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Rimjhim Aggarwal

Rimjhim.Aggarwal@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
School of Sustainability
Faculty
Mail Code: 5502

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Bio

Dr. Aggarwal's research and teaching interests lie at the interface between sustainability science and international development. A central focus of her research has been on examining the links between globalization, resilience of social-ecological systems, and human well being. In current research she is examining the emerging conflicts in the framing of water as a human right as well as an economic, ecological and social good in rapidly urbanizing regions, with focus on Delhi, São Paulo and Johannesburg. She is also currently engaged in research projects examining the impacts of globalization and climate change on agricultural and water governance, farm livelihoods, and food security in India, Nepal, Thailand, and Arizona. Dr. Aggarwal has also worked as a senior consultant for the United Nations University's World Institute for Development Economics Research and the World Bank. In recognition of her efforts in "use-inspired research" and "community outreach," Dr. Aggarwal was awarded the Arizona State University President's Award for Sustainability in 2010.

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SOS 325 Economics of Sustainability
SOS 498 Pro-Seminar
SOS 594 Conference and Workshop
SOS 790 Reading and Conference
SOS 799 Dissertation

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SOS 530 Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 792 Research
SOS 799 Dissertation

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SOS 325 Economics of Sustainability
SOS 498 Pro-Seminar
SOS 499 Individualized Instruction
SOS 593 Applied Project
SOS 594 Conference and Workshop
SOS 792 Research
SOS 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SOS 493 Honors Thesis
SOS 530 Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 792 Research
SOS 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SOS 325 Economics of Sustainability
SOS 492 Honors Directed Study
SOS 494 Special Topics
SOS 594 Conference and Workshop
SOS 599 Thesis
SOS 792 Research
SOS 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SOS 530 Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SOS 325 Economics of Sustainability
SOS 792 Research
SOS 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SOS 530 Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 594 Conference and Workshop
SOS 792 Research
SOS 799 Dissertation

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SOS 590 Reading and Conference
SOS 592 Research
SOS 599 Thesis
SOS 790 Reading and Conference
SOS 792 Research
SOS 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SOS 322 Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 530 Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 590 Reading and Conference
SOS 592 Research
SOS 599 Thesis
SOS 790 Reading and Conference
SOS 792 Research
SOS 799 Dissertation

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. C. Taylor and R.M. Aggarwal. "Motivations and Barriers to Stakeholder Participation in Local Food Value Chains in Phoenix, Arizona.". Urban Agriculture (2010).

  2. R. M. Aggarwal. Reexamining the Capacity of Cities as Agents of Global Environmental Change: The Case of Delhi." September 2009.. Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Viewpoints. (2009).

  3. Rimjhim Aggarwal. Envisioning the Future of Agriculture in Arizona and its Water Management Implications.". Agri-Business Counil of Arizona Newsletter (2009).

  4. V. Lathey, S. Guhathakurta and R.M. Aggarwal. "The Impact of Sub-regional Variations in Urban Sprawl on the Prevalence of Obesity and Related Morbidity.". Journal of Planning Education and Research (2009).

  5. Alex de Sherbinin, Leah VanWey, Kendra McSweeney, Rimjhim Aggarwal, Alisson Barbieri, Sabina Henry, Lori Hunter, Wayne Twine, Robert Walker. Rural Household Micro-Demographics, Livelihoods and the Environment. Global Environmental Change (2008).

  6. Book chapter: Rimjhim M. Aggarwal. "Resource Poor Farmers in South India: On the Margins or Frontiers of Globalization?". Globalization and the Poor in Asia: Can Shared Growth be Sustained?. Palgrave Macmillan (2008).

  7. Rimjhim Aggarwal. Impact of Globalization on Local Ecosystems and the Rural Poor. World Development (2006).

  8. Rimjhim Aggarwal, J Rous. Awareness and Quality of Knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS among Women in India. Journal of Development Studies (2006).

