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Conference on Cost Effective Sustainable Sanitation – An Indian Experience

Conference on Cost Effective Sustainable Sanitation – An Indian Experience

Green Alert
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Institute is organizing a national level conference on sanitation in order to bring all the key sector players / practitioners together to share their success stories and approaches in promoting sustainable sanitation in the country and to overcome some of the key challenges.  Also to define the strategy to scale-up good practices in an efficient and effective ways towards making open defecation free nation. The national meet would be a mini sanitation conference before SACOSAN IV in Sri Lanka next year. The Key organizers of the conference are WASH Institute, Plan India, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, UNICEF, Water Aid, Sphere (India), WES-Net India, Government of India, member agencies. Date: June 28th, 2010 to June 30th, 20
DYSoC Day 1: Delhi Youth’s Eco-Rendezvous on Environment Day

DYSoC Day 1: Delhi Youth’s Eco-Rendezvous on Environment Day

Green Alert
The urban biodiversity group at DYSoC 2010 The first day of “Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010 (DYSoC)”, witnessed a new phase in the environmental movement among the youth in the city. The youth who attended the summit meant and were ready for action. Without doubt it’s the youth who will inherit the city and with doubt and uncertainty around, they are debating their future. Throughout the day the delegates comprising school/ college students and young professionals kept their energy levels high to drive home their concerns and derive solutions to many of the pressing environmental issues the city is facing. The day started with a panel discussion with Dr. Chirashree Ghosh (DU), Gaurav Gupta, Jaimala Iyer and Madan Mohan. The Carbon Map of Delhi was the attraction of the day. Shar
Invite: Talk on Wetland Ecology and Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Invite: Talk on Wetland Ecology and Yamuna Biodiversity Park

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The India International Center invites all concerned citizens to a talk on "Wetlands Ecology and the Yamuna Biodiversity Park", as the fourth lecture in the series on 'Water: the stuff of life". The talk will be delivered by Professor C.R. Babu, Emeritus Professor, Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi, and Project Incharge, Yamuna Biodiversity Park. The session will be chaired by Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy of the School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nerhu University. Date: 12th April, 2010 (Monday) Time: 6.30 pm Venue: Conference Room No. 1, Indian International Center, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi The Yamuna Biodiversity Park has been an innovative project, an open laboratory for the students of environmental and biol
Invite: Seminar on Water for Indian Cities

Invite: Seminar on Water for Indian Cities

Events
A disturbing phenomenon observed in most developing countries of the world is the failure of city governments in meeting the basic needs of the urban population. It is a well known fact that inadequate levels of infrastructure and services adversely affect the quality of urban life as well as the economic productivity, and affect the process of sustainable development. Taking note of the implications arising from low levels of urban infrastructure development in Indian Cities, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi in collaboration with the Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), Germany is organizing a Seminar on 'Water for Indian Cities'. Date: 6th April, 2010 (Tuesday) Time: 9.30 am Venue: 20, Rouse Avenue Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110002 (Opp. Bal Bhawan) The
World Water Day Special: All for Compensating Your Leaks and Misuse of Water in Delhi..

World Water Day Special: All for Compensating Your Leaks and Misuse of Water in Delhi..

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Sacrificing the enchanting Renuka Lake for giving more water to Delhi Delhi is the seat of power of the world’s largest democracy. It is also one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. A city of cities, this strategically located conurbation--with the last of the visible Aravalli Ridge on one side and river Yamuna on the other--has been the capital of many an Empires that ruled India and the Indian sub-continent from time to time. Delhi has also been tackling the impacts of climate change and like all major urban centers in the developing countries, the city is gearing up to meet the sustainability crisis. Delhi is witnessing a large-scale influx of rural population which is the result of both an ever increasing population trend and livelihood failure in rural India
Yamuna Cleaning Drive on 21st March by Leela Foundation

Yamuna Cleaning Drive on 21st March by Leela Foundation

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With a focus on activities concerning holistic good governance in India, Leela Foundation will carry out a Yamuna cleaning drive with the cooperation of over 200 volunteers, including local residents, college students, senior citizens and others  on the banks of Yamuna River near Mayur Vihar, Phase I, on March 21st, 2010. The activity is being organised to mark the World Water Day on March 22nd. Interested citizens are requested to assemble at Mayur Vihar, Phase I, Metro Station at 10:00 am. The 3 hour cleanup process will start at 10:30 am. At the end of event, participating volunteers will be given certificates of participation. The event will conclude at 3:00 p.m. Special arrangements, including rescue guards, first aid, special gloves and masks will be made. For furthe
Invite for Jal Samvaad on World Water Day

Invite for Jal Samvaad on World Water Day

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Jalsamvaad invites all citizens and civil society members to come together and mark World Water Day on the 22nd of March. A call for united action on water issues in Delhi- listening, learning, dialogue. A call for equal access of quality water for all. The question we need to ask ourselves on the day is whether Delhi wants water at the cost of other people upstream (and downstream)? Date: 22nd March, 2010 Time: 4.45 PM Venue: Inderprastha Post Office on Bahadurshah Marg Programme: 4:45-5.00 pm - Assemble at Inderprastha Post Office on Bahadurshah Marg 6:30-7:30 pm -  Film screening and discussion at Sannidhi opposite Samata Sthal, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg All are cordially invited. For further information and to participate, contact: Tarini 9350163480 Vima

Traditional Knowledge and Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning

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Thank you for taking out time to respond to the last blog and putting your mind to the real issue behind it. These encouraging comments provide the strength to keep on going and creating new possibilities in the area of environment and climate change adaptation. This week is special in Hindu calendar 15th of March was a special day. It marked the beginning of the summer Navaratra among the North Indians. The next nine days we will fast and eat no meat and follow rituals that allow us to reduce the intake of food and increase intake of water in our systems. Changing diets forcing ourselves to eat less etc. takes a lot of courage and self control. Support from family and relatives alone is not enough hence linking it with religious sanctions helps in self control. Have we ever consider
Changing Climate, Suffering Life Forms

Changing Climate, Suffering Life Forms

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“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are to miss the future” - John. F. Kennedy Well that’s an apt statement truly depicting man’s present suffering based on his previous actions of non-judicious use of resources. Change is the law of nature and the earth has witnessed it for billions of years. As it was a natural and gradual process then, so the ecosystem could adapt to the change without any adverse impacts. But the increased human interference in the present times has disrupted the natural balance. Climate change is a consequence of the same and is having far-reaching and catastrophic social impacts affecting communities in different ways. People in dev