Presently Dr. Firdaus Fatima Rizvi is working as a Research Associate in Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi. Her current work is on Urban Labour Market Discrimination, a study with Prof. S. K. Thorat in collaboration with Princeton University. She was an ICSSR doctoral student at G. B. Pant Social Science Institute Allahabad and has been awarded Ph.d last year by University of Allahabad. Her Ph.D topic was ‘Micro Level Planning for Sustainable Water Resource Management': A case study of waterlogged areas of Phulpur Tehsil in Allahabad. She has participated in many national and international seminars on water and environment. Areas of interest include environment and resource economics, water institutions, agriculture and rural development, in addition with social exclusion, caste discrimination etc.