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.
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.
G, Dhanpal., Gupta, Divya., Prakash, Anjal. (2023) "Barriers and opportunities in achieving climate and sustainable development goals in India: a multilevel analysis", Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences , 20 (1), 1-16 N, Rahul., S, Gurang., A, Khalid., M, Dahal., R, Kafle., Prakash, Anjal. (2022) "Development, Current Status and Challenges of Multiple Use Water Systems in Nepal: A Review", Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution , 19 (6), 19-26 Prakash, Anjal., Mcglade, K., Roxy, M K., Roy, J., Some, S., Rao, N. (2022) "Climate adaptation interventions in coastal areas: a rapid review of social and gendered dimensions", Frontiers in Climate Roy, J., Prakash, Anjal., Some, S. (2022) "Synergies and trade-offs between climate change adaptation options and gender equality: a review of the global literature", Humanities and Social Sciences Communications , 9, 251 Gupta, Nishikant., Dahal, Santosh., Kumar, Anil., Kumar, Chandan., Kumar, Mukul., Maharjan, Anil., Mishra, Dinesh., Mohanty, Abinash., Navaraj, Allwyn., Pandey, Sanjay., Prakash, Anjal., Prasad, Eklavya., Shreshtha, Kanchan., Shrestha, Mandira., Subedi, Rajan., Subedi, Toya., Tiwary, Rakesh., Tuladhar, Ramesh., Unni, Aparna. (2021) "Rich water, poor people: Potential for transboundary flood management between Nepal and India", Current Research in Environmental Sustainability , 3 Pandey, A., Prakash, Anjal., Werners, S E. (2021) "Matches, mismatches and priorities of pathways from a climate-resilient development perspective in the mountains of Nepal", Environmental Science & Policy , 125, 135-145 Pelling, M., Chow, W T., Che, E., Dawson, R., Dodman, D., Fraser, A., Hayward, B., Khirfan, L., McPhearson, T., Prakash, Anjal., Ziervoge, G. (2021) "A climate resilience research renewal agenda: learning lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for urban climate resilience", Climate and Development , 1-8 Prakash, Anjal., Molden, D. (2020) "Editorial Mapping challenges for adaptive water management in Himalayan towns", Water Policy , 22 (S(1)), 1-8 Singh, S., Shreshtha, K., Hamal, M., Prakash, Anjal. (2020) "Perform or wither: role of water users' associations in municipalities of Nepal", Water Policy , 22 (S1), 90-106 Currie, Alder., Cundill, G., Scodanibbio, L., Vincent, K., Prakash, Anjal., Nathe, N. (2020) "Managing collaborative research: insights from a multi-consortium programme on climate adaptation across Africa and South Asia", Regional Environmental Change , 20 (4), 1-12 Dilling, Lisa., Prakash, Anjal., Zommers, Zinta., Ahmad, Farid., Singh, Nuvodita., Wit, Sara de., Nalau, Johanna., Daly, Meaghan., Bowman, Kerry. (2019) "Is Adaptation Success a Flawed Concept?", Nature Climate Change Goodrich, C., Prakash, Anjal., Udas, P. (2019) "Gendered vulnerability and adaptation in Hindu-Kush Himalayas: Research insights", Environmental Development , 31, 1-8 Prakash, Anjal., Acharya, A. (2019) "When the river talks to its people: Local knowledge-based flood forecasting in Gandak River basin, India", Environmental Development , 31, 55-67 Rao, N., Mishra, A., Prakash, Anjal., Singh, C., Qaisrani, A., Poonacha, K., Vincent & Bedelian, C. (2019) "A qualitative comparative analysis of women’s agency and adaptive capacity in climate change hotspots in Asia and Africa", Nature Climate Change , 1-8 Cundill, G., Harvey, B., Tebboth, M., Cochrane, L., Currie‐Alder, B., Vincent, K., Lawn, J., Nicholls, R., Scodanibbio, L., Prakash, Anjal., New, M. (2019) "Large‐scale transdisciplinary collaboration for adaptation research: Challenges and insights", Global Challenges , 3 (4), 1700132 Mallick, Dwijen., Udas, Pranita., Goodrich, Chanda., Prakash, Anjal., Gorti, Ganesh., Bhadwal, Suruchi. (2019) "Growing social vulnerability in the river basins: Evidence from the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) Region", Environmental Development , 31, 19-31 Dasgupta, P., Sahay, S., Prakash, Anjal., Lutz, A. (2019) "Cost effective adaptation to flood: sanitation interventions in the Gandak river basin, India", Climate and Development Merrey, D., Hussain, A., Tamang, D., Thapa, B., Prakash, Anjal. (2018) "Evolving high altitude livelihoods and climate change: a study from Rasuwa District, Nepal", Food Security , 1-17 Udas, P., Prakash, Anjal., Goodrich, C. (2018) "Gendered Vulnerabilities in Diaras: Struggling with flood in Gandak River Basin", Economic & Political Weekly , 53 (17), 47 