Netra Chhetri

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes
Arizona State University
PO Box 874401
Tempe, AZ 85287-4401
480-727 0747
Email: Netra.Chhetri@asu.edu

Biography

Dr. Netra Chhetri is an Associate Professor at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University (ASU).

Dr. Chhetri’s expertise lies in the area of climate adaptation, energy and water, agriculture and food security, vulnerability assessment, grassroots innovation, participatory development, and citizen engagement.  A common thread of his scholarship sits in the nexus of science and society and the scope of his work is by its nature both local and global.

He is currently a principal investigator on a USAID-funded project in Nepal on climate adaptation and food security. He is also a part of a team studying the sustainability of second-generation biofuel crops in the U.S.

Dr. Chhetri’s research publications include over 20 articles in the high impacts journals such as Nature, PNAS, Annals, Applied Geography, edited book, book chapters and while papers. He has been one of the contributing authors of the AR4 and AR5 to the WG II of the IPCC.

At CSPO, Dr. Chhetri helped create a research cluster on Alternative Imagination that explores the plurality of science, society and sustainability.

Expertise

human-environment interaction; climate variability; climate change; global knowledge production systems; comparative knowledge production systems; science-policy interactions; water resource management; land use change; sustainable sciences

Education

    Ph.D., Geography, Pennsylvania State University, 2007

    M.S., Geography, Pennsylvania State University, 2000

    Honorary Diploma, Permaculture, University of Tasmania, 1991

    B.S., Agriculture, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, 1982

Journal Articles

2011

Chhetri, N. B. 2011. Water demand management: Assessing impacts of climate and other changes on water usage in Central Arizona. Journal of Water and Climate Change 2(4):288-312.

Posters

2007

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Multiple stressors on Central Arizona water resources. University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Poster presented October 22-23, 2007 at the Climate Information: Responding to User Needs, College Park, MD.

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Multiple stressors on Central Arizona resources. Poster presented at the Symposium on Sustainable Water, Unlimited Growth, and Quality of Life: Can We Have it All?, Tucson, AZ. August 27 - September 1, 2007.

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Decision making under uncertainty: Ranking of multiple stressors on central Arizona water resources. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER 9th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link)

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Presentations

2008

Chhetri, N. B. 2008. Consequences of climate change: Dealing with uncertainty. Presented at the Tempe Library as an outreach to general public of the valley.

Chhetri, N. B. and U. Chong. 2008. Soft-path solutions under uncertainty: Multiple stressor analysis of water resources in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Paper presented April 18, 2008 at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.

2007

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Multiple realities: Stressor analysiss of water resources in Central Arizona. Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. Paper presented at the September 18-20, 2007 Conference on Connecting Science, Society and Development, University of Sussex, UK.

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