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International Conference on

TROPICAL AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS:
Health, Management and Conservation

Nainital (India): 25-30 October 1999

Sponsored by
Aquatic Ecosystem Health and
Management Society (AEHMS),

and
International Association for Limnology (SIL)

Organised by: National Institute of Ecology

jointly with: National Research Center for Coldwater Fisheries (ICAR), Bhimtal

in association with: Centre for Development Studies, U.P. Academy of Administration, Nainital;  Kumaon University, Nainital, and others

IMPORTANT: CHANGE OF DATES

The  Conference has been
rescheduled

due to unavoidable and unforeseen reasons.
It shall now be held during

25-30 October 1999.
Inconvenience caused to any person is highly regretted.

 

SECOND CIRCULAR AND CALL FOR PAPERS

The Second Circular and Call for Papers has been issued. It can be downloaded or viewed as a PDF file (tae2.pdf).

You can also browse it here.  

Background  |  Objectives & Topics  |  General Information   |  Organisation

Submission of AbstractsRegistration Fees  |  Accommodation Excursions

Contacts  |  Tentative Programme 

 

 

Background

The inland freshwater and coastal ecosystems bear the brunt of all human activities - whether on land or in water. Organic pollution from domestic sewage, eutrophication due to excessive input of nutrients from agricultural activities, and toxic pollution from industrial effluents have serious impacts on water quality, aquatic biodiversity and human health. In recent years, there has been a growing realisation to evaluate these impacts in an ecosystem perspective. In this context, attempts are being made to apply the concept of "health" to ecosystems as well. However, the inland aquatic ecosystems (lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands, lagoons and backwaters) throughout the world are becoming highly degraded but in the developing countries (especially in the tropics) where the anthropogenic pressure is maximum due to large population and growing needs for economic development, they have received relatively little attention from the researchers, policy makers and environmental managers. The future of the developing countries in the next century would indeed be determined by the availability and quality of water.

As the twentieth century comes to an end, there is an urgent need to assess the "health" of aquatic ecosystems, especially in the tropics, the root causes of its degradation, and develop strategies for the restoration, management and conservation of the aquatic ecosystems for the sustainable development in the 21st century. The aquatic ecosystems and their biological resources have to be viewed holistically in a landscape perspective and their management must follow an integrated approach. There is a need for an immediate policy initiative on aquatic ecosystems, and appropriate steps to strengthen education, research and training. It will be important to learn from the experiences and knowledge gained in the temperate (developed) countries, and to develop appropriate ecotechnologies for restoration and management.

In this context the Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society, has sponsored this major international conference before the end of the millennium to focus on the aquatic ecosystems by bringing together the experts and researchers from both the temperate and tropical regions. The Conference is co-sponsored by the SIL Committee on Limnology in Developing Countries.

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Objectives

The chief objectives of the Conference are:

1. to review and compare the state of aquatic ecosystem "health" in the tropical and temperate regions,

2. to evaluate the impacts of degradation of aquatic ecosystems on biodiversity (particularly fisheries) and human well being,

3. to review the methods for assessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystem "health",

4. to review the status of conservation and management of aquatic ecosystems, and the challenges ahead, particularly in the tropics,

5. to formulate strategies, and to identify ecotechnological approaches for the restoration and management of degraded of aquatic ecosystems both in the tropical and temperate regions,

6. to discuss the needs for education, awareness and policy initiatives, and

7. to identify areas of cooperation in aquatic sciences between tropical and temperate countries.

Topics to be covered (Tentative List)

The Conference will cover a wide range of topics related to all kinds of inland aquatic ecosystems throughout the world but particular emphasis will be laid on the problems and their resolution in the tropics where majority of the developing countries lie. The following list of topics is only suggestive in nature.


* Aquatic Ecosystem Health: Concept and its development

* Assessment and Monitoring of Ecosystem Health: Approaches, Indicators and Parameters
* Factors Affecting Aquatic Ecosystem Health
* Biological Diversity in Aquatic Ecosystems (Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands): Assessment, Monitoring and Conservation
* Functioning of Aquatic ecosystems
* Aquatic Ecosystem Interactions with Their Watershed
* Riparian and Littoral Zones as Land-Water Ecotones
* Eutrophication and Control Strategies
* Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems (Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands)
* Pollution Control Technologies (including Biological Wastewater Treatment)
* Sustainable Management and "Wise Use" of Aquatic Ecosystems
* Ecotechnology and Ecological Engineering for Aquatic Ecosystems
* National Water Policies and Aquatic Ecosystem Health
* Legislation and Policy Initiatives
* Learning from Experiences in Temperate Aquatic Ecosystems: Case Studies
* International Cooperation in Research and Management
* Research and Training: Needs and Strategies
* Public Awareness and the Role of NGOs

Suggestions for additional topics are welcome.