Patrick, M., Komakech, H., Mirumachi, N., Moosa, H., Prakash, Anjal., Salame, L., Shubber, Z., van der Zaag, P., Wolf, A. (2015) "Building Bridges between the Sciences and the Arts of Water Co-operation through Collective Action–Reflections", Aquatic Procedia (2), 48-54 Prakash, Anjal., Singh, Sreoshi., Brouwer, Lieuwe. (2015) "Water Transfer from Peri-urban to Urban Areas: Conflict over Water for Hyderabad City in South India", Environment and Urbanization Asia , 6 (1), 41–58 Cronin, A., Prakash, Anjal., S, Priya., Coates, S. (2014) "Water in India: situation and prospects", Water Policy , 16 (3), 425-441 Prakash, Anjal. (2014) "The periurban water security problem: a case study of Hyderabad in Southern India", Water Policy , 16, 454–469 Narain, Vishal., Khan, Shah., Sada, Rajesh., Singh, Sreoshi., Prakash, Anjal. (2013) "Urbanization, peri-urban water (in)security and human well-being: a perspective from four South Asian cities", Water International , 38 (7), 930-940
Hans, A., Prakash, Anjal., Rao, N., Patel, A. (2021) "Shaping gendered responses t o climate change in South Asia", Engendering Climate Change , 226 Udas, P., Prakash, Anjal., Goodrich, C. (2021) "Gendered vulnerabilities in Diara", Engendering Climate Change , 38 Rao, N., Prakash, Anjal., Patel, A. (2021) "Gender, climate change and the politics of vulnerability: An introduction", Engendering Climate Change , 1-16 Prakash, Anjal., Udas, P., Goodrich, C. (2021) "Gendered vulnerabilities in Diaras", Resurrección, B., Goodrich, C., Song, Y., Bastola, A., Prakash, Anjal., Joshi, D., Liebrand, J., Shah, S. (2019) "In the Shadows of the Himalayan Mountains: Persistent Gender and Social Exclusion in Development", The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment , 491-516 Prakash, Anjal., Narain, V., Narayanamoorthy, A. (2016) "Indian Water Policy at the Crossroads: Resources, Technology and Reforms", Global Issues in Water Policy , 49-72 Prakash, Anjal., Singh, Sreoshi. (2016) "Expanding City, Shrinking Water Resources, and the Vulnerability of Communities Living on the Edge in Hyderabad, India.", Oxford University Press Cronin, A., Prakash, Anjal., Sridhar, Praveena., Narain, Sue. (2016) "Drinking Water Supply in India: Context and Prospects", Global Issues in Water Policy Prakash, Anjal. (2016) "Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia: Adapting to Climate Change and Urbanization", Oxford University Press , 286-296 Prakash, Anjal., Singh, Sreoshi. (2016) "Gendered and Caste Spaces in Household Water Use: A Case of Aliabad Village in Peri-urban Hyderabad, India", Oxford University Press Prakash, Anjal., Narain, Vishal. (2016) "). Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia: Adapting to Climate Change and Urbanization", Oxford University Press , 108-147 Prakash, Anjal., Narain, Vishal. (2016) "Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia: Adapting to Climate Change and Urbanization", Oxford University Press , 187-207 Prakash, Anjal., Cronin, Aidan., Mehta, Pradeep. (2015) "Introduction: Achieving the Desired Gender Outcome in Water and Sanitation", Sage Publication Aidan, Cronin., Mehta, Pradeep., Prakash, Anjal. (2015) "Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes: Lessons from India", Sage Publications , 63-76 Aidan, Cronin., Mehta, Pradeep., Prakash, Anjal. (2015) "Conclusions and Way Forwards", Sage Publication Prakash, Anjal., Qaiyum, Suleri., Ahmed, Vagar. (2015) "Making Growth Inclusive, Just and Sustainable in South Asia", Sustainable Policy Development Institute Aidan, Cronin., Mehta, Pradeep., Prakash, Anjal. (2015) "Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes: Lessons from India", Sage Publication Prakash, Anjal., Rao, Neena. (2015) "Hydropower Development in Teesta River Basin & Lessons for Regional Cooperation", Sustainable Policy Development Institute Cronin, Aidan., Mehta, Pradeep., Prakash, Anjal. (2015) "Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes: Lessons from India", Sage Publication , 1-21 Prakash, Anjal., Goodrich, Chanda. (2015) "Crossing Boundaries: Gender and IWRM in Education and Research", Sage Publication Prakash, Anjal., Shah, Amita. (2014) "Towards integrated water policies in South Asia: From critique to constructive engagement", Rutledge , 27-48 Narain, Vishal., Goodrich, C., Chourey, Jayati., Prakash, Anjal. (2014) "The globalization of governance: Transforming water management in South Asia", Rutledge , 1-15 Prakash, Anjal., Singh, Sreoshi., Goodrich, C. (2014) "Informing Water Policies in South Asia", Rutledge , 3-26 