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Training programme on understanding and resolving water conflicts, SPPECOM, Kerala
Posted on 02 Feb, 2010 05:42 PM

Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts (Forum) in India, in collaboration with the Chalakudi Puzha Samrakshan Samiti and Kerala State Resource Centre of the Forum, is organizing a Training Programme on Understanding and Resolving Water Conflicts from 5 to 8 April 2010 in Kerala (the exact location in Kerala would be announced later).

Call for abstracts - 4th IMA conference on analyzing conflict transformation
Invitation for conference on the process of conflict transformation Posted on 05 Jan, 2010 04:21 PM

St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK

28-30 June 2010

In a world that is increasingly riven by conflict, often involving emergent non-state factions in rapidly changing patterns of inter-relationship, the need for rigorous conflict analysis is more pressing than ever.  However, to be robust and insightful, such analysis must be informed by the wide range of disciplines - including mathematics and decision sciences, diplomacy and international relations, peace and war studies, anthropology and psychology, military and political science, linguistics and communication studies - whose scholars presently engage with the topic of confrontation.  This conference, the 4th in an established and successful series hosted by the IMA will, like its predecessors, provide a forum for sharing the latest thinking in these disparate fields and for building multidisciplinary links between conflict researchers.

The theme of the present conference is the process of conflict transformation.  When conflict analysts focus upon specific episodes within what are usually protracted and complex networks of interaction, they may easily lose sight of relevant issues in the spatial, temporal or causal environment.  Furthermore the processes by which confrontation may transform into collaboration, or co-operation may degenerate into conflict, are central both to conflict escalation and conflict resolution.  The conference will therefore be concerned with the dynamics of conflict processes and will include wide-ranging interpretations and explorations of this theme.

Meeting on injustice to Dalits in relief and rehabilitation -- proceedings
A note from the organisers regarding the meeting on 7th November in Bangalore organised by Human Right Forum for Dalit Liberation on the injustice to Dalits in the relief and rehabilitation efforts Posted on 11 Nov, 2009 06:52 PM


Meeting to inquire into injustice to Dalits in flood rehabilitation

News updates - 15th October, 2009
News update for the 15 October 2009 Posted on 14 Oct, 2009 02:23 PM

Drinking water from tankers in Bellary district

Picture from : ( , drinking water being supplied by tanker in Bellary district

No fresh flood threat:


Several articles cover the post-mortem of the floods, triggered by CWC statements that their warning to the government of AP was ignored


PIL filed alleging negligence on the part of AP government

Major irrigation minister was in hospital on the crucial day
Dam manual of the government to be updated

Rosaiah reacts:

Some critical issues on groundwater in India - Centre for Water Policy
A document on some critical issues on groundwater in India Posted on 04 Sep, 2009 09:12 AM

This document on the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People site by the Centre for Water Policy highlights the critical issues related to  groundwater in India and is divided into the following sections:

Pani panchayat in Orissa: The practice of participatory water management
This paper published in the journal Development explores the impact of new institutions in participatory water management such as Pani Panchayat (PP) in Orissa in the context of equity and access to water, transfer of property rights and handling water conflicts. Posted on 29 Aug, 2009 11:32 AM

This paper, published in the journal Development argues that new policy interventions such as Pani Panchayat in Orissa, India ignore the local socioeconomic contexts and fail to ensure co

The Mullaperiyar conflict : Meeting to understand issues and explore a common ground, 4 Aug 2009, New Delhi
Posted on 02 Aug, 2009 07:50 PM

Image and Content Courtesy: Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India Guest Post by: K J Joy, Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India The Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India (Forum to be brief) is happy to invite you to the “The Mullaperiyar conflict: Meeting to understand issues and explore a common ground” to be held on 4th August 2009 between 4 to 8 pm at Constitutional Club, New Delhi. The Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India is a collaborative effort of many organisations and individuals in the country working on water and especially on water conflicts. The Forum’s work is guided by a Steering Committee and Advisory Committee consisting of some of the important names in the water sector in the country. The Forum began its work in 2004-05 and in the initial couple of years the main focus was to understand different types of conflicts in the country and took up extensive documentation of conflicts across the country. The cases have now been published as a book by Routledge, “Water Conflicts in India: A Million Revolts in the Making”. Presently the Forum is engaged more in activities that can help in resolving conflicts or making them more tractable through scientific studies and dialogue amongst the conflicting parties. The Forum has also taken the initiative to set up two groups of experts to work on two important issues related to water conflicts in the country, namely, 1) water allocations for livelihood needs and ecosystem needs; and 2) the legal-institutional framework for conflict resolution. The Forum aims to take up these issues for wider discussion and debate so that certain degree of social consensus can be built around these two critical issues. Some of the Forum partners are also engaged in active conflict resolution in their respective states. The Forum does believe that with scientific inputs and a spirit of cooperation and dialogue amongst the conflicting parties most of the conflicts around water can be resolved. It is in this spirit that the Forum has taken the initiative to organize this meeting on the Mullaperiyar conflict.

A monthly dose of Odia water news from the Water Feeder
Find attached the first issue (May 09) of 'Water Feeder', a monthly dose of Water News compiled from Odia news papers. Posted on 22 Jun, 2009 11:14 AM


The inter-state water disputes act (1956)
The act provides for adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-state rivers and river valleys Posted on 30 May, 2009 09:11 AM

If it appears to the Government of any State that a water dispute with the Government of another State has arisen or is likely to arise by reason of the fact that the interests of the State, or of any of the inhabitants thereof, in the waters of an inter-State river or river valley have been, or are likely to be, affected prejudicially it can request the Central Government under Section 3 of the Act to refer the water dispute to a Tribunal for adjudication.

Kashmiri water - Good enough for peace?
This article highlights the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue and the risk of water serving as a valuable resource giving rise to further conflicts in the region Posted on 29 May, 2009 11:17 AM

This article from Pugwash online highlights the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue, the growing water demand in both the regions, the risk of water serving as a valuable reso