Rainwater Harvesting Traditions in India

Talk by Shri Anupam Mishra, Gandhian and Environmental Activist
Rainwater Harvesting Traditions in India

Date: July 17th, 2006
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
(Tea: 5-5:30 pm; Talk: 5:30 – 6:30pm; Interaction: 6:30-7:00pm)
Venue: Institute of Agricultural Technology,
First Floor, Nanjudappa Hall, Queen's Road, Bangalore

About Anupam Mishra
A Gandhian and an environmental activist, Dr Anupam Mishra is an authority
on traditional water harvesting systems in India. He has spent decades in
the field of environment protection and water conservation, has analysed the
collapse of our water management systems, the growing rural-urban divide,
and the failures of government policy on water. With his abounding
experience and expertise, he has gone to the far-flung parts of the country,
inspired and supported villagers in their struggle to preserve rainwater.

Dr Mishra is the winner of the Indira Gandhi National Environment Award and
has recently also been awarded Dr TN Khoshoo Memorial Award conferred by
He has authored two books on traditional water management and water
harvesting systems in India, titled Rajasthan Ki Rajat Boonde (The Radiant
Raindrops of Rajasthan)and Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talaab (Ponds are Still
Relevant). 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talaab' has recently been listed as list of
top 30 books in India Today's 30th Anniversary Issue.

Dr Mishra has been associated with the Gandhi Peace Foundation since its
inception. The mission of the Gandhi Peace Foundation is to promote the
environmental activities of rural development agencies, to prepare survey
reports on distressed areas and place them before concerned authorities, to
disseminate environmental information through the publication of up-to-date
reports on environmental issues and finally to organise workshops and
seminars for environmental experts, policy makers, individuals and
organisations engaged in environmental issues.

Arghyam Trust is a public charitable foundation setup in 2001 in India with
a personal endowment from Rohini Nilekani.
Arghyam's vision is "Enough water, safe water….always and for all".

Arghyam seeks to support strategic and sustainable efforts in the water
sector that enhance equity in access to water for all citizens across the
country. Some of our current project areas include Integrated Domestic Water
Management, Rainwater Harvesting, Groundwater Management, Water Quality and
Watershed Development.
We are working with several partners to develop the India Water Portal,
which is an open, inclusive, web-based platform for sharing knowledge,
information and data on the water sector in India.

Please RSVP to Nirmala at (080) 25252003 or nirmala@arghyam.org.

Vishwanath S.