On 8 May 2008, the fourth in the lecture series of the ECLA Annual Conference on Water, Ing. Michal Kravcík expounded a new paradigm of thinking about water. In the old water paradigm, we believed that humanity has little impact on the natural water cycle and that this cycle has a negligible effect on global
ECLA was particularly honoured to receive Tony Allan to deliver a Annual Conference lecture. Just over a month before his arrival, Professor Allan was awarded the 2008 Water Laureate prize by the Stockholm Water Committee for his ‘pioneering and long lasting work in education and raising the awareness internationally of interdisciplinary relationships between agricultural production,
On Tuesday 6th May ECLA hosted Professor David Blackbourn as part of the Annual Conference on Water. Blackbourn’s lecture, entitled ‘Conquest and Conservation: German Waterlands since 1750’ drew largely on his recent book, The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany (2006), a broad-ranging and fascinating history of Germany’s ‘battle’ with
On Monday 5 May 2008, ECLA welcomed Maude Barlow to deliver the opening lecture of the Annual Conference. Maude Barlow is a human rights activist and author of several books, the most recent being Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water. Based on the research included in
Yesterday (Monday 5 May) saw the opening of the Annual Conference at ECLA. This year Annual Conference takes water as its theme for the week. Also chosen as the 2008 topic for the UN-decade Education for Sustainable Development, water is now at the heart of a number of key global political problems, such as inequality,
In May 2007, ECLA held its annual conference on the theme of ‘social entrepreneurship’. Social Entrepreneurship is a term used to describe financially self-sustaining initiatives that attempt to fill an unmet social need. The event was a great success, producing a number of viable student projects, winning a UNESCO award for education in sustainable development,
The topic of this year’s ECLA Annual Conference was social entrepreneurship – a term quite recently adopted by both the business and academic worlds. Through their involvement, the students explored approaches to resolving social issues and forming a self-sustainable business plan. In more general terms, it helped students understand how to put theory into practice.
During ECLA’s Annual Conference, students developed projects dedicated to social entrepreneurship. Following presentations by the three competing teams, the winning project was announced on Friday. It proposed setting up a youth radio station in the Georgian district of Marneuli. It was conceived by Lika Tarkhan-Mouravi and Leah Whitman-Salkin and developed by Mariam Gagoshashvili, Firuza Ganieva,