Sameer H. Shah

Interests:  Sustainable river basin management, climate change adaptation, collaborative water governance, Asia.

Biography:  Sameer is a Masters student in Resource Management and Environmental Studies. He is conducting his research under the supervision of Dr. Leila Harris and Dr. Hisham Zerriffi.

Sameer graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Hons. Co-op) from the University of Waterloo in 2012. He has two years of interdisciplinary experience designing and developing global corporate social and environmental policy and public natural resource management policy in Canada and India.

Sameer is a member of the EDGES Research Collaborative and the Zerriffi Research Group. His interests involve the sustainable development of river basin systems in developing countries. More specifically, Sameer is interested in understanding the interrelationships and interdependencies between ecology, livelihoods, culture, social structure, and gender in social-ecological river-basin systems using systems, resilience and complexity frameworks to inform desirable development policy and projects. He has held both NSERC and SSHRC Research Awards.

Contact: sshah089 [at] gmail [dot] com


Shah, S.H. and Gibson, R.B. (2013). Large dam development in India: sustainability criteria for the assessment of critical river basin infrastructure. International Journal of River Basin Management 11(1): 33-53.