Webinar on Stakeholder Engagement in Climate Services in India
Held on 12th June 2017
This event is part of research funded by the IUKWC. It brought together academics with experts from the private sector and members of civil society, to explore current practice and potential opportunities for developing inclusive and stakeholder-focussed tools. Speakers touch on the wider context of democratic governance in the Indian water sector and the challenges involved in ensuring sustainable rural livelihoods in the context of a pervasive water crisis. The webinar touched on specific challenges and opportunities, hearing about tools developed in the private and third sectors.
1. Introduction. Dr Zareen Bharucha, Global Sustainability Institute
2. Democratic Governance of India's water sector is necessary, possible and urgent. Dr Himanshu Thakkar, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People, New Delhi
3. Developing robust hydroclimatic services: Challenges and the way ahead in India. Mr Rudresh Sugam, Council on Energy, Environment and Water, New Delhi
4. Consolidating Learning About User Engagement from Research and Practice: Toward the Development of Hydro-climatic Services. Dr Meaghan Daly, University of Leeds
5. mKRISHI® CCA - A Collaborative approach and platform for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA). Dr Dineshkumar Singh, Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai
6. Panel discussion and questions
Dr Zareen Bharucha is a Research Fellow at the Global Sustainability Institute, working on sustainable agriculture, water management and transitions to sustainability with a focus on India.
Dr Himanshu Thakkar is coordinator of the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) and a leading figure in Indian social movements towards equitable and sustainable resource governance.
Mr Rudresh Sugam is Senior Programme Lead at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (New Delhi) working on the food-water-energy nexus, land use planning, impact of climate change on water resources, integrated watershed management, wastewater management and sustainable cities.
Dr Meaghan Daly is a Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, where she conducts research on understanding the added value provided through co-production of climate services with scientists, policy-makers, and other stakeholders.
Mr Dinesh Kumar Singh is Group Leader at the Tata Consultancy Services Innovation Lab, Mumbai. Here, he leads work on the development of ICT for agriculture and fisheries.