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Associate Professor and Head, Centre for Research in Urban Affairs (CRUA)


Area of Specialisation
  • Urban Governance

  • Urban Ecology

  • Water Resources Management

  • Waste Management

Academic Qualification
  • Ph.D. Department of Economics, Mysore University, June 2002

  • Master of Arts, Post Graduate in Economics, April 1991

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bangalore University, April 1989

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Selected Publications

Books and Monographs

  1. K.V. Raju, S. Manasi, Hemalatha B.R, S. Poornima, K.P. Rashmi (2016), Ecology, Climate Change and coping mechanisms for Health and Livelihoods in semi arid tropics of India- ISEC monograph No. 46. (ISBN 81-7791-145-7).

  2. Manasi. S, B.R. Hemalatha, N. Sivanna, P.G. Chengappa, R.G. Nadadur, (2015) Land Policy and Administration in Karnataka – Bhoomi-KAVERI-Mojini Integration – An Analysis, ISEC Monograph No. 42. (ISBN 81-7791-141-4).

  3. Manasi. S, K.C. Smitha, N. Sivanna, P.G. Chengappa, R.G. Nadadur, (2015) Urban Property Ownership Records – Experiences from Karnataka – ISEC Monograph No. 43. (ISBN 81-7791-142-2).

  4. Manasi. S, Latha N, Bibhu Prasad Nayak, (2015) E- Waste management in Urban Cities – situation analysis of Bangalore – ISEC Monograph No. 39. (ISBN 81-7791-138-4).

  5. K.V. Raju, S. Manasi, Sunil Nautiyal, K.P. Rashmi, (2015) People and Peepal: Conserving ecology and culture in urban areas, Patridge Publications, USA. (ISBN 978-1-4828-5876).

  6. Nautiyal, Sunil, Manasi, S., Babu, M.S.U, Rao, K.S. (2015). Study on the Production and Profitability of Pulses and Beans in India - A Case Study of Karnataka. Institute for Social and Economic Change Monograph No. 37. (ISBN 81-7791-136-8).

  7. Raju, K.V., Manasi, S., Nautiyal Sunil, Rashmi, K.P. (2015). Conservation through culture in urban ecosystems: A case study from Bangalore, India. Institute for Social and Economic Change Monograph No. 36. (ISBN 81-7791-135-X).

  8. Nautiyal, S., Manasi, S. and Babu Umesh, M.S. (2014). Evaluation of Western Ghats Development Programmes (WGDP) and policy recommendations: A Case Study from Karnataka. Institute for Social and Economic Change Monograph No. 33 (ISBN 81-7791-132-5).

  9. K.V. Raju, S. Manasi, K. Lenin Babu (2011), Tanks in Mid Godavari Basin, India – Building Techno-Ecological Status, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG.

  10. Manasi. S with K.V. Raju, (2011), Integrated Water Resources Management in Tungabhadra Sub Basin – Issues and Trends, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG.

  11. Manasi. S with Bibhu Prasad Nayak, N.Latha, (2011), Eco-threats of E-Waste, A Case Study of Bangalore City, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG.

Journal Articles/Articles in Edited Books

  1. Manasi. S, Globalization and Inclusive Growth – A Study of Electronic Waste Management in Bangalore city in Urban Governance in Karnataka and Bengaluru, Editors, Satyanarayana Sangita, V. Anil Kumar, Kala Seetharam Sridhar, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (forthcoming).

  2. Bibhu Prasad Nayak and S. Manasi ‘Performance of Participatory Irrigation Management in Odisha: A Study of Pani Panchayats in Two Irrigation Projects’, in Changing Face in Indian Agriculture, editors Parmod Kumar and S. Mohan Kumar, Routledge, New Delhi (forthcoming).

  3. Smitha K. C and Manasi. S, Urban Land Governance Reforms and Sustainable Development: A study of Urban Property Ownership Records in Karnataka in Bottom-up Approaches in Governance and Adaptation for Sustainable Development: Case Studies from India and Bangladesh, Editors, Stephen Zavestoski and Pradip Swarnakar, SAGE publications (forthcoming)

  4. Manasi S and Nidhi Jamwal, Lack of Environmental Planning Exacerbating Climate Change Risks in Urban India: Experiences from megacities of Bengaluru and Mumbai, Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface Building, Sunil Nautiyal et al (eds), New Delhi, Springer, 2016.

