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Shilp Verma is Researcher (Water-Energy-Food Policies) with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) at their Anand office in Gujarat, India. At IWMI, Shilp leads the IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program – a co-equal partnership between IWMI and Tata Trusts – and the GIZ-supported project on ‘Solar Irrigation Expansion in India’. Shilp enjoys field-based research and action research aimed at improving resource management and governance through a problem-solving approach. Before IWMI, Shilp worked for nearly 10 years as an independent ‘Consulting Researcher’ with various national and international organizations including IWMI, Tata Trusts, FAO, World Bank, GIZ, BORDA and GGGI. His educational background includes M.Sc. in Water Resources Management from UNESCO-IHE, Delft; Post-Graduate Program in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand and B.A. with honors in Economics from the University of Delhi.