IF NOT NOW, WHEN? Planning for Urban Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Indian Himalaya

June 16, 2016 | 17:00 h - 18:30 h

We kindly invite you to our next Bonn Water Lecture with Dr. Daphne Gondhalekar (visiting scientist at the Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, Technical University of Munich) who will present a documentary and talk about

"IF NOT NOW, WHEN? Planning for the Urban Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya"

After the presentation, the following panelists will discuss the topic of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Dr. Alisher Mirzabaev (ZEF); Dr. Jens Liebe (UNESCO, Bonn); Dr. Elke Herrfahradt (DIE, Bonn).

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 5.00 - 6.30 p.m.

Moderator: Dr. V.S.Saravanan (Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, ZEF)

Venue: Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn

About this lecture:
Worldwide, consumption of water, energy and food continues to rise, despite climate change. This short documentary film describes the results of a research project at the Technical University of Munich. It shows how this issue plays out in the small town Leh in the Indian Himalaya: very rapid economic growth and ensuing fast urban transformation have caused a huge challenge for water supply and wastewater management. Especially in a region where water is already scarce and concomitant health risks occur. An alternative to the planned centralized sewage system is to recycle and reuse wastewater in a decentralized way for urban agriculture. Thus, water and energy resources could be conserved and food security supported as part of an overall climate change adaptation strategy.

About the Water Lecture Series:
The Water Lecture series is a joint series organized by the Center for Development Research of the University of Bonn (ZEF), the United Nations Convention on Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Eco-Hydrology and Water Resources Management Department of Geography, University of Bonn (University of Bonn).


Alma van der Veen