Sreenita MondalProject Coordinator
Shreya ChakrabortyResearch Fellow
Sucharita SenFormer Project Incharge, SaciWATERs
Monica PriyaFormer Project Coordinator, SaciWATERs
Carolin ArulProgram Coordinator, Anna University
Mohammad Shahjahan MondalProgram Coordinator, BUET
Robert DongolProgram Coordinator, NEC
N D K DayawansaProgram Coordinator, University of Peradeniya
Sreenita holds PhD degree in Regional Development from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Before joining SaciWATERs as a Research Fellow, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Geography at Raniganj Girls’ College affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University, West Bengal. She has also worked with Centre de Science Humaines (CSH), New Delhi and has assisted on research project entitled ‘India Milk’. She is trained in GIS softwares like- Arc GIS, Erdas Imagine and statistical softwares like- SPSS, EXCEL, etc. Her specific research interest lies in areas of rural development, dispossession and displacement, livelihoods, labour, gender and agriculture using both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and also building innovative solutions to development issues through a participatory approach.
Shreya holds a master’s degree in Geography with a semester specialisation in Physical geography and an M.Phil degree in Regional Development from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has been a CSIR Senior Research Fellow at the University. Currently continuing her PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University on Groundwater socioecology in Gujarat, Shreya has been associated with research on water resources since her postgraduate studies in Geography having worked on papers on varied water-related issues, both scientific and socioeconomic. She has worked on consultancy projects on natural resource management with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and has assisted on research projects on climate change, and urban water security. Her specific research interest lies in integrating the science and the socioeconomics and politics of water resources at levels of theory, methodology and policy.
Sucharita Sen has joined as the Executive Director of SaciWATERs in October 2016 and is on leave from position of Professor in the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is an economic geographer and her specific interest areas are water, gender and natural resource based livelihoods analysed through a political ecology lens. She considers herself first and foremost a teacher and then a researcher, and has supervised multifaceted research work of more than 50 students in JNU, and now young researchers in her capacity as the Executive Director in SaciWATERs. She was a Nehru-Fulbright Fellow in 2009-10 and was associated with Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA during this period. Her recent engagement and publications has a spatial focus on peri-urban areas.
Monica holds a Master’s degree in Urban Development and Management, from TERI University, New Delhi, and a Bachelor’s degree in Facilities and Services Planning from Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University- School of Planning and Architecture, Hyderabad. She has been associated with SaciWATERs since 2015. She has been involved in research and networking projects in the organization. Her research has focused on conflicts and cooperation in relation to water (in)security in peri-urban Hyderabad. She is currently a part of the SAWA Fellowship Programme on Climate Change as the Project Coordinator. She is also the Managing Editor of the SAWAS Journal, which is a flagship journal of SaciWATERs.
Dr. Carolin Arul is working as an Assistant Professor (SG) in the Centre for Water Resources, Anna University, Chennai, India. She is a Civil Engineer. Her Masters’ is on hydrology and water resources engineering. Her PhD is on gaps in irrigation laws of Tamil Nadu. She has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience in areas of watershed management, integrated water resources management and legal aspects of water resources. She has guided nearly 40 PG and UG thesis/project works and guiding two PhDs.
She had authored a book on Water Laws and Rights in India. She has seven journal publications and two book chapters. She has presented nearly 25 papers in various Conferences and Workshops. She has presented her views on water rights in India in various Conferences held at Kenya, Cambodia and Nepal.
Mohammad Shahjahan Mondal
M. Shahjahan Mondal is a Professor at the Institute of Water and Flood Management of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He did Ph.D. from Central Queensland University of Australia in 2005, M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering from BUET in 2000 and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from BUET in 1997. During his 20-year professional career, Dr. Mondal has been involved in a number of national and international collaborative research and capacity development projects with some highly reputed universities and organizations. His current research interests are in river hydrology and hydraulics; climate change; risk-based planning; urban and peri-urban water security; integrated and participatory management of water resources; and water governance.
Robert Dongol is an Environmental Science graduate from Kathmandu University and has completed his M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering and Management in 2007 from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). Since his engagement with Nepal Engineering College (nec) in 2008, he has worked at various positions within the institution; currently, he is working at the capacity of Associate Professor and coordinating M.Sc. Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management (iWRM) Program underway at the institution. He is the key contact person from nec for the IDRC SAWA Fellowship – Phase II project. Robert Dongol has contributed two chapters (water markets and wastewater irrigation) contributed in books, supervised more than a dozen of M.Sc. research works and many papers published in national and international journals; presented at national and international platforms. His area of interest is water resources management.
N D K Dayawansa
Dr. N.D.K. Dayawansa is a Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture from University of Peradeniya, M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and GIS from AIT, Thailand and Ph.D. in Water Resources Management from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in remote sensing & GIS and water resources management. Dr. Dayawansa is serving as the chairperson of the Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.