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SAI Symposium 2014 Water

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From SAARC to Slums: Urban Water Challenges in South Asia


Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Kennedy Room, Charles Hotel1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138

For a rapidly urbanizing South Asia with competing – and often conflicting – demands for water, which problems, when addressed, have the greatest potential to make an impact? Can we bridge the divide between theory and practice when natural, societal, and political forces influence water problems? We ask each panel member to articulate a problem and suggest: Why and how does addressing this problem advance science and serve society? What do we need to know to address this problem with measurable outcome? We seek to inspire questions, methodologies and help develop consensus for actionable science with a focus on urban water challenges in South Asia.

Faculty lead: Shafiqul Islam, Director, Water Diplomacy Program; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering; Water Diplomacy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

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 Symposium preview: Q&A with Shafiqul Islam

Resources

Measuring Water Scarcity

The Third World’s Drinking Problem

Submerged Landsacpes – From Chicago to Karachi by Jim Wescoat

Waterscapes abd Water Conserving Design by Jim Wescoat

The Right to Water by Farhana Sultana

Water – Energy Nexus: Sustainable Urbanization in the Greater Mekong Subregion by Peter Rogers

 





 

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