Nakul Mohan Heble

Education and Experience

Nakul holds a research masters degree in Disaster Management from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay (2013) and a Bachelors in Commerce with a specialization in Finance from the St. Joseph's College of Commerce (Bangalore University, Bangalore, 2005).

His master's dissertation examined various pressures faced by the native water and agricultural management systems of a village named Sabu in the Leh District of Ladakh. The study identified impacts related to agriculture, water, modernity and societal change while documenting the community's subsequent understanding and approaches towards mitigating such pressures apart from their regular systems of coping. His work has also critically examined the Micro Level Plan for the Autonomous region of Ladakh wherein he has observed and documented critical cogs in the wheel of agricultural stability in the region.

Post his Bachelors, Nakul worked as an Analyst in Bangalore in the Buy-side Investment Banking sector for more than three years. During his masters course he has had the opportunity to work in various disaster prone and affected regions around the country including 2011 Mumbai Bombings, 2012 Lower Assam Ethnic Conflict and the 2013 Uttarakhand Floods.

Research Interests

His research interests include Water and water related conflicts, Refugee and Internally Displaced Population Studies (IDP), Humanitarian Emergencies and Institutional issues in Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention.

Current Study

His current research pertains to examining the institutional setup of pollution control upstream of the Vrishabhavati Valley in order to observe the elements of the industry's environmental compliance, enforcement levels of agencies involved in pollution control and the interagency dynamics.

Project Working on:

Nakul is presently working in the project titled ‘Rural-urban conundrum: political economy of social and environmental transformation in agrarian landscapes’ (2011-2016) undertaken by the Land, Water and Livelihoods programme of the Centre for Environment and Development, ATREE and funded by Tata Social Welfare Trust (TSWT).