About Lyla Mehta

Research Fellow

Lyla is a sociologist whose work has largely focused on issues concerning knowledge, power, rights and access in natural resource management, addressed through the case of water. Research areas include global and local responses to water scarcity and, more recently, community-led total sanitation. She is a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies.

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By Lyla Mehta, STEPS Centre Member The World Water Forum means many different things to different people. For the many so called water warriors and activists attending the event and organising alternative water justice events at Taksim Square, the Forum lacks legitimacy because it is organised by the World Water Council, a private think tank…