Ever Census, The Quint.

May 22, 2023: World Biodiversity Day: India's Contribution In Restoring Nature's Treasures, Quint.

May 14, 2023: Heatwaves have increased in frequency and intensity in India: Experts, Deccan Herald.

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.

April 22, 2023: Indias Weather Woes: Navigating Through Climate Change And El Niño, NDTV.

April 22, 2023: Protecting the earth not just govt responsibility, The Times of India.

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.

Research & Publications