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Urban WASH: Paradigms for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for the 21st Century South Asian City

Conference/Symposium | April 25 | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | B-100 Blum Hall

UC Berkeley Graduate Students.

Institute for South Asia Studies, Energy and Resources Group, Blum Center for Developing Economies

A Graduate Student Pre-conference to the 21st Century Indian City
Conference Details:
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: B100, Blum Center for Developing Economies


9-9:15: Coffee and Registration

9:15-9:30: Opening Comments
Isha Ray, Associate Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

9:30-10:30: Panel 1
Impact on Water Quality of Intermittent Water Supply in Urban South India, Emily Kumpel (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Toward Reliable Urban Service for Today and Tomorrow – The Case of Water Supply in India, Asavari V. Devadiga (City & Regional Planning)
Urban Water Resources in India and Climate Uncertainty: Rainfall Dependence and Relevance of Conjunctive Water Management, Krishnachandran Balakrishnan (Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning)

10:30-10:45: Tea Break

10:50-11:50: Panel 2
Water Delivery Upgrades: Complicated Effects and Conflicting Perspectives, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Zachary Burt (Energy and Resources Group)
User Perceptions of Hand Sanitizer in South Asian Slum Communities: A Field Study in Hubli, India, Christopher Andersen (Social Welfare)
Affordable, Effective and Sustainable Arsenic Remediation of Groundwater in West Bengal, India, Brian Busch and Susan Addy (Haas School of Business and Civil & Environmental Engineering

12-12:30: Wrap Up
Amita Baviskar, Associate Professor of Sociology at Institute of Economic Growth in New Delhi.

12:30-2: Discussion

Please RSVP to by Friday, April 20, 2012, 5 pm

This symposium is presented in conjunction with The 21st Century Indian City, our initiative on urbanization in India. The inaugural conference in this initiative, Developing an Agenda for Urbanization in India, was held in New Delhi in March 2011. The 2nd conference in this initiative, Working Towards Being Slum Free?, will take place on April 27-28, 2012 in Berkeley, CA. Interested people are invited to attend.

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Please note that parking in not always easily available in Berkeley. Take public transportation if possible or arrive early to secure your spot.