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    • Dr. Prasad Modak Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation Foundation Course on Environmental Management & Sustainability
    • Key Pre-requisites • Ecology – Understanding why environment matters! – Passion – Perseverance – Patience • Thinking about not just the Problem but also Opportunity 2
    • Building the Thought Process
    • The Pyramid 4 Avoid/Prevent Look for Alternatives Mitigate/Enhance Minimize Compensate Consult with Stakeholders Monitor Remediate Protect/Conserve Adapt Partner Practice 3Rs Policy | Plans | Financing | Institutional Capacity Building
    • Examples • Ahmedabad-Mehsana Road Widening Project • The Padma Bridge, Bangladesh 5
    • The 4P Structure 6 Understand the Policy Framework Capture the Principles (Guiding & Operational) Procedures (Get into the Details) Practices (Read, Analyze and Discuss the Case Studies – and with a Mentor)
    • Examples • Himachal Pradesh Environmental Master Plan • Eco-City Project for Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad 7
    • It will have to be a Team Work 8 Environmental Management is multi- disciplinary You need attitude to appreciate other disciplines – their role and relevance
    • Learning in Environmental Management is often Experiential 9 Field Surveys Stakeholder consultations Case studies and Narratives Group Discussions and Debates
    • You can no more learn environmental management in silos, You need to learn in a systems perspective and in cross-sectoral formats 10 Air Quality Modelling Water Quality Modelling Groundwater contamination Modelling Fate of Environmental Pollutants
    • Pollution Control Pollution Prevention Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control 11
    • 12 People ProfitPlanet Social inclusion Green jobs Low Carbon Living Green buildings Smart cities Green economy Conservation Finance Business practices with low environmental and social impacts INNOVATIONSUSTAINABILITY
    • Learning will need to be blended, collaborative and cross-sectoral - driven through carefully chosen case studies 13
    • 14 Foundation Verticals Indoor Air Quality Clusters Green Buildings
    • 15 Plan your education, research, training, jobs and entrepreneurships accordingly
    • 16 Features of the E-learning Course on Environmental Management & Sustainability
    • Highlights • Case study driven – emphasizing pyramid thinking and the 4P process • Case studies will be dynamic – updated every month • Collaborative with Discussion Groups and Mentors • Blended – triggering field work, surveys, stakeholder consultations - Localization 17
    • Highlights • Competitive and rewarding • Provides resources and networking • Four weeks of learning through 4 case studies • Can join anytime • Course assessment done on understanding of case studies • Certificate issued on successful completion 18
    • Samples of First 4 Case Studies • Urban Air Quality Management (Substitution of Compressed Natural Gas in Delhi) • Genetically Modified Food & Environmental Risk Assessment (Case of Monsanto in India) • Business & Sustainability (Cases from India Inc) Does Sustainability Pay? • Managing Water Conflicts (Case of Dewas Water Supply in Madhya Pradesh) 19
    • Let us now view the E-learning Portal