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  • water crisis – Ecologise
    consecutive year leading to growing hunger mass migration water conflicts and farmer suicides We present four well known voices Yogendra Yadav Jean Dreze Sunita Narain and the late Anil Agarwal on India s perennial drought problem its causes and possible solutions Continue Reading Drought Digest Dry planet In every continent flashing red Written by Contributor Apr 27 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Digests Special Features Displacement Conflict Food Farming Soil Water The Indian Express reports The Global Integrated Drought Monitoring and Prediction System GIDMaPS map shows large patches of dry areas in every continent indicating droughts of varying severity The GIDMaPS is a drought monitoring and prediction system that provides near real time drought information based on multiple drought indicators and input data sets mostly from NASA Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 91 Written by Ecologise Apr 14 2016 0 Comments NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Sayantan Bera reports Data from the ministry of water resources show that in end March water levels in 91 major reservoirs in the country was at just 25 of capacity 30 lower than last year and 25 less than the average storage in a decade The situation is acute in the western parts of the country Continue Reading India s looming water wars can destroy everything from Make in India to smart cities Written by Contributor Apr 8 2016 0 Comments Displacement Conflict ECONOMY INDIA Livelihoods Poverty Inequality Resource Use Rural India Soil Water Nikhil Inamdar writes India has the world s largest number of people without access to clean water The financial burden of this has fallen on its poorest agrarian communities but the crisis is now spilling over to industries too In Marathwada the tanker business is the only one booming The rest of the economy has collapsed Continue Reading Why we must have water budgets Written by Contributor Mar 30 2016 0 Comments INDIA Planning Policy Resource Use Soil Water Sustainability Techno economic fixes do not address the underlying zero sum game nature of water resource use Ultimately the problem is that of allocating the water available each year among users both people and the ecosystem Without understanding how much water is available how much is used and by whom solving India s water crisis will be impossible Continue Reading How the coal industry is deepening the global water crisis Written by Contributor Mar 26 2016 0 Comments ENERGY Planning Policy Soil Water Sustainability The high water intensity of global energy generation is leading to water coal conflict caused by coal power production Greenpeace International has prepared a groundbreaking analysis of the impacts of the world s coal power plants on global water resources The world s coal power plants are consuming water that could meet the basic requirements for nearly 1 billion people Continue Reading Special P Sainath s award winning series on rural India s Thirst Economy Written by Contributor Mar 11 2016 1 Comment DEVELOPMENT Digests Special Features INDIA Livelihoods Poverty Inequality Resource Use Rural India Soil Water This series on

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  • weather patterns – Ecologise
    storage in a decade The situation is acute in the western parts of the country Continue Reading There s a drought in many parts of India Why isn t it making headlines Written by Contributor Apr 3 2016 0 Comments ECONOMY Food Farming INDIA Livelihoods Rural India Soil Water Harish Damodaran writes In the past droughts invariably fuelled speculation and hoarding by unscrupulous traders But this time Indians in the cities are hardly feeling the pinch Barring sugar consumers aren t paying all that much more compared to a year ago Simply put this time it is a drought essentially of farmers and rural producers Continue Reading The scientific challenge of attributing extreme weather events to human activity Written by Contributor Mar 28 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Education Awareness Roz Pidcock reports Working out whether human activity is supercharging extreme events like floods droughts and heatwaves is one of the youngest branches of climate science But it s moving at breakneck pace So much so that the US National Academy of Sciences has fast tracked a report taking stock of the science and where it s heading Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 88 Written by Ecologise Mar 24 2016 0 Comments NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Nihar Gokhale reports Rainfall across India in March has been 300 500 higher and often were accompanied by hailstorms As a result winter crops across six Indian states Punjab Haryana Rajasthan Uttar Pradesh Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra stand destroyed Rain and the accompanying hail has damaged upto 60 standing winter crops across the country Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 85 Written by Ecologise Mar 3 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMY ENERGY Finance Debt Food Farming INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Oceans and marine life Pollution Toxicity Rural India Sukumar Muralidharan reports on Catch News This year s economic survey is a catalogue of crises For one thing it records that the situation in agriculture has been dismal on account of two successive years of poor monsoons This is only the fourth time in 115 years that such a misfortune has hit the Indian economy Continue Reading CEO of India s first private weather forecasting organisation on strange weather trends Written by Contributor Feb 27 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Food Farming Health Safety INDIA Livelihoods SkyMet founder Jatin Singh says When SkyMet had said there was an El Nino and the 2014 monsoon won t be good the reaction of the then person in charge of IMD was that El Nino was a western conspiracy to play with our devices But the IMD s forecast after 2014 became very El Nino based Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 82 Written by Ecologise Feb 8 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE DEVELOPMENT Displacement Conflict ECONOMY ENERGY Food Farming Forests Wildlife INDIA NEWS UPDATE ARCHIVE Pollution Toxicity Rural India Decision On GM Mustard Deferred Mining interests and tribal rights on collision course Former atomic energy regulator says India needs to pause nuclear plans Lesser water recorded in Indian reservoirs than last year

