The University of Arizona

Nupur Joshi | CLIMAS

Fellow, Climate Assessment for the Southwest

Nupur Joshi is a 2019 recipient of the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) Climate & Society Graduate Fellows Program.


Nupur is an urban geographer interested in studying urbanization and development in African and Indian cities. Her doctoral dissertation is based in low-income settlements of Nairobi, Kenya. Through a mixed-methods approach, she is conducting a spatial analysis of informal water infrastructures (locally called 'water cartels') and their health implications on women. She conducts research with women community members, Nairobi County government officials, non-profit groups and cartels themselves, to understand water quality, affordability and accessibility issues.