Press & Media

We work with grassroots and global media to highlight water, environment, land and livelihood challenges and solutions and connect with diverse audiences. Journalists, filmmakers and podcasters can reach out to us for insights on topical issues, analyses of complex phenomena and processes or just to explore story ideas.

Our team members and partners are happy to share quotes, data, photos and videos, help find sources and contacts, give interviews and contribute to publications. We have written over 50 articles and op-eds for The Hindu, Livemint, Down to Earth and Hindustan Times, among other publications. We speak English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.

Browse the Experts section below for a detailed list of our specialists and their domains of expertise.


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Kaavya Pradeep Kumar
Editorial Manager, WELL Labs
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Press Releases

This year’s recipients of the IWA Water and Development Award are Dr Veena Srinivasan for Research (second from right), and Dr Doulaye Kone for Practice (second from left). They are flanked by Tom Mollenkopf, IWA President and Board Member (left), and Kala Vairavamoorthy, IWA Executive Director. Credit: IWA


10 December 2023

She was recognised for advancing research in the field of socio-hydrology.

Dr Veena Srinivasan, Executive Director of Water, Environment, Land and Livelihoods (WELL) Labs, is the 2023 winner of the International Water Association’s prestigious Water and Development Award for Research. She received the award at the opening ceremony of the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Kigali, Rwanda, on 11 December, 2023.

Selected by a panel of global experts, Dr Srinivasan was recognised for her ‘demonstrated bravery and passion in pursuing emerging fields such as socio-hydrology, and advocacy for research in ‘living labs’, where the messiness and uncertainties of real-life challenges are confronted head on’.


Our team members and partners are happy to share their insights and expertise with the media. Contact Kaavya Pradeep Kumar to reach out to them.

Veena Srinivasan

Veena Srinivasan

Executive Director, WELL Labs
PhD, Stanford University


    • Sustainable water management policy and practice
    • Climate adaptation in urbanising watersheds
    • Impact of multiple stressors on water resources
    • Ground and surface water linkages
      Inter-sectoral water allocation

Anu Sridharan

COO/Director of Development, WELL Labs
Y Combinator (Summer 2017),
2x Forbes 30 Under 30 (USA, Asia), TED speaker


    • Social entrepreneurship
    • Product market fit for social enterprises

Shreya Nath

Managing Partner, Urban Water programme
MSc, Sustainable Environmental Design,
Architectural Association


    • Urban planning
    • Sustainable architecture
    • Climate-resilient cities