The Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India (Forum to be brief) is a network of individuals and organisations who are interested in engaging with water conflicts in India. The Forum has been in existence since 2004, and so far has completed two phases of its work. The first phase involved the understanding of water conflicts through documentation and the focus of the second phase was on resolving and preventing water conflicts. Currently the Forum is in its third phase in and its main focus is the backstopping of water conflicts. The Forum has taken up the Mahanadi basin to study key thematic issues like environmental flow, agriculture and industrial water use and conflicts around groundwater. At present more than 250 members are associated with the Forum. 


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Announcements and Events

Funtion for release of the book  "Alternative Futures: India Unshackled".
Chief Guest: Jairam Ramesh 
Date: 16th January 2018 
Time: 4pm to 6 pm
Venue: Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi

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Course on Groundwater Governance by ACWADAM.
Does groundwater availability concern you? Does groundwater quality affect you? Do you think groundwater is an important water resource? Are we doing enough to address the issues linked to groundwater?

It is a dire need to re-look and rethink the way we have thought about water resources (especially groundwater) till date. Although groundwater contribution to drinking water supply, public health, agriculture and livelihoods is colossal, there is very little action with regards to the governance of this invisible, yet a common pool resource.

ACWADAM’s course on groundwater governance attempts to look at these issues and understand the various dimensions linked to governance, management, administration and institutional framework for groundwater in the country. 

Course duration: 22nd January to 15th February 2018 

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