Papers presented at Workshops/Conferences

2008

Sarkar, Rinki, 2008, “Accessibility a Boon or a Dilemma: Weighing Outcomes in an Ecologically Fragile Belt of the Middle Himalayas”, paper presented at International Conference on Transportation Systems, at Mumbai University, January 10-12.

Sahu, Geetanjoy, 2008, “Environmental Governance and Role of Judiciary in India“, paper presented at EQUATIONS, Bangalore, April 4.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, and Mamta Borgoyary, 2008, “Governing Local Forests: JFM and Beyond”, paper presented at National Workshop on Beyond JFM: Rethinking the Forest Question in India, organised by Winrock International India, Delhi, September 29-30.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, and Chetan Agarwal, 2008, “Forest Ecosystem Services: Ecology, Economics, and Governance”, paper presented at National Workshop on Beyond JFM: Rethinking the Forest Question in India, organised by Winrock International India, Delhi, September 29-30.

2007

Latha, Madhavi G, Sharachchandra Lélé, Shrinivas Badiger, and Ananda G. Vadivelu, 2007, “Efficacy of Watershed Development Projects: Evidence from Rapid Appraisal from Karnataka”, paper presented at Public Policy and Management, a conference organized by Center for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, April 12-14.

Sangameswaran, Priya, 2007, “Right to Water and Implications for Private Sector Participation”, paper presented at Private Sector Participation in Water Services: Issues and Concerns, a workshop organized by National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation, Bangalore, June 6.

Vadivelu, Ananda G., 2007, “Watershed Development Projects: Are They a Panacea for Development of Dry Land Agrarian Communities? Evidence from Karnataka”, paper presented at A Comprehensive Assessment of Watershed Programs in India, organized by ICRISAT, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, at Pattancheru (A.P.), July 25.

Badiger, Shrinivas, and Tor Haakon Bakkon, 2007, “Hydrosystems Modeling in Malaprabha River Basin – Literature Review, Data Issues and Preliminary Modeling Results”, paper presented at Development of Tools and Methodologies to implement the Payments for Environmental Services concept in Watersheds in India, a workshop organized by Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, in collaboration with Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development, Bangalore, at the Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research, NIVA, Oslo, August 10.

Bedamatta, Satyasiba, 2007, “Land and Water Use Interactions in the Upper Catchments of Malaprabha River Basin – Preliminary Observations”, paper presented at Development of Tools and Methodologies to implement the Payments for Environmental Services Concept in watersheds in India, a workshop organized by Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, in collaboration with Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development, Bangalore, at the Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research, NIVA, Oslo, August 10.

Pattanaik, Sarmistha, 2007, “Shrimp Aquaculture Development and the Environment: Local Livelihoods Vs. Corporate Profits in East-Coast India”, paper presented at Sustain-Aqua 07: Sustainability of Indian Aquaculture Industry, a National Workshop organized by the Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, September 28-29.

Ramana, M. V, 2007, “Infeasible and Undesirable: A Nuclear Comeback and Climate Security”, paper presented at Energy, Climate, and Security: The Inter-Linkages, the 2nd TERI-KAF Conference, organized by The Energy and Resources Institute and Konrad Adaneur Foundation, Goa, October 13–14.

Pattanaik, Sarmistha, 2007, “Indian Environmentalism and Gandhian Values: The Relevance of Satyagraha in Contemporary Environmental Movements in India”, paper presented at Globalization of the Gandhian way: Sociology, Politics and Science of Satyagraha between 1906 & 2006, the Satyagraha Centenary International Conference, organized by the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, November 13-16.

Sarkar, Rinki, 2007, “Re-Evaluating Outcomes of Decentralized Forest Governance in an Ecologically Fragile Belt of the Middle Himalayas: Evidence from Extensive Field Surveys”, paper presented at Tropical Ecology Congress, an international meet on People and Forests, Dehradun, December 3-5.

Sarkar, Rinki, 2007, “In Quest for Local Conservation Practices as Regards Forest Resources in the Middle Himalayas: Traversing through History”, paper presented at Tropical Ecology Congress, an international meet on People and Forests, Dehradun, December 3-5.

