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Dr. A. Latha

Dr. A. Latha, an Ashoka Fellow has a doctorate in Agriculture from the Kerala Agricultural University. She started her involvement in the field of environmental protection in the early 1990s through nature education activities amongst the schools and colleges of Kerala which later evolved into research and information based campaigns amongst communities and local self governments to conserve rivers in relation to dams, sand mining, pollution, deforestation etc.

Her area of interest include, restoring E – flows in rivers, decentralised community led river basin management and restoration and watershed management. She has been serving as a resource person in several venues at state level and presented papers on the same at state and international level on these themes. She has been an AID Saathi for the last six years in recognition of her involvement in river conservation especially in the mobilization, analysis and interpretation of information, research and reach out to river basin communities in Kerala and at the national level especially in the ongoing people’s movement to save the Chalakudy river from a seventh large dam namely the Athirappilly Hydro Electric project. She has played a key role in policy formulation and legal enactments related to river basin management, water policy, sand mining etc in Kerala. She was the State Coordinator in the first phase of the Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India.

Presently she represents South Asia in the International Steering Committee of the International Rivers based at Berkeley, USA. She has co authored the book ‘Tragedy of Commons’ the Kerala Experience in River Linking.