Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Upcoming events : Workshop on 'Climate change and its effects on hydropower, water and development in the Eastern Himalayas’ - 22Jan2013 at Kalimpong

Tentative Program

1. 0930 to 10:00h : Arrival of invitees. Informal introductions over tea/ coffee.
Session I
2. 10.00 – 10:45h : Hydro-power on the Teesta River. A local perspective: 20 min by local activist/spokesperson.
Overview by the project team of field visits to Teesta Lo Dam Stage III at  27th Mile and discussions with PFAs at Gail Khola and 29th Mile (on 21Jan2013) - 10min each.
Dr Jessica Budds, Lecturer in Environment & Development, Univ of  Reading (UK) ; Dr Vimal Khawas, Asst Prof School of Policy Planning and Studies, Sikkim Univ will jointly present academic perspectives and interests followed by NGO perspectives by Mr KJ Joy and Partha Das
3. 10:45 to 11:30h : Open discussions
Session II
4. 11:45-14:00h : Dams or hydropower in the Himalayas - brief Introduction by Dr Deepa Joshi, Asst Prof, Irrigation and Water Engineering Group, Wageningen Univ, The Netherlands.
Workshop is being jointly organized by Wageningen University, The Netherlands and other academic institutions in India and Nepal.
Venue : Park Hotel

Praful Rao

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