Hannah Crichton-Smith is studying for a Master’s of Science in Water Security and International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK. Demonstrating the truly cross-regional nature of ASSAR, Hannah recently spent three months as an intern with the ASSAR-India Team in Bangalore where she conducted a literature review on peri-urban conceptualisations and primary research for her Master’s thesis. Her thesis aims to examine how peri-urban dynamics and climate variability are shaping people's access to water and sanitation services on Bangalore's peripheries.
This photo essay captures some of the issues in informal settlements, in this case blue tent squatter settlements that are prevalent in certain pockets of Bangalore. These sites were investigated for our on-going urban research.
Read about how Rachenahalli is one of the few living lakes of Bangalore, in the north of the city and how it It is connected to water bodies upstream and downstream, particularly Jakkur Lake on the north-east.
In India, ASSAR is exploring differential vulnerability and adaptive responses. One of our key research questions is: How are people responding to and planning for multiple risks, and how do these responses vary among social groups?
In October 2016, as part of the ASSAR project, stakeholders from Bangalore’s government, civil society, and private and academic sectors met at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Bangalore City Campus to think about Bangalore's water future.
Tucked away behind one of Bangalore’s most luxurious apartment complexes in Hebbal lies an informal settlement of waste pickers. This short documentary focuses on Remnik, an inhabitant of this settlement.