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Vij Sumit

   

Sumit’s research interests are in the thematic areas of transboundary water politics, climate change and disaster governance and (peri) urban development. He holds a PhD from the Wageningen University and Research (the Netherlands) where his research focused on the role of power in water and climate change adaptation policy-making processes in South Asia, studying power interplay between policy actors based on theoretical grounding in political science and international relations. He has published several scientific articles on water and climate change policy and politics in various international journals.

 


Research interests

Transboundary water politics; Environmental (water and climate adaptation) policy and governance; (peri)urban political ecology.

 

Projects

Geneva Water Hub


Publications

 

Supervision of Master thesis

  • Professional women’s role in Disaster management policy formation and Disaster management practices in Nepal. Completed in February, 2021. Name of the scholar: Vera Joosten. Co-supervisor 1: Sumit Vij. Co-supervisor 2: Jeroen Warner, Associate Professor, Disaster Studies, WUR
  • Design of a toolbox to identify low-cost wastewater treatment technology in India. Completed in August 2021. Name of the scholar: Casper Juijn. Co-supervisor 1: Sumit Vij. Co-supervisor 2: Katarzyna Kujawa, Lecturer, Environmental Technology and Engineering, WUR
  • Leaving nobody behind? Investigating the disability-inclusiveness of disaster risk reduction in Assam, India. To be completed in July 2021. Name of the scholar: Vivien Doll. Co-supervisor 1: Sumit Vij. Co-supervisor 2: Jeroen Warner, Associate Professor, Disaster Studies, WUR
  • Characterizing toolbox for wastewater treatment and reuse in India and the Netherlands. To be completed in July 2021. Name of the scholar: Cees-Jan Brummelkamp. Co-supervisor 1: Sumit Vij. Co-supervisor 2: Katarzyna Kujawa, Lecturer, Environmental Technology and Engineering, WUR
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Dr Sumit Vij

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