2006

Badiger, Shrinivas, and Noel Ramesh Aloysius, 2006, “Adaptive Potential of Innovative Water Management Practices in Coping with Climate Uncertainties in Semi-Arid Tropics: Case Study of Purulia, West Bengal, India”, paper presented at the International Conference on Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change, organized by Institute for Social and Environmental Transition and Winrock International India, at New Delhi, January 5-7.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, Ajit Menon, Shrinivas Badiger, Iswargouda Patil, and Rajeev Kumar, 2006, “Linking Land Use and Hydrologic Change to Socio-Economic Impacts”, paper presented at International Workshop on Impacts of Reforestation of Degraded Land on Landscape Hydrology in the Asian Region, Roorkee UNESCO, organised by Indian National Committee on Hydrology and National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, March 6-10.

Menon, Ajit, 2006, “Situating Law: The Political Economy of Environment and Development in India”, paper presented at Land Law and Natural Resources Management: Comparative Perspectives, organised by Dr. Ambedkar Law College, Pondicherry and French Institute, Pondicherry with Francophone Association of Legal Anthropology, Pondicherry, March 17-19.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, 2006, “Payments for Ecosystem Services: Conceptual and Empirical Issues in the Indian Context”, paper presented at the Asia Regional Workshop on Compensation for Ecosystems Services, organized by The International Centre for Research in Agro-Forestry and Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, April 8-10.

Joy, K.J, Amita Shah, Suhas Paranjape, Shrinivas Badiger, and Sharachchandra Lélé, 2006, “Re-Visioning of Watershed Development Programme in India”, paper presented at Macro-economic Policy, Agricultural Development and Rural Institutions, organized by the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Centre for Development Studies, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research & CISED, Bangalore, April 9-10.

Badiger, Shrinivas, 2006, “Environmental Issues in Integrated Water Resources Management: South Asia Perspective”, paper presented at International Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management, organized by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Dhaka, International Foundation for Science and Network for Capacity Building in Integrated Water Resources Management, at Dhaka, April 23-27.

Badiger, Shrinivas, and Noel Ramesh Aloysius, 2006, “Augmenting Groundwater Recharge from Traditional Water Harvesting Practices in Semi-Arid Regions: Case Study from Alwar, Rajasthan, India”, paper presented at the International Conference on Hydrological Sciences for Managing Water Resources in the Asian Developing World, organised by The Chinese Academy of Sciences, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, at Guangzhou, China, June 8-10.

Menon, Ajit, Praveen Singh, Sharachchandra Lélé, Suhas Paranjape, Esha Shah, and K. J. Joy, 2006, “NGO-Driven Community-Based Natural Resource Management in South Asia: A Critical Reflection”, paper presented at Survival of the Commons: Mounting Challenges and New Realities, organised by International Association for the Study of Common Property, at Bali, Indonesia, June 19-23.

Mookherjee, Dilip, Jean-Marie Baland, Pranab Bardhan, Sanghamitra Das, and Rinki Sarkar, 2006, “Managing the Environmental Consequences of Growth: Deforestation in the Indian Mid-Himalayas”, paper presented at The India Policy Forum-III, organized by the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, and the Brookings Institution, Washington DC, New Delhi, July 31-August 1.

Kumar, Ashwin, 2006, “Safety in India’s Fast Breeder Program”, paper presented at the Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs, Trieste, Italy, August 10-18.

Pattanaik, Sarmistha, 2006, “Commercialization of Shrimp Trade, Environment and Rural Poverty: A Socio-Ecological Exploration in Coastal Orissa”, paper presented at Trade, Environment and Rural Poverty, organized by the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, August 18-19.

Ramana, M.V, 2006, “Nuclear Economics in a Developing Country: The Case of India”, paper presented at The Future of Nuclear Energy, sponsored by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, The University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, November 1-2.

Sangameswaran, Priya, 2006, “Discourses in Water and Water Reform in Western India“, paper presented at Water, Law and the Commons, a workshop organized by the International Environment Law Research Centre, New Delhi, December 8-10.

