Ramaswamy Iyer: remembering a water justice fighter

An obituary of the Indian water policy expert Ramaswamy Iyer has been published in the magazine Seminar. The author is Dipak Gyawali, a member of the STEPS advisory committee, who worked with Iyer over many years.

Iyer served as Secretary of Water Resources in the central government and was instrumental in drafting India’s first National Water Policy in 1987. Dipak Gyawali remembers him as an exemplary public intellectual and a model for many South Asian water scholars, professionals and activists.

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