  9. Book chapter: Rimjhim M. Aggarwal. "Climbing the Pesticide Treadmill into the Debt Trap: The Dynamics of Pesticide Use and Farmer Indebtedness in Andhra Pradesh, India.". Water, Agriculture, and Sustainable Well-being.. Oxford University Press

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Presentations

  1. Rimjhim Aggarwal "Managing Biodiversity under Climate Change:Enhancing Capacities in Mexico for Conservation Planning, Decision-making and Sustainability Assessment.. USAID funded workshop 1: Sustainability Challenges and Competencie, School of Sustainability. (Nov 2010).
  2. Rimjhim Aggarwal and LaDawn Haglund Conflicting principles of water and sanitation management in the context of rapid urbanization, growing inequalities, and climate change: A comparative analysis of India, Brazil, and South Africa. International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Arizona State University,. (Oct 2010).
  3. Rimjhim Aggarwal and LaDawn Haglund Spatial Distribution of Access to Water and Sanitation in Megacities of Developing World: A Comparative Analysis of Conflicting Principles, Policy Dilemmas, and Institutional Innovations. International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Arizona State University,. (Oct 2010).
  4. Rimjhim Aggarwal and LaDawn Haglund Conflicting Principles in the Management of the Urban Commons: The Case of Water and Sanitation Provision in Delhi and São Paulo. International Association for the Study of the Commons North American Regional Meeting. (Sep 2010).
  5. Rimjhim Aggarwal "Agriculture, suburban development, and sustainability.". Advanced Water Education Workshop: Water and Agriculture. Organized by the DCDC. (Jun 2010).
  6. Rimjhim Aggarwal "Future Scenarios for Agriculture and Water in Central Arizona." Decision Center for Desert City, Arizona State University, February 2010.. DCDC Water and Climate Briefing, ASU. (Feb 2010).
  7. Rimjhim Aggarwal Robustness in Irrigation Social-Ecological Systems.. Center for Study of Institutional Diversity funded workshop, ASU. (Feb 2010).
  8. D. Heinrichs, R.M. Aggarwal, J. Barton, E. Bharucha, C. Butsch, M. Fragkias, P. Johnston, F. Kraas, K. Krellenberg, A. Lampis, O. Giok Ling, "Adapting cities to climate change: Opportunities and constraints (findings from eight cities).". Urban Research Symposium, "Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda." Marseilles, J. (Jun 2009).
  9. Rimjhim Aggarwal "Spatial Variation in Access to Basic Services and Emergent Governance Challenges in the Urban Agglomeration of Delhi,". Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity Seminar Series,Arizona State University, April 2009.. (Apr 2009).
  10. Rimjhim Aggarwal Resilience of Agro-Ecosystems in India’s Drylands: Role of Technological Lock-ins, Poverty, and Debt Traps. International Human Dimensions Program Open Meeting, Bonn, April 2009. (Apr 2009).
  11. Rimjhim Aggarwal Interaction of Formal and Informal Governance Mechanisms in Shaping Urban Responses: Case of Water Supply in Delhi. International Human Dimensions Program Open Meeting, Bonn, April 2009. (Feb 2009).
  12. Rimjhim Aggarwal "Theoretical and Methodological Issues of the Analysis of Population Dynamics and the Environment.". Population Environment Research Network (PERN) Cyberseminar. (Feb 2009).
