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Conflicts Case Studies

We have collated Case Studies on topics like Transboundary Disputes, Contending Water Uses, Water Quality, Micro-level Disputes and more.
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Posters

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Outreach and Dissemination

Coordination of the Chapter on Conflicts related to Drinking Water for Citizens Report on Domestic Water and Sanitation
Forum coordinated a chapter on conflicts related to drinking/domestic water in the country for the Citizens Report on Domestic Water and Sanitation planned by WaterAid India. As part of this effort we compiled few conflict case studies related to drinking water issues under different settings like urban, rural, urban-peri-urban and so on. These case studies are part of the overall chapter on water conflicts. The case studies were contributed by Prof. S. Janakarajan, Dr. Anjal Prakash, Dr. Amita Bhide, M. S.Vani and R. K. Srinivasan. The Forum has sent the chapter to WaterAid and the Report will be published soon.
 
Panel Discussion on the book ‘Water and the Laws in India’, 24 February 2010
A book discussion programme was organized on Prof. Iyer’s book ‘Water and the Laws in India’ at ILS law college on 24 February in collaboration with the ILS Law College, Pune. The programme was chaired by Prof. S. Janakarajan. Prof. Iyer introduced the book highlighting its significance in the present water discourse in the country. Prof. Vijay Paranjapye, Gomukh, Pune and Justice Narendra Chapalgaonkar, ILS Law College, Pune and Dr. C. M. Pandit, Marathi Vidnyan Parishad and SOPPECOM, Pune provided review comments on the book which was then followed by the open discussion.
 
Panel discussion on Putting Water in the Concurrent List: Will it help resolve water conflicts in India in the context of the biophysical and social peculiarities of water? , 16 November 2010
Forum organised a panel discussion on ‘Putting Water in the Concurrent List: Will it help resolve water conflicts in India in the context of the biophysical and social peculiarities of water?’ on 16 November at Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. The panel discussed the issue that has come up again and again, of shifting water from the state list to concurrent list and whether /how this will help to resolve the water conflicts in India in the context of the biophysical and social peculiarities of water especially in view of climate change and its impact on water cycles. Prof. Ramaswamy Iyer initiated the panel discussion with a lead presentation and the panelists followed with their own presentations.
The panel discussion was followed by an open session in which panelists responded to the questions and comments from the floor. The panelists included Himanshu Thakkar, SANDRP, New Delhi; M. K. Prasad, Executive Chairman and Director, Information Kerala Mission & former president of KSSP, Trivandrum; M. K. Ramesh, National Law School, Bangalore; Medha Patkar, Narmada Bachao Andolan and National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements (NAPM), Mumbai; Navroz Dubhash, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi; Prashant Bhushan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.