Aditi Mukherji led the Water and Air Theme at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal till 31st December, 2018. Since January 2019, she is providing consultancy services to International Water Management Institute (IWMI). She is the coordinating lead author of the water chapter of the 6th Assessment Report team of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is an associate editor of Climate and Development Journal, and on the Editorial Board of Water Security Journal.
She has over 18 years of experience working on policies and institutions of water resources management with a special focus on water-energy-food nexus. She has published over 50 peer reviewed papers. Aditi has served as a Permanent Consultative Committee member of GEF-FAO’s Groundwater Governance project hosted by FAO at Rome and is a Board member of an Indian research NGO called SACiWaters.
She is the first ever recipient of the Borlaug Field Award (2012), which recognises “exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under the age of 40 who has clearly emulated the same intellectual courage, stamina and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty as was demonstrated by Dr Norman Borlaug as a young scientist.” The award is endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation and given by the World Food Prize Foundation, USA.
Aditi is a human geographer by training and has a PhD from Cambridge University, United Kingdom, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.