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Announcements and Events

Call for Fellowship applications by International Waters
International WaTERS affiliates are invited to apply for International WaTERS Network fellowships (up to $5,000 CAD) to undertake research on Network themes (socio-institutional and hydrological resilience, equity and governance, urban-rural linkages) in support of pilot collaborative research in Lima, Peru; Cape Town, South Africa; and Bangalore, India. For further details have a look at the attachment. The last date for application is 15th February, 2017. Click here for further details


Call for applications for a Training programme on "Troubled Waters: Understanding and Addressing Water issues in India". The training programme will take place from 15-19 March at Sambhaavna Institute, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. The programme is specially designed for young people who wish to work or are working on water related issues, and want to expand and deepen their knowledge on understanding about water. For application details and further information, click on the following website.
http://www.sambhaavnaa.org/programs/troubled-waters-understanding-and-addressing-water-issues-in-india/


Sharing the Waters of Cauvery: An alternative vision and approach (October, 2016)

Forum and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) organised a one day meeting in Bangalore. The agenda of the meeting was to bring together practitioners, including representatives from academia and civil society movements, to discuss an alternative approach to resolve the ongoing dispute over sharing of the Cauvery waters. The statement, which has been unanimously agreed by its signatories, talks about an integrated water management in the basin, which includes, principles in sharing water, scientific understanding of the socio-hydrological factors for better planning and participatory and transparent process for water sharing. Click for the HindiTamil and Kannada version of the statement. 


'Training Programme on Understanding and Resolving Water Conflicts in India'
The Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, is collaborating with The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE)  in jointly offering a training programme on understanding on resolving water conflicts in India, from the 4th-7th of October, 2016. The programme will cover different aspects of water conflicts, the bio-physical and socio-cultural realities surrounding water, frameworks for understanding water conflicts, different conflict typologies - inter-state, pollution related, privatisation, water diversions, urban-peri-urban, water laws, cases of water negotiations etc. 
Apply by 16th Sep
Click here to apply
 
Press note: Mahanadi stakeholder meeting, Raipur. 
Forum organised the Mahanadi stakeholder meeting in Raipur on 11th August, 2016 to present insights on its ongoing thematic research. The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss the ongoing dispute over Mahanadi river's allocation and use between the states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha. The participants in the meeting unanimously decided to come together to oppose the political efforts to divert people's attention from botht the states from the actual issue. The water dispute is not Chhattisgarh Vs Odisha, but Agriculture Vs Industries.
For detailed press note click English / Hindi