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ORGANIZATION

Steering Committee
Co-Chair: Dr Brij Gopal, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Co-Chair: Dr M. Munawar, Canada Center for Inland Waters, Burlington, Canada

Members
Dr G. Dave, Sweden
Dr C. van de Guchte, Netherlands
Dr D. Malley, Canada
Prof. Vidyavathi, India
Dr T. Naganuma, Japan
Prof. W.D. Williams, Australia
Dr P. Ross, USA
Prof. A.R. Zafar, India

International Scientific Committee

Chair: Prof. D.P. Zutshi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Co-Chair: Dr J.R.B. Alfred, Director, Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, India
Co-Chair: Dr S. Lawrence, Gaia Projects, Winnipeg, Canada

Members:
Dr R. Baudo, Instituto Italiano di Idrobiologia, Italy
Dr F. Bugenyi, Fisheries Research Institute, Uganda
Dr C. Dickens, Umgeni Water, South Africa
Dr D. Dudgeon, University of Hong kong, Hong Kong
Dr C. Gordon, University of Ghana, Ghana
Dr R.D. Gulati, Netherlands Institute of Ecological Research, Netherlands
Dr A. Hansen, IMTA, Mexico
Dr. A.D. Jassby, University of California, USA
Dr W.J. Junk, Max Planck Institute of Limnology, Germany
Dr C.H.D. Magadza, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Prof. J.J. Neiff, Centro Ecologia Aplicada Litoral, Argentina
Dr A. Rahman, Ruakura Agriculture Center, New Zealand
Prof. J.G. Tundisi, International Institute of Ecology, Brazil
Dr R.L. Welcomme, U.K. (formerly FAO, Rome)
Prof. R.G. Wetzel, University of Alabama, USA


National Organising Committee
Chair: Dr K. Gopa Kumar, Dy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR, New Delhi
Co-Chair: Prof. J.S. Singh, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Members:
Dr S. Ayyappan, Director, Central Inst. Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar
Dr M.Y. Kamal, Vice Chancellor, SK University of Agriculture & Technology, Srinagar
Dr R.A. Khan, Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta
Dr N.C. Nandi, Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta
Dr S.Z. Siddiqui, Zoological Survey of India, Hyderabad
Dr M. Sinha, Director, Central Inland Fisheries Research Inst., Barrackpore


Local Organising Committee

Patron
Prof. B.S. Rajput, Vice Chancellor, Kumaun University, Nainital

Chairman
Dr R.S. Tolia, Director, U.P. Administration Academy, Nainital

Organising Secretaries
Prof. S.P. Singh, Kumaun University, Nainital
Dr K.K. Vass, Director, NRC on Coldwater Fisheries (ICAR), Bhimtal


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CALL FOR PAPERS & SUBMISSION OF ASBSTRACTS

Researchers from all countries are invited to contribute papers for presentation at the Conference. Contributions should be original in nature and should not have been published or presented at another conference earlier, or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The Abstracts of papers to be presented at the Conference must be submitted before 31 July 1999. The abstracts should not exceed 200 words. They should include the objective, some information on the study area/aquatic ecosystem studied, methods used (where required), important results and conclusions. Statements reflecting common knowledge should not be made.

The authors should declare that the paper offered for the Conference is not under publication in any journal, has not been submitted for consideration, and includes new observations or new interpretations of previously published results.

The Abstracts must be prepared strictly according to the following format:


A.B. Author, C.D. Author, and B.C. Author

Authors' Institutional address in full

TITLE OF THE CONTRIBUTED PAPER (all capital letters)

The text of the abstract....................... (To be double spaced)

..............................................................................

.................................................................................



The abstracts may be submitted by post (one hard copy and one copy on the floppy diskette) OR by E-Mail. The electronic version should be prepared using Word Perfect 5.1 or 6.0 (for Windows) or MS-Word 6.0. Higher versions should not be used. Submission by E-mail should be made only as DOS Text and in No case should be sent as a Word or any other attachment.

