The global water demand continues to grow steadily at a rate of about 1% per year even when the population growth rates are reported to be steadily falling. Presently, 1.9 billion people (over a quarter of the world’s population) live in areas with potentially severe water scarcity and 3.6 billion people (nearly half the global population) live in regions that experience water scarcity at least one month per year. The water woes are further exacerbated by the intensifying of the global water cycle due to climate change resulting in wetter regions becoming more wet, and dryer regions become even more dry. This increased variation stands to increase the existing discrepancies between water demand and availability. Communities, especially youth play an important role in transforming societies and empowering this largely untapped potential and engaging with them as equal partners in development can fundamentally shape our societies for the better.
The certificate course on “Nuclear Energy & Law” is an annual feature of the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies, TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS) conducted in association with the Nuclear Law Association, India. The course contains a visit to the Narora Nuclear Power Plant. The group of participants include professionals belonging to the nuclear energy sector, lawyers, academia and students from different parts of India and abroad. The core faculty for this course consists of professionals and experts from various prestigious international as well national institutions such as the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). It is a unique opportunity to gain insights on the technical, financial, policy and domestic and international legal dimensions of nuclear energy.