Water resources management is estimated to be the single largest issue that will dominate the discourse on environmental and natural resources law in the coming decades. SOLPO Research’s Briefing Note on India’s Water Future has examined the specific issues in the water sector, why the current approach needs to be changed and the possible policy, regulatory and legislative options to address the issues in focus.
On 9th October 2020, SOLPO Research organized a webinar on the regulation of water in India in the context of pricing and distribution. The theme of the webinar was ‘India’s Water Future – Need for a paradigm shift in legal and policy framework’. The speakers were Mr. UP Singh (IAS; Secretary, Department of Water Resources, RD & GR, Government of India), Mr. Rajendra Singh (“Waterman of India”; Water conservationist; Chairman, Tarun Bharat Sangh), Dr. Philippe Cullet (Professor of international and environmental law at SOAS University of London; Senior visiting fellow at CPR, New Delhi) and Mr. K P Bakshi (IAS (Retd.); Former Chairman Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority). The event was moderated by Mr. Sanjay Sen, Senior Advocate (SOLPO Research), and Mr. Subrat Ratho, IAS (Retd.)