Dr Parmeshwar Udmale is an Assistant Professor at Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). He earned his PhD degree in Integrated River Basin Management from the University of Yamanashi, Japan, under the MEXT Scholarship Program. He is a recipient JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for 2016-18. He has taken multiple research roles in institutes like RIHN Japan, Kyoto University Japan, and AIT Thailand before joining as an Assitant Professor at CTARA IIT Bombay. His transdisciplinary research at CTARA includes themes such as water, agriculture, and society; disaster risk research (floods and droughts); drought monitoring and impact assessment; agriculture, food security, and food supply chains (domestic and international trade); water and rural livelihoods; and monitoring sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the local scale.