Vulnerability of the Indian Economy to Water Scarcity: The Role of Food, Forests and Electricity

Bhavik Bakshi

The Ohio State University

Bhavik Bakshi is the Morrow Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University. He also holds appointments in Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at OSU and as a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai,India. His research is developing methods and applications for assessing and designing sustainable systems that respect nature's limits and reduce the chance of unintended harm. He received his chemical engineering degrees from the University of Bombay and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a minor in technology and environmental policy from MIT and Harvard.


Acknowledging the critical dependence of food and energy on water, with the increasing demands of growing population, the Indian economy may face critical challenges due to rising water scarcity. Due to interconnected nature... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Shelly Bogra (TERI University)
  2. Bhavik Bakshi (The Ohio State University)

Topic Areas

• Environmentally and socially-extended input-output analysis , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Sustainability and resilience metrics


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