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  • Webinar on ‘Groundtruthing’ – Ecologise
    development ecological conflict economic growth education awareness energy extreme weather events food security fossil fuels future scenarios Gail Tverberg global economy green politics India inequality Kurt Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Webinar on Groundtruthing Written by Ecologise Apr 27 2016 Comments Off Event Start Date 12th May 2016 Event End Date 12th May 2016 Event Venue online event Webinar Building Evidence for Justice Groundtruthing Environmental Compliance Join us online on Thursday May 12th to learn about groundtruthing from Kanchi Kohli Legal Research Director at CPR Namati Environmental Justice Program in New Delhi Details below People around the world live in areas that are being altered for industrial infrastructure or mining projects Their lives and occupations are being negatively impacted by problems of access encroachment or pollution Though governments in many countries have regulatory procedures for implementing environmental and social safeguards to minimize or mitigate such problems compliance of

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  • Rainwater Harvesting Workshop – Ecologise
    share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Rainwater Harvesting Workshop Written by Ecologise Apr 29 2016 Comments Off Event Start Date 15th May 2016 Event End Date 15th May 2016 Event Venue Hyderabad Conducted by ECOLOGISE HYDERABAD Workshops for Sustainability and Equality in the City Date Time Venue Sunday May 15 2016 between 10 30 to 4 30 pm at La Makaan Resource Persons Subhash Reddy Smaran Anant Krishna The Problem Like many big cities Hyderabad has become unsustainable in many ways the foremost problem being that of water In theory the size of a human settlement depends on the amount of water available These could be rivers lakes or dug wells So cities came up near rivers and or an area where natural lakes were abundant These were often supplemented with dug wells both at individual homes and at community levels Water was carried by individuals or with the help of horse bullock carts With industrial revolution a lot of changes came particularly in the last hundred years with the availability of electricity and cheap petrol Pumping of water in storage tanks at a height and piped water became the norm With the availability of water the city began to expand The real estate industry destroyed many tanks and built residential complexes Hyderabad has practically destroyed all lakes that provided drinking water Today it is totally dependent on deep tube wells and pumped water from Manjira Krishna and Godavari rivers This year the water from Manjira has dried up The experts are saying that we need three years of good rain to recharge the ground water The city is on the verge of collapse Finally it is a very unfair situation Richer colonies are able to order tankers whereas the poor people have to depend on very limited water This year even this situation has worsened They are ordering 12 000 tankers a day whereas the supply is only 5000 The Solution The obvious short term solution is to carry out rain water harvesting to recharge ground water This will also help in the long term The basic principle of water harvesting is to harvest every drop of water that falls on your roof through drain pipes There can be three objectives a Recharging ground water direct roof top water to

