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Colloquium on Thinking about Water: Why we need a Paradigm Shift  Feb 14, 2020

IISER Pune is happy to announce:

 

Institute Colloquium 2020:

 

Thinking about Water: Why we need a Paradigm Shift

 

Dr Sharachchandra Lele, Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Policy & Governance, ATREE

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DateFriday, February 14, 2020

 

Time: 5:15 pm

 
Venue CV Raman Auditorium, Lecture Hall Complex, IISER Pune
 

Abstract

While this year’s water crisis has been about floods, the larger narrative about water is still about scarcity and pollution. Solutions recommended are a combination of more dams and more micro-level structures, but they are all supply-side, and lacking an integrated hydrological understanding. A paradigm shift in our thinking about water is required. It must start with reframing the ‘problem’ differently, using multiple normative lenses. It must deploy  better science: science that speaks to multiple concerns, that is integrative between surface and ground water hydrology, interdisciplinary across natural and social sciences, as well as bridging within the social sciences. I will illustrate this new approach using examples from socio-hydrological research in rural and urban Karnataka.

All are welcome to attend.

 

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