Managing Urban Waterbodies for Making Cities Water-sensitive and Improving River Health
Centre for Science and EnvironmentStreamed live 14 hours ago
Water stress, exhibited through a galloping freshwater demand-supply gap, increasing incidences of urban flooding and rapidly depleting groundwater reserves, has become common phenomenon in and around the cities of the Ganga basin in India. The reasons are rapid urbanisation and loss of waterbodies (ponds, lakes, floodplains and the catchment area).
The need of the hour is to restore, rejuvenate and protect waterbodies (including the catchment). This requires sensitisation of agencies and functionaries involved in urban planning and land development on the issues and challenges, as well as on the potential of water-sensitive urban design and development (WSUDP) – in particular, urban waterbodies management — to enhance liveability and resilience in cities and to improve river health/flow.
Wednesday 15 September 2021
A new exhibition presented by Balliol Library, Slavery in the Age of Revolution, examines the transatlantic slave trade at the end of the 18th century, through the lens of the College’s collections and the scholarship of some of its academic staff.
The exhibition shows the significance of transatlantic slavery in public life in the 18th century – including some of Balliol’s own associations with it. Informed by the work of Professor Marisa Fuentes (Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow at Balliol 2019-2020), it foregrounds the voices of enslaved people and narratives of resistance to transatlantic slavery, especially that in Saint Domingue (now Haiti) led by Toussaint Louverture, the subject of a biography by Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh (CUF Lecturer in Politics and Tutorial Fellow in Politics). It also explores how transatlantic slavery was viewed by people in Europe, such as the opposition reflected in the poetry of Robert Southey (Balliol 1792), as explained by Professor Seamus Perry (Massey Fellow and Tutor in English).
[The exhibition and film are part of the ongoing:]
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