Date(s) - 10/07/2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DU BENGALE
It is imperative that all stakeholders should collaborate to form strategies and workable solution for sustainable development.
Conservation and reuse in sectors of energy, water resources and sustainable livelihood can improve living standards without degrading the environment.
People across countries and cultures have realised the benefits of green energy, rainwater harvesting and other eco-friendly activities.
We hope COP21 in Paris will further strengthen the resolve of entire world to fight climate change and save our planet – Our only hope and place to live.
Scientists have forecasted a grim future where wars will be fought over water and not oil. Even in our contemporary India, a country bountiful with water resources and with so many rivers, several states are facing severe draughts and prolonged failure of monsoons.
The situation in sub Himalayan Asia comprising of Indo Gangetic plain, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh is also very serious.
Global warming, receding glaciers, overdrawing of river waters are leading to acute water shortages for agriculture and human consumption.
Rampant and unplanned use of ground water has led to arsenic poisoning of water strata in extensive areas of West Bengal and Bangladesh.
State Water Resources Directorate, Government of West Bengal and experts from Jadavpur University and peoples Republic of Bangladesh will deliberate and share ideas and experiences.
In a performance of folk artists, Rasina Bewa will describe her experience on water scarcity.
Folk is a strong media to create awareness in rural Bengal. Rasina Bewa is a grassroots artists from Mushidabad, West Bengal and is a change leader. She leads a network of more than 300 women folk artists helping then towards economic Independence and empowerment.