About Shilpi Srivastava


Shilpi Srivastava is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. She is trained as a political scientist and she completed her PhD in Development Studies (Sussex) in 2015. Her doctoral research focused on the politics and practice of water regulation reform in India. In her research, she uses the lens of water to understand issues of power and patterns of authority to explore spaces of justice, rights and accountability. Besides research on water policy and environmental politics, she is also increasingly interested in cross cutting research in the areas of health and nutrition, especially related to intersectoral policy processes. Shilpi’s current research focuses on issues of climate change, state and water politics, and intersectoral policy processes.

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Unpacking uncertainty in times of climate change

By Shilpi Srivastava, Hans Nicolai Adam and Lyla Mehta Climate change undoubtedly is one of the most significant development challenges of our times. Research over the last few decades has demonstrated clearly the links between anthropogenically induced emissions and climatic changes. Despite these scientific advancements, uncertainties persist at multiple scales; with respect to future societal…

Painting of the pre-Columbian city of Tenochtitlan in Mexico.

Things can change: history and transformations to sustainability

by Nathan Oxley, Jonathan Dolley, Shilpi Srivastava and Gordon McGranahan This is one in a series of four blog posts exploring ideas and case studies on ‘transformations’, drawing on research carried out in 2017 and looking forward to the STEPS Centre’s work in 2018. For background and links to the other posts, read the introduction….