Preeti Kapuria is currently a Fellow at ORF Kolkata with research interests in the area of environment, development and agriculture. The approach is to understand the linkages between biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and ecosystem services and to examine how environmental governance, participatory economics and the commons, and the workings of social-ecological systems influence these linkages.
Preeti has co-authored a book on resource economics and livelihoods in the Sundarbans mangrove ecosystem in India, and has a number of research articles to her credit. She received her PhD from the University of Delhi, and much of her doctoral dissertation work was carried out at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, and as a visiting research scholar at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Prior to joining ORF, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Global Change Programme of Jadavpur University over two years.
She is keenly involved in studying sustainable agriculture and food systems that better address local, regional, and national food and nutritional security concerns. Preeti remains interested in sustainable urban development challenges with particular focus on water. Her recent research grapples with the issue of virtual water, a strategy for addressing water scarcity and its significance for integrated water resources management. Her other recent research interests are on issues related to river basin management and integrated flood management at large scales.
- Ecosystem services
- Integrated water resources management
- Social-ecological systems
- Sustainable agriculture
- Sustainable development
- Urban development
Fellow, ORF Kolkata
- Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
- Research scholar, Stockholm Resilience Centre (2008)
- Postdoctoral fellow, Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University
- PhD, University of Delhi