Watershed Moment: Bengaluru’s Water Problems & Solutions Workshop Announcement

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Register here: bit.ly/bengaluruwater

Agenda, Saturday 1-Oct-2016

Understanding water: Talks, Panel Discussions and Films. Includes

– Primer on groundwater, lakes, recycling, water quality etc.

– Governance and Politics of Bengaluru’s water supply

– Fixing Bengaluru’s Water Issues; Case studies and discussion on how to push those solutions

(Open to all)


S. Vishwanath, Water expert and Advisor, Biome Environmental Trust

Avinash Krishnamurthy, Biome Environmental Solutions

Nagesh Aras, Civic Activist and STP expert

Nitin Pai, Takshashila Institution

N S Mukunda, Citizen Action Forum

Sridhar Pabbisetty, Namma Bengaluru Foundation

Kshitij Urs, People’s Campaign for Right to Water

Bhargavi Rao, ESG

Priya Ramasubban, MAPSAS

and others

Special session, Sunday 2-Oct-2016

Workshop for students/journalists who are interested in writing about environment issues. (For those interested in media (writing/video/photography/audio) on environment issues) 

Note: Prior Registration required

Time Activity Speakers
9.00am to 9.20am Registration  
9.20am to 9.30am Welcome

( About Co media  and acknowledging partners )

Meera K, Pinky Chandran
9.30 am to 10.30am Environmental Reporting in Indian Media & examples of great water stories Prabhu M, Independent Journalist
10.30am to 11. 30 am Understanding Local water/lake issues and getting communities involved through story telling Priya Ramasubban, MAPSAS
11.30am to 11.45am Tea
11.45am to 12.45 pm Laws, Regulations and Resources on water Priya Desai, India Water Portal
12.45pm to 1.30pm Open House: Discussion on Story ideas

Anchored by Samyukta Verma, Development Communications Professional.

1.30pm to 2.30pm Lunch

Why this workshop?

Bangalore’s water story is one of scarcity, depleting groundwater levels, disappearing lakes, monsoon floods and water quality issues. But it’s a story whose details are complex and whose big picture is muddled by the competing priorities of its characters.

There is a need to set right misunderstanding about the city’s water stresses, how they are being addressed and the implications for the future. The current conflict over the Cauvery is emotive and the narrative is mostly political. The Water Workshop proposes a two-day, open event that will bring a panel of experts together to answer important fundamental questions about the city’s water problems such as: how much water do we really need? How much do we deserve to get from the Cauvery? What is the cost and impact of our current water management? And what is the role of Bangalore’s citizens?

More info: facebook.com/events/964717923657681

About Co Media Lab ( http://www.comedialab.in)

Co Media Lab – the community media lab is an independent and convergent community media platform, that serves as resource centre, newsroom and a space for dialogues and discussions, for community / citizen contributors.

An initiative of Radio Active CR 90.4 MHz and Citizen Matters, the Co Media Lab also trains and mentors community producers/journalist by organising regular workshops on city issues, social issues, citizen journalism, media production, data analysis and other thematic issues of relevance, in addition to providing opportunities for internships. The lab will explore convergence of media across genre – digital stories, podcasts, radio episodes, video , performances, photography, face to face conversation and discussion.

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