Dr. Veena Srinivasan is a water expert with 20 years of experience working with water management in India. She is a senior fellow at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), where she leads the Centre for Social and Environmental Innovation (CSEI).
As a water researcher, Veena’s work has always been interdisciplinary. Her focus has been on solutions that are backed by science but designed for people facing the Indian water crisis. At CSEI, she is leading the mission to transform scientific research into real-world impact by designing solutions that simultaneously create livelihoods and conserve the environment. Veena received her PhD from Stanford University and is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.