  5. Manasi S, K.V. Raju, S. Poornima, K.P. Rashmi, B.R. Hemalatha Climate Change at Peri-Urban Contexts A case study of Jadigenahalli Gram Panchayat. Paper in Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface Building, Sunil Nautiyal et al (eds), New Delhi, Springer, 2016.

  6. Manasi. S and K.V. Raju (2015), Holistic Approach to improve community health – The AYUSH approach – Experiences from peri-urban areas of Bangalore, in Journal of holistic healthcare, Volume 12, Issue 2, 2015, ISSN 1743-9493.

  7. Manasi. S (2015), ‘Smart Technologies in Smart Cities – Insights into Bengaluru City’s initiatives, in Journal of Development, Management and Communication, Institute of Development Management, Jaipur. Vol II, No. 2, April-June, ISSN 2348-7739.

  8. Manasi. S and K.C. Smitha, (2015), ' Smart Land Governance for Smart Cities - Experiences of Urban Property Ownership Records from Karnataka' Forthcoming in Journal of Development, Management and Communication, Institute of Development Management, Jaipur, Vol II, No. 1, Jan-March, ISSN 2348-7739.

  9. Nautiyal Sunil, Goswami, M., Manasi, S., et al., (2015). "Potential of manure based biogas to replace conventional and non-conventional fuels in India: Environmental assessment for emission reduction", Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 26 (1): 3-20.

  10. S. Manasi, (2014) ‘Subsidies in Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in Karnataka: Issues and Constraints’ in K. Gayathri (editor), Government Subsidies in Karnataka, ISEC Monograph No. 34

  11. Manasi. S and M.S. Umesh Babu, (2014) ‘Small Conflict Uncovers Big Issues - Conflict between the manual scavenging community and Savanur Town" in Conflicts around Drinking Water and Sanitation in India" editors, K.J. Joy, Suhas Paranjape published by Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management, (SOPPECOM).

  12. Mrinalini Goswami, Sunil Nautiyal, S. Manasi, Prasanta Bez, K. Bhaskar and Y.D. Imran Khan, (2014), Replacing conventional Fuels through Biogas for Mitigating the threats related to Climate Change in India – A State-wise Assessment for Emission Reduction in Management of Water, Energy and Bio-resources in the Era of Climate Change – Emerging Issues and Challenges edited by N. Janardhana Raju et.al, Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi.

  13. Manasi. S and K.C. Smitha, (2013) Urban Property Ownership Records in Karnataka: Computerised Land Registration System for Urban Properties, Urban India, Vol 33, Issue II, July to Dec.

  14. S. Manasi, (2013) Water Pollution impacts on Livelihoods- A case study of Fishing Communities in Tungabhadra sub basin, In: Nautiyal, S. et al., (Eds.), Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany.

  15. S. Manasi with K.S. Umamani, (2013), Water Conservation in Urban Areas- A Case of Rain Water Harvesting Initiative in Bangalore city, In: Nautiyal, S. et al., (Eds.), Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany

  16. S. Manasi with K.C. Smitha (2012), Case Study - Floods in Bengaluru:  No Respect for Water Bodies and Water Courses, in ‘Agony of Floods – Flood Induced Water Conflicts in India’ Edited by Ekalavya Prasad, K.J. Joy, Suhas Paranjape, Shruthi Vispute, Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, October.

  17. Manasi S with Ingrid Nesheim, K.J. Joy, Suhas Paranjape, K.V. Raju, Nagothu Udaya Sekhar (2011) 'Going beyond the Rhetoric of IWRM: The Case of Tungabhadra Sub basin in South India' Economic and Political Weekly, August 20th.

  18. Manasi. S with K.V. Raju, Latha N, (2011) ’ Emerging Ground Water Crisis in Urban Areas- A Case Study of Ward – 39, Bangalore city, Bengaluru – Water Problems of the fasters growing City of India, Memoir 79, Editor Subhajyoti Das, Geological Society of India, Bangalore.

