Karnataka High Court Directs Revenue Secretary To Demonstrate Compliance In ESG Lakes PIL

For almost two years now, Chief Justice Mr. Abhay Oka of the High Court of Karnataka has systematically developed jurisprudence to protect lakes as our commons, and for posterity. This is being achieved by his orders in a PIL filed by Citizens Action Group (CAG) PIL (WP 38401/2014). The jurisprudence reaffirms a schema for protecting and rehabilitating lakes based on their ground up monitoring, and for their rehabilitation through public involvement while ensuring regulatory oversight is transparent and accountable.

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An Invitation To Join Survey Of Lakes Of Bangalore As Wetland Ecosystems And Waterfowl Habitats

Principal Bench of the Karnataka High Court headed by Chief Justice Mr. Abhay Oka has directed the State Government to extend assistance for the survey of Lakes of Bangalore as Waterfowl Habitats

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“How To Protect Lakes Using Recent Judicial Directions” & “Presenting The Status Of BBMP Wards: Results From Citizen Led Survey”

Invitation to “How to Protect Lakes using Recent Judicial Directions” and “Presenting the Status of BBMP Wards: Results from Citizen Led Survey”.

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National Green Tribunal Puts Karnataka Govt. On Notice For Planning To Release 1152 Crores Plastic Labels Into The Environment

Direction issued in Public Interest Litigation filed by Environment Support Group 30 January 2018   Plastic wrappers and bottles floating in Bingipura Quarry Landfill in Bangalore   Plastic once released into the environment has a pernicious impact on biodiversity and life everywhere. In the sea, rivers and estuaries, lakes, farmland, commons, etc., and also in the far reaches of the Arctic or in the middle of oceans, we find plastic. In fact, Earth is being

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How To Get Ward Committees To Work For The City

A workshop organised as part of ESG’s ‘How To’ Workshop series 19 January 2018 Downloads: Report of the Workshop The transformations in our cities and urban agglomeration triggered by globalization demand a review on the various developmental paradigms. Because of this, cities are becoming fragmented spaces: gated areas for wealthy citizens, ‘abandoned’ spaces for the poor. Rights deprivation like access to clean water, adequate housing, and education is becoming concentrated in these abandoned spaces. This

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How To Understand And Comment On The Revised Draft Masterplan (RMP) 2031 For Bengaluru

An ESG “How to do it?” Workshop initiative 16 December 2017 ; Time: 4 pm to 6.30 pm (followed by the screening of a documentary: Our Metropolis) ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 Downloads: “How to do it?” Workshop Concept “How to do it?”: RMP 2031 ESG Workshop Poster 16122017 How to plan Bengaluru: A city for people and not for profit REVISED MASTER PLAN 2031 FOR BENGALURU

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Live Q&A: How Can The Private Sector Use Water More Efficiently?

Leo Saldanha of ESG participates in a discussion organised by The Guardian Written by NK 22 June 2017 Live Q&A: How can the private sector use water more efficiently? Leo Saldanha participated in an expert panel to discuss how to minimise the waste of water by industry on Thursday 22 June 3-4.30pm BST, organised by The Guardian. To follow the discussion, click this link: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/jun/16/live-qa-how-can-the-private-sector-use-water-more-efficiently#comment-100816960 community outreach,international collaborations,lakes,private sector,The Guardian,water,water efficiency

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#WorldWaterDay: Interview With Bhargavi Rao On Sewage Water Recycling

by RJ Vijaya of RADIOACTIVECR, MARCH 22, 2017 22 March 2017 Interview on  #WorldWaterDay On Sewage Water Recycling with Bhargavi Rao & RJ Vijaya Click this link to listen to the interview (Kannada, 45 mins):  https://soundcloud.com/radioactivecr90-4mhz/water-and-sanitation-sewage-water-recycling Other Radioactive conversations with Bhargavi that may interest you: Water & Sanitation – Discussion With Bhargavi Rao About Total Sanitation In Karnataka https://soundcloud.com/radioactivecr90-4mhz/water-sanitation-discussion-with-bhargavi-rao-about-total-sanitation-in-karnataka Interview With Bhargavi Rao About Lakes Surf https://soundcloud.com/radioactivecr90-4mhz/water-sanitation-interview-with-bhargavi-rao-about-lakes-surf Discussion With Bhargavi Rao About Usage Of Dry Toilets

