Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Seminar on 'Levers of Change in Peri Urban Water Management' at the Stockholm World Water Week, 2011

Panel Discussion on Points of Leverage for 
Achieving Change
The Stockholm World Water Week, 2011 was held from August 21-27. The thematic scope for the conference was ‘Water in an Urbanising World’, and several workshops, seminars and side events were held covering different aspects of the theme. SaciWATERs in association with International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada; Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture (IEDA); Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China; and US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water (US EPA) organised a seminar on Levers of Change in (Peri) Urban Water Management on August 23, 2011. The seminar addressed levers of change in rapidly urbanizing areas that lead to positive Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) reforms in both the formal and informal sectors for meeting human needs. The development of governance structures, the hydro-social contract, climate change, and water security through diverse technological and social capital were discussed from concepts to successful demonstrations through cases from various (peri) urban centres. Building resilience using a water-sensitive approach is becoming fundamental, and variations in achieving water security from institutionalized policy changes to adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities, in lesser institutionalized cities, was juxtaposed for an interactive seminar discussion on levers of change towards sustainability under climate change and urbanization.

Dr. Vishal Narain explained the importance of
understandingvulnerability in the peri-urban context
Dr. MS Khan gave his presentation on urban and
peri-urban water management with respect to the dying River Moyur in Khulna
Dr. Anjal Prakash presented the water security
concerns in peri-urban Hyderabad

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