India China Institute: Innovations in Himalayan Water Policy and Sustainable Water Futures of China and India
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Wolff Conference Room 1103
6 E. 16th Street
New York, New York
Rivers emerging from the Himalaya provide crucial supplies of freshwater for Asia, and especially the rapidly industrializing economies of China and India. River technology that promotes ecological sustainability of the rivers and related ecosystems are needed to resolve potential water conflicts. The talk will explore how much these countries have actually progressed towards such innovations in water science and policy.
Jayanta Bandyopadhyay is presently a Fellow at the India China Institute in The New School, New York. He is Professor and Head at the Centre for Development and Environment Policy at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, India. After completing his doctorate in Engineering Physics, his professional interest grew around public interest knowledge on the environment. He was given the task of drafting Chapter-13 in Agenda-21 and in 1993 he joined the International Academy in Geneva as Director of Research. He has been a Coordinating Lead Author in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. He is an adviser to the Water Diplomacy Programme at Tufts University, Medford, USA. Over the past 30 years he has published several books and research papers, especially on Himalayan rivers.