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Ganga Yamuna Remediation Options & Strategies (GYROS) Conference

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This conference in New Delhi on the Ganga Yamuna river remediation strategies is tentatively set as follows: Location: New Delhi, India (Venue TBA) Date: July 25, 2002. Purpose and Objective: Strategies to mitigate pollution of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna have been 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. 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 propelling plan with remedial options and strategies for the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. The outcome of this conference should have a gyroscopic force to become a cornerstone of the cleanup actions for these two sisters. Based on a discussion of 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 long-term cleanup plan. Efforts will be made to resort to a bottom-up approach rather than a top-down one to help this twin sisters, the major life-supporting arteries of Delhi, Agra, and many other cities in India. The Yamuna Foundation for Blue Water invites 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. For further information and registration please contact: Yamuna Foundation for Blue Water, Inc. 1496 Harwell Ave. Crofton, Maryland, USA 21114-2108 Ph: 410-721-7706; Fax: 410-721-6265 e-mail: yamunariver at msn dot com Lions Club Delhi Capital Mr. D.K. Mital or Mr. Jittender Kapoor A-16, Nizamuddin West New Dehi 110013 Ph: 435-9519/461-9618

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