Shilp Verma is Researcher, Water-Energy-Food Policies with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). An alumnus of University of Delhi, Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) and UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Shilp has nearly 20 years of experience in the water, energy and rural livelihoods domain. He has been associated with IWMI since 2001, in different capacities. In his current role, Shilp manages the IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program in India with a mandate of converting science into policy action. His research covers a range of themes relevant for smallholder farming and water security in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.