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International Conference on “Community Based Water-Resource Management in Guwahati

An International Conference on “Community Based Water-Resource Management in Northeast India: Lessons from a Global Context” [WATERCON-2011], will be held on January 28-30, 2011 in Guwahati. The event is organized jointly by South Asia Development Gateway and PFI Foundation, an International NGO with assistance from the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. For details please visit www.pfifound.org/watercon.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss strategies of water resources management, structural and non-structural measures with emphasis on a watershed based regional plan. It will be a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss some of the issues and challenges of community based water resource management in the region and the lessons learnt from various experiences and research studies on water accessibility and integration of the economic roles of user communities into water-resource planning. This Conference will examine international, regional and national ‘best practices’ towards achieving the sustainable development agenda on the water front.

Interested participants - teachers, professionals, researchers, students, civil society delegates - may register online and send their abstract to the Conference Secretariat at waterpfi@gmail.com.

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