Sucharita Sen has joined as the Executive Director of SaciWATERs in October 2016 and is on leave from position of Professor in the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She was a Nehru-Fulbright Fellow in 2009-10 and was associated with Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA during this period. She is an economic geographer and has published in areas of natural resources and livelihoods, specifically focusing on spatial dynamics of land and water and their connections with the society. Her recent engagement and publications are on labour and gender, with a spatial focus on peri-urban areas, which has experienced fast paced urban expansions and in-migration in the last two decades. She has just completed a major collaborative work on ‘Gender Atlas’ funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), and is currently a team member of the Inter-University Consortium on Cryosphere and Climate Change (IUCCCC) , where her role is to analyse adaptation and adaptive capacities in the Himachal Himalayas.