Socio ecological dimensions of freshwater-ms jayshree

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Socio ecological dimensions of freshwater-ms jayshree

  1. 1. Socio-ecological dimensions of Freshwater Management Jayshree Vencatesan Care Earth Trust
  2. 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. 3. Of floods and Climate Change !!
  4. 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. 5. Reorienting the Greening Agenda  Perhaps a Blue-Green Agenda  Scientific planning of green belts and green spaces  The Michelin Case Study
  6. 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

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