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  • Thought for Food – Ecologise
    refined foods such as sugar maida white rice refined oil etc But we will also reflect on how cooking is not only about healthy ways of processing food to sustain the body it is also about the attitude of the cook while making food and the social process of preparing eating and enjoying food happily together with others Other than cooking and eating delicious and healthy food activities at the workshop will include presentations discussions personal reflection short readings films field research recipe sharing and other learning exchanges gardening composting This workshop is appropriate for anyone who eats food and is interested in exploring how we can eat more responsibly Facilitators Sumi Chandresh and her partner Chandresh Manavji have two children Qudrat and Ajanmya who are unschoolers Sumi is a creative person who believes in learning new things likes to be with kids and making things out of waste She is interested in organic farming and enjoys experimenting Sumi loves cooking that is her passion She has been exploring and learning for the last 20 years and loves to live life joyously Karuna Morarji lives with her husband Vinish Gupta and their children Naman and Niloufer in a village in north west Karnataka She enjoys rural living experimenting with healthy cooking and food preparation organic gardening low impact lifestyle and learning alongside Naman who is also a happy unschooler Karuna has conducted a similar workshop on food in the past and found it an engaging way to bring together and share her interests in alternative education critical social theory and food Apart from Sumi and Karuna there will be a few other facilitators for specific sessions Language The workshop will be conducted bi lingually Hindi English proficiency in both languages is required of participants Cost Rs 4000 for 5 days inclusive of boarding lodging and all the materials used in the workshop There will be a few need based scholarships available Number of participants 30 maximum Please register online for the workshop at http www sambhaavnaa org event thought for food 2016 आह र व च र व स स क र स भ वन स स थ न प लमप र म क र यश ल मई 18 22 2016 सञ च लन स म चन द र श और कर ण म र रज भ जन करन व ल क समझन ह ग क भ जन करन धरत म गढ़ ह आ ह क वह एक क ष य क त क र य ह और हम भ जन क स करत ह इस पर ह क फ हद तक यह आध र त ह क धरत क उपय ग क स तरह ह त ह यह एक सरल तर क ह एक बह त ह जट ल सम बन ध क दर श न क ज़ म म द र प र वक भ जन करन क अर थ ह यथ स भव इस जट ल सम बन ध क समझन व व यक त करन व ड ल ब र र आह र भ ग रत इस क र यश ल म हम ज च ग क हम म स प रत य क व यक त क ल ए ज़ म म द र प र वक भ जन करन क अर थ क य ह और इसक ल ए क य त र तर क ह सकत ह मन ष य ह न क न त हम भ जन त करत ह ह ल क न आज क द न य म हम म स अध कतर ल ग भ जन करन क एक उपभ ग क क र य क र प म द खत ह न क व भ न न अ तरस ब ध क त न ब न म एक भ ग द र क र प म भ जन मन ष य क आह र ह ह एक रत क स र त भ प षण व म त र व यक त करन क ज़र य भ परन त वह हम प रक त स स क त इत ह स व र जन त क जट ल त न ब न स भ ज ड़त ह इस क र यश ल म हम भ जन क ब र म उन तर क क म र फ़त च तन व अन भव करन क अवसर म ल ग ज नस हम प र य नह करत ह हम ज आह र ग हण करत ह उसक उत प दन क स ह त ह कह क सक द व र और कब इस तरह क प रश न स हम ज झ ग हम आह र क चयन क स कर हम आह र क म ल य व ग णवत त क क स ज च इस सब क क य पर ण म ह हम र शर र क स व स थ क ल ए व म नव सम द य क और धरत म त क म गल य क ल ए इन प रश न क उत तर स पष ट नह ह त ह ख सकर व श व करण व ब ज़ र उद र करण क सन दर भ म जब औद य ग क क ष क व स त र ह आ ह और आह र हम र प स पर वर तन व व क रय क प रक र य ओ स ग ज़रत ह ए प रस त त ह त ह हम र ज वन म व समक ल न द न य म ज आह र र प जट ल अ तरसम बन ध ह उन ह हम आह र कड़ ओ food chains क ज़र य ज च ग इसम हम र उद द श य रह ग औद य ग क आह र कड़ य क म ल क समझ बन न ज सक ल ए द ष ट ग चर कर ग कम पन प रध न क ष व

