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Water, Land Use and Ecosystems Water and Climate Water and Society Water Resources Sustainability Springs Wetlands Watersheds Aquifers Lakes Coastal Zone  Water Institute Classification 1  Water Institute Classification 2  Water Institute Classification 3  Water Institute Classification 4

Water, Gender And Equity In India
Goals and Objectives
During the academic year 2007-8, a symposium and lecture series was organized that addresses the critical problem of Gender, Water and Equity in India. This program brought eminent scholars to the University of Florida to participate in symposia and discussions on the general topic of water and society and, more specifically, how these issues emerge on the Indian sub-continent. This project aimed to 1) educate scholars in the about the role of gender, religion and social hierarchy in water disputes, and 2) create innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and build on existing partnerships within the International Working Water Group. This speaker series is leading (or has led) to additional funding initiatives regarding water and equity. The Interdisciplinary Water Working Group has met with all the speakers, and these interactions have helped our group rethink and refocus our objectives.
Planned Outputs
Project Report
Available Outputs

Title: "Gandhi, Food Democracy, and Sustainability” Thompson Lecture, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI (April1, 2010)

Title: "Gandhian Approach to Food Democracy” Plenary address at Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference, Marquette University (October 8-10, 2009)

Title: "Rethinking Gandhi and Global Nonviolence” Global Nonviolence International Conference, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence at James Madison University (April 9-10, 2009)

Title: "What Gandhi Can Teach us about Food, Sustainability and Justice” Chapman University, Orange, CA (November 19, 2009)

Title: “Gandhi’s Environmental Legacy: Food Democracy, Farm Animals and Social Movements” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL (November 1-3, 2008)

Title: “Need, Not Greed: Reimagining Sustainability and Justice through Gandhian and Hindu Thought” Conference for Spiritual and Ethical Education, October 29, 2010 (Atlanta, GA)

Title: “Restoring Food Democracy: What Gandhi can teach us about Food, Sustainability, and Justice” India Studies lecture Series, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana (November 18, 2010)

Title: Book: Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture
Authors: Sanford, A.W.

Title: Water, Gender And Equity In India,Final Report
Authors: Sanford, A.W.
Project Lead
Sanford, Ann Whitney
Additional Participants
Anita Anantharam
Vasudha Narayanan
Level 4: WI PIF Related Project
Water and Society
Grant Award Dates
5/15/2006 to 6/30/2020