[URBANTH-L]ANN: The State of Urban Water Symposium (Mumbai)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Thu Jun 25 12:51:18 EDT 2009

From: Nikhil Anand <nikhil.anand at stanford.edu>


Please find below the program announcement for 'The State of Urban Water', a 
one day PUKAR symposium on urban water's public systems.  Do feel free to 
share it with others that may be interested.


Pukar (http://www.pukar.org.in), in collaboration with SOAK, cordially 
invites you to

The State of Urban Water
from 1-6p on June 28, 2009

at the National Gallery of Modern Art (opposite Regal Cinema, Colaba, 

Despite recent efforts, water services in India's largest cities continue to 
be managed by public agencies.  Over the last two decades, these agencies 
have embarked on reform programs that include leakage detection, full 
cost-recovery and 24x7 water.  The State of Urban Water is one-day symposium 
that focuses on how India's public water supply systems work.  How are 
connections to the public system made, particularly by the urban poor? 
Finally, the papers will also discuss the effects that new water reform 
projects have on the current state of water supply.  Situated in Mumbai, the 
workshop will host researchers and practitioners from India's largest 
cities, to stimulate thinking and action on questions of urban water's 
administration, access and rule.


On Indian Cities (1p-2.30p)
Vyjayanthi Rao (The New School, New York), Chair
Alankar (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies) Rethinking Delhi's 
Water Crisis and Reforms
Karen Coelho (Madras Institute of Development Studies), Tapping in: Leaky 
Sovereignties and Engineered Disorder in Chennai's Water System
Nikhil Anand (PUKAR/ Stanford University) The PolyTechnics of 24/7 water in 
Priya Sangameswaran (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta) 

Tea and Snacks (2.30-3p)

At Home in Mumbai (3p-4.30p)
TV Shah  (fmr Chief Hydraulic Engineer, MCGM, Mumbai) Chair
Sitaram Shelar (Mumbai Paani/ YUVA) Reactions through Mumbai's Water System
Lisa Bjorkman (The New School, New York) Water in Resettlement
Shaali Shaikh  (Resident/ Film maker)  Pyasa Premnagar
Amita Baviskar  (Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi)  Discussant

Film- Ek Dozen Paani (5p- 6p)
(Produced by Aagaz, Akansha Sewa Sangh and CAMP)
To be followed by a discussion with filmmakers, Durga Gudilu, Govindi Gudilu 
and Ismail Sharif.
(preview the films at http://www.dailymotion.com/ekdozenpaani)

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