March 22nd World Water Day…here are some headlines:
New bill to penalize those wasting drinking water-Deccan Herald, Bangalore March9
Privatisation no solution to tackle water shortage in city- Deccan Herald March 9
Water Crisis to worsen in city- Deccan Herald March 12
City is the second highest water waster in country at 50.9% New Delhi tops the list at 52.4%- Deccan Herald March 13
While all these questions remain unanswered and new ones added, the city gets thirstier under the scorching summer sun and the water vendors make a fast buck( in some instances as much as Rs 1000) for a tank load of water.
A consortium of concerned organisations and institutions working on water and environment issues invite you to a panel discussion and film screenings on the use and abuse of water:
March 22nd & 23rd March, 2010 at Ashirvad, 30 St. Mark’s Road Cross, Opp. State Bank of India at 5.45pm.
5.45 pm: Tea
6 Water Songs by Bhoomi Thayi Balaga,followed by Panel discussion: on the use and abuse of water
1. Prof. Stewart Ayash will speak on the Global Use and Abuse of Water. He is a scholar on international health issues, health communication and consumer health issues.
2. Viswanath Srikantaiah will speak on Water through the Ages in India. Vishwanath is a well known water activist from Bangalore who is deeply committed to water conservation and rain water harvesting. He is the founder of Rainwater Club Bangalore.
6.45 pm: Film Screening:˜Water and a City" directed by Swati Dandekar, followed by discussions.
Professor Patricia Zimmerman will lead the discussion on the Film. Prof. Patricia Zimmerman from Ithaca College USA is a scholar on cinema, photography and media arts and the co-director of Finger lake environmental film festival.
7.30 pm: Film screening ˜Living on the Edge" directed by Raseena Sherif and Anu Priya, students of Jyothi Nivas College, followed by discussions.
Mr. Leo Saldana, of Environment Support Group and environmental justice campaigner will lead the discussion.
6.30 pm: 6.00 pm: Film screening a) ˜Publos unibos: swineflu ground zero in mexico"- directed by Felipe Casanova and Miguel Angel Tiaz & b) ˜From big easy to big empty"- directed by Greg Palaston
Discussions with Prof. Patricia and Prof. Stewart
For Synopsis of the film,click
Organised by Bangalore Film Society, Bhoomi Network, Green Path, Voices from the Waters, Environment Support Group (Environmental, Social Justice and Governance Initiatives). Suchitra Film Society, Rainwater Club and Samvada