  13. Rimjhim Aggarwal Unsustainable Pathways: Role of Technological Lock-ins, Poverty, and Debt Traps in Small-holder Agriculture. Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, New Delhi. (Sep 2008).
  14. Rimjhim Aggarwal Interaction of Formal and Informal Governance Institutions in Shaping Urban Responses: The Case of Water Supply in Delhi. Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, New Delhi,. (Sep 2008).
  15. Rimjhim Aggarwal "Building Resilience in Water Management: Innovations and Opportunities in Drylands of India,". Resilience, Adaptation and Transformation in Turbulent Times International Science and Policy Confer. (Apr 2008).
  16. Rimjhim Aggarwal Theory and Experience with Decentralization in Irrigation Systems: Insights for Design of Robust Institutions. Dynamics of Institutions in Water Resource Management Workshop. (Jan 2008).
  17. Rimjhim Aggarwal Technological Lock-ins, Poverty, and Environmental Degradation: The Case of Cotton Growers in South India.. American Social Science Association Meetings. (Jan 2008).
  18. Aggarwal, Rimjhim Session Chair. Beyond Panaceas: Crafting Diverse Institutional Arrangements for Governing Diverse Social-Ecological Systems. (Jan 2007).
  19. Aggarwal, Rimjhim Climbing the Pesticide Treadmill into the Debt Trap: The Dynamics of Pesticide Use, Poverty, and Indebtedness in India's Cotton Belt. Biennial Conference, International Society for Ecological Economics, New Delhi, December 2006. (Dec 2006).
  20. Aggarwal, Rimjhim Gender and Sustainability. Guest Lecture: WST457.
  21. Aggarwal, Rimjhim International Development and Sustainability. Guest lecture: SOS 510.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Abbaszadegan,Morteza , Adhikari,Ambika P , Aggarwal,Rimjhim M , Alum,Absar , Boone,Christopher G , Bryan,Harvey John , Danielson,Scott George , Forbes,Carolyn Elizabeth , Goss,Jeffrey , Grossman,Gary M , Guston,David H , Haines,Charles , Henderson,Mark Richard , Johnson,Nathan Gregory , Kiaei,Sayfe , Miller,Clark Anson , Montoya,Mitzi , Panchanathan,Sethuraman , Razdan,Anshuman , Saenz,Delia Sonia , Saikia,Yasmin , Shrake,Scott Owen , Simon,Denis F. , Stechel,Ellen B. , . Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (PCASE). STATE-USAID (11/21/2014 - 11/20/2019).
  2. Haglund,Ladawn * Aggarwal,Rimjhim M . Comparative cross-national analysis of implementation of natural resource rights. NSF-SES (9/1/2013 - 8/31/2016).
  3. Elser,James Joseph * Aggarwal,Rimjhim M Rowe,Helen Ivy . RCN-SEES: Coordinating Phosphorus Research to Create a Sustainable Food System. NSF-MPS-CHE (9/1/2012 - 8/31/2017).
  4. Redman,Charles L * , Redman,Charles L * , Aggarwal,Rimjhim M , Boone,Christopher G , Boone,Christopher G , Fragkias,Michail , Turner II,Billie Lee , Turner II,Billie Lee , Van Der Leeuw,Sander , . Urbanization and Global Environmental Change International Project Office. NSF-ENG-BCS (9/1/2012 - 2/29/2016).
  5. Myint,Soe W * Aggarwal,Rimjhim M Selover,Nancy Joan Wentz,Elizabeth Ann . Evaluation of Drought Risks and its Impact on Agricultural Land and Water Use to Support Adaptive Decision-making. DOC-NOAA (8/1/2012 - 7/31/2015).
