The Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore University in collaboration with Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education, Bengaluru is organizing 3rd International Conference on 'Climate Change Impacts and Environmental Flows in the Rivers and Basins of the Indian Ocean Region' (ICCIEFR - 2020) on 20th and 21st March 2020.
The theme goes in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals emphasizing on 'Clean Water and Sanitation' and 'Climate Action'. Water is essential for life, health, human development and livelihood support systems including ecosystems management, sustaining both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for research and academic forums, industries, NGOs, Communities, and the Private Sector from around India and the world, to explore various dimensions of interlinkages between the impacts of climate change on water resources, their effects on environmental flows of the river basins, and the fate of coastal and marine environment. The main objective is, therefore, to engage a new dialogue on 'Climate Change and Environmental Flows' (E-Flows), in alignment with current integrated water resources management approaches of our river basins and watershed zones, and how to illuminate the role of environmental flows to simultaneously improve human well-being and sustain vital ecosystems. The ultimate goal is to underscore the importance of conserving and rejuvenating the natural river basins.
The main theme of the conference: Climate Change Impacts and Environmental Flows in the Rivers and basins of the Indian Ocean region
Sub-themes of the conference: Changing Climate and Environmental Flows Regime E-Flows and Water Resources Management Environmental Pollution, Planning, Monitoring, and Integrated Water Resource Management Forest Ecology, Biodiversity, and Water Resources Management Water Resources and Assessment of Ecosystems and Services Water sanitation and Health and Hygiene Human Livelihoods, Freshwater and Estuarine Ecosystems Flooding and Drought Hazards Management for Sustainable River Flows Waste and Wastewater Management, Marine Litter and Environmental Flows Institutional, Policy, Conventions and Legal Frameworks in Integrated Water Resource Management Environment, Energy and Water Budgeting in Hydro Dams and Reservoirs Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing in Integrated Water Resource Management Sustainable infrastructure development and environmental conservation Irrigation, Aquaculture, Natural Farming, Agroforestry, and water management Agriculture, Agrochemicals, Fertilizers, and Pesticides in Environmental Flows Role of academicians and researchers in Environmental Flows and Integrated Water Resource Management Blue Economy, Marine Spatial Planning, Climate Adaptation Rural water supply and management