Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series
Traditional Water Systems of Delhi – New Challenges
“A little water is a sea to an ant.” An ecosystem is made up of many small parts, which could be erroneously thought of as insignificant. Within the intersection of mega scale urban planning and the impacts of climate the almost lost traditional water systems of Delhi need to be revisited urgently. The imminent challenge is to explore these water systems in the context of new urbanizations and evolve meaningful ways in which they can coexist, for ecological security.
According to the GIS Development report, the number of people living in urban areas in India has gone up from 79 million in 1961 to more than 285 million today. This will further increase to over 400 million by the year 2011. Existing ecological systems, such as that of water, need to be integrated into new systems to reinforce each other. Such systems are not only water carriers but also imprints of histories, traditions, and cultures.
With this as the backdrop, Toxics Link and India International Centre cordially invite you to a lecture on Traditional Water Systems of Delhi – New challenges.
- Sh. Sohail Hashmi, Expert on Traditional Water Systems of Delhi
- A.K. Bajaj, Chairman, Central Water Commission
Chaired and Moderated by Ravi Agarwal, Director, Toxics Link
Date: 15th September 2010, Wednesday
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Conference Room I, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
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Tel: +91-11- 24320711, 24328006