To ‘ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’ (SDG 6) by 2030 requires a broader and rapid response community based social marketing that can induce behavioural change in the water-related decision making. It also requires partnerships across governments, intergovernmental, development organisations, academia, non -governmental organisations, civil society, foundations, and the private sector.
His current projects
Water Future: Sustainable Water Future Programme (Water Future) of Future Earth is a global platform that supports this through integrating research, stimulating innovation, and building capacity. Anik Bhaduri is the Director of Water Future based at Griffith University and coordinates a large international network of more than 400 international researchers from 15 international and interdisciplinary working groups. Anik helps to bring a unique, systems-level perspective to develop integrated approaches for both diagnosing water-related challenges and crafting innovative solutions.
Australian Rivers Institute: Anik is also an Associate Professor at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Australia and a senior fellow at the Centre of Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany and Visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Banglore.
As a resource economist and a game theorist, Anik works on several topics and projects, ranging from understanding altruistic behaviour in water sharing to adaptive water management under climate change.