Prakash, Anjal., Goodrich, C., Singh, Sreoshi. (2014) "Informing water policies for integrated water resource management in South Asia", Rutledge , 3-26 Prakash, Anjal., Sharma, Medhavi., Chourey, Jayati. (2013) "Water in India: Situation and Prospects", UNICEF, FAO and SaciWATERs Prakash, Anjal., Singh, Sreoshi., Goodrich, C., Janakarajan, S. (2013) "Introduction: An agenda for pluralistic and integrated framework for water policy in South Asia", Rutledge , 1-16 Prakash, Anjal. (2012) "Groundwater Vending and Appropriation of Women’s Labour: Gender, Water Scarcity and Agrarian Change in a Gujarati Village, India", Zubaan , 312-336 Prakash, Anjal., Saravanan, v., Chourey, Jayati. (2012) "Interlacing Water and Health in South Asia: The Problématique", Sage Publications , 3-20 Prakash, Anjal. (2012) "Social Differentiation and the Politics of Access to Groundwater in North Gujarat", Oxford University Press , 200-228 Mashfiqus, Salehin., Khan, M Shah., Prakash, Anjal., Goodrich, C. (2011) "Opportunities for Transboundary Water Sharing in The Ganges, The Brahmaputra and The Meghna Basin", India Infrastructure Report , 29-43 Saxena, Shipra., Prakash, Anjal. (2008) "Sanitation and Health", Sarup and Sons , 3-8 Prakash, Anjal. (2005) "The Dark Zone: Groundwater Irrigation, Politics and Social Power in North Gujarat, India", Prakash, Anjal., Ballabh, Vishwa. (2005) "A Win-Some Lose-All Game. Social Differentiation and Politics of Groundwater Markets in North Gujarat", Rutgers University Press , 172-194 Kumar, Dinesh., Chopde, Sashikant., Mudrakartha, Srinivas., Prakash, Anjal. (1999) "Addressing Water Scarcity: Local Strategies for Water Supply and Conservation Management in the Sabarmati Basin", Nepal Water Conservation Foundation , 191-245199 Kumar, Dinesh., Chopde, Shashikant., Prakash, Anjal. (1999) "Dug Well Recharging in Saurashtra, Gujarat: A local Response to Water Scarcity", Nepal Water Conservation Foundation , 246-260 Douglas, J., Prakash, Anjal., Swatuk, Larry., Jacobs, Inga., Narain, Vishal. "Water Governance Futures in South Asia and Southern Africa: Déjà Vu All Over Again?", Freshwater Governance for the 21st Century, Global Issues in Water Policy 6.
Prakash, Anjal. (2021) "The urban-peri-urban water connects in Hyderabad: implications for resilience to climate change", Mallick, D., Dilshad, T., Naznin, Z., Hassan, T., Md Syed, A., Goodrich, C., Udas, B., Prakash, Anjal., Anwar, M., Habib, N., Abbasi, S., Khan, Q., Ali, M., Quereshi, A., Batool, S., Bhadwal, S., Khandekar, N., Gorti, G., Mini, G., Varma, N., Sharma, G., Luitel, G., Nyima, M., Tamang, D. (2019) "Participatory assessment of multiple socio-economic drivers and climate stresses leading to differentiated vulnerabilities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya", HI-AWARE Prakash, Anjal., Cundill, G., Scodanibbio, L., Vincent, K., Nathe, N., Morchain, D., DeMaria-Kinney, J., Soumelong Ehode, L., Sukla, D., Mishra, A., Piryani, A. (2019) "Climate Change Adaptation Research for Impact", International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada and UK Aid, London, United Kingdom Currie-Alder, B., Cundill, Kemp., Scodanibbio, Vincent., Prakash, Anjal. (2019) "Building climate resilience in Africa & Asia: Lessons on organisation, management, and collaboration from research consortia", CARIAA Working Paper no. 24. International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada and UK Aid, London, United Kingdom. Werners, S., Bhadwal, S., Pandey, A., Prakash, Anjal., Wester, P., Mamnun, N., Hassan, T., Ishaq, S., Ahmad, B., Dahri, Z. (2018) "Towards climate-resilient development pathways for the people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region", HI-AWARE Dandekhya, S., England, M., Ghate, R., Goodrich, C., Nepal, S., Prakash, Anjal. (2017) "The Gandaki Basin – Maintaining livelihoods in the face of landslides, floods, and drought", HI-AWARE Prakash, Anjal., Gurang, C. (2016) "Migration and the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal: Effect on rescue and relief processes and lessons for the future", HI-AWARE
Prakash, Anjal., Nivedita, M. (2021) "Peri-urban Ecosystems and Urban Resilience", Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group , 17-21 Prakash, Anjal., Mani, Nivedita. (2020) "Water, food, energy and climate nexus in Kosi River Basin", Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group and The Asia Foundation Prakash, Anjal. (2020) "Retreating Glaciers and Water Flows in the Himalayas: Implications for Governance", Observers’ Research Foundation