Sustainability Science Program

Sharmila Murthy

Sharmila Murthy

Period at SSP: Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Appointment title at SSP: Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science
Research project title at SSP: Innovation for sustainable and equitable water management
Faculty host at SSP: William Clark
Final SSP progress report on file: NA
Documents produced drawing on fellowship research: Documents
Most recent institutional appointment on file: Suffolk University Law School
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Most recent CV on file: CV
This entry last updated on: July 16, 2014


Murthy, Sharmila. 2014. In India, dying to go: Why access to toilets is a women's rights issue. Cognoscenti. June 25.

Murthy, Sharmila, Laura Pereira, Alicia Harley, Daniel Shemie, Eunjee Lee, Patricia Guardabassi, Chao Zhang, and Scott Moore. 2013. The Role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Helping Decision-Makers Meet Food, Energy and Water (FEW) Needs. Sustainability Science Program Working Paper No. 2013-02, November. Sustainability Science Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Murthy, Sharmila L., Françoise Bichai, Sharon Davis, Mark Williams, Arani Kajenthira, and Daniele Lantagne. 2013. Water Sector Discussion Paper: Background Paper for the Project on Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development. Sustainability Science Program Working Paper No. 2013-01, September. Sustainability Science Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Murthy, Sharmila. 2013. The human right(s) to water and sanitation: history, meaning and the controversy over privatization. Berkeley Journal of International Law 31(1).

Kajenthira, Arani and Sharmila Murthy. 2013. Exploring urban water challenges in the Middle East: Integrating Islamic principles with demand management strategies. In Water Governance: An Evaluation of Alternative Architectures, A. Guanwansa and L. Bhullar, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.: Northhampton, MA.

Williams, Mark and Sharmila Murthy. 2013. Reconciling the carbon market and the human right to water: The role of suppressed demand under clean development mechanism and the gold standard. Environmental Law 43(3).

Murthy, Sharmila. 2012. Land Security and the challenges of realizing the human right to water and sanitation in the slums of Mumbai, India. Health and Human Rights Journal 14(2): 61-73.

Murthy, Sharmila, M. Williams and E. Baskin. 2013. The human right to water in Israel: A case study of the unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev. Israel Law Review 46(1):25-59.