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Break out groups at the India Rivers Week 2016
Description: In 4 break out groups the current state of India's rivers was presented and the methodology of the river health assessment was discussed. The groups also identified the red (critical) and blue (safe) list of rivers in the region. Watch more videos from India Rivers Week 2016 at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb77XCLwpLATRLdT5jim2wug6IHfK72hg
  22 Jan 2017   4m51s 0 55 0
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Lecture on 'River health- diagnostics and treatment' at the India Rivers Week 2016 (Part I)
Description: The lecture was given by Prof. Brij Gopal, coordinator at the Centre for Inland Waters in South Asia and was chaired by Former Union Minister and Member of Parliament Shri. Jairam Ramesh. Prof. Gopal questioned government's river cleaning method and said that state of the country's rivers is in quite a bad state as not only their flow has been restricted but also they are being polluted with toxins and thus adversely impacting the aquatic life in the river. Mr. Ramesh stressed on the need to develop legislation on the use and management of floodplains. “River is an ecosystem that encompasses both water and the land and the conservation of rivers needs to examine both these aspects” he said and advocated cumulative assessment of impacts of projects on rivers and the need to understand and develop standards on environmental flow and developing basin management plans. He decried current government’s attempts to push through the Ken-Betwa rivers link without adequate studies. Part II of the session can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mV_yYVHMU8 Watch more videos from India Rivers Week 2016 at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb77XCLwpLATRLdT5jim2wug6IHfK72hg
  22 Jan 2017   59m5s 0 103 0
Lecture on 'River health- diagnostics and treatment' at the India Rivers Week 2016 (Part II)
Description: The lecture was given by Prof. Brij Gopal, coordinator at the Centre for Inland Waters in South Asia and was chaired by Former Union Minister and Member of Parliament Shri. Jairam Ramesh. Prof. Gopal questioned government's river cleaning method and said that state of the country's rivers is in quite a bad state as not only their flow has been restricted but also they are being polluted with toxins and thus adversely impacting the aquatic life in the river. Mr. Ramesh stressed on the need to develop legislation on the use and management of floodplains. “River is an ecosystem that encompasses both water and the land and the conservation of rivers needs to examine both these aspects” he said and advocated cumulative assessment of impacts of projects on rivers and the need to understand and develop standards on environmental flow and developing basin management plans. He decried current government’s attempts to push through the Ken-Betwa rivers link without adequate studies. Part I of the session can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HcmFlRKxus Watch more videos from India Rivers Week 2016 at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb77XCLwpLATRLdT5jim2wug6IHfK72hg
  22 Jan 2017   20m 1 47 0
Plenary discussion on methodology of river health assessment at the India Rivers Week 2016
Description: The session was co-chaired by Viswanath S and Mrs R Umamaheshwari and discussed the methodology of river health assessment followed by the three day deliberation on state wise reports prepared, with the aim of arriving at a list of rivers graded blue for wild/pristine, pink for threatened and red for critical or destroyed. Watch more videos from India Rivers Week 2016 at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb77XCLwpLATRLdT5jim2wug6IHfK72hg
  22 Jan 2017   16m1s 0 23 0
Bhagirath Prayaas Samman 2016
Description: This year, the Bhagirath Prayaas Samman (BPS) award, a medium to showcase inspirational initiatives on river rejuvenation and recognise unsung heroes, the first of its kind in the country, was conferred upon Ritwick Dutta (Delhi), Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra (Bihar), Citizen’s Concern for Dams and Development (CCDD) (Manipur) and Himdhara Environment Research and Action Collective (HP). Watch more videos from India Rivers Week 2016 at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb77XCLwpLATRLdT5jim2wug6IHfK72hg
  22 Jan 2017   32m20s 0 21 0
India Rivers Week 2016: Inaugural session (Part II)
