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IIR Asian Perspectives (India Forum III)
Speaker ：Dr. Lingappan Venkatachalam
Topic ：Water Conflicts: An Indian Perspective
Date ：October 22th, 2012（Mon.）
Time ：10:00am – 12:00am
Location ：Room 271243, 12th floor, South Wing, General Building, NCCU
Water is becoming acutely scarce in different parts of India. Water scarcity has been instrumental in causing the ongoing ‘agricultural distress’ in the country. India’s policy goals on achieving millennium development goals and other related concerns such as, food security and health security for the people are constrained by water related issues, both directly and indirectly. Monsoon failures, dwindling of surface water sources, over-exploitation of groundwater and increased level of pollution contribute to reduction in the already limited supply of water; on the other hand, expansion of water intensive agriculture, rapid industrialization and urbanization and increased demand for ecological concerns lead to increase the demand for water steeply. Ever increasing inter-sectoral and intra-sectoral competition for limited amount of water escalates conflicts at different levels. These conflicts are widely observed among the stakeholders within a river basin, among the riparian states within India and between India and its neighbouring countries. So, the speaker would highlight various kinds of problems related to India’s water sector and their implications on food and health security concerns.
The lecture is part of the NCCU Top University Program events
and is hosted by Institute of International Relations, NCCU.
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