One of the most interesting and important aspects of water research is the impact we humans have on the hydrological environment, and nowhere is this more pronounced than in the Ganges Basin of North India. Here, half a century of advancement brought about by the Green revolution, a growing population and an expanding economy, has had an enormous environmental impact, particularly on the regions water resources. My research seeks to understand this complex human-water relationship in order to develop more sustainable, and realistic ways of managing these water resources in the future. I hold a BSc in Environmental Science and Physical Geography from University College Cork, Ireland, and an MSc in Hydrogeology from Cardiff University, Wales. I also have five years consultancy experience working on water resource and contaminated land projects in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Poland.