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Deconstructing Notions Of ‘science Capital’ And ‘world Class City’ In The Context Of Bangalore And The Proposed ‘science City’ In Challakere

Report of a conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies Director, Program on Science, Technology and Society Harvard Kennedy School John F. Kennedy School of Government 16 March 2017 ; Time: 3 pm to 5.30 pm ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, Bangalore Downloads: Invitation to a conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff @ ESG Report of the conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies Director, Program

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Wetland Rules 2016 Promote Undemocratic Conservation And Management Of Wetland Ecosystems

Comprehensive destruction of Wetlands is likely if the Rules are enacted 7 June 2016 Downloads: ESG Submission to Indian Environment Minister to reject Draft Wetland Rules 2016 MOEF Response to RTI regarding formulation of Draft Wetland Rules 2016 Email/RPAD Mr. Prakash Javadekar Hon’ble Minister of State for Environment, Forests & Climate Change Government of India Indira Paryavaran Bhavan Jorbagh Road New Delhi – 110 003 6th June 2016 Reg.: MoEF&CC Proposal to enact Draft Wetland

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STATE WIDE WORKSHOP ON “Conservation Of Lakes And Water Bodies”

Organised by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology & Environment Support Group, supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and in association with St. Philomena’s College, Mysore 19 December 2015 ; Time: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm ; Venue: St.Philomena’s College Auditorim, Bannimantap, Bangalore -Mysore Road, Mysore- 570015 Downloads: KSCST_ESG Mysore Lakes Workshop Invite- English KSCST_ESG Mysore Lakes Workshop Invite- Kannada Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology & Environment

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Conservation Of Lakes And Water Bodies Across Karnataka

Organised by Environment Support Group in Collaboration with Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology 24 January 2015 ; Venue: Various Locations in Karnataka Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology & Environment Support Group INVITE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN STATE WIDE WORKSHOPS ON “Conservation of Lakes and Water Bodies” Organised as part of the efforts in Networking for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) – Eco Water Literacy Campaign 2011 (Karnataka) supported by the Department of Science

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Karnataka High Court Issues Contempt Notice On Karnataka Chief Secretary For Not Constituting Lake Protection Committees As Directed

Order issued in Civil Contempt Petition filed by Environment Support Group 29 August 2013 Downloads: ESG Release: High Court issues notice of Contempt against Karnataka Chief Secretary Press Release : 29th August 2013 : Bangalore Karnataka High Court issues Contempt Notice on Karnataka Chief Secretary for not constituting Lake Protection Committees as directed In a significant decision, a Division Bench of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka constituted by Mr. Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar & Mr.

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Rejuvenating Lakes, Rivers And Wells To Make Bangalore Water Secure

Workshop Invitation 24 April 2013 ; Time: 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM ; Venue: Ashirvaad, St. Mark’s Road Cross, (Behind Kebab Corner), Bangalore Downloads: ESG Workshop Invitation: Rejuvenating Lakes, River and Wells ESG Workshop Poster: Rejuvenating Lakes, River and Wells   This year we are suffering the worst drought in decades. Most dams across the Cauvery are drying up. Will this mean half of Bangalore’s population that gets piped water supply from the river will have

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Workshop On Establishment Of Ward Committees In 198 Wards Of Bangalore Held

in compliance with directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka 16 January 2013 ; Time: 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm ; Venue: Student Christian Mission House, 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound, Mission Road, Bangalore 560027 Tel: 080 2222 3761 Downloads: Invitation to Workshop on Establishment of Ward Cmts in Bangalore Note on Context of Court directing establishment of Ward Committees Report of Workshop on Constituting Ward Committees, 16 Jan 2013   Environment Support Group,

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Workshop On Wise Use, Rehabilitation, Conservation And Protection Of Lakes And Their Canal Networks In Karnataka

Workshop Invitation 22 September 2012 ; Time: 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm ; Venue: SCM House, 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound, Mission Road, Bangalore Workshop Date: 22 September 2012(REGISTRATION CLOSES 20 SEPTEMBER)   Over the past two decades there has been a serious decline in the quality and number of lakes in the Bangalore urban region due to encroachment, pollution and neglect. The same situation exists across the State of Karnataka. This has resulted in

