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Bejoy K Thomas was a Visiting Fellow at the Liu Institute for Global Issues from March 1 to April 30, 2017. He is a social scientist, and Fellow in the Water, Land and Society programme at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India. He has a Masters in Economics (Cochin, 2001) and a PhD in Development Studies (Tilburg, 2009). Thomas has a strong record of conducting problem driven research and working in interdisciplinary teams along with environmental scientists and engineers. His research has looked at social and economic change, in rural and peri-urban landscapes, with particular focus on land and water resources, multidimensional poverty and participatory development.

During 2012-16, Bejoy has been part of a large multidisciplinary research initiative on water in urbanizing areas, where he looked specifically at changing agrarian livelihoods in response to water availability and quality in villages around the city of Bangalore in Southern India. Visit,

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