In the last 100 years, mankind has managed to destroy much of what it took nature millions of years to create. At no point in history has so much damage been done to our natural heritage in such short a time. If anything ever needed to be done to stop this crime against our future generations then now is the time, as with every passing day we are speeding towards a self-inflicted doomsday. What is killing our ecology and environment is generally known. What we need are solutions and ways of implementing them. This International Conference on Environment and Development: Challenges and Opportunities, being held from March 4-6, 2005, at the University of Delhi, India, is one such step. The conference presents the most up-to-date ideas on solving problems, both ecological and environmental, which mankind has brought upon itself.
Jagbir Singh :- Jagbir Singh is the Head, Dept. of Geography, Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi, India. For the past fourteen years he has concerned himself with deeper issues involving environmental disasters (both natural and man made), environmental ecology and sustainability. The use of Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS has enabled him to work at local, national and international levels. He has received scholarships to attend international conferences in Sweden, U.S.A., Australia, Uzbekistan, Singapore and Malaysia. Dr. Singh convened two international and three national conferences related to environmental issues at global levels. He has written many books including “Tourism Geography”, “Tsunamis: Threats and Management”, “Environment and Development: Opportunities and Challenges” and “Ecotourism.” Dr. Singh has completed his Ph.D. on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Currently he is doing his MBA in Disaster Management from I.P. University, Delhi, India.