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Water, Society and Sustainability

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via YouTube


COURSE OUTLINE: The global water scenario is beset by multiple challenges: water availability, severe inequity to water access and entitlements across social and spatial lines, frequent floods and droughts, disputes over corporate control of limited water resources, etc. The world appears to be on track to halve the number of people without access to safe clean water. However, in the urban Global South, this success masks regional and local inequalities and a process of urbanization without infrastructure, which is particularly acute in the growing peripheries of existing cities. Interestingly enough, lessons can be learned from small-scale community water conservation practices and localized needs-driven initiatives.


Water, Society and Sustainability Prof Jenia Mukherjee.
Lecture 1: Setting the Context.
Lecture 2: Beyond Hydrology.
Lecture 3 : Socio Hydrology.
Lecture 4 : Political Ecology of Water.
Lecture 6: Critical Physical Geography (CPG).
Lecture 5 : Hydrosocial.
Lecture 7:The South Asian Context.
Lecture 8:Water Harvesting and Water Use Techniques in Ancient India 1.
Lecture 9:Water Harvesting and Water Use Techniques in Ancient India 2.
Lecture 10:Water Harvesting and Water Use Techniques in Ancient India 3.
Lecture 11:Water Technology in Medieval India 1.
Lecture 12:Water Technology in Medieval India 2.
Lecture 13:‘Colonial Hydrology’.
Lecture 14:Dams and Development in Contemporary India.
Lecture 15:The Farakka Barrage Project: Historical and Technical Details.
Lecture 16:The FarakkaBarrage Project: Socio-environmental Implicationss.
Lecture 17: Urban Waters: Historical and Political Ecological Perspectives.
Lecture 18: Peri-urban Water Justice in the Global South.
Lecture 20: Discussion and Conclusion.
Lecture 19:Transforming Trajectories of Blue Infrastructures of Kolkata.

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IIT Kharagpur July 2018

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