About Topic: 

The seminar will introduce aquifers as natural endowments, which store and transfer water to benefit human beings and the ecosystem they live in, followed by a discussion on the principles of sustainable groundwater management. Two distinctly different approaches to groundwater governance, namely community-based governance in India and institution-based governance in Australia, will be presented. Finally, the discussion will show how community-based governance could evolve into institution-based governance.

Prof. Sanmugam Prathapar

1. Asian Development Bank 

2. NSW Department of Primary Industries and Environment, Australia.

About Speaker: 

Prof S.A. Prathapar has 40 years of experience in water resource management. He obtained his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1986. Since then, he has served the University of Arkansas, USA; CSIRO Division of Water Resources, Australia; International Water Management Institute in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka; the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Sultan Qaboos University, Oman; the Department of Primary Industries, NSW, Australia; and the Asian Development Bank, Philippines. Prathapar has over 225 Technical publications or presentations. He is now a Consultant to the Asian Development Bank and the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Environment, Australia.

Date& Time: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 17:30