Why India needs monsoon scientists
About Sunita:
Sunita Narain has been with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) since 1982. She is currently the director general of the Centre and the treasurer of the Society for Environmental Communications and editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.
She is a writer and environmentalist, who uses knowledge for change. In 2005 she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government. She has also received the World Water Prize for work on rainwater harvesting and for its policy influence in building paradigms for community based water management. In 2005, she also chaired the Tiger Task Force at the direction of the Prime Minister, to evolve an action plan for conservation in the country after the loss of tigers in Sariska. She advocated solutions to build a coexistence agenda with local communities so that benefits of conservation could be shared and the future secured. Narain was a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Climate Change as well as the National Ganga River Basin Authority.
Date: 22 February 2017, 17:00 (Wednesday, 6th week, Hilary 2017)
Venue: School of Geography and the Environment
Speaker: Sunita Narain (Director General, Centre for Science and Environment)
Organising department: Environmental Change Institute
Organiser: Dr Friederike Otto (University of Oxford Environmental Change Institute)
Organiser contact email address: friederike.otto@ouce.ox.ac.uk
Part of: ECI Big Ideas Seminar
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-india-needs-monsoon-scientists-tickets-28357271362
Audience: Public
Editor: Alice Chautard