Dr. Daphne Gondhalekar is an urban planner and research scientist at the Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany. Her research focus is integrated urban planning, Water-Energy-Food Nexus, and multi-stakeholder processes in India, Niger, Ghana and Germany. She heads the urban Water-Energy-Food Nexus Lab Nexus@TUM and co-coordinates the TUM Water-Energy-Food Nexus field of study in the Environmental Engineering Masters Program. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from The University of Tokyo and a Masters (M.Sc.) from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and Bachelor from University of Glasgow (B.Arch.Hons.) both in Architecture and Urban Design, has worked as Postdoctoral Associate at Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany.