Energy/Water Nexus

Invitation for Workshop on ‘Water Cooperation for Energy Security’

Nathaniel Dkhar
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Started by Nathaniel Dkhar on
12 Mar 2013 at 02:16
Research Associate, TERI
Know-how: Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Sustainable Livelihoods, Sustainable Development, Climate Induced Hazard, Sustainable Water Resource Management, Glacier
Non-Profit

Dear Friends,

United Nations has recognized the year 2013 as International Year for Water Cooperation. While water cooperation is especially significant for ensuring water security to billion plus population of South Asia, it is also important to ensure energy security owing to its role in production of electricity as well as mining and refining of energy fuels. Hence, it is important to explore the possibilities of water cooperation at and across different levels viz.,international, interstate and inter-sectoral.

With this perspective, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organising a workshop on ‘Water Cooperation for Energy Security’ on 21-22 March 2013 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The workshop aims to identify the issues leading to conflict in the region and explore the opportunities for collaboration at different levels.

Invited delegates include decision makers and representatives from academic institutes, multinational organizations, policy makers and think tanks, Non-Governmental Organizations from South Asia. The discussions will aim at identifying sustainable pathways for future cooperation, particularly in terms of understanding and advancing sustainable water governance solutions through shared vision and coordinated efforts.

We cordially invite you to participate in the workshop and share your experiences with us. Your presence and contribution in the workshop will add new perspective and further enhance the intellectual spread and content of the workshop. We look forward to your participation and would appreciate if you could send a line in confirmation to Meera at meera@teri.res.in

Please also find the World Water Day background note has been posted in the documents.

Best regards,

Nathaniel B Dkhar

Comments

Yogesh Agrawal
The workshop should have been titled as Water Security for energy . The availability of water in water streams like rivers and storages like dams and ponds is continuously decreasing, if it is related to rainfall. There is little awakening in this respect. The main reason is development activities and increasing population necessitating construction of house and other civil amenities. Similarly the water distribution network design and construction needs corrected and modern procedures. This is not a prime consideration for the policy makers.
Nathaniel Dkhar
We will also be holding discussions specifically for water security and yes we agree with you and together we can definitely make a difference. Water and energy are vital for development. While they seem to contribute independently to development, the two are intricately linked. A change in either of these systems could induce a change in the other. We cannot afford to look at only one or the other!
Kiran Pereira
Thank you for the post Nathaniel. Could you please also mention out here if there any associated delegate fees or other costs attached to the event in case members of this group wish to participate?
Nathaniel Dkhar
There is no fee for participants, however, seats are limited. We would appreciate it if the members could share the information with others with similar interest. To confirm your participation you could mail Meera asap.
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