Ramana, M.V, and J. Y. Suchitra, 2006, “Economic and Environmental Costs of Nuclear Power”, paper presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of ISEE 2006: Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-Being, organized by the International Society for Ecological Economics and Indian Society for Ecological Economics, New Delhi, December 15-18.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, Shrinivas Badiger, Iswargouda Patil, Rajeev Kumar, A. K. Kiran Kumar, and Ajit Menon, 2006, “Economic Impacts of Changes in Hydrological Services from Forest Ecosystems: Studies in Two Agro-Climatic Regions of the Western Ghats of India”, paper presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of ISEE 2006: Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-Being, organized by the International Society for Ecological Economics and Indian Society for Ecological Economics, New Delhi, December 15-18.

2005

Joy, K. J, Suhas Paranjape, Amita Shah, Shrinivas Badiger, and Sharachchandra Lélé, 2005, “Scaling up of Watershed Development Projects in India: Learnings from the First Generation Projects”, paper presented at the 4th Annual IWMI-Tata Partners’ Meet 2005, organised by International Water Management Institute, Anand, February 24-26.

Shah, Esha, 2005, “Technological Vulnerability and Farmers’ Suicides”, paper presented at Agrarian Distress and Farmers Suicides, organized by Governance and Policy Spaces, CESS, Guntur, February 24-26.

Shah, Esha, 2005, “Bill Gates and Robin Hood Join Hands: Development and Diffusion of the Bt. Cotton Technology in Gujarat”, paper presented at Globalization of Biotechnology: Multidisciplinary Views from South, organised by Centre for Globalisation and Regionalisation, Warwick University, March 11-23.

Singh, Praveen, 2005, “Nationalist Perspective on Floods: A Case Study of North Bihar”, paper presented (in absentia) at the annual meeting of the Association of Asian Studies, Chicago, March 31-April 3.

Badiger, Shrinivas, 2005, “Critical Issues in Watershed Development in India“, paper presented at FAWPIO Inception and Scenario Building Workshop, organized by CLUWRR, University of Newcastle and FAWPIO-India at Bangalore, May 6-7.

Menon, Ajit, 2005, “Environmental Impacts of Large Dams”, paper presented at Unraveling Bhakra, a seminar organised by the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, August 3.

Badiger, Shrinivas, 2005, “Water Regulation and Socio-Ecological Impacts”, paper presented at Managing Arid and Semiarid Ecosystems: Towards Integrated Water Management, organized by Norwegian Institute for Water Research at Hyderabad, August 22-24.

Badiger, Shrinivas, 2005, “Land Use Impacts on Basin Water Resources”, paper presented at Managing Arid and Semiarid Ecosystems: Towards Integrated Water Management, organized by Norwegian Institute for Water Research at Hyderabad, August 22-24.

Shah, Esha, 2005, “Use and Management of Tank Irrigation and Political Economy of Agrarian Change”, paper presented at Pricing, Policy and Regulation Issues Related to Water, organized by Society for Promotion of Wasteland Development, New Delhi, August 26-27.

Ramana, M.V, 2005, “Feeding the Nuclear Fire”, paper presented at International Nuclear Cooperation with India, organised by Simons Centre for Disarmament, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, November 22.

2004

Lélé, Sharachchandra., K. S. Bawa, and Made C. Gowda, 2004, “Ex-Post Evaluation of the Impact of an Enterprise-Based Conservation Project in BRT Wildlife Sanctuary: India”, paper presented at The Commons in an Age of Global Transition: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities, organized by International Association for the Study of Common Property, Oaxaca (Mexico), August 9-13.

Ramana, M.V, 2004, “Energy and Environmental Sustainability”, paper presented at the National Seminar on Integrating Environmental Sustainability with Economic Development, Maharani’s Arts College for Women, Bangalore, August 26.

Shah, Esha, 2004, “Technological Vulnerability and Farmers’ Suicides in South India“, paper presented at the annual conference of European Association for Studies in Science and Technology, at Paris, August 26-28.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, and K. S. Bawa, 2004, “Interdisciplinarity in Action Research: An Enterprise-Based Conservation Project in the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary of Karnataka: India”, paper presented at International Conference of Interdisciplinary Research and Management in Mountain Areas, organized by the Banff Center for Continuing Education at Banff (Canada), September 23-26.

