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9 December 2006

9:00 – 5:30

Human right to Water


Discussant: Priya Sangameswaran

Water: A Human Rights Perspective

Satyaprakash Dash, Advisor, Research & Analysis of Public Policy, Cuttack, Orissa & Research Assistant, Orissa Legislative Assembly, Bhubaneswar, Orissa.

The Right to Water: A Constitutional Perspective

Jayna Kothari, Advocate, Ashira Law, Bangalore

Right to water


Discussant: Gaurav Dwivedi

Water Accessibility and Marginalisation of Dalits, Some Observation of Rural Gujarat

Jayshree Soni, Assistant Professor, Centre for Social Studies, Surat

[powerpoint presentation]

A Rights Based Approach to Water User Associations in India

Videh Upadhyaya, Advocate, New Delhi

Water Sector reforms in Urban and Rural Context


Discussant: Meena Panickar

The Slow Road to the Private: A Case Study of Neoliberal Water Reforms in Chennai

Karen Coelho, Assistant Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai

‘Swa'-jal-dhara or ‘Pay'-jal-dhara—Securing the Right to Water in Rural India

Preeti Sampat, Activist and Researcher, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Rajasthan.

Drinking water


Discussant: Karen Coelho

State Responsibility in the Drinking Water Sector: An Overview of the Indian Scenario

Meena Panickar, Visiting Fellow, International Environmental Law Research Centre, New Delhi

Water Rights: A Case Study of Waterlogged Rural Areas in Allahabad

Firdaus Fatima Rizvi, Research Associate, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi

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