The Abstracts must be accompanied with the Registration and Abstracts Form which can be downloaded here as a PDF file (Abstform.pdf).

Acceptance of Abstracts
The Abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. They will be judged for their brevity, clarity of expresssion and the scientific content.

In view of the large participation expected at the Conference, and that parallel sessions may not be held (except for Working Groups), only a few papers can be accepted for oral presentation. The remaining contributions will be accepted as Poster only. There will be one or more special sessions for discussion on Posters.

A letter of acceptance of the abstract shall be sent to the corresponding author after 1 August 1999. This will indicate whether the contribution is accepted for ORAL or POSTER Presentation.


Formal Invitation Letters
A formal letter of invitation will be sent to the contributors whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation. However, such invitations are meant only to raise funds and to obtain visa for travel to India. The invitation is in no way a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support.

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TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

STRUCTURE OF THE CONFERENCE
The Conference will be structured into Invited Plenary Lectures, several Technical Sessions - each with one or two Keynote Addresses and a few Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, and several Working Groups. If necessary, two concurrent Technical Sessions will be organised.

Following is the tentative outline of the Conference Programme.

Arrival of Participants
Participant should arrive in Delhi latest by the morning of 24 October. Indian participants making their own travel arrangements should arrive in Nainital by evening of 24 October or early morning of 25 October.

24 October 1999 (Travel to Nainital)
Participants shall travel to Nainital by road on 24 October. Coaches shall leave Delhi at about 9.00 a.m. Lunch will be arranged on way. Arrival in Nainital is expected by 7.00 p.m. There shall be an Evening Mixer (reception) in Nainital in the evening.

Details will be included in the Third Circular which will be mailed to the participants in the first week of October.

25 October 1999
Registration of Delegates in the morning will be followed by the Inaugural Session and Plenary Lectures. Technical Sessions will start after Lunch.

26 October 1999
Plenary Lecture; Whole day Technical Sessions; Poster Sessions; Working Groups

27 October 1999
Field Visit to Lakes in forenoon; Afternoon Technical Sessions; Conference Dinner

28 October 1999
Plenary Lecture; Whole day Technical Sessions; Poster Sessions; Working Groups

29 October 1999
Plenary Lecture; Whole day Technical Sessions; Poster Sessions; Working Groups

30 October 1999
Plenary Lecture; Forenoon Technical Sessions; Afternoon Closing Session

Some participants, who join Post-Conference Excursions, leave for Delhi by train.

31 October 1999
Departure for Delhi by road in the morning.


MID-CONFERENCE EXCURSION

The mid-conference excursion on 27 October will take the participants to all the lakes in and around Nainital. Researchers from the University, Fisheries Institute and NGOs will join to discuss the studies made on these lakes, their problems and management efforts.

Additional visits to areas of interest, a boat trip on Lake Nainital, and an Evening of Cultural Programme are also planned. Details will be included in the Third Circular.

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REGISTRATION FEE

The Registration Fee will include Travel from Delhi to Nainital and back by deluxe coaches, Conference Kit, Abstracts book, Mid-Conference Excursion, Tea/Coffee during Sessions, Lunch (25-30 October), Conference Dinner, and Evening Mixer on 24 October in Nainital.

The Registration Fee for various categories of participants has been fixed as under:

Category of Participants          Developed Countries                       Developing Countries

                                              Before              After                         Before                       After
                                           30 Sept 99      30 Sept 99               30 Sept 99               30 Sept 99

Non Members                         US$ 230         US$ 260                       US$ 175             US$ 200

Members of AEHMS or SIL     US$ 200          US$ 230                       US$ 150             US$ 175

Students                               US$ 150         US$ 175                       US$ 120             US$ 150

Accompanying Persons          US$ 100           US$ 100                       US$ 100             US$ 100

 

IMPORTANT

Participants from INDIA and NEPAL will have
Special Rates of Registration Fee. Click here for details.  

 

NOTE
Due to certain legal restrictions in India on transactions in foreign exchange, it will be very difficult for the organisers of the Conference to refund the Registration Fee in the event of cancellations. Therefore, the last date for payment of Early Registration Fee has been kept only three weeks before the Conference. If you are not sure of your participation for some reason and still want to take advantage of the reduced Registration Fee, you may send a Non-Refundable Advance Deposit of US$ 50 which will be adjusted against your Registration Fee when you arrive in Nainital.

