Chitresh Saraswat

PhD Student

Chitresh Saraswat is an interdisciplinary researcher and doctoral scholar in the Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University, Australia. Trained as an environmental geographer and computer scientist, he focuses on accelerating transitions toward water sustainability in the Global South. His research interests span across water governance, innovation, and sustainability transitions. He has over ten years of research and industry experience, both nationally and internationally. He has developed this through roles with United Nations agencies, energy, and water utility and corporate (IT) sector firms. He received a Master of Science degree in sustainability from the United Nations University, Institute for Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Tokyo, and Joint Diploma (sustainability science) from Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo and UNU-IAS, Tokyo, Japan. He has published several peer-reviewed outputs in journals with international repute and books in the research areas of sustainability, water management, security and governance and cyber-physical systems.

Authored Book

Mishra, B. K., Chakraborty, S., Kumar, P., & Saraswat, C. (2020). Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security: Innovative Studies. Springer Nature.

Selected Publications

Saraswat, C., Kumar, P., & Mishra, B. K. (2016). Assessment of stormwater runoff management practices and governance under climate change and urbanization: An analysis of Bangkok, Hanoi and Tokyo. Environmental Science & Policy, 64, 101-117.

Saraswat, C., Mishra, B. K., & Kumar, P. (2017). Integrated urban water management scenario modeling for sustainable water governance in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Sustainability Science, 12(6), 1037-1053.

Saraswat, C., Kumar, P. (2016) Climate Justice in Lieu of Climate Change: An Integrated Approach to Deal with Climate Change. Journal of Energy, Ecology and Environment. 1, 2: 67-74. Springer Publication.

Saraswat, C. & Kumar, A. (2010). An efficient automatic attendance system using fingerprint verification technique. International Journal on Computer Science and Engineering, 2(02), 264-269.

Kumar, P., Kumar, A., Singh, C. K., Saraswat, C., Avtar, R., Ramanathan, A. L., & Herath, S. (2016). Hydrogeochemical evolution and appraisal of groundwater quality in Panna District, Central India. Exposure and Health, 8(1), 19-30.

Mishra, B. K., Regmi, R. K., Masago, Y., Fukushi, K., Kumar, P., & Saraswat, C. (2017). Assessment of Bagmati river pollution in Kathmandu Valley: Scenario-based modeling and analysis for sustainable urban development. Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology, 9, 67-77.

Kumar, P., Dasgupta, R., Johnson, B. A., Saraswat, C., Basu, M., Kefi, M., & Mishra, B. K. (2019). Effect of Land Use Changes on Water Quality in an Ephemeral Coastal Plain: Khambhat City, Gujarat, India. Water, 11(4), 724.

Saraswat, C., Kumar P., Dasgupta R., Avtar, R., & Bhalani, P. (2019). Sustainability assessment of the groundwater quality in the Western India to achieve urban water security. Applied Water Sciences 9:73.

Mishra, B. K.,Saraswat, C., Luu, L. N., Tran, T., Van Mai, K., Chakraborty, S., & Kumar, P. (2019). Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Urban Rainfall Extremes for Achieving Sustainable Urban Water Development in Hanoi, Vietnam. In Urban Planning and Water-related Disaster Management (pp. 75-95). Springer, Cham.

Saraswat, C., Kumar P., Dasgupta R., Avtar, R., & Bhalani, P. (2019). Sustainability assessment of the groundwater quality in the Western India to achieve urban water security. Applied Water Sciences 9:73.

Kumar, P., Singh, C. K., Saraswat, C., Mishra, B., & Sharma, T. (2017). Evaluation of aqueous geochemistry of fluoride enriched groundwater: A case study of the Patan district, Gujarat, Western India. Water Science, 31 (2), 215-229.

Kumar, P., Saraswat, C., Mishra, B. K., Avtar, R., Patel, H., Patel, A. & Patel, R. (2017). Batch technique to evaluate the efficiency of different natural adsorbents for defluoridation from groundwater. Applied Water Science, 7(5), 2597-2606.

Avtar, R., Kumar, P., Oono, A., Saraswat, C., Dorji, S., & Hlaing, Z. (2017). Potential application of remote sensing in monitoring ecosystem services of forests, mangroves and urban areas. Geocarto International, 32 (8), 874-885.

Saraswat, C., Kumar, P., Kem, D., Avtar, R., & Ramanathan, A. L. (2015). Payment of Ecosystem Service to Alleviate Poverty from Kyrgyz Republic in Central Asia Considering Climate Change and Extreme Weather Condition. Journal of Climate Change, 1 (1, 2), 119-128.

Saraswat, C., Kumar P., Dasgupta R., Avtar, R., & Bhalani, P. (2019). Sustainability assessment of the groundwater quality in the Western India to achieve urban water security. Applied Water Sciences 9:73.

Kumar, P., Tsujimura, M., Saraswat, C., Srivastava, P. K., Kumar, M., & Avtar, R. (2017). Quantitative Analysis of Transient Intertidal Submarine Groundwater Discharge in Coastal Aquifer of Western Japan. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, 87(3), 423-432.

Saraswat, C., Kumar P., Dasgupta R., Avtar, R., & Bhalani, P. (2019). Sustainability assessment of the groundwater quality in the Western India to achieve urban water security. Applied Water Sciences 9:73.

Mishra, B. K.,Saraswat, C., Luu, L. N., Tran, T., Van Mai, K., Chakraborty, S., & Kumar, P. (2019). Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Urban Rainfall Extremes for Achieving Sustainable Urban Water Development in Hanoi, Vietnam. In Urban Planning and Water-related Disaster Management (pp. 75-95). Springer, Cham.

Patel, D., Saraswat, C., Kumar, P., & JI, N. K. (2016). Assessments of Atmospheric Interchanges of Green House Gas Emissions from the Cultivated Land: Study Based on Edaphic Gradients of Plantations in Semi-Arid Region of Gujarat, India. Environmental Pollution and Protection, 1, 97-110.

Kumar, P., Saraswat, C., Mishra, B. K., & Herath, S. (2017). The water quality evaluation of aquifer systems on human health: A case study of northern Sri Lanka. Aquifers: Properties, roles and research (pp. 81-98).

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