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Karnataka High Court Institutes Decentralised Management And Regulation Of Conservation And Protection Of Karnataka’s Lakes And Canal Networks

Unprecedented decision gives new lease of life to build water and ecological security of Karnataka 31 August 2012 Downloads: ESG Release on Final Order by Karnataka High Court in Lakes Case Final Order of Kar High Court in ESG PIL on Lakes (WP 817/2008), dt. 11 April 2012 How to Use the Judgment to Protect and Conserve Lakes and Raja Kaluves: ESG Publication, 2012 How to Use the Judgment to Protect and Conserve Lakes and

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Late Nobel Laureate Prof. Elinor Ostrom Commended ESG’s Efforts To Advance Wise Use And Conservation Of Lakes In Karnataka

Ostroms said ESG’s Lakes Intiative “… is an important step towards securing public commons and could go a long way in extending water and food security to millions who are in critical need of the same”. 9 June 2012 Downloads: Release: Ostrom Commends ESG’s Lakes Conservation Efforts Ostrom’s Letter to the United Nations Commending ESG’s efforts   Days before she passed away, 2009 Nobel laureate Prof. Elinor Ostrom in a letter written to the Secretariat

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ESG’s PIL To Protect Lakes, Justice N. K. Patil Report On Lakes Protection, Karnataka Government Orders Constituting Lakes Protection Committees, And Various Reports On Wetlands

27 May 2012 Downloads: ESG Petition in High Court- 817/2008 and Contempt Petition ESG submission to N.K.Patil Committee and one report of Patil Committee Patil Committee report for Preservation of lakes in Karnataka ESG reports and booklets on lakes- 1 ESG reports and booklets on lakes- 2 ESG reports and booklets on lakes- 3 ESG Lakes Case Kar HC and GOK Order Forward Foundation Lakes Case NGT and SC Orders Kar Statutes on Lakes Protection

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Environment Support Group Gets United Nations “WATER FOR LIFE” 2012 Best Practices Award

Comprehensive efforts to conserve Bangalore Lakes that bring together Judiciary, Government and wide public considered strategic to building ecological, water and economic security 23 March 2012Downloads: Pictorial Brochure on ESG’s Lakes effort Release on ESG winning the UN ‘Water for Life’ Award 2012 UN Water for Life Awardees with UN Officials and Dignitaries UN Water for Life Award Citation UN Water for Life Award Medal NDTV feature on ESG’s lakes conservation initiative ESG Brief on

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ESG Is Gold Winner Of “Best Green Water Stewardship” Award Instituted By International Green Awards, UK

29 November 2011 Environment Support Group is happy to share that it is the recipient of the 2011 Gold Award in the category of “Best Green Water Stewardship” instituted by the International Green Awards, London. ESG won this award for its ongoing “Collaborative Initiative for the Wise Use, Conservation and Protection of Lakes” in Bangalore, India.   A core part of this ongoing effort is ESG’s campaign, research and Public Interest Litigation efforts which the Karnataka High Court supported by directing Government agencies and the public at large

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Karnataka High Court Committee Strongly Discourages “commercial” Involvement In Lake Management And Rejuvenation

ESG’s PIL is basis for this proposal 2 November 2011 Downloads: Press Release on Justice Patil Report on Privatisation of Lakes Report of the Justice Patil Committee regarding Privatisation of Lakes, dated 10 Oct 2011   PRESS RELEASE : Bangalore : 02 November 2011 Karnataka High Court Committee strongly discourages “commercial” involvement in lake management and rejuvenation   In a significant development, the Committee appointed under the Chairmanship of Justice Mr. N. K. Patil, Judge

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Karnataka High Court Report Promotes People Centre And Ecologically Sensitive Lake Rehabilitation In Bangalore

Landmark initiative of Karnataka High Court stops the destruction and degeneration of lakes of Bangalore Over 400 lakes to be immediately protected and rehabilitated in an ecologically wise and socially just manner spread over 1200 sq. kms. of Bangalore urban region 3 March 2011 Downloads: Plan of Action for Bangalore Lakes, Justice N. K. Patil Committee Annexures to Plan of Action for Bangalore Lakes, Justice N. K. Patil Committee In a landmark ruling today, the

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