Shah, Esha, 2004, “Questioning Modernity’s Tradition: Designs of Tank Irrigation Technology in Historical Perspective”, paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for History of Technology, at Amsterdam, October 7-9.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, 2004, “Whither JFM Research?” paper presented at JFM-Spread, Performance and Impact of Ecological Economics Research Network, organized by Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bangalore, November 18-19.

Ramana, M.V, 2004, “India and Nuclear Secrecy”, paper presented at Transparency as a Prerequisite of Arms Control, organized by Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt, at Bensheim (Germany), November 19-20.

Shah, Esha, 2004, “Resource, Rules and Technology: Capturing Dynamics of Building Water Users’ Association”, paper presented in a symposium on Water and Governance, organized by IRMA, at Anand, December 14-17.

2003

Menon, Ajit, 2003, “Socio-Economic Impact of Land-Use Changes in the Context of Watershed Services: Some Conceptual and Methodological Concerns”, paper presented at the Review and Brainstorming Workshop on Land-cover change and Watershed Services in the Western Ghats Region, Bangalore, January 27-28.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, and L. Venkatachalam, 2003, “Economic Valuation of Watershed Services: A Review of Methodologies and Findings”, paper presented at the Review and Brainstorming Workshop on Land-cover Change and Watershed Services in the Western Ghats Region, Bangalore, January 27-28.

Joy, K.J., et al, 2003, “Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (MSPs) in Water Resources Management: Some Issues and Suggestions”, paper presented at the National Workshop on Deliberative Democracy-Negotiated Development: Prospects for multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) in water resources management in India, organized by National Institute of Rural Development, at Hyderabad, February 3-5.

Joy, K.J., et al, 2003, “The Ozar Water Users Societies: The Impact of Society Formation and Co-Management of Surface Water and Groundwater”, paper presented at the National Seminar on Water, organised by Centre for Economic and Social Studies and Indian Council for Social Sciences Research, at Hyderabad, July 30-31.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, 2003, “Beyond Ivory Towers, Hidden Beliefs and Turf Battles: Conceptualising and Practising Interdisciplinarity in Research on Natural Resource Management”, paper presented at Conversations between Economists and Anthropologists II: Approaches to Understanding Collective Action on the Commons, a workshop organized by UC Berkeley at Goa, August 1-3.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, 2003, “Economic Development, Property Rights and Forest Cover Change in the Western Ghats”, paper presented at Conference on the Western Ghats, organized by Western Ghats Forum, Bangalore, September 22. 

Menon, Ajit, and Ananda Vadivelu, G, 2003, “Common Pool Resources and the Agrarian Economy in India: Revisiting the Debate”, paper presented at All-India Conference on Agriculture and Rural Society in Contemporary India, Bardhaman, December 17-20.

2002

Lélé, Sharachchandra, 2002, “Beyond State-Community Polarisations and Bogus “Joint”Ness: Crafting Institutional Solutions for Resource Management”, Invited Paper at the 50th Anniversary Conference on Globalisation and Poverty, The Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, October 7-9.

Joy, K.J., et al, 2002, “A Framework for Restructuring Water Sector in Sustainable and Equitable Lines”, Workshop on Water Policy, organized by Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management, December 3-4.

2001

Raju, K.V, 2001, “Strategies for Pro-Poor Interventions in Irrigated Agriculture in India a country study-plan prepared for the IWMI and presented in the Regional Workshop, Colombo, August 8-11.

Raju, K.V, 2001, “Irrigation Management Transfer in India: An Overview”, paper presented at International Workshop on Multi-Stakeholders Participation in River Basin Management, Wageningen, October 2-5.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, 2001, “What Is Wrong with JFPM?” paper presented at State-level Convention on Participatory Forest Management, organised by Jana Aranya Vedike, Bangalore, December 10-11.

Lélé, Sharachchandra, M. K. Bhat, N. Thomas, and R. R.Yerdoor, 2001, “The Concept of Participatory Forest Management, Its Rationale and Implications for Karnataka”, paper presented at State-level Convention on Participatory Forest Management, organised by Jana Aranya Vedike, Bangalore, December 10-11.

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