 The Conference Registration Form may be downloaded as a PDF file here (Abstform.pdf)

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The Organisers

The Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society (AEHMS) in an international society established in 1989 to 'encourage and promote integrated ecosystemic and holistic initiatives for the protection and conservation of aquatic resources'. Its objectives include, "promotion and development of the concept of ecosystem health for the protection, conservation and management of marine and freshwater environments", and "understanding of aquatic ecosystems structure, function and management from an integrated, multidisciplinary and sustainable perspective". The Society's journal Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management is published by Elsevier Scientific Publishers, Amsterdam. The Society also publishes a series of monographs titled Ecovision. For further information, visit http://www.aehms.org

The National Institute of Ecology (NIE) is India's premier interdisciplinary, professional association in the field of ecology and environmental sciences. Founded in 1978, it is a registered non-governmental, non-political and non-profit making organisation. The NIE endeavours to promote all fields of ecology and environmental science through interactions between researchers from diverse disciplines. The NIE sponsors the International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, and organises national and international conferences. For further information, visit the NIE website http://www.members.tripod.com/nieindia/index.htm

The International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology (SIL), founded in 1922, is world's premier organisation in the field of limnology. It is affiliated to the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) as their Section of Limnology. SIL organises Limnology Congresses every three years and publishes their Proceedings, besides Communications and a Newsletter.SIL functions through several committees and Working Groups. For further information, visit http://www.limnology.org


Venue of the Conference

lake1.gif (346174 bytes)Nainital (29 24' N Latitude, 79 28' E Longitude, 1938 m altitude) is a major tourist town of Indian Himalaya but is equally known for its educational institutions. In the center of the city is a kidney shaped lake (1.4 km long, 25 m deep). Human settlements are spread over steep hills which rise to 2600 m around the lake. The highest peak in 2678 m. 

Established by the British in 1827, Nainital was once the "most beautiful place on the face of earth". The city environment has degraded considerably in recent decades but still it is the most vegetated city of India. The climate is warm temperate under the influence of monsoon rainfall from June to September. This is reflected in tropical luxuriance of forest vegetation though constituted by several temperate taxa. Mean monthly maximum temperature varies from 12 C in January to 29 C in May and the mean monthly minimum from 3 C in January to 10 C in June. The annual precipitation exceeds 2500 mm with some snowfall in winters (December-January).

The region around Nainital, often referred to as Kumaon Himalaya, has 7 large natural lakes, and can be proudly called the Lake district of India.

Kumaon University
Kumaon University which is celebrating this year its Silver Jubilee, is one of the best universities in the country. It is well known internationally for the work of its Departments of Botany, Zoology, Geology and Forestry. The Botany Department has been an excellent centre of ecological research with numerous valuable contributions in the area of forest ecology as well as aquatic ecology. The researchers of the Botany and Zoology Departments have investigated various lakes in the region in quite many details.

Centre for Development Studies
The Centre for Development Studies is an autonomous registered body within the fold of the U.P. Academy of Administration. It is a self-financed, non-governmental voluntary research and development organization. U.P. Academy of Administration is a governmental organization for "Individual and team capacity building of civil and public servants of Uttar Pradesh and India".

Travel to Nainital
Nainital lies 350 km northeast of Delhi, the Capital of India. The nearest Railway station is Kathgodam, 35 km from Nainital. There are several trains to Kathgodam from Delhi and other parts of northern India. Nainital is directly connected with Delhi by frequent bus service which takes 8 to 10 hr.

The Organising Committee of the Conference has arranged for the travel of all participants from Delhi to Nainital by deluxe coaches which will leave Delhi on 24 October 1999 at 8.00 a.m. After the Conference, the coaches will bring the participants to Delhi on 31 October, leaving Nainital in the morning.

Indian participants who wish to travel by train or regular bus service should make their own arrangements. It is deeply regretted that the Organising Committee or the Official Travel Agent cannot assist in making train or bus bookings on behalf of the participants. Detailed information on the latest timing of trains and buses between Delhi and Nainital will be provided in early September.

Weather During October
During the last week of October (period of the Conference), the weather is generally sunny but pleasantly cold. The maximum and minimum temperatures are about 24 and 13 C respectively. Woolen clothes will be required.

Visas
A visa is required for the nationals of most countries for visiting India. It should be obtained from the Indian Embassy or High Commission or one of its Consulates nearest to your residence, before departure. Delegates traveling from or through African or Latin American countries may require certificates of vaccination against yellow fever.

