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Mapping and Documentation of Water Conflicts

Exploratory workshop on water conflicts in the Himalayan region, 30 June 2009 
The Himmotthan Society, Dehradun, and Forum had jointly organized a one day workshop on “Water conflicts in the Central Himalayan Regions” on 30 June 2009, at Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Dehradun. The inaugural session was chaired by Dr. R. S. Tolia, Chief Information Commissioner, Uttarakhand. Prof. Jayanta Bandyopadhyay of Centre for Development and Environmental Policy, IIM, Calcutta and an eminent scholar on Himalayan water issues delivered the key address. Around 30-40 participants from various sectors like Government, NGO, academia from the region attended this workshop.
The Workshop mainly focused on awareness building and knowledge sharing in the field of water conflicts in the Himalayan region. Few action points were decided towards the end of the meeting.

  • The forum can take up documentation of few manageable water conflict cases from the region. Since water privatization in the region has not been adequately discussed in the meeting, the Forum can also take up issues related to water privatization in the Himalayas.
  • The forum can bring out a small publication including documentation of 10-15 cases with an overarching article on Himalayan water conflict.
  • Some organization from the region can take the responsibility of being a nodal point for the region in this work.