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Invitation to Report Launch
Shripad Dharmadhikary of Manthan Adhyayan Kendra will present his study on dam building in the Himalayas: "Mountains of Concrete: Dam Building in the Himalayas". It discusses the linkages between climate change and dam-building in the Himalayas, and comprehensively analyses the impacts of the dam building spree on the region's people, ecosystems, and economy.
A Nyishi tribalfolk house in Arunachal Pradesh - a state who's hydroelectric potential is being 'exploited' in the name of development.
The meeting will be chaired by Shri Ramaswamy Iyer, former Secretary, Union Ministry of Water Resources, Govt of India. Ratan Bhandari from Water & Energy Users' Federation Nepal will present the impacts of the India-driven hydropower program in Nepal.
Key Speakers: Shri Surya P Sethi (Principal Advisor (Energy), Planning Commission) and Shri Mahesh Rangrajan (University of Delhi).
Date: 12th January 2009
Time: 2.30 pm to 5 pm
Venue: India International Centre (Annex), Conference Hall-3 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003, India
"Mountains of Concrete" is published by International Rivers and can be downloaded here
. Hard copies will be available at the launch.
After the launch meeting and tea break, please do stay back for the first ever screening of a 33 minute documentary film "Rhymes and Reasons of Confrontation" on the people affected by the proposed 3000 MW Dibang Hydropower project in Arunachal Pradesh.
For more information and to confirm your participation, please contact:
Selected key findings and questions from the report:
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Travel Writer and Photographer Ajay Jain
invites you to Julley (pronounced Ju-l-ay), a photographic perspective from Ladakh and other Himalayan regions. Julley is a cheerful expression of greeting in Ladakh, and the collection of pictures try to capture just this spirit of the region's people, culture and landscapes.
On display for the first time are ... Full story