  19. Per Stalnacke, Geoffrey D. Gooch, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, Ingrid Nesheim, Line J. Barkved, Bruna Grizzetti, Alistair Rieu Clarke, Johannes Deelstra, Haakon Thaulow, Dag Berge, Antonio Lo Porto, Dang Kim Nung, S. Manasi and Santiago Begueria Portugue’s, (2011) ‘ Integrated Water Resources Management: STRIVER Efforts to Assess the Current Status and Future Possibilities in Four River Basins in ‘European Research on Sustainable Development, Vol 1: Transformative Science Approaches for Sustainability, editors, C. Jaeger, J. David Ta`bara, Julia Jaeger, Springer-Veriag Berlin Heidelberg and European Union.

  20. Ingrid Neishem, Desmond Mc Neill, K.J. Joy, S. Manasi, Dan Thi Kim Nhung, Maria Manuela Portela, Suhas Paranjape, (2010), The Challenge and Status of IWRM in Four River Basins in Europe and Asia, from the special issue on Integrated Water Resources Management in Irrigation and Drainage Systems (Vol 24, Numbers 3-4, pages 155-325, Guest Editors, Stalnacke P and Gooch, G.D.

  21. Manasi. S, Ingrid Neishem, K.J. Joy, Suhas Paranjape, K.V. Raju, Nagothu Udaya Sekhar, (2010), Integrated Water Resources Management in Tungabhadra Basin, (eds) Gooch G.D., Riew-Clarke, A and Stalnacke, P. Integrated Water Resources Management, International Water Association Publishing, UK.

  22. Manasi. S, (2010), ‘Fisheries and Livelihoods in Tungabhadra basin, India: Current Status and Prospective Growth’ in the edited volume of Proceedings of National Seminar on ‘Ecological Economics: An Approach Towards Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability (Editors: Sunil Nautiyal and Bibhu Prasad Nayak), organized by CEENR in collaboration with the National Institute of Ecology, Jodhpur and New Delhi, July.

  23. Bruna Grizetti, Antonio Lo Porto, Line J. Barkved, K.J. Joy, Suhas Paranjape, Johannes Deelstra, Faycal Bouraoui, S. Manasi, (2010) The Science-Policy Stakeholder Interface in Water Pollution Assessment, Geoffrey D. Gooch and Per Stalnacke (ed.), Earthscan.

  24. K. Lenin Babu and S. Manasi, (2007), Evaluation of Present Pollution Control Regime in India. CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 93, NO. 4, 25 AUGUST 2007.

  25. S. Manasi and K. Lenin Babu (2006), Valuation of Tank Systems Services, Dialogue Bulletin, Issue No. 19.

  26. Raju K.V, Keshabdas and S. Manasi (2006), ‘ Emerging Trends in Rural Water Supply: A Comparative Analysis of Karnataka and Gujarat, in Elixir of Life: The Social – Ecological Governance of Drinking Water, Books for Change.

  27. Veerashekarappa, K.V. Raju and S. Manasi (2006), ‘Financing Rural Drinking Water Supply: A Case study of Karnataka and Gujarat’, in Elixir of Life: The Social – Ecological Governance of Drinking Water, Books for Change.

  28. Raju K.V, S. Manasi and Veerashekarappa (2006), ‘Perceptions and Politics: Grey zones in Rural Water Supply’, in Elixir of Life: The Social – Ecological Governance of Drinking Water, Books for Change.

  29. Raju K.V, S. Manasi and Veerashekarappa (2006), ‘Understanding People’s Views on Rural Water Supply: A Citizens Report Card Approach’, in Elixir of Life: The Social – Ecological Governance of Drinking Water, Books for Change.

  30. Manasi S and Deepa N (2006), ‘Pollution of Groundwater due to effluent seepage in Hootgalli, Mysore district’, Water Conflicts in India: A Million Revolts in the Making, edited by K.L. Joy, Biksham Gujja, Suhas Paranjape, Vinod Goud, Shruti Vispute, Routledge Publishers, New Delhi.

  31. B K Anand, K V Raju, N Praveen, N Deepa, Latha N, S. Manasi (2006),  ‘Urban Water Supplies Dependency on Groundwater:  Can it sustain?  Initial Findings from South Indian cities.’ in Elixir of Life: The Social – Ecological Governance of Drinking Water, Books for Change

  32. Vanaja Ramprasad, Krishna Prasad, Manasi S (2002), ‘The path to rediscovery', Ancient roots, New shoots, Zed Publications.

