Sara Ahmed has nearly 30 years of applied research experience on water, livelihoods and social equity. She has been actively engaged in teaching and mentoring young development professionals in India, managing large and complex regional research portfolios on water, food security and climate change with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Asia, and advising a range of development organisations and water networks globally. Sara holds a PhD in Environmental Sociology from the University of Cambridge and is currently on the board of WaterAid, India and a Visiting Faculty at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). She has published extensively on gender and water governance and her last co-edited book is entitled, Diverting the Flow: Gender Equity and Water in South Asia (2012). Currently, Sara is developing a digital museum on water heritage in India (www.livingwatersmuseum.org) which is part of the evolving UNESCO supported Global Network of Water Museums.