René Véron is professor of social geography with primary interests in the field of development studies. His research addresses issues of urban environmental governance in the global South with a regional specialization on India, where he has been involved in international collaborations since 1994. Currently, he is mainly interested in exploring political and social processes related to urban environmental services, including water supply, sanitation and solid waste management, using an urban political ecology approach. Many of his research projects are policy-oriented and include the communication of findings to wider audiences. In terms of teaching, René Véron has taught courses on human geography, development studies, urban studies and political ecology, and he has supervised PhD students in the field of development geography.