  6. Anderies,John M * Anderies,John M * Aggarwal,Rimjhim M Janssen,Marcus Alexander Muneepeerakul,Rachata . CNH: When Strengths Can Become Weaknesses: Emerging Vulnerabilities in Coupled Natural Human Systems under Globalization and Climate Change. NSF-GEO (9/15/2011 - 8/31/2015).
  7. Grimm,Nancy B * , Abbott,Joshua K , Abbott,Joshua K , Aggarwal,Rimjhim M , Aggarwal,Rimjhim M , Anselin,Luc E , Arrowsmith,Ramon , Basile,George Matthew , Basile,George Matthew , Basile,George Matthew , Bateman,Heather Lyn , Bolin,Robert , Boone,Christopher G , Boone,Christopher G , Boone,Christopher G , Brazel,Anthony J , Childers,Daniel L , Childers,Daniel L , Deviche,Pierre , Earl,Stevan Ross , Earl,Stevan Ross , Elser,Monica Mueller , Elser,Monica Mueller , Fenichel,Eli Paul , Franklin,Janet , Fraser,Matthew P , Fraser,Matthew P , Gober,Patricia , Hall,Sharon , Harlan,Sharon , Hartnett,Hilairy , Johnson,James Chadwick , Lant,Timothy W , Lant,Timothy W , Larson,Kelli Leigh , Larson,Kelli Leigh , Larson,Kelli Leigh , Martin,Chris A , Myint,Soe W , Nation,Marcia L , Nation,Marcia L , Redman,Charles L , Redman,Charles L , Redman,Charles L , Ruddell,Benjamin Lyle , Sabo,John L , Shock,Everett , Smith,Vincent Kerry , Stutz,Jean C , Tarrant,Philip E , Turner II,Billie Lee , Turner II,Billie Lee , Vivoni,Enrique , Westerhoff,Paul , Wiek,Arnim , Wiek,Arnim , Wu,Jianguo , Wu,Jianguo , Wu,Jianguo , Wutich,Amber Yoder , York,Abigail , . CAP3: Urban Sustainability in the Dynamic Environment of Central Arizona USA. NSF-ENG-BCS (12/1/2010 - 11/30/2016).
  8. Bryan,Harvey John * , Aggarwal,Rimjhim M , Goodnick,Stephen Marshall , Goss,Jeffrey , Haag,Susan G , Herkert,Joseph Raymond , Honsberg,Christiana B , James,Timothy Jon , Maracas,George Nicolas , Miller,Clark Anson , Nielsen,David Ross , Pasqualetti,Martin J , Phelan,Patrick E , Posner,Jonathan Dov , Reddy,T Agami , Reddy,T Agami , Squires,Kyle D , Tamizhmani,Govindasamy , Wetmore,Jameson Michael , Zhang,Yong-Hang , . Science Master's Program: Solar Energy Engineering Commercialization. NSF-EHR (7/1/2010 - 9/30/2013).
  9. Aggarwal,Rimjhim M * Acharya,Ram N . AWI: Arizona's Agricultural Economy: Future Scenarios and Water Management Implications MOU. AWI-Arizona Water Institute (5/15/2008 - 6/30/2009).
  10. Grimm,Nancy B * , Aggarwal,Rimjhim M , Anderies,John M , Arrowsmith,Ramon , Basile,George Matthew , Bolin,Robert , Boone,Christopher G , Boone,Christopher G , Brazel,Anthony J , Childers,Daniel L , Deviche,Pierre , Earl,Stevan Ross , Elser,Monica Mueller , Fraser,Matthew P , Gries,Corinna , Grossman Clarke,Susanne , Hall,Sharon , Harlan,Sharon , Hartnett,Hilairy , Johnson,James Chadwick , Kinzig,Ann , Larson,Kelli Leigh , Majumdar,Anandamayee , Martin,Chris A , Myint,Soe W , Nation,Marcia L , Redman,Charles L , Redman,Charles L , Sabo,John L , Shock,Everett , Shock,Everett , Smith,Vincent Kerry , Stutz,Jean C , Tarrant,Philip E , Turner II,Billie Lee , Westerhoff,Paul , Wiek,Arnim , Wu,Jianguo , Wutich,Amber Yoder , Yabiku,Scott Thomas , York,Abigail , . Cap LTER: Phase 2 - 2006 REU Supplement. NSF-BIO (7/6/2006 - 11/30/2011).
