is a research institution probing societal issues concerning
water, public health, agriculture and the environment. The
institution develops innovative inter-disciplinary solutions
and brings them into the wider domain of practice by participating
with communities and government.
INREM was constituted in 1994 with support from Winrock
International, Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation.
It originally started with a need felt by natural resource
economists to impact teaching, training and research in
their field in India.
Under the guidance of Dr. Katar Singh,
formerly RBI Chair Professor, Institute of Rural Management,
Anand, the organization has now developed into a recognized
institution in the field of natural resource management
with special focus on water resources related research,
field implementation, training and policy formulation. The
INREM Board supervises the functioning of the organization.
INREM is also guided by an Institutional Ethics
Committee that supervises the ethical practice of research
performed by the organization.
The INREM directors, Dr. Sunderrajan Krishnan and Dr. Rajnarayan
Indu, strive towards approaching problems of natural resource
management from a blend of academic rigour in hydrology,
economics, sociology and medical sciences. Team-INREM
is located in Anand, Gujarat and Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh.
Together, they bring forward a combination of research skills,
social work experience and innovative product development
approaches. INREM projects are solution-oriented. The specific
social and cultural context of solutions to pressing problems
are imperative to the work of the organization. The
work of INREM spans a variety of themes ranging from
Water quality and health, River Basin Management, Water
and Livelihoods and Issues concerning Policy and Governance
The institution works in participation with a wide group
of professionals and organizations who partner with INREM
in activities involving both research and its application.
INREM is registered under the Societies Registration Act,
1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. The organization
has a permanent FCRA account and is credited with 12A and