Poornima Nagesh

Poornima Nagesh MSc

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Droevendaalsesteeg 10
6708 PB Wageningen

+31 (0) 317 47 34 00

The Netherlands



My research focuses on understanding the role of water in climate-robust landscapes, focusing on sandy soils through the social-ecological systems approach and multifactorial scenario analysis.


Poornima is an Environmental Engineer from India. She holds an MSc degree in Hydroscience and Engineering from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, and a BE degree in Environmental Engineering from Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, India. In 2019, she joined the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, as a PhD candidate and was part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks project ECORISK2050. She is particularly interested in understanding the drivers of global change related to water resources and utilizes analysis-based scenario approaches in her research. Currently, she is working as a Postdoc on the project "Re-thinking the role of water in climate-robust landscapes".