July 3, 2012 admin

Prof A. D. Ahluwaliainvited to address the 14th World Congress on Environment Management this week

CHANDIGARH- July 03, 2012: Prof A. D. Ahluwalia, Environment Awareness Activist has been
invited to address the 14th World Congress on Environment Management this week end (7-
08 July, 2012) in Hotel Le- MERIDIEN, New Delhi (INDIA).  Organizers IOD Institute of
Directors (headed by Lt Gen J.S. Ahluwalia) in association with ET now who have called
political big wigs & corporate head from across the country, have asked Dr Ahluwalia to
speak in panel on CLIMATE GOVERNANCE on his Futuristic Scientific Management Vision for
burning environmental issues.  The Congress is being inaugurated by Smt. Shiela Dikshit,
Chief Minister, Delhi and Keynote address will be delivered by Mr. M.F. Farooqi, IAS
Secretary, and Ministry of Environment & Forests.
Mr. Peter Varghese, High Commissioner, Australia is guest of honour. The Congress
coincides with presentation of Golden Peacock Awards for Eco-Innovation-2012 where
Justice P.N. Bhagwati & Home Minister, Mr. P. Chidambram are Chief Guests. In the
Valedictory session, Mr. B. S Hooda, Chief Minister, Haryana will be the Chief Guest.
Prof A D Ahluwalia has recently been nominated for three years as Member, National
Advisory and Monitoring Committee (PAMC) of DST for National Programme on Carbon
sequestration (NPCS).  He has been a- i) Visiting Scholar at ETH, Zurich and Cincinnati
University, Member USNC & OPCof UN’s IYPE ; ii) guest speaker in  Canberra, Prague; Lund
(Sweden); Aberystwyth, Bristol, Glasgow, Oxford ;  Cincinnati, Penn State, Dayton,
Nevada ,iii)guest writer/expert  in leading Indian English and Hindi Dailies, and TV &
Radio channels.
According to him he considers this opportunity the most prized interactive session as
environment management without a scientific basis and mindset is impossible. He aims at
awakening the sense of proportion of the national environmental system and purge climate
issues of political and economic bias in minds of politicians, administrators and
corporate big wigs. In his paper published in the souvenir volume he asserts:
To sum up:
If sea level rise is imminent, we need to use GIS and remote sensing to plan obstructing
sea inundating our big cities like Netherlands is already doing  and ultimately we all
may have to have a futuristic vision of re urbanization all along the coastal regions of
the world;
If glaciers are going to melt fast, we must prepare for flash floods of the type that
happened in 2000 and 2006 in Sutlej valley due to a lake burst in Tibet; If indeed
glaciers can disappear, we need to explore newer resources of ground water and provide
free scientific advice to public rather than leave them helpless digging unadvised bore
wells killing our kids; Plan newer bridges, powerhouses in the hill valleys to escape
flash floods; If our cities are going to go up in fires, if our forests are going to be
in flames, if our traffic is going to be unmanageable, if our fossil fuels are going to
finish, we should think out of box and take on the challenge with newer technology for
new energy sources and better environmental vision and persuasive public awakening, Dr.
A.D. Ahluwalia, Ex-Environment Outreach in-charge, Panjab University; Ex-CHAIRMAN & HEAD
& Professor, Geology Dept; Director, Centre of Advanced Studies in Geology; Co-ordinator
SAP; Panjab University, Chandigarh informed (M. No. 9878684441).     

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