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  • 1. Socio-ecological dimensions of Freshwater Management Jayshree Vencatesan Care Earth Trust
  • 2. A limited natural resource    Over 70 per cent of Earth’s surface is covered by water 97 percent of this volume is saline/brackish water, only 3 percent is freshwater Of this 3 percent only, 1 percent (less than 0.007 percent of the total volume on the planet) is available to humans directly
  • 3. Of floods and Climate Change !!
  • 4. Of issues and concerns •Wastewater management is not an issue of compliance •It is fundamentally a responsibility towards life on Earth •Focus at the level of the system: landscape, watershed or habitat •Going beyond a human centric approach
  • 5. Reorienting the Greening Agenda  Perhaps a Blue-Green Agenda  Scientific planning of green belts and green spaces  The Michelin Case Study
  • 6. The Michelin Case Study  The      statutory Green Belt – reoriented to restoration of the Landscape Targets of restoration defined Greening agenda based on availability of water Dry forests’ – Valid Native species Bioindicators