National workshop on “Managing surface water quality in urbanizing watersheds”

The Water, Land & Society programme at ATREE is conducting a one-day national workshop on 'Managing surface water quality in urbanising watersheds' on Friday, August 5, 2016 at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore. The workshop is organized as part of disseminating the outcomes from the recently concluded 5-year long research funded by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Allied Trusts and co-funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Department of Science and Technology (DST). The workshop will specifically focus on the results and implications of the research on water quality and pollution regulation in urban and peri-urban Bangalore.

The objectives of the proposed workshop are:
a) To present the outcomes of the research to a wider audience of experts, academics, practitioners, administrators and donors for their critical comments;
b) To attempt to generate a collective understanding of the key policy issues in improving water quality and management in the rapidly urbanizing areas in India; and
c) To identify priorities for future research and intervention, especially in the context of rapid urbanisation, and to explore possibilities for collaboration amongst the participants.