Currency
The Indian currency is Indian Rupee (INR or Rs). The current exchange rate is approx.
US $ 1 = INR 42.00.

Facilities for exchanging currency into Indian Rupee will be available in Nainital. Currency of Traveller's Cheques in US Dollars can be readily exchanged in banks and all major hotels. It is advisable to exchange some amount upon arrival in Delhi.


Financial Support
The Organisers have no funds available to support the participants towards their travel or other expenses. Participants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel, accommodation and other expenses. However, efforts are being made to raise funds from several sources. If we succeed in receiving any grants, only partial assistance will be offered to a few participants on the basis of their financial needs and the quality of their contribution. Such assistance if any, may be available only towards the end of September or in early October. Those seeking partial assistance must submit the full manuscript of their proposed presentation together with a brief curriculum vitae and list of publications for consideration before 31 July 1999.

CONFERENCE LANGUAGE

All proceedings of the Conference shall be conducted only in English. There shall be no facility for simultaneous translation.


PUBLICATIONS
The AEHMS plans to publish selected papers in a book in their series Ecovision Monographs. Few selected paper will be published in their journal Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management (published by Elsevier, Amsterdam). Other papers, if found suitable after peer review, will be published appropriately by the National Institute of Ecology.

All contributors are required to submit two copies (hard copy - laser prints) of full manuscripts, complete with illustrations, to the organisers, before 30 October 1999. Manuscripts received late will be considered for publication only in exceptional circumstances.

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Last Date for Submission of Abstracts        31 July 1999

Acceptance of Abstracts                            15 August 1999

Third Circular                                             15 September 1999

Last Date for Early Registration                   30 September 1999

Last Date for Reservation of Accommodation    30 September 1999

Last Date for Reservation on Post-Conference Excursion    30 September 1999

Arrival in Delhi for onward travel to Nainital                         24 October 1999
                                                                                            ( before 8.00 a.m.)

ACCOMMODATION

Nainital is a relatively small town with only limited hotel accommodation. The availability is greatly affected by the large number of tourists throughout the year. Rooms have been booked in several hotels and tourist lodges for the period of the Conference, and will be reserved for the participants on a First Come First Served basis. The participants are requested to book accommodation by indicating their choices in order of preference, and sending a Non-Refundable Deposit, for one night stay in the hotel of their first choice, to the Official Travel Agent before 30 September 1999.

To download the Hotel Reservation Form (and Excursion Booking Form) as a PDF file (hotel-bk.pdf), click here.

HOTEL RATES

                                                        Single             Double               Family suite
                                                                            (2-bed)                 (4 beds)

1. Hotel Manu Maharani                     US$ 54         US$ 56                       --
   Grassmere Estate
2. Hotel Vintage Inn, Mallital               US$ 31           US$ 42                       --
3. Hotel Arif Castles, Mallital               US$ 43           US$ 43                       --
4. Tallital Tourist Complex, Mallital         --               US$ 23                   US$ 34
5. Sukhatal Tourist Complex, Mallital      --               US$ 23                   US$ 34

Notes:
1. These rates are for Bed and Breakfast only, and include of all Taxes & Service Charges.
2. Hotel Arif Castles offers FREE use of discotheque and gymnasium.
3. The rates for Hotel Manu Maharani include Dinner (non-vegetarian), and FREE use of gymnasium.
4. Normal check-in and check-out time is 1200 noon.


HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN DELHI
(For Stay Before and after the Conference)


The tentative rates for Delhi Hotels are as under:

                                                                            Single                   Double
                                                                                                    (2-bed)

Hotel Qutab (10 km from International Airport)      US$ 112            US$ 115
Hotel Samrat (14 km from International Airport)     US$ 129             US$ 138
Hotel Lodhi (16 km from International Airport)          US$ 48               US$ 50
USI Residency (10 km from International Airport)    US$ 48               US$ 68

Note: All rates are for Bed only, and do NOT include Taxes and Service Charges.

IMPORTANT

Participants from INDIA and NEPAL will have Additional Option
of  relatively modest and cheaper accommodation in hostel/dormitories.
Click here for details. 

 


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Post Conference Excursions

Several Post-Conference excursions to areas of limnological interest are planned. Details are included in this circular. The excursion to Bharatpur and Agra will involve long distance travel by bus whereas the other three excursions will require air travel. The participants are requested to go through the itinerary carefully while planning their programme. The cost of excursions does not include stay in hotels in Delhi, if required by the participants.

