The International Institute of the Bengal and Himalayan Basins



8th Annual Townes and Tagore Seminar for Science & Technology

The Global Water Situation: California and Beyond
HydroGrameen Technology
(Water Project for the Community)

Venue: Berkeley Community Media (BCM), 2239 MLK Jr, Way, Berkeley
Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm; RSVP at bengalbasin@gmail or 510-575-5112

Invited speakers from UC Berkeley and Stanford Universities will talk about the HydroGrameen Technology (water project for the community by refilling depleted aquifers and converting watershed into water village) and how it addresses the global water crisis, with the end view of establishing a self-reliant, affordable and clean water resources for the community, as well as prevent further land subsidence. 

Interested to speak or share your ideas at the event? Please email us with you topic at on or before 14 December 2017 to be included in the program. 


  • Welcome remarks by Brian Scott, Director of Berkeley Community Media
  • Presentation/Discussion

               Dawn Bravo, PhD (Biochemistry, Stanford University)
               David Seaborg (Evolutionary Biology & President, Rainforest Fund)
               Mamade Kadreebux (Author and Artist)
               Rash B. Ghosh, PhD (Ecology, Hydrology, Salford-Manchester University)
               Other invited speakers

  • Q&A
  • Networking/Mixer

      (Master of Ceremonies – Melanie Mentzel)

Event is free and refreshments will be served.

Organized by The International Institute of Bengal and Himalayan Basins (IIBHB) in collaboration with the Berkeley Community Media (BCM)

Questions or RSVP, please email  or call 510-575-5112

You can also register through Eventbrite – 8th Annual Townes and Tagore Seminar: HydroGrameen Technology (Water Project for the Community)