Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham with Tel Aviv University, Israel, organized a week-long workshop at Amritapuri campus on water in the context of sustainable development, from September 19-25, 2019. All of the 80+ workshop participants were trained to enable them to deal with complex phenomenon, knowledge on methods for sustainable development, knowledge of natural and social conditions, as well as limits towards sustainable development.
Prof. Tammie Ronen (Head of the Renata Adler Memorial Research Center for Child Welfare and Protection at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work, of Tel Aviv) made the opening remarks. The welcome and orientation included Dr. Balakrishnan Shankar (Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences) and Dr. Bhavani Rao (Director, AMMACHI Labs) who also joined as Amrita hosts. Prof. Ram Fishman (Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University) joined with his welcome remarks. Prof. Hadas Mamane addressed on “A Broad Overview of the Global Water Challenge, Globally, India and Israel”. Prof. Neta Ziv addressed on Water and SDG 6 and on water regime and water rights in India. Prof. Tamar led a review session. Prof. Bhavani Rao addressed on “Cultural Dimensions of Water”.
There were case studies from Amrita’s water projects led by staff. Talks also on Water Technologies by Dr. Hadas Mamane (Tel Aviv), Dr. Sanjay Pal (Amrita School of Biotechnology), Dr. Maneesha Ramesh (Amrita WNA), Water Resource Management by Dr. Harikumar P. S., Dr. Ram Fishman, Behavioral Change by Dr. Tamar, online talk on Education and Awareness by Ori Shor and a discussion on ‘The Road Ahead’ and Indo-Israeli collaboration closed the workshop.