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Saravanan V S Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany

V S Saravanan is Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. He specializes in understanding the linkages between urbanisation/globalisation, agriculture and human health in the fast growing economies of developing countries through the sector of water resources management. He has interdisciplinary qualifications from prestigious universities in India, United Kingdom and Australia. He draws on theories of integrated water resources management, new institutionalism in social science (rational-choice, organisational, historical and natural resource institutionalism) and systems approach to analyse risk from global environmental change on water resources and its implications on human health. His favourite topics for research include analyzing power dynamics, policy processes, and spatial scales for water management, which he draws from his research experiences in South Asia and Central Asia.