Pieter Elias (Peter) van der Werff

anthropology, environmental management, poverty, development cooperation
Europe, India (esp. Kerala)

Curriculum vitae

1976MA, anthropology and development studies, University of Amsterdam
1978-1982field co-ordinator Indo-Dutch Kerala Research and Film Project, University of Amsterdam
1983-1988lecturer anthropology and development studies, University of Amsterdam
1987PhD under the supervision of O.D. van den Muijzenberg, Social and Political Sciences, University of Amsterdam
1989-2006associate, Institute for Environmental Studies, Free University Amsterdam
2004consultant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2006-presentindependent consultant environmental services

Selected publications

Publications on environmental issues in European countries and in general are not included.
1980 & O. Nieuwenhuys, M. den Uyl and T. Schampers, Follow-up of the Kerala Project: Interim Report Nr. 7, Indo-Dutch Kerala Research Project, 60 p.
& H. Kiestra, India: appraisal mission to Kerala: rural water supply, Amersfoort: Dwars, Hederik & Verhey, 44 p.
1981 “Delhi verergert onderontwikkeling: recordlening van 14.5 miljard bij IMF.” India Nieuwsbrief, November-December: 18-23.
“Social reality more complex than great or small causes.” Rejoinder in Journal of Travel Research: 480-481.
1982 “A note on delimitation in regional research.” In: Otto van den Muijzenberg, P.H. Streefland and W. Wolters (eds), Focus on the region in Asia, Rotterdam: KOTA, pp. 153-163.
“Survival strategies in Kerala.” EPW …,17: 51.
“Harijan life in Kerala.” In: L.P. Vidyarthi (ed.), Rural development in South Asia, Delhi: Naurang Rai, pp. 1-18.
“Social strategies of small plantation workers facing limited economic circulation.” Kottayam Seminar of Indo-Dutch Kerala Research Project, 48 p.
“Ondanks meer voedsel kampt India met steeds meer honger.” Daily NRC Handelsblad, 11 November: 1.
1983 The sparkle of awareness: social dynamics of the Amangal-AWARE-NOVIB relations, Evaluation Study of AWARE, The Hague, 27 p. – For NOVIB.
1985 “Armoede-onderzoek in groepsverband.” IMWOO Bulletin, March: 10-12.
1986 “Bos op papier: Keralese bossen.” India Nieuwsbrief, September-October, 8-11.
“Stilte voor de storm: persoonlijkheidsvorming in India.” Intermediair Weekly, 19 December: 51-55.
1987 Frontier poverty: labour household strategies and limited economic circulation in the foothills of Kerala, India , [s.l.: s.n.], 190 p. – PhD thesis University of Amsterdam; revised ed. 1992.
“Harijan life in Kerala.” Journal of Social Studies 37: 94-112.
Evaluation of CROSS, Andhra Pradesh , Zeist, 36 p. – For ICCO.
1988 “A place to live: poor household strategies in the foothills of Kerala.” For 8th KOTA Conference, Access to Land, 26 p.
1989 “Kinderverschil.” India Nieuwsbrief, January-February: 15-18.
1990 & J.W. van der Linden, Pollution perception studies in India: report of a preparatory mission regarding research on awareness, attitudes and perceptions of environmental pollution, Amsterdam: Institute for Environmental Studies, 57 p.
Evaluation of ADATS & Bagepalli Coolie Sangha, The Hague, 58 p. – For NOVIB.
1991 “Obstacles to productive investment in Kerala.” In: Dietmar Rothermund, Suranjit K Saha (eds), Regional disparities in India: rural and industrial dimensions, New Delhi: Manohar, pp. 83-103.
1992 Modern poverty: the culture of distribution and structural unemployment in the foothills of Kerala, New Delhi: Manohar, 210 p. – Revision of PhD thesis of 1987.
Environmental problems at the interface of cultures, Goa, 11 p. – For Green Ray Foundation.
“Obstacles to productive investment in Kerala.” In: D. Rothermund & S.K. Saha (eds), Rural and industrial dimensions of regional disparities in India, Delhi: Manohar Publications, pp. 82-103.
1994 & Ella Lammers and Ron Janssen, Facts and views regarding industrial pollution in the Chitrapura river basin, South India, Amsterdam: Instituut voor Milieuvraagstukken (Institute for Environmental Studies R-94/11), 62 p. – For Foundation of Pure Scientific Research in the Tropics (WOTRO).
“Forest-plantation transformation at the cultural interface.” For International Congress on Kerala Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, 13 p.
1998 & Priya Deshingkar and Subhash Mittal, Evaluation of Indo-Dutch fund for urban environment NGOs in India, Amsterdam: Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, 98 p. – For Royal Netherlands Embassy, New Delhi. R-98/05.
“Divergent approaches to the environment in Kerala, India.” In: A. Kalland & G. Person (eds), Environmental movements in Asia, Richmond: Curzon Press, pp. 253-270.
“North-South articulation and mountain erosion in Kerala.” For Conference on Marginalization and Integration in the Opening of the South Asian Region, Gothenburg, 11 p.
2000 & D. Jose, North-South articulation in mountain management: the case of Kerala, India, Amsterdam: Institute for Environmental Studies, D-00/07, 18 p.
2003 “Watershed management in India.” IDPAD Newsletter, July-December: 38-41.
“Analytic concepts for watershed management in Dhar district.” Indore, Madhya Pradesh. – For environmental NGO Institute for Resource Conservation, Ircon.
2004 & T.R. Kolanu, N. Dale, L.Brander, State of the environment in Uttar Pradesh, India: for the World Bank and Government of Uttar Pradesh. Amsterdam: Institute for Environmental Studies, 118 p.
“Dangerous climate change in the south: the case of Rajasthan.” Norwich, U.K., Invited paper for conference of dangerous climate change: University of East Anglia.
“Ratrijoli.” In: R. Rutten and L. Schenk-Sandbergen (eds), Andere verhalen over Azië en onderzoek, Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis, pp. 187-191.