Global Dialogues: Worsening Water Crisis - “Impact of Rise in Sea Level in Mumbai”


Part three in the nine-part interactive series on "Global Dialogues: Worsening Water Crisis" hosted by Notre Dame International (NDI) on ThinkND features NDI staff from the Mumbai Global Centre and special guest speaker Krupali Uplekar Krusche, associate dean for research, scholarship, and creative work in the School of Architecture and director of DHARMA (Digital Historic Architectural Research and Material Analysis) research team. They will discuss her study titled, Sea Level Rise Study: Environmental Impact on Development of the City of Mumbai in its Future

A 3D Exhibit and International Conference, 'The Digital Future of World Heritage' was conducted in partnership with the United States Embassy to Italy, NASA, UNESCO and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage in 2014. Both projects are part of the four-year agreement with the World Heritage Center of UNESCO. The University of Notre Dame has created Development and Advancement of Resilient Cities Alliance (DVARCA) and will work on tackling issues related to climate change, including sea level rise as seen in Mumbai where planning tools like assessing onsite responses to transformations throughout the year will be recorded and included with studies done by CIRES, University of Colorado and NASA to create a comprehensive urban planning on a regional scale for the site. This will then be taken down to the level of individualized solutions on site with impact on the ground and local interventions for it.


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About the Series

Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis highlights the University’s global reach through research, activism, and local impact around the globe as a further exploration of what connects us in our Care for Our Common Home. From Mumbai to Santiago, participants will travel virtually each week to a different location around the world to learn about the global water crisis, including its accessibility, its impact on cities, and its importance to equity and food production. Participants will learn about research that is occurring with local partners, organizations, and governments that demonstrate the global impact of local interventions and collaborative projects, ultimately bringing people together to build a more sustainable and healthy future. This series also offers an opportunity to engage with international communities and learn about the impact of climate change from faculty experts at Notre Dame.

Sessions include:

  • Environmental Policy and governance in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Coastal Boulder Displacement on the West Coast of Ireland
  • Impact of Rise in Sea Level in Mumbai
  • The Water Crisis in Mexico City
  • Rivers and Tides: A Biography of the River Thames and The Sustainability of Rivers in London
  • Water Sustainability in Santiago, Chile
  • A New Parable for the Planet in Dublin
  • Offshore Energy and Climate Change, Jerusalem
  • Water, Soil, and Air, Rome

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