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  • Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India

    Moving from Understanding Conflicts to

    Resolving Conflicts

    Progress Report for Year Three

    April 2010 to March 2011

    Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India

    Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management

    (SOPPECOM)

    16, Kale Park, Someshwarwadi Road,

    Pashan, Pune 411 008

    Maharashtra, INDIA

    Tel: +91-20-2588 0786/ 2588 6542

    Fax: +91-020-2588 6542

    Email: waterconflictforum@gmail.com

    URL: http://conflicts.indiawaterportal.org

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    Table of Contents

    Section 1: Activities of the central secretariat ............................................................................ 4 Thematic subgroups.................................................................................................................. 4

    Thematic subgroup on water entitlements and allocations for livelihoods and ecosystem needs.4 Thematic subgroup on Legal-institutional framework for conflict resolution .................................5

    1) Finalization of the literature reviews .........................................................................................................5 Mapping and documentation of water conflicts ....................................................................... 5 2) Documentation of flood related conflicts ................................................................................................5 3) Documentation of water conflicts in the North East India ..................................................................5 4) Association with Mr. Sachin D. Shah, University of Texas, USA ........................................................5 5) Mapping of water conflicts on the Google map......................................................................................6 6) Articles on Babhli water conflict................................................................................................................6 7) Documentation of the conflict in Mahuva, Gujarat, ToR with Arati Shah-Yukich ..........................6 8) Paper on Cauvery water conflict ................................................................................................................7 Concerted efforts at policy dialogue.......................................................................................... 7 9) Right to water campaign and collaboration with WaterAid...................................................................7 10) Engaging with National Water Policy Review and involvement in working groups set up by the

    Planning Commission..................................................................................................................................7 Contributions to methodologies and experience in conflict resolution.................................... 7 11) Training programme on understanding and resolving water conflicts ................................................7 Organisational issues................................................................................................................. 8 12) Project review meeting with Amrtha and Rahul from Arghyam ..........................................................8 13) Interns with the Forum ...............................................................................................................................8 14) Ph. D. Associate from Germany................................................................................................................8 15) Collaborative training programme with Dhan.........................................................................................8 16) Combined meeting with Arghyam and WaterAid...................................................................................8 17) National Steering Committee meeting......................................................................................................9 18) External audit of the Project ......................................................................................................................9 Other related programmes and activities .................................................................................. 9 19) Public lecture cum panel discussion ..........................................................................................................9 20) Guwahati Workshop, 10-11 December 2010 ........................................................................................10 Efforts for resource mobilisation ..............................................................................................10 Section 2: Activities of Kerala Resource Centre .......................................................................10 21) Book discussion on water and the laws in India on 5 April 2010.......................................................10 22) Framework of action research..................................................................................................................10 23) Meeting on reservoir operation model....................................................................................................11 24) Stakeholder analysis report .......................................................................................................................11 25) CRDS - GP level meetings, follow up ....................................................................................................11 26) Farmer research ..........................................................................................................................................11 27) Kabani study ...............................................................................................................................................11 28) Mullaperiyar field visit ...............................................................................................................................11 29) Nitta Gelatin issue......................................................................................................................................12 30) Review meeting of the Kerala State Resource Centre ..........................................................................12 31) On-field coordination between different stakeholders for improved irrigation system efficiency12 32) Unplanned achievements ..........................................................................................................................13 33) Karappuzha Irrigation Project – Critical review....................................................................................14 Section 3: Activities of Orissa State Resource Centre ..............................................................14 34) Engaging with conflict documentation...................................................................................................14 35) Review of the Project.................................................................................................................................15

    Review meeting with Joy and Suhas......................................................................................................15 Financial review with Joy and Pratima..................................................................................................15

    36) Entering into the MoU with the partner CSO.......................................................................................15 37) Engagement with Hirakud water conflict...............................................................................................15

    Participatory design of an action research for conflict analysis and resolution..............................15 Sub-Committee meetings ........................................................................................................................15

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    Visits to Hirakud by Steering Committee members of the Forum ..................................................15 Participation in Save Hirakud Reservoir campaign.............................................................................16 Stakeholder analysis around Sasan Canal..............................................................................................16

    38) Water publications from the Centre........................................................................................................17 39) Internship placement /Academic partnerships .....................................................................................17

    Intern from NCAS, Pune........................................................................................................................17 Doctoral student from Department of Geography, at Munster University in Germany..............17

    40) Policy advocacy: Leading civil society response to IWRM roadmap of Odisha ..............................17 Meeting to discuss on draft IWRM roadmap of Odisha....................................................................17 Consultative meeting on IWRM roadmap ...........................................................................................17 Multi-stakeholder consultation on “IWRM Road Map of Odisha” 2011 .......................................18

    41) Participation in workshops, networking, dissemination and advocacy..............................................19 Dissemination of information in Odisha Environment Congress 2010..........................................19 Participation in WORLD WATER DAY celebration on 22

    March 2011.......................................19

    Organization of workshop on “Water Conflicts in Odisha: Issues an