Netra Chhetri

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

Netra.Chhetri@asu.edu
480-727 0747

Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes
Arizona State University
PO Box 874401
Tempe, AZ 85287-4401

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.

PhD, Geography, Pennsylvania State University, 2007

MS, Geography, Pennsylvania State University, 2000

Honorary Diploma, Permaculture, University of Tasmania, 1991

BS, 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. 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)

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. 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.

Neff, M. W., N. B. Chhetri, D. Sarewitz, L. Hidinger, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Will Phoenix have sufficient water: A workshop to assess stressors on an urban water system. Poster presented at the February 17, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, CA. (link)

2006

Chhetri, N. B., M. W. Neff, L. Hidinger and D. Sarewitz. 2006. Sensitivity analysis: Role of human induced stressors in increasing the vulnerability of water resources in Phoenix meteropolitan region. Poster presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

Chhetri, N. B., M. W. Neff, L. Hidinger and D. Sarewitz. 2006. Sensitivity analysis: Role of human-induced stressors in increasing the vulnerability of water resources in Phoenix metropolitan region. Poster presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

Neff, M. W., N. B. Chhetri, L. Hidinger and R. M. Meyer. 2006. Science policy and research on climate: Ecosystem sensitivity analysis. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Neff, M. W., N. B. Chhetri, L. Hidinger and D. Sarewitz. 2006. A preliminary methodology for analysis of ecosystem sensitivity to climate and other drivers of change. Poster presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

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. 2007. Decision making under uncertainty: Ranking of multiple stressors on Central Arizona water resources. Paper presented April 18, 2007 at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA.

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Multiple realities: Stressor analysis of water resources in Central Arizona. Paper presented at the April 17-21, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA.

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.

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Multiple stressors on Central Arizona water resources. Paper presented February 2-3, 2007 at the Annual Meeting of the Science Policy Assessment and Research on Climate, Tempe, AZ.

2006

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2006. Decision making under uncertainty: Ranking of multiple stressors on Central Arizona water resources. Paper presented November 2-3, 2006 at the workshop on Water Stressor Ranking, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)