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INSEE Panel on Water Policy

Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India (Forum, to be brief) in collaboration
with The Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) is organizing a session on Draft
National Water Policy on 26 March from 4 to 6 pm at Pune.

Prof. A. Vaidyanathan will chair the session and Dr. A. D. Mohile will make initial presentation. This would be followed by presentations by Prof. Ramaswamy Iyer and Prof. Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, two eminent members of INSEE. Prof. Achyut Das, Rohini
Nilekani, Dr. Dinesh K. Mishra, and Vijay Shankar will be discussants for this session. The session will end with concluding remarks by Prof. A. Vaidyanathan after an open discussion. Amita Shah and Dr. Nilanjan Ghosh from INSEE will also participate in the workshop.

The session is a follow up of the larger consultative process on water sector adopted by the Planning Commission for formulation of the 12th Five Year plan. The consultative process has already proposed a comprehensive Water Framework Law, which however needs further deliberations. The panel therefore would create the much needed platform for a detailed and nuanced discussion on the proposed plan for water sector.

This session will be a part of the two-day national workshop ‘Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India: Overview and Visioning of Forum’s Work in the Context of Changing Water Sector Discourse’ to be held on 26 and 27 March 2012. The workshop, inter alia, seeks to provide critical feed back for the future