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Kripa Jagannathan

Ready-to-use? Bridging the Climate Science Usability Gap for Adaptation (PhD ’19) Kripa’s research interests are in the field of climate change adaptation and climate-resilient planning. Her PhD focuses on improving the ‘usability’ of climate science for adaptation decision-making, particularly for water resources management and agricultural planning. She uses qualitative and participatory research methods to understand decision-makers’ climate information needs, as well as quantitative climate model evaluations and data analyses to develop decision-relevant science and tools. She is currently working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab to assist in designing, facilitating, and managing a large ‘co-production’ project, where scientists and water managers collaboratively develop usable science that can aid in adaptation planning and decisions. She also collaborates with UC Cooperative extension and USDA’s Climate Hub to examine the types of climate information that will promote on-farm adaptation practices. Prior to her PhD, Kripa worked in the climate change consulting space for over 7 years. As a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers India’s climate change and sustainability team, Kripa lead project teams on various technical advisory projects including emissions reduction efforts, carbon mitigation strategies, and adaptation plans & policies. In this time she worked with a multitude of clients including donor agencies such as GIZ, World Bank and Asian Development Bank, large corporates like Pepsico & British Petroleum, government agencies such as Ministry of Environment and Forests, as well as community-based organisations.   Publications: Research: ERG Blog Posts: Links: