Sponsored by: Yamuna Foundation for Blue Water,
School of Environmental Sciences/JNU, and
Lions Club Delhi Capital
Location: School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi, India 110067
Date/Time: Thursday, July 25, 2002/ 2:00 – 6:30 PM
Purpose and Objective:
Strategies to mitigate pollution of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna have been developed and implemented for over two decades. Central and State Governments, international aid agencies, research and educational institutions, corporate groups, NGOs and other civil society groups have been involved in various cleanup initiatives and outreach. However, the challenge of ever-increasing pollution in these rivers is yet to be met. To explore possible ways to meet this challenge, this conference is planned as a forum for people representing various organizations who are actively involved in some facet of cleanup initiatives for the Ganga, Yamuna or their tributaries. The remedial technology options befitting the local conditions of the stretches of Ganga and Yamuna river close to major metropolitan cities, such as, Delhi, Agra, and Varanasi will be the focal point of discussion amongst participants involved in this complex cleanup effort. Both Ganga and Yamuna remediation teams will join hands at this conference to review and share experience on the efficacy of the strategies followed so far with a particular focus on the technologies used for river remediation.
The main objective of this conference is to yield a plan identifying viable remedial options and strategies for the Yamuna river and to draw a parallel for the Ganga river. Based on the feasibility of various remediation options it is hoped that the Conference will feed fresh inputs into the existing Yamuna and Ganga Action Plans. The outcome of the conference is expected to have conspicuous options, which should lead us to expeditious implementation steps. The strategies budding out of this conference should lead us to a short- and long-term cleanup plan. Efforts will be made to resort to a bottom-up approach rather than a top-down one to help these twin sisters, the major life-supporting arteries of Delhi, Agra, and many other cities in India.
We invite you to participate in the conference and to join hands in developing a viable and multifaceted plan involving cleanup, awareness, education, and improved watershed management that will turn the waters of these great and holy rivers blue someday.
Opening Remarks (20 Mins) - Dean, SES/JNU
- District Governor, Lion T.P.S.Khillan,
Presentations (15 Mins each)
Status of Yamuna River - Mr. Dilip Biswas, Chairman, CPCB
Ganga remediation Effort and Status - Prof. Veer Bhadra Misra, PhD, BHU
Yamuna Floodplain Restoration plan - Prof. Brij Gopal, PhD, JNU
Yamuna remediation effort and status - Subijoy Dutta, P.E., Yamuna Foundation for Blue Water
Each Presentation will be followed by 5 Minutes of Listing/Identifying Questions and Issues for Discussion
Break: 10 Minute
Panel Discussion/Action Session (90 mins):
Remediation Options and Strategies:
For further information please contact Prof. Brij Gopal at JNU, Phone: 616-7557- ext 2324, email: brij00 at 123india dot com or Mr. D.K. Mital, Ph: 435-9519 in New Delhi.
Please Complete and Mail the Registration Form below to: Prof. Brij Gopal
Attn: Ganga-Yamuna Registration
School of Environmental Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru university
NEW DELHI 110067
REGISTRATION FOR THE GANGA-YAMUNA CONFERENCE, July 25, 2002
Name: ___________________________; Position___________________________________________
Phone:______________________________; E-mail: __________________________________________