Shilpi Srivastava - Research Fellow
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Shilpi Srivastava is a Research Fellow with the Resource Politics Cluster. She is trained as a political scientist and she completed her PhD in Development Studies (Sussex) in 2015. Her doctoral research focused on the politics and practice of water regulation reform in India.
In her research, she uses the lens of water to understand issues of power and patterns of authority to explore spaces of justice, rights and accountability. Besides research on water policy and environmental politics, she is also increasingly interested in cross cutting research in the areas of health and nutrition, especially related to intersectoral policy processes.
Shilpi's current research focuses on issues of climate change, state and water politics, and intersectoral policy processes.
Uncertainty in Climate Science: Extreme Weather Events in India
In May 2018, multiple extreme weather events claimed scores of lives, damaged property and brought public life to a standstill in parts of India. In the aftermath of these events, a blame game ensued with some assigning responsibility to scientific and state agencies, and others calling for more research and accurate weather forecasts. It is important to recognise the uncertainties in climate science and embrace them in order to channel resources appropriately, attribute causality, build public trust, and improve policy effectiveness. More details
Understanding Uncertainty: Views from Kachchh, Mumbai, and Sundarbans
This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the theme of climate related uncertainty. This issue draws heavily from the work of the Research Council of Norway (RCN) funded project 'Climate Change, Uncertainty and Transformation'. More details
Addressing Climate Change Uncertainty in Dryland Kachchh, IndiaIDS Policy Briefing 147 (2018)
The semi-arid district of Kachchh in Gujarat, India is known for its erratic rainfall, water scarcity, and droughts. Climate change has intensified extreme temperature and rainfall patterns and also led to changes to the long coastline. More details
Addressing Climate Change Uncertainty in Dryland Kachchh, IndiaIDS Policy Briefing (2018)
The semi-arid district of Kachchh in Gujarat, India is known for its erratic rainfall, water scarcity, and droughts. Climate change has intensified extreme temperature and rainfall patterns and also led to changes to the long coastline. These are affecting not only the lives and livelihoods of local people, but also threatening the vibrant ecosystem of Kachchh. More details
The Social Life of Mangroves: Resource Complexes and Contestations on the Industrial Coastline of Kutch, IndiaSTEPS Working Papers 99 (2017)
In the last few decades, mangroves have attained significant environmental, climatic and therefore economic importance. As environmental assets, they have given rise to different regimes of conservation, valuation and marketisation in various parts of the world. These processes are associated with new relations of power, dispossession and contestation. More details
Maharashtra needs to take a long-term view of drought27 May 2016
By Shilpi Srivastava
The Badaun murder: violence, vulnerability and safer sanitation06 Jun 2014
By Shilpi Srivastava