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Sustaining Indus Valley Cultures

Vijay Paranjpye

  • Professor Emeritus, Development Economics and Environmental Science, University of Pune, India
  • Chairman, Gomukh Environmental Trust for Sustainable Development

Vijay Paranjpye's career has focused on social, economic and ecological impacts of development, water-resource planning. A keen mountaineer, he is deeply involved in advocacy and public interest litigation for nature conservation.

The Indus River Valley supplies water for one-third of the population living in Tibet (China), Pakistan, parts of Afghanistan, and northwestern parts of India. Over 75% of the water yield comes from the high-altitude Himalayan region, but geopolitical and mainstream economic discourse disregard the region's importance to food security. In this talk, Paranjpye will discuss how local communities evolve short-term and long-term coping mechanisms to counter food shortage and will suggest a way forward.

A light lunch will be served.

This event is sponsored by Decision Center for a Desert City.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.