Participants must fill in the form for reservation of place on an excursion of their choice, together with the reservation of accommodation, and send it, together with the required amount, to the Official Travel Agent, Holiday Maker (India), New Delhi, before 30 September 1999.

Participants interested in visiting any other place in India are requested to contact the Official Travel Agent, Holiday Maker (India), New Delhi, for details and offer of estimated costs.

TC - I. AGRA and BHARATPUR
31 October to 2 November 1999 (3 days and 2 nights)

31 October: Leave Nainital by Deluxe coaches for Bharatpur (about 12 hours)
Arrive in Bharatpur, Stay in ITDC hotel inside the Park

1 November: Early morning visit to Keoladeo National Park (World Heritage site, and a wetland of international importance under Ramsar Convention), Boat ride in the Park and discussion on the ecology and management of the Park with the Director of the Park. Overnight stay inside the Park.

2 November: After Breakfast, leave for Agra, Visit to Fatehpur Sikri Fort and Chishti's Tomb on way, visit Taj Mahal and Fort in Agra. Return to Delhi by evening. Transfer to hotel.

Cost : US$ 138 per Person

Includes : Travel by deluxe coaches, Twin sharing rooms with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Entry fees in the Park, Monument Fees, and local English Speaking Guide in Agra

Minimum Group size: 25 persons

TC II. SRINAGAR (Kashmir)
31 October to 2 November 1999 (3 days and 2 nights)

NOTE: Tour leaves Nainital on 30 October 1999 by night train (sleeper coach).

31 October: Arrival in Delhi, Transfer to airport for flight to Srinagar (IC 821).
(Dep : Delhi 1030 hr Arr : Srinagar 1255 hrs)

Transfer to Deluxe Houseboats*. Afternoon Trip to Mughal Gardens, i.e Nishat Garden, Shalimar Garden, Chashma Shahi. Dinner on Deluxe House boats.

1 November: Boat ride on Dal Lake, Visit to other lakes and wetlands, Discussion of problems of Dal and other lakes and wetlands in and around Srinagar

2 November: Morning free for stroll on the Boulevard, Transfer to airport for return flight to Delhi (IC 822). (Dep : Srinagar 1340 hr Arr : Delhi 1605 hr)
Transfer to hotels.

*The Airport at Awantipura Airforce base is about 35 km from Srinagar and it takes about one hour to reach House Boats. The runway at Civil Airport is under repair.

Cost : US$ 70 per Person (Minimum 12 persons, with twin room sharing)
Single Room Supplement US$ 22 Per Person

Airfare (Economy Class) Delhi/Srinagar/Delhi US$ 230 per Person

Includes : Transfers between city and airport, Houseboat accommodation (twin room sharing) for two nights with breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, excursion to Mughal Gardens, scientific visit to Dal lake and other areas.

Optional: Extra day and night in Srinagar US$ 32 per Person
(Inclusive of visit to Gulmarg and stay in houseboat)

Minimum Group size: 12 persons

TC-III. UDAIPUR/JAIPUR
31 October to 2 November 1999 (3 days and 2 nights)

NOTE: Tour leaves Nainital on 30 October 1999 by night train (sleeper coach).

31 October: Arrival in Delhi, Transfer to airport for flight to Udaipur (IC 491)
(Dep : Delhi 1040 hr Arr : Udaipur 1230 hr)

Transfer to hotel. Afternoon : Half day excursion to Nathadwara.

1 November: City tour and visit to lakes to examine their problems, Transfer to airport to connect flight for Jaipur (IC 492). (Dep: Udaipur 1955 hrs Arr : Jaipur 2235 hrs), Transfer to hotel.

2 November: Morning : Excursion to Amber Fort with an elephant ride. Afternoon: Half day sightseeing of City Palace museum, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Transfer to airport to connect flight (IC 492).  Dep: Jaipur 2105 hrs Arr : Delhi 2145 hrs); Transfer to hotels.

Cost : US$ 149 per Person (Minimum 2 persons)

Includes: Transfer between hotel and city in Delhi, Jaipur and Udaipur, Twin sharing accommodation with Breakfast, Air Conditioned transportation, Monument Fees and Local English Speaking Guide in each city, elephant ride at Jaipur.

