Jyoti Nair

PhD Student

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PhD Project

Title: Agrarian change, water stress and well-being in the Cauvery delta region, Tamil Nadu, India

My PhD project proposes to understand the implications of resource constraint situation such as water stress on agrarian livelihoods and social relations.

Supervisor: Dr. Bejoy K Thomas
Doctoral Advisory Committee: Dr. Veena Srinivasan, ATREE & Dr. Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati, IIT, Tirupati.

Professional Information

Prior to joining PhD program at ATREE, I have worked with development NGOs - Development Alternatives, New Delhi and SaciWATERs, Hyderabad. I have worked on research projects pertaining to climate change vulnerability and adaptation, and peri-urban water security.


M.Sc. Climate Science & Policy, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi
B.Sc. Biomedical Sciences, Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi

Non-academic publications
•Nair, J. (2017) Surviving the century’s worst drought in Kerala. Down to Earth. Published on: 13 June, 2017.
• Nair, J. (2017) Erappinkara has lost its sound. ATREE Young Researchers Network - Blog. Published on: 21 November, 2017.
•Bisht,H., Nair, J. & Gupta,R., (2013) Climate Resilient Development in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, Report: Development Alternatives, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
•Ahluwalia,N. & Nair, J. (2013) Agroforestry helps farmers adapt in climate sensitive areas of India . Climate and Development Knowledge Network media article.