Organised in the context of the Indo-Swiss Water Law Partnership [read more]


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Water Rights, Equity and Water Law Reforms in India

The International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) organised a Consultation on Water Rights, Equity and Water Law Reforms in India on 19 April 2008 at the Indian Council of Social Science Research in New Delhi.

This Consultation was based on a Background Paper that set out the main themes of the discussion [read more]

The list of participants to the Consultation can be found here [read more]


9:30 - 10:00

Introduction to the Indo-Swiss water law partnership and themes of the consultation

10:00 - 11:00

Session I: Water Rights, Equity and Water Law Reforms

Lead Presentation: K.J. Joy, SOPPECOM
[download the presentation]

11:00 - 11:15

Tea Break

11:15 - 12:30


12:30 - 1:30


1:30 - 1:45

Session IIa: Experience in Water Reforms in Southern India

R. Doraiswamy, JalaSpandana [download the presentation]

1:45 - 2:15


2:15 - 2:30

Session IIb: Participatory Irrigation Management: Issues and Challenges

Jasveen Jairath, CapNet South Asia [download the presentation]

2:30 - 3:00


3:00 - 3:30

Tea break

3:30 - 4:00

Session III: Highlighting water rights concerns from the field

Lead Presentation: Himanshu Thakker, SANDRP

4:00 - 4:30