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City Water Walks: Powai Lake – Mumbai – With Dr. Parvish Pandya

City Water Walks: Powai Lake – Mumbai – With Dr. Parvish Pandya

Moving Upstream is a project of the Veditum India Foundation, a 3,000 km. walk along the length of the Ganga, starting from the sink at Sagar Island in West Bengal to the source at Tapovan in Uttarakhand, and tracing in reverse the main stem of the river that supports over 400 million people in the Indo­-Gangetic plains.

Constructed in the 19th century, the beautiful Powai Lake is dying a slow death even as it continues to serve the city. Reed beds in the shallows are important for water filtration and also provide vital habitat for birds and fishes.

In tandem with the walk along the Ganga, the Foundation is conducting shorter walks in cities around India. The objective of these walks is for urban citizens to engage and connect with water and explore their relationship with the water bodies in their cities.

Part 1 of these walks is being held in Mumbai on October 15, 2016, in association with Sanctuary Asia at Powai Lake and Mithi River in Bandra Kurla Complex. This is an attempt to understand how the city’s water is stored, supplied, consumed and disposed.

Participants will be accompanied by Dr. Parvish Pandya, who teaches Zoology at Bhavan's College, Mumbai, and is Sanctuary Asia's Head of Natural History, Photography and Science. For over three decades, his greatest pleasure has been to share his love and knowledge of nature and spread conservation awareness to citizen groups, students and the public at large.

Event details:

Date: October 15, 2016

Time: 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Powai Udyaan, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Registration link for the event: http://waterwalksmumbai1.doattend.com/

 
 
 

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