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Foundation course on environmental management & sustainability_ Presentation made at NITK

  1. 1. Dr. Prasad Modak Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation Foundation Course on Environmental Management & Sustainability
  2. 2. Key Pre-requisites • Ecology – Understanding why environment matters! – Passion – Perseverance – Patience • Thinking about not just the Problem but also Opportunity 2
  3. 3. Building the Thought Process
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Examples • Ahmedabad-Mehsana Road Widening Project • The Padma Bridge, Bangladesh 5
  6. 6. 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)
  7. 7. Examples • Himachal Pradesh Environmental Master Plan • Eco-City Project for Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad 7
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Learning in Environmental Management is often Experiential 9 Field Surveys Stakeholder consultations Case studies and Narratives Group Discussions and Debates
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Pollution Control Pollution Prevention Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control 11
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Learning will need to be blended, collaborative and cross-sectoral - driven through carefully chosen case studies 13
  14. 14. 14 Foundation Verticals Indoor Air Quality Clusters Green Buildings
  15. 15. 15 Plan your education, research, training, jobs and entrepreneurships accordingly
  16. 16. 16 Features of the E-learning Course on Environmental Management & Sustainability
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Let us now view the E-learning Portal

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