Ajay joined the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds in August 2016. He was previously based at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. His research focuses on climate change adaptation in water resources, stakeholder perceptions and decision-making approaches. He is now a Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle.


Ajay is an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship awardee for the European Master’s programme in Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Ajay pursued his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and he is also associated with the Earth System Governance Project as a Research Fellow.

Research Interests

  • Climate change adaptation in water resources
  • Decision-making approaches
  • Interdisciplinary approaches
  • Riverine environmental flow assessment
  • Green urban infrastructure


Research - 2022

Malawi depends on Lake Malawi outflows into the Shire River for its water, energy and food (WEF) security. The authors of this paper explore future WEF security risks under the combined impacts of climate change and ambitious development pathways for water use expansion. Read more

Research - 2021

Research - 2020

Making climate-resilient planning and adaptation decisions is, in part, contingent on the use of climate information. Growing attention has been... Read more

Research - 2019

Research - 2018

Research - 2016

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