  11. Grimm,Nancy B * , Aggarwal,Rimjhim M , Anderies,John M , Arrowsmith,Ramon , Basile,George Matthew , Bolin,Robert , Boone,Christopher G , Boone,Christopher G , Brazel,Anthony J , Childers,Daniel L , Deviche,Pierre , Earl,Stevan Ross , Elser,Monica Mueller , Fraser,Matthew P , Gries,Corinna , Grossman Clarke,Susanne , Hall,Sharon , Harlan,Sharon , Hartnett,Hilairy , Johnson,James Chadwick , Kinzig,Ann , Larson,Kelli Leigh , Majumdar,Anandamayee , Martin,Chris A , Myint,Soe W , Nation,Marcia L , Redman,Charles L , Redman,Charles L , Sabo,John L , Shock,Everett , Shock,Everett , Smith,Vincent Kerry , Stutz,Jean C , Tarrant,Philip E , Turner II,Billie Lee , Westerhoff,Paul , Wiek,Arnim , Wu,Jianguo , Wutich,Amber Yoder , Yabiku,Scott Thomas , York,Abigail , . Cap LTER: Phase 2 - 2006 International & General Supplements. NSF-BIO (7/6/2006 - 11/30/2011).
  12. Childers,Daniel L * , Aggarwal,Rimjhim M , Allen,Jonathan Ostrom , Allen,Jonathan Ostrom , Anderies,John M , Anderies,John M , Arrowsmith,Ramon , Basile,George Matthew , Basile,George Matthew , Bolin,Robert , Bolin,Robert , Boone,Christopher G , Boone,Christopher G , Brazel,Anthony J , Briggs,John M , Deviche,Pierre , Earl,Stevan Ross , Elser,Monica Mueller , Faeth,Stanley H , Fraser,Matthew P , Gries,Corinna , Grimm,Nancy B , Grossman Clarke,Susanne , Hall,Sharon , Harlan,Sharon , Harlan,Sharon , Harlan,Sharon , Hartnett,Hilairy , Hope,Diane , Johnson,James Chadwick , Johnson,James Chadwick , Kaye,Jason , Kinzig,Ann , Kuby,Lauren H , Larson,Kelli Leigh , Majumdar,Anandamayee , Martin,Chris A , Martin,Chris A , Mccartney,Peter H , Myint,Soe W , Nash,Thomas H , Nation,Marcia L , Peccia,Jordan Lee , Redman,Charles L , Redman,Charles L , Sabo,John L , Shears,Brenda L , Shock,Everett , Shock,Everett , Smith,Vincent Kerry , Stutz,Jean C , Stutz,Jean C , Tarrant,Philip E , Turner II,Billie Lee , Wentz,Elizabeth Ann , Westerhoff,Paul , Wiek,Arnim , Wu,Jianguo , Wutich,Amber Yoder , Yabiku,Scott Thomas , York,Abigail , . Central Arizona Phoenix LTER: Phase 2. NSF-BIO (12/1/2004 - 11/30/2011).

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Service

  1. Global Environmental Change, referee (2008 - present)
  2. Graduate Committee, Member (2007 - present)
  3. Graduate Committee, member (2007 - present)
  4. Social Science and Global Health Steering Committee, SHESC., Member (2007 - present)
  5. SOS College Council, Advisor (2010)
  6. Urban Agriculture and Local Food Working Group, Faculty advisor (2010)
  7. Graduate commitee, SOS, Member (2010)
  8. Masters in Sustainable Development committee, Member (2010)
  9. Masters in Sustainable Development committee, Member (2009)
  10. Graduate Committee, Member (2009)
  11. American Journal of Agriucultural Economics, Referee (2009)
  12. Ecological Economics, Referee (2009)
  13. World Development, Refree (2009)
  14. American Journal of Agriuclatural Economcis, referee (2008)
  15. Faculty Search Committee -School of Life Sciences, Member (2008)
  16. Agricultural economcis, Referee (2008)
  17. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Referee (2008)
  18. Faculty Search Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  19. Economic Development and Cultural Change, Referee
  20. Environmental and Resource Economics, Referee
  21. Journal of African Economies, Referee
  22. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Referee
  23. World Development, Referee

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