Conference: Water in South Asia: Challenges in a Changing Environment

Water is a pressing issue today, particularly in contemporary South Asia. The state of water in South Asia presents a paradox. On one hand, the region suffers from natural forces in the form of floods that cannot be contained. On the other hand, there is an acute shortage of potable and irrigation water needed to sustain people in this region. It is in this context of widespread and complex water crises that scholars from the humanities, social sciences, agricultural, and environmental sciences will come together at Cornell for this day-long conference.

Cosponsored by the Cornell South Asia Program, Syracuse University South Asia Center, the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell Department of Government, the International Studies in Planning program, and partial funding from the U.S. Department of Education (South Asia National Resource Center grant).