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Toshiba Corporation Strengthening Its Water Business in South Asia

Toshiba Corporation Strengthening Its Water Business in South Asia

Corporate Greening
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, is now looking to strengthen its Water and Waste-water Management business in India and South Asia. To enable itself for this challenge, Toshiba Corporation has recently acquired additional 54% stake in UEM India Private Limited, an international water services company, from the Founders and IVFA. Toshiba Corporation has now become the majority owner of UEM with 80% shareholding. The current Management Team at UEM would continue to run the operations of the Company. Toshiba has appointed Mr. Koichi Matsui as Chairperson and Managing Director for UEM India. Speaking on the development, Mr. Hirofumi Yoshino, Vice President, Water & Environmental Systems Division, Toshiba Corporation acknowledged, "Water treatment is a strategic growth...
Meltdown in Tibet: Film, Talk and Discussion at Hindu College

Meltdown in Tibet: Film, Talk and Discussion at Hindu College

Events
With an average elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 ft), Tibet is the highest region on the face of the Planet, and for this reason, is sometimes referred to as the roof of the world. The entire Tibetan plateau is of much significance to the Indian sub-continent especially because of its strategic location for the region. Several major rivers in South Asia originate from the plateau thus making it a giant water reservoir. These rivers feed over millions of people who depend on them for their survival and livelihoods. Rapid, anthropogenic, unplanned and short sighted activities in the Tibetan plateau will invariably have an immediate adverse impact on the economy and environment of all of Asia. With this as the backdrop, Delhi Greens along with Friends of Tibet (Delhi), and with suppor...
350.org Recruiting Multi-Lingual South Asia Organizing (Paid) Interns

350.org Recruiting Multi-Lingual South Asia Organizing (Paid) Interns

Green Jobs
They call it "global" warming for a reason. Over the next 8 months, 350.org aims to spark a truly international movement to confront the climate crisis. The 350.org team is composed of organizers from every continent (except Antarctica) and we work with hundreds of organizations around the world. In preparation for an International Day of Climate Action this October 24, we are looking to hire a number of Multi-lingual South Asia Organizing Interns to help us recruit and support event organizers in the South Asia region. Multi-lingual South Asia Organizing Intern Location: Delhi, India Duration: July – October, 2009 Stipend – $400 US/month (approx. Rs. 19,200/-) Responsibilities will include: outreach to organizations in their native language; communication with event organizers; s
South Asian Conference on Alternatives Mecury in the Health Care Sector

South Asian Conference on Alternatives Mecury in the Health Care Sector

Events
Mercury pollution is a serious global environmental and human health problem which causes various adverse impacts throughout the world. The healthcare industry is one of the glaring examples of mishandling of mercury. Healthcare uses mercury in many ways like in thermometer, sphygmomanometer, dental amalgam, chemicals etc. The scattered source combined with lack of awareness regarding mercury among the healthcare workers is of grave concern in South Asian Region. Viable alternative technologies are readily available and are increasingly being used by the health care sector in countries around the world. The World Health Organization’s policy is to promote a transition to these alternatives. To address the issue it is important to engage with key stakeholders in health sector in South

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