This paper session will focus on environmental change, development practices and the impact of both on the cultural landscape. Asking fundamental questions such as what are some of the factors affecting environmental change dynamics globally and locally? We are aware that global warming, climate change and mitigation measures are all significant to the changing socio-cultural processes, human-environment interactions and in the making of disasters. By addressing the complex and diverse interactions of resources and environmental management under environmental uncertainty, the imperative need of sustainability and respecting cultural diversity, this session will raise the issues of our changing global environment that needs to be confronted. Following Professor P. P. Karan’s lifelong research interest, papers in this festschrift session will focus on recent advances in the field.
|Presenter||M.Satish Kumar*, Queens University Belfast, The progress of uneven development and territorial conundrum in the Geo-body of Northeast India||20||8:00 AM|
|Presenter||Ramesh Dhussa*, Drake University, “Delhi as Experienced by an Unknown Indian; Nirad C. Chaudhuri”||20||8:20 AM|
|Presenter||Tomoko Yamazaki*, Iwate University, Vulnerability Seen through Schools during the Reconstruction Stage in Sanriku Coast, Japan||20||8:40 AM|
|Presenter||Kenji Yamazaki*, Iwate University, Disaster Culture which Disaster Learning Nurtures||20||9:00 AM|
|Presenter||Prajjwal Panday*, Nichols College, The socio-hydrology of water supply and scarcity in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal||20||9:20 AM|
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