Water Stewardship for Sustainable Development of the Bioregion


The IFP, along with the U.S. Consulate Chennai, Pondy CAN, and TDC L’Avenir d'Auroville, are organizing a one day consultation meeting entitled “Water Stewardship for Sustainable Development of the Bioregion” today, May 5th, at 9:30 a.m. at the Hotel Athithi.

The Consultation meeting will bring together all the stakeholders in the Pondicherry-Auroville bioregion working on water and environment issues. The key objective is to establish cross-sector collaboration for an integrated landscape management of our water resources.

Thiru T. Thiagarajan, Hon’ble Minister for Science, Technology & Environment, Government of Puducherry, has kindly consented to deliver the Special address.

U.S. specialist Dr. Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum & Manager, Global Choke Point Initiative, Woodrow Wilson Centre will participate and share her experiences. Ms. Turner’s expertise lies primarily in environmental and energy policy in China and the U.S., with a strong background in water governance and environment.  Dr. Turner, who has several publications focusing on a variety of energy and environmental challenges across the globe to her credit, has coordinated several research exchange activities between Chinese, U.S., and other Asian experts primarily on energy cooperation, water pollution, and environmental justice.

Full concept note.

  • French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
  • U.S. Consulate Chennai
  • Pondy CAN
  • TDC L’Avenir d'Auroville
9.00 am to 4.00 pm
Hotel Athithi, Pondicherry.