Mr Sujith Koonan
LLB, LLM (CUSAT), MPhil (JNU)
Sujith Koonan’s main areas of interest include environmental law, natural resources and human rights. His recent research has been mainly on law and policy framework relating to water and sanitation and he has published his research papers in various reputed national and international publications. He has recently co-edited a volume on water law instruments in India - Water Law in India – An Introduction to Legal Instruments (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011). He has published his research in various journals and some of his recent publications include - S. Koonan and P. Sampat, ‘Delhi Water Supply Reforms: Public Private Partnerships or Privatisation?’, 47/17 Economic and Political Weekly 32 (2012) and ‘Constitutionality of the Plachimada Tribunal Bill, 2011: An Assessment’, 7/2 Law, Environment and Development Journal 151 (2011).
His work on water laws led him to be invited to join a Working Group on Water Governance constituted by the Planning Commission of India (Government of India) for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012-2017). As part of this Working Group, he actively participated in drafting the Model Bill for the Conservation, Protection and Regulation of Groundwater, 2011. His publications can be accessed at IELRC.