The Pani Pahar project is supported by a range of contributions produced or edited by our team. We welcome feedback and ideas for the site from third parties.

Professor Bhaskar Vira

Director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute

Professor of Political Economy and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Department of Geography.  Environmental and development economics; political economy, particularly the study of institutions and institutional change; public policy in the developing world, especially India; state-society interactions in development.

Toby Smith

Photojournalist / Associate Scholar at the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute

Toby Smith works internationally on projects concerning landscape, environment, industrial and science stories. He is represented by Verbatim Photographic Agency. Toby graduated with a Masters in Contemporary Photography from London College of Communication in 2008.  His focus now lies on  photography, communication and research projects for editorial publication, exhibition and advocacy.

Dr. Eszter Kovacs

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Associate at Sidney Sussex College

Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. Eszter studies the political ecology of environmental management interventions for achieving a ‘greener’ agriculture and ensuring drinking water supply.


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