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  • Two short-courses on Development – Ecologise
    From farmer to national treasure Hareesh on Subhash Palekar From farmer to national treasure H R Prakash on When communalists turns on environmentalists Ashok Kundapur on In spite of cool advertising electric cars also damage the environment Tags activism agrarian crisis agriculture air pollution alternatives Books capitalism carbon emissions China Climate Change coal corporate rule deforestation development ecological conflict economic growth education awareness energy extreme weather events food security fossil fuels future scenarios Gail Tverberg global economy green politics India inequality Kurt Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Two short courses on Development Written by Ecologise Apr 26 2016 Comments Off Event Start Date 24th May 2016 Event End Date 3rd June 2016 Event Venue Azim Premji University Bangalore The Azim Premji University is delighted to offer two short courses this summer designed specifically for professionals working in various domains of development We are offering both these courses at

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  • Events – Ecologise
    R Prakash on When communalists turns on environmentalists Ashok Kundapur on In spite of cool advertising electric cars also damage the environment Tags activism agrarian crisis agriculture air pollution alternatives Books capitalism carbon emissions China Climate Change coal corporate rule deforestation development ecological conflict economic growth education awareness energy extreme weather events food security fossil fuels future scenarios Gail Tverberg global economy green politics India inequality Kurt Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Page 0 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop Written by Ecologise Apr 29 2016 Comments Off Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Webinar on Groundtruthing Written by Ecologise Apr 27 2016 Comments Off Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli Two short courses on Development Written by Ecologise Apr 26 2016 Comments Off Designed for professionals working in various domains of development The Third Curve A talk by Mansoor Khan Written by Ecologise Apr 2 2016 Comments Off Connecting the dots between energy economy ecology and us The End of Growth Written by Ecologise Apr 1 2016 Comments Off By Mansoor Khan filmmaker and author Decentralised Renewable Energy and Livelihood Creation Written by Ecologise Apr 1 2016 Comments Off A part of Development Alternatives trialogue 2047 Yugaantar Foundations For An Ecological Age Written by Ecologise Mar 31 2016 Comments Off Speakers include Satish Kumar Helena Norberg Hodge Ashish Kothari and Devinder Sharma Biodiversity Festival Written by Ecologise Mar 30 2016 Comments Off A part of Kisan Swaraj Sammelan More than 75 farmer seed savers will participate Ahimsa Study Circle

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  • Weathering The Change – Ecologise
    resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Weathering The Change A Marathwada farmer s wake up call to India try to understand why we die Written by Contributor Feb 1 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Digests Special Features Food Farming INDIA Livelihoods Rural India Rajabhau Deshmukh a farmer from Beed says We ve been reaping merely 20 30 of our average crop in the last few years Even as bank loans moneylenders debts relatives credits and the interest keep gnawing at us we ve to somehow run our homes To be honest it seems we are not even allowed to fall sick Continue Reading Tribals in Odisha humour changing skies with mixed platters Written by Contributor Jan 26 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Digests Special Features Food Farming INDIA Livelihoods Rural India Nauri grows 72 varieties of crop on his two acre farm The benefit of mixed cropping is that even in extreme weather events we get something out of the field Some crops work well in drought others in flood Compare this with mono cropping which won t even yield enough to eat in severe drought he explains Continue Reading Weathering The Change A Farmer s Diary of 2015 Written by George Varghese Jan 19 2016 0 Comments CLIMATE CHANGE Digests Special Features Food Farming Livelihoods Rural India The rains have let us down terribly this year There were farmers in our area who did not bother planting their rice crop when they realized that it wasn t going to rain much this year and then there were others that took a chance and planted but didn t bother harvesting since the crop was a disaster Continue Reading Winds of change

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