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Prof. S. Janakarajan

S. Janakarajan, Ph.D, an Economist, currently a Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies MIDS, Adyar), obtained his Masters degree from Madras Christian College, Tambaram and Ph.D from MIDS, Chennai. He has done his Post-Doctoral work at the Cornell University, USA, during 1992-93 and subsequently a Visiting Professor at the Oxford University, UK for one year during 1995-96. He has travelled widely and has presented many papers in international and national workshops and conferences. His areas of interest are rural development and agrarian institutions, climate change and disaster management, water management and irrigation institutions, conflicts and conflict resolution, delta vulnerability, environment, urban and peri-urban issues, and markets. He is currently engaged in a project on Sustaining Urban ecology and urban water: The case of Chennai”, funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India. He has published several books and many papers in national and international journals.

He is the author of the 'Cauvery Family', an initiative which he started in 2003 that has brought together farmers of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to resolve the most vexed inter-state water dispute in the history of contemporary India through farmer to farmer dialogue. At the moment, after thirteen meetings, farmers of both states have arrived at some understanding which has resulted in the formulation of a key formula for water sharing. He is the President of South Asia Consortium of Inter-Disciplinary Water Studies (SaciWATERs).