Saturday, 21 June 2014

Registration [9:30-10:00 AM]

Welcome Address & Introduction [10:00-10:30 AM]

Prof Ranbir Singh, Director, National Law University Delhi

Prof Srikrishna Deva Rao, Registrar, National Law University Delhi

Keynote Address: Groundwater – Need for a Paradigm Shift [10:30-11:00 AM]

Chair: Prof Srikrishna Deva Rao, Registrar, NLU Delhi

Dr Mihir Shah, Former Member, Planning Commission

Tea/coffee 11:00-11:15 AM

I. Groundwater Management in a Changing Climate [11:15-12:45 PM]

1. Climate Change Impact on Surface Water and Groundwater Resources of India

Prof AK Gosain, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

[powerpoint presentation]

2. Rajasthan: Groundwater Management in an Arid State and Climate Change

Dr MS Rathore, Centre for Environment and Development Studies, Jaipur

[powerpoint presentation]

3. Participatory Ground Water Management and Climate Change

Mr V Paul Raja Rao, Bharati Integrated Rural Development Society (BIRDS), Nandyal

[Presentation 1] [Presentation 2]

Lunch 12:45-1:45 PM

II. Groundwater Management and the Environment: Case Studies [1:45-2:45 PM]

1. Integrated and Community-driven Approach to Groundwater Management

Mr Venkata Rama Mohan Ramachandrula, Centre for World Solidarity, Secunderabad

[powerpoint presentation]

2. Privatization & Right to Water for Urban Poor in Delhi: Preliminary Notes From the Field

Dr Maheshwar Singh, National Law University Delhi

III. Groundwater Regulation: Beyond Concerns with Land Rights? [3:00-4:30 PM]

1. Some Inevitables for Successful Groundwater Conservation and Management

Ms MS Vani, Development Centre for Alternative Policies, New Delhi

[powerpoint presentation]

2. From Landowners’ Unrestricted Claims to Groundwater to the Planning Commission’s Model Bill, 2011

Prof Philippe Cullet, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

[powerpoint presentation]

3. Groundwater Law and Water Extracting Industries: the Plachimada Case and its Implications

Mr Sujith Koonan, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

[powerpoint presentation]

Lessons Learnt [4:30-4:50 PM]

Prof Ramaswamy R Iyer, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Closing Remarks [4:50-5:00 PM]

Prof Philippe Cullet, SOAS, London

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