In Kannada

  • Manasi S with K.S. Umamani, (2012) Rain Water Harvesting Initiative Analysis in Bangalore; Paper published in Karnataka Sarvothamukha Pragathiya Vividha Aayamagalu, edited by Dr. Lingaraju and Dr. Jayasheela.

Online

Working Papers

  1. Manasi. S, K.V. Raju, Hemalatha B.R, Poornima S, Rashmi K.P, (2016) Alternative Medicine Approaches as Health Care Intervention – A Case of AYUSH programme in peri urban locale, ISEC working paper, 355.

  2. Per Stalnacke, Begueria Santiago, Manasi. S, K.V. Raju, Nagothu Udaya Sekhar, Maria Manuela Portela, António Betaâmio de Almeida, Marta Machado, Lana-Renault, Noemí; Vicente-Serrano, Sergio (2016), Land and Water Use Interactions - Emerging trends and impacts with land use change in Tungabhadra and Tagus River Basins, ISEC Working Paper, 352.

  3. Manasi. S, K.S. Umamani, N. Latha, (2014), Biomedical Waste Management: Issues and Concerns - A Ward level Study of Bangalore City, ISEC Working Paper 312.

  4. Manasi. S, K.C. Smitha, R.G. Nadadur, N. Sivanna, P.G. Chengappa (2013), Urban Property Ownership Records (UPOR) in Karnataka- Computerized Land Registration System for Urban Properties, ISEC Working Paper 308.

  5. K.S. Umamani and S. Manasi (2013), Water Conservation in Urban Areas – A Case of Rain Water Harvesting Initiative in Bangalore City, ISEC Working Paper 302.

  6. Manasi. S, (2013) Emerging Trends in E-Waste Management – Status and Issues – A Case Study of Bangalore City, ISEC Working Paper 297.

  7. Manasi, S. and K.V. Raju, September (2012), ‘WATER – A Heritage Perspective’, Working Paper 004, Development Foundation, Bangalore

  8. Manasi. S, Latha N, K.V. Raju, (2009), Emerging Ground Water Crisis in Urban Areas – A Case study of Ward-39, Bangalore City, ISEC Working Paper 196. 

  9. Manasi. S, Latha N, K.V. Raju, (2009), Fisheries and Livelihoods in Tungabhadra Basin, India: Current Status and Future Possibilities, ISEC Working Paper 217.

  10. K.V. Raju, Manasi. S, Latha N,  (2008), Emerging Trends in Managing Drinking Water - Case Studies of Coastal Villages in Karnataka, ISEC working paper 212.

  11. K.V. Raju, Latha. N, Manasi. S, (2008), ‘Increasing Groundwater Dependency and Declining Water Quality in Urban Water Supply - A Comparative Analysis of Four South Indian Cities, ISEC working paper 184.

Policy Briefs/Technical Briefs

  1. Manasi. S, Bibhu Prasad Nayak, N.Latha, (2011), Eco-threats of E-Waste – A Case study of Bangalore city, ISEC policy Brief.

  2. Manasi, S., et.al. (2009), Policy Brief on “Strategies and Recommendations towards an IWRM approach in Tungabhadra sub-basin, India”, STRIVER Policy Brief No.15.

  3. Manasi, S (Co-author), (2009), “Comparative assessment of IWRM methods”, STRIVER Technical Brief No.13.
    http://kvina.niva.no/striver/Portals/0/documents/STRIVER_PB4.pdf

  4. Manasi,S., Raju, K.V., Latha, N. and Nagothu, U.S. (2008). Competing Water Uses in Tungabhadra Sub-basin, India. STRIVER Policy Brief No. 5
     
    http://kvina.niva.no/striver/Portals/0/documents/STRIVER_PB5.pdf

  5. Paranjape, S., Joy, K.J., Manasi, S. and Latha, N. (2008), IWRM and Traditional systems: Tanks in the Tungabhadra system. STRIVER Policy Brief No. 4.

