Professor Sharmila Murthy will be serving as a co-principal investigator for a research project entitled, “The Rapid Water Survey: A tool for implementing the human right to water in the slums of Mumbai and beyond” in conjunction with Dr. Ramnath Subbaraman, a colleague at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, and Dr. Anita Patil-Deshmukh, a colleague at Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action & Research (PUKAR). The project will be implemented by PUKAR and funded through the Human Rights Innovation Fellowship at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and by the Harvard University South Asia Institute.
For a press release by UUSC on the project's receipt of the fellowship, click here.
Professor Sharmila Murthy and Dr. Subbaraman also published a Perspectives piece in the World Health Organization Bulletin on "The Right to Water in the Slums of Mumbai, India" that provides background information. In addition, they spoke at length about water poverty in Mumbai at the 2015 Harvard South Asia Institute Annual Symposium last spring. For a video and summary of the panel, click here.