Description: The inaugural session was addressed by Dr. Kalyan Rudra, Chairman West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Shri. Kapil Mishra, Minister for Water, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi and Shri. Anupam Mishra, Chairman, Organizing Committee, India Rivers Week. While Dr. Rudra spoke about the need for protecting river ecosystems, Kapil Mishra called for a joint initiative between all stakeholders to look at practical steps for river conservation and revival in our country. This was also the last public appearance of Anupam ji, who left all of us after few days of the event. “Rivers know just one religion – that is to flow” said Shri. Anupam Mishra. While acknowledging greater investments and focus from the government’s side, he indicated that unless these are backed by right kind of measures to involve the communities long term success will not be achieved. Shri. Mishra called for the urgent need to work on small rivers which have so far not received adequate attention. He also added that conservation and protection of small rivers makes ecological and economic sense. Part I of the session can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEgi-H3DSk8 Watch more videos from India Rivers Week 2016 at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb77XCLwpLATRLdT5jim2wug6IHfK72hg
  22 Jan 2017   28m17s 1 43 0
India Rivers Week 2016: Inaugural session (Part I)
Description: The inaugural session was addressed by Dr. Kalyan Rudra, Chairman West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Shri. Kapil Mishra, Minister for Water, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi and Shri. Anupam Mishra, Chairman, Organizing Committee, India Rivers Week. While Dr. Rudra spoke about the need for protecting river ecosystems, Kapil Mishra called for a joint initiative between all stakeholders to look at practical steps for river conservation and revival in our country. This was also the last public appearance of Anupam ji, who left all of us after few days of the event. “Rivers know just one religion – that is to flow” said Shri. Anupam Mishra. While acknowledging greater investments and focus from the government’s side, he indicated that unless these are backed by right kind of measures to involve the communities long term success will not be achieved. Shri. Mishra called for the urgent need to work on small rivers which have so far not received adequate attention. He also added that conservation and protection of small rivers makes ecological and economic sense. Part II of the session can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffixP_4niIc Watch more videos from India Rivers Week 2016 at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb77XCLwpLATRLdT5jim2wug6IHfK72hg
  18 Jan 2017   54m11s 0 30 0
Ponds of Kolkata
Description: Bengali culture has a unique connection to ponds and various rituals, festivals find a special reference with these water bodies. While the city of Kolkata had about 8000 ponds till two decades back, the number has reduced to around 5000 now. Again, some of these ponds, referred as Heritage Ponds have a historic or cultural connection with the city. Sadly barring a few, most of the ponds- Heritage or otherwise are left without any management. Watch video to know more.
  28 May 2016   9m19s 2 299 0
What makes an integrated farm
Description: How to maximise benefits from a single farm by following natural principles of mixed cropping and livestock.
  21 Apr 2016   7m53s 9 1367 0
The Dying Springs of Chirimiri
Description: Chirimiri is famous for coal mining in Chhattisgarh. In last 70 years, more than 250 springs damaged due to continuous coal mining. If this trend continues further then it will adversely affect the water resources and environment of the region to such an extent that the people living in the area could starve for water. The film "The Dying Springs of Chirimiri" exposes the adverse impact of coal mining on the environment and the community life in Chirimiri.
  28 Mar 2016   11m6s 50 2118 0
The Jal Sahelis of Bundelkhand
Description: Women & water share an inexplicable link. Not only are they responsible for water, they also face the brunt of water dearth. What happens when they women turn friends for water as 'Jal Sahelis'? Who are these gritty women and what do they have to say? Watch the video to hear their story in their own words. Read more here: http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/when-women-befriend-water
  03 Mar 2016   6m35s 3 483 0
Water for Profit- Experiences from America and India
Description: In June 2006, the NMC handed over the operation and management of water services of the Dharampeth area of Nagpur to private operator Veolia Water (India) Pvt Ltd on a pilot basis. The key project objectives were to provide 24x7 water supply at desired pressure, set up 100% meterisation, optimise the unaccounted for water (UFW) losses, create efficient billing mechanisms, reduce consumer complaints and ensure sufficient supply. They also had to manage the entire water supply cycle including procurement, treatment, storage and distribution. However, the reality was far from this. The film "Water for Profit- Experiences from America and India" shows an impact of water privatisation in America and India. Read more: www.indiawaterportal.org
  22 Feb 2016   7m53s 10 484 0