  6. Nagothu, S.U., Manasi, S. (2008), IWRM and Livelihoods: Fisheries in Tungabhadra sub-basin, India. STRIVER Policy Brief No.1.
    http://kvina.niva.no/striver/Portals/0/documents/STRIVER_PB1.pdfN

  7. S. Manasi, N. Latha, K.V. Raju and Uday Sekhar (2007), Water Conflicts in Tungabhadra and TejoTagus River Basins.  STRIVER Bulletin, No. 2, December.

Research Projects Ongoing
  1. Will Bengaluru become Smart or Livable? Coordinators: Kala S Sridhar and S. Manasi, sponsored by Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi.

Recent Research Projects Completed
  1. Pathways to Sanitation: Growing Challenges and Access to Urban Poor – A Study of Bangalore City, S. Manasi sponsored by Human Settlements Management Institute, New Delhi.

  2. A pilot of Bangalore City Surveys-2 Prof. Kala S Sridhar and Dr. S. Manasi sponsored by ISEC

  3. Towards Improving Rural Sanitation in Karnataka – Understanding the Performance and Benefits of constructing private toilets under Infosys Foundation Assisted Project – Parishudh Initiative, S. Manasi and Dr. Sunil Nautiyal.

  4. Environmental Governance in India: An empirical study of urban landscape and regional levels. Coordinators: Prof. K V Raju and Dr. S Manasi, sponsored by ISEC

  5. Ecology and Culture: Water and Scriptures Coordinators: Prof. K V Raju and Dr. S Manasi sponsored by ISEC

  6. Evaluation study on impact of implementation of Western Ghats Development Programme in Karnataka (RDPR, Government of Karnataka) – Coordinator : Prof. Sunil Nautiyal and S. Manasi

  7. Land Policy and Administration, supported by The World Bank, Coordinator: Prof. R.S. Deshpande, Dr. S. Manasi, Prof. P.G. Chengappa, Prof. N. Sivanna

  8. Short-term assignment to work on Climate Change for the World Bank with Dr. Syed Ajmal Pasha

  9. Towards Improving Participatory Irrigation Management and Performance of Water Users Associations under JICA Assisted Irrigation Projects in India, supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency, New Delhi, March 2010 to July 2010. Coordinators: Prof. R.S. Deshpande, S. Manasi, Bibhu Prasad Nayak

  10. Eco-threats of E-Waste on Urban Ecology – A Case Study of Bangalore City, supported by ISEC, Bangalore, February 2009 to June 2009, Coordinators: S. Manasi, Bibhu Prasad Nayak

  11. Subsidies in Water Supply and Sanitation – supported by Expenditure Reforms Commission, Government of Karnataka, December 2009 to May 2011 Coordinators: Prof. K. Gayathri, S. Manasi

  12. Strategy and Methodology for Improved IWRM – An Integrated Interdisciplinary Assessment in four twinning River Basins supported by European Commission, July 2006 to June 2009 Coordinators: Prof. K.V. Raju, S. Manasi

  13. Tank System in the Mid-Godavari Basin - Valuation of Ecological, Economic and Social Services supported by World Wild Fund for Nature, Hyderabad, April 2005 to November 2007. Coordinators: Prof. K.V. Raju, S. Manasi

  14. Urban Water Supplies: Emerging Alternatives (Hubli, Dharwad and Belgaum cities of Karnataka) supported by Karnataka Urban Infrastructure and Finance Corporation, GOK.ISEC, Bangalore, ISEC, Bangalore, August 2005 to June 2007. Coordinators: Prof. K.V. Raju, S. Manasi

  15. Alternative Strategies to Rural Water Supply - A comparative study of Karnataka and Gujarat Supported by International Water Management Institute, TATA, Srilanka, May 2003 to September 2004. Coordinators: Prof. K.V. Raju, S. Manasi

Membership

  • Indian Society for Ecological Economics, New Delhi. 

  • Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Technical Committee, Bangalore.

  • Water Conflicts Forum, SOPPECOM, Pune

Associate Professor and Head,
Centre for Research in Urban Affairs

Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. BANGALORE-560072, India
Tel : Office  080-23215468, 23215519,
Fax : 080-23217008
e-mail: manasi@isec.ac.in

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