Conference on River Rejuvenation organised by Art of Living
Bangalore : A two-day conference on ‘River Rejuvenation’ is being organised by Art of Living in association with International Association for Human Values from December 5 here. The River Rejuvenation conference will see leading national and global scientists, academics, stakeholders, policy makers and beneficiaries deliberate upon a road map for conserving existing water sources, revive water bodies, plan sustainable infrastructure for water and study the socio-economic impact of the river rejuvenation models. Apart from Gurudev, the speakers at the conference will include Mr. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO, Prof Roger Falconer, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Mr. Ashok Dalwai, Additional Secretary, Agriculture, Government of India, Ms. Aparjita Sarangi, Joint Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of India, among others. The River Rejuvenation Conference will see sessions on thought-provoking topics such as: Status of river basin across peninsular India, Efforts made so far in rejuvenating rivers in India, Relevance of Geospatial technology in river rejuvenation, Social-Economic Impact Assessment in Kumudavathi Basin, Impact Evaluation of Interventions for Groundwater Recharge, Sustainable Agriculture and Livelihood post River Rejuvenation, and Role of Govt in River Rejuvenation, among others. The Art of Living has been working to rejuvenate rivers since 2013 and is currently engaged in reviving 33 dying rivers in four states (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala), benefitting 3,000 villages. The conference is expected to add a major impetus to this movement for water.
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