Anik Bhaduri

Dr. Anik Bhaduri has joined GWSP in June 2012 as an executive officer. Before joining GWSP, he was a Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. At ZEF, he was one of the project coordinator (economics) of the recently concluded research project titled 'Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land and Water Use in the Region Khorezm (Uzbekistan)'. With a background in environment and natural resource economics, he has specialized in water resource management. He has worked on several topics and projects in water resource management, ranging from trans-boundary water sharing to adaptive water management under climate change. Dr. Bhaduri obtained his PhD degree in December 2005 from the University of Wyoming. In his dissertation, using a political economy model, he explains why an upstream country might agree to a treaty that recognizes and enforces the water claims of a downstream country.  The dissertation illustrates the water allocation of the Ganges River between India and Bangladesh. After his PhD, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in resource economics for the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). He was involved there in doing the economic analysis of India?s National River linking Project. His current research areas include sustainable land and water management, climate change impacts and adaptive water management through incentive based approaches, and role of scarcity in virtual water flow. He has published several research papers in peer reviewed international journals.  

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