GUWAHATI, March 1 - A three-day workshop on environmental justice, ecological economics and water infrastructure in North East India with respect to hydropower and waterways will be held at the Indian Institute of Bank Management (IIBM) at Khanapara here from tomorrow.
The workshop is being jointly organised by the Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India; Coventry University, UK; Aaranyak, Guwahati; Water Resources Management Group of Wageningen University, Netherlands; Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, Pune; Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (C-PACT) of Shiv Nadar University, UP; IIT-Guwahati, and Department of Peace and Conflict Studies and Management, Sikkim University, Gangtok.
The workshop is aimed at creating an interactive interface among researchers, activists and academia for developing a good conceptual understanding of environmental justice and ecological economics as an overarching framework to look at water and other environmental issues in the North East.
It would take up two water infrastructure programmes in the North East � hydropower and waterways � for detailed engagement.
Parallel to the workshop, Aaranyak and the Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India are jointly organising the Third Northeast Water Lecture on March 3, in the city.
The lecture will be delivered by Prof Nimmi Kurian of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi on �Flows and Flaws: Diverting the Debate on Brahmaputra�.
The lecture, from 5 pm to 7 pm, will also be organised at the IIBM auditorium. It will be followed by a panel discussion on Brahmaputra and the �China Factor� and how it affects water governance in South Asia.