Dr. Anamika Barua is an Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati, Assam. She has a Masters in Economics and she received her PhD in Ecological Economics from School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, in 2009. Trained in Ecological Economics, her research interest lies in understanding how political, social and economic factors shapes environmental decisions and change, particularly related to water. For the last ten years she has been involved in academic and consultancy project related to water issues in South Asia. Her research interests includes – socio economic vulnerability to climate change, water and livelihood security in the context of climate change, ecological accounting (ecological footprints, virtual water flow through trade) and water governance including transboundary water governance. She is at present facilitating a dialogue project called Brahmaputra Dialogue with SaciWATERs, which aims to create a platform for the Brahmaputra riparian countries to find avenues for co-management of the River.