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Jenia Mukherjee

Country Coordinator and Co-investigator 

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur


Jenia Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Her expertise spans across transdisciplinary water research. Her most recent book: Blue Infrastructures (Springer Nature, 2020), which she completed as the Rachel Carson Fellow in Munich, Germany (2019-2020) is drawing global attention among water scholars and experts. She is in the Advisory Board for the India Youth Water Network. She is also the Principal Indian Partner, CLOC: Knowledge2Action in South Asia (2019-2021) to promote and facilitate cooperation in research and education on environmental sustainability and social wellbeing with Swiss networks. She has completed different projects funded by international (IUCN, WSSF, AHRC) and national (ICHR, ICSSR, P&RD, etc.) agencies. She is currently leading major large-scale projects on coastal vulnerabilities, flood governance and ecological resilience and community wellbeing funded by SSHRC, Canada, EU-India, etc. She is the member, International Scientific Community, TU-Delft Conference on ‘Socio-Hydrology’, September 2021. She is the recipient of prestigious awards for water scholarship using interdisciplinary perspectives including Salzburg Global and Nippon Foundation Fellowship, Japan (2020), Carson Writing Fellowship, Germany (2018-19), Australian Award Fellowship (2010, 2015) and World Social Science Fellowship, UNESCO (2013).

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