Shilpa Dahake is currently a doctoral candidate at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali. In her doctoral research, she is exploring the interactions between the socio-political, cultural and ecological dimensions of the Godavari River in Nashik city: broadly, investigating the contestations deriving from multiple imaginings of a natural resource. With prior training in Architecture and Anthropology, Shilpa adopted ethnographic and participatory action research methodologies in her work. In Nashik, she is associated with a citizen’s forum for Godavari River which is working as a platform connecting people and bureaucracy. Her work has been published in academic journals such as Economic and Political Weekly and Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water.