This series of six seminars organised by the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development explores different different disciplinary and sectoral perspectives on ‘Water in India’.
Dr Samuel Godfrey, Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF Ethiopia
The 2011 World Urbanising Prospect report estimates that by 2050 60% of Africans will live in urban centres. But is the water and sanitation sector fit for purpose to address this rapidly urbanising world? Do we have appropriate water technologies, human resources, fiscal investment plans and partnerships?
Stuart Orr, Head of Water Stewardship, WWF
Water is fundamental for all of life but this most precious resource is in crisis. How can businesses work to ensure the improve water management and help to ensure an equitable supply for all users? Are they really prepared to take on this challenge?
Climate change will impact upon freshwater resources in severe and often unpredictable ways. The impacts of climate change are compounded with increasing human demands for water and vulnerability to floods and droughts. Water institutions and infrastructure are targets for adaptation action.
Professor Jim Hall, Director of the Environmental Change Institute and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship, will ask what is the nature and scale of adaptation that might be required, and what are the limits to adaptation?