Photographer:Vikram | Gilles Boulicot
26 Aug / 2010Program by:

Integrated water management

At the Green Practices workshop, Gilles Boulicot of Auroville Centre for Scientific Research said water management is a challenging subject and in todays context, it has to be related to sustainability. The problems of water management are universal. In India, conflict over water is sometimes acute because its managed by the states and not a central authority. Gilles explains the coastal zone issues facing India in detail. He points out that the ground water has decreased drastically due to excessive drilling of borewells, which in turn has led to sea water intrusion. This is a matter of big concern as it is very difficult to reverse this phenomenon. Gilles also discusses various other issues and solutions around water management.