Airfare: (Economy class) Delhi/Udaipur/Jaipur US$ 260 per Person


TC-IV. LAKE CHILKA (Bhubaneswar, Orissa)
31 October to 3 November 1999 (4 days and 3 nights)
NOTE: Tour leaves Nainital on 30 October 1999 by night train (sleeper coach).

31 October: Arrival in Delhi, Transfer to airport for flight to Bhubaneswar (CD 7477). (Dep : Delhi 1030 hr Arr : Bhubaneswar 1255 hrs)
Travel by road to Barkul on the northwest coast of Lake Chilka, stay at Panthniwas (tourist hotel)

1 November: Whole day trip by boat on Lake Chilka; Working Lunch on boat. Discussion of the problems and management of the lake.

2 November: Return to Bhubaneswar, and visit to Temples in Konark and Puri, Night stay in Bhubaneswar

3 November: Transfer to airport for return flight to Delhi (CD 7478).
(Dep : Bhubaneswar 1040 hr Arr: Delhi 12 40 hr)
Transfer to hotels.

Cost : US$ 215 per Person (Minimum 8 persons, with twin room sharing)

Includes : Transfers between city and airport, Hotel accommodation (twin room sharing) for three nights with breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Boat trip on Lake Chilka, and travel to Konark and Puri by deluxe cars/coach

Airfare (Economy Class) Delhi/Bhubaneswar/Delhi US$ 230 per Person

TC - V. Full Day Sightseeing in DELHI
(Offered on 22 Oct., 23 Oct., 1 Nov., 3 Nov. and 4 Nov.)

Duration : 6 hours

Includes: Visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandani Chowk, India Gate, Govt. Buildings, Parliament House, Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, etc.

Cost : (Maximum 3 persons traveling together) US$ 40 per Car

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IMPORTANT ADDRESSES

Co-Chair of the Steering Committee

DR BRIJ GOPAL                                        (for Registration Forms and Fees,
School of Environmental Sciences                  General Information, Submission of
Jawaharlal Nehru University                           Abstracts, Financial support,
New Delhi 110067 INDIA                            Formal Invitation, Information on NIE
Tel.: (+91) (11) 6107676 ext. 2324               and its membership;
Home (+91) (11) 6185985
Fax: (+91) (11) 6165886 ; 6172438
Email: nie99@hotmail.com   or      brij@jnuniv.ernet.in

DR M. MUNAWAR                                       General Information, Travel plans
Dept of Fisheries and Oceans                               of North American participants,
Canada Centre for Inland Waters                          Information on AEHMS, its
867 Lakeshore Road                                             membership and publications
P.O. Box 5050
Burlington, Ont. L7R 4A6 CANADA
Fax: (905) 634-3516
Email: Munawarm@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Co-Chair, Scientific Committee

PROF. D.P. ZUTSHI                                       Submission and acceptance of
School of Environmental Sciences                       Abstracts, Scientific Programme
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi 110067 INDIA
Fax: (+91) (11) 6165886 ; 6172438
Email: dpzutshi@hotmail.com


Organising Secretaries

PROF. S.P. SINGH                                           Reservation of accommodation in
Department of Botany                                           Nainital for Indian Participants only,
Kumaon University                                               Payment of Advance deposit for
Nainital 263001 U.P., INDIA                               Accommodation
Tel.: (+91) (5942) 35596
Fax: (+91) (5942) 35576
E-mail: hbt@kumaon.ernet.in

DR K.K. VASS                                                           Submission of Abstracts by Indian
Director                                                                        Participants, Registration forms of
N.R.C. on Coldwater Fisheries (ICAR)                        NGOs and those without formal
Bhimtal 263136 U.P., INDIA                                       contribution
Tel: (+91) (5942) 47279
Fax: (+91) (5942) 47279

Official Travel Agent

Holiday Maker (India) Pvt. Ltd.                               All correspondence concerning
USO House                                                             accommodation in Delhi and Nainital,
6 Special Institutional Area                                       Post-Conference excursions, and
Qutab Hotel Road                                                   related payments
New Delhi 110 067.
Fax : (+91) (11) 685-3425, TeleFax : (+91) (11) 574-0383
E-Mail : Holiday.Maker@gems.vsnl.net.in
           holiday@del3.vsnl. net.in

 


If you wish to know more about the activities and publications of the sponsoring organizations, click on the links to their respective websites noted below.

Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society  < http://www.aehms.org>

International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology (SIL)    <http://www.limnology.org>

 

 

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Last Updated June 22, 1999 by Dr Brij Gopal