Shashikant Chopde

Senior Research Associate, India

Master's in Civil Engineering

Shashikant Chopde has 25 years of experience in sustainable development, poverty reduction and natural resources management, and more than a decade specifically in Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and urban resilience on multi-country projects/ programmes focusing on rural and urban areas in South and South East Asia. His interest is in working at the intersections of infrastructural development, environment (including climate) and social-economic transitions. He has long-standing experience on capacity building and advocating policies/ practices on mainstreaming by conceptualising, assessing vulnerability and impacts,  and resilience planning.


Profile Summary

  • Climate adaptation and resilience

  • Integrating DRR and CCA into district level disaster management plans

  • Policy research and field implementation

  • Advocacy and capacity building

  • Water management


Climate Change and Urbanisation: Building Resilience in the Urban Water Sector—A Case Study of Indore, India


Climate Resilience in Concept and Practice: ISET Working Paper 3: Planning for Urban Climate Resilience: Framework and Examples from the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network


Climate Resilient and Disaster Safe Development: Process Framework Training Manual

Climate Smart District Disaster Management Plan as Effective Tool for Implementing State Action Plan on Climate Change

From Risk to Resilience #4: Evaluating Costs and Benefits of Flood Reduction under Changing Climatic Conditions: Case of the Rohini River Basin, India


From Risk to Resilience #5: Uttar Pradesh Drought Cost-Benefit Analysis, India


Handbook for District Collectors on Climate Resilient - Disaster Risk Reduction


Prime Minister's Agenda 10: India's Disaster Risk Management Roadmap to Climate Resilient and Sustainable Development

Progress on integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for sustainable development pathways in South Asia: Evidence from six research projects


Re-imagining Inclusive Urban Futures for Transformation: An Agenda for Engaged Research and Informed Public Dialogue


Rethinking the Mosaic: Investigations into Local Water Management


Risk to Resilience: Strategic Tools for Disaster Risk Management. Proceedings of the International Workshop, New Delhi


The Uncomfortable Nexus: Water, Urbanization and Climate Change in Jaipur, India


Training Manual: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction into District Level Development Plans

Unpacking Mainstreaming DRR-CCA in the Sub-National Level Development Planning