Lecture - Water saving: What does it mean and how to measure and do it?; 21st April, 5PM IST


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Lecture - Water saving: What does it mean and how to measure and do it?; 21st April, 5PM IST

The Center for Water Research (CWR) at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, is happy
to announce their second public lecture.
Speaker:  Margreet Zwarteveen, Professor of Water Governance at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and the University of Amsterdam.

Topic:  Do not waste water! Water saving: what does it mean and how to measure and do it? (And: to whom does the saved water go?)

 21 April 2021 at 5pm, IST

In this lecture, Dr. Zwarteveen makes a plea for more precision when talking about a ‘water crisis’, or about ways to help solve it. Focusing on attempts to ‘save water’, her starting point is that saving water is often about re-allocating it – distributing it differently – which means that it always is BOTH a political problem as much as it is a technical or knowledge problem. She will first offer examples of the existence of many ‘waters’ to argue that it is important to be cautious when comparing waters across times and places. Second, by emphasizing that water problems are always specific in their manifestation and effects, she will explain why she is suspicious about the currently popular tendency to treat water problems as if they are global – as in calls for ‘global water governance’. Rather than or in addition to investing in global analyses and solutions, she argues there is merit in nurturing and learning from local forms of collective water stewardship. This also entails pluralizing water knowledges, with explicit efforts to diversify which and whose experiences serve as the basis for comparison or generalization.

About the Speaker:  Margreet Zwarteveenis Professor of Water Governance (see  FLOWS ) at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and the University of Amsterdam. Trained as both an irrigation engineer and a social scientist, Zwarteveen is interested in understanding how institutional and technical arrangements for allocating water and regulating water flows work in practice, focusing on questions of gender, equity and justice. In her work, Margreet favors an interdisciplinary approach, seeing water distributions as the outcome of interactions between nature, technologies and society. She is the coordinator of the project  "Transformations to Groundwater Sustainability" . She also is an enthusiastic member of two EU funded International Training networks:  WEGO  and  NEWAVE .

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 in advance using the link below. Subsequently, you will receive a confirmation email containing access details for the Zoom talk.  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocuCuqDouEtbOT5JLYfHQtxjWUh-_CSQZ  
About CWR:
The  Centre for Water Research (CWR)  is an interdisciplinary initiative at IISER Pune that aims to generate knowledge about water systems, train the next generation of scholars to look at water from an integrated and multi-dimensional lens, and provide a platform for IISER Pune to engage in research that can inform action and policy. An advisory group comprising of water scholars and practitioners provides inputs to CWR in its research and outreach.
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Rijyuta Kaabaadee,
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Re: Lecture - Water saving: What does it mean and how to measure and do it?; 21st April, 5PM IST

Thanks Rijyuta for posting about the event.
I just wanted to bring to attention that the event is scheduled for tomorrow.

It would be great if you could post the main points of discussion and/or recording for the benefit of members who can't make it to the event.

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