Friday, December 23, 2011

IWMI-Tata Policy Research Program: Inviting young researchers to contribute field-based research papers, case studies

IWMI-Tata Policy Research Program: Water, Energy, Climate, Agriculture, Livelihoods, Environment

Inviting young researchers, development professionals, journalists to contribute previously unpublished field-based research papers, case studies for Annual Partners' Meet 2012

March 13-15, 2012

Session Theme & Theme Manager
  1. Studies of innovative approaches in improving the working of public irrigation schemes in major, medium or minor sectors [Meghna Brahmchari,]
  2. Costs and benefits of piped distribution (authorized or unauthorized) of canal or tank water [Tushaar Shah,]
  3. Livelihood impacts of water infrastructure created/renovated under MGNREGA [Shilp Verma]
  4. Impacts of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) [K. Palanisami]
  5. Issues in expanding groundwater irrigation in eastern India [Aditi Mukherji]
  6. Impact of farm power supply policies on agriculture and rural development [Aditi Mukherji]
  7. Water quality deterioration and its impact on public health [Sunderrajan K and R Indu]
  8. Performance of policies and programs for promoting micro-irrigation [K Palanisami]
  9. Gender and equity issues in irrigated agriculture [Seema Kulkarni]
  10. Water harvesting and groundwater recharge in a basin/catchment context [Shilp Verma]

Researchers are invited to submit field-based research papers, case studies, thought pieces, review articles (not exceeding 4500 words) on any of the 9 themes by January 15, 2012. Submission of a paper is no guarantee of selection for presentation in the Meet. IWMI-Tata Program will provide travel support to the lead author of each selected submission to participate in the Meet at Anand, Gujarat and present her/his paper. In addition, an honorarium of Rs 25,000 will be provided for each selected entry.

Please mail your submission, mentioning the theme for which it is submitted to:
IWMI-Tata Policy Research Program
C/O INREM Foundation
Smruti Park, Opp. Mangalpura
Anand 388001, Gujarat
+91-2692-263816/7 +91-9825931984

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