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8 December 2006

10:00 – 5:30

Opening session [ 10:00am - 11:15 ]

3 times 25 minute presentation

Keynote address - Water: From Problems and Issues to Questions of Law, Shri Ramaswamy Iyer, Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India

Keynote on Commons : Professor Nirmal Sengupta, Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai

[powerpoint presentation]

Keynote on evolving water policies : Professor S. Janakarajan, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai

[powerpoint presentation]

11:30-1:00pm : Discussion

Evolving regulatory framework


Discussant: Malavika

Discourses in Water and Water Reform in Western India

Priya Sangameswaran, Fellow, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development, Bangalore

International dimensions


Discussant: Arkaja Singh

Water Law and Policy Reforms in South Africa : Implications for the Realisation of the Right to Water

Alix Gowlland, Research Fellow, International Environmental Law Research Centre, Geneva

The World Bank's Influence on Water Privatization in Latin America: The Experiences of Argentina and Bolivia

Andrés Olleta, Law Researcher, International Environmental Law Research Centre, Geneva

Dams, “development” and International Law

Radha D'Souza, Senior Lecturer, School of Law , University of Waikato , New Zealand

[powerpoint presentation]















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