Water Management In India 2013

Water is a natural resource, fundamental to life, livelihood, food security and sustainable development. It is also a scarce resource. India has more than 17 percent of the world‟s population, but has only 4% of world‟s renewable water resources with 2.6% of world‟s land area. As per present estimate, India receives on average annual precipitation of about 4000 Billion Cubic Meter (BCM), which is its basic water resource. Out of this, after considering the natural evaporation- transpiration, only about 1869 Billion Cubic Meter (BCM) is average annual natural flow through rivers and aquifers. Due to spatial-temporal variations, an estimated 690 bcm of surface water is utilizable. Add to this 432 bc  of replenishable groundwater means, only about 1122 BCM is utilizable through the present strategies, if large inter-basin transfers are not considered.

Thus, the availability of water is limited but the demand of water is increasing rapidly due to growing population, rapid   urbanization, rapid industrialization and economic development. In addition, there are inequities in distribution and lack of a unified perspective in planning, management and use of water resources. India’s Union ministry is coming up with revised national water policy for the Improvement of water use efficiency, urban and rural water supply and sanitation. This revised policy will give a new opportunity to private players for implementation of new technologies in water supply and sanitation. Water is required for domestic, agricultural, hydro-power, thermal power, navigation, recreation, etc. Utilisation in all these diverse uses of water should be optimized and an awareness of water as a scarce resource should be fostered. The Centre, the States and the local bodies (governance institutions) must ensure access to a minimum quantity of potable water for essential health and hygiene to all its citizens, available within easy reach of the household.

*Data Source From Ministry of Water Resource Development & Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation.

Objectives

The objective of “ Water Management In India-2013” conference to help understand new policies, and updates on National Water policy, increasing water use efficiency by 20% bring policymakers and stakeholders on a single platform, understand existing and potential opportunities under PPP and other possible solutions.

We will also discuss about the water supply and sanitation on an efficient manner for benefit of all. Water Management In India 2013 Conference will bring platform for water treatment service providers for health safety through latest technologies. Above all, we would like to be a platform for solutions in a developing water market.

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Speakers
Mr. Rajni Patel
GM
Gopani Products
Mr. Ashok Srivastava
General Manager - India
Napier - Reid Envirotec Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Sajid Hussain
COO
Tamil Nadu Water Investment Company Ltd.
Mr. Sanjeev Sharma
Head - Marketing
IDE Technologies Ltd.
Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra IAS
Municipal Commissioner
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
Dr. Satish D. Umrikar
Hydrogeologist
Water Supply & Sanitation Department, GoM
Mr. Mahesh Singh IFS
Member Secretary
Gujarat Water Supply & Sanitation Board
Mr. T. V. Shiva Rao
Vice President - Marketing
Elico Limited
Mr. Alok R. Gupta
Founder
Envecologic
Mr. A. B. Pandya
Member D & R
Central Water Commission
Mr. Ramany Iyer (Invited)
MD
Forbes Marshalla
Mr. Ashish Mathur
MD
JUSCO Limited
Mr. J Syamala Rao (Invited)
MD
Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board
Mr. Rajiv Mittal (Invited)
CEO - MD
VA Tech Wabag Limited
Mr. R. K. Suryavanshi
Chief Engineer
Central Water Commission
Mr. Gauranga Das
Director
Govardhan Eco Village
Dr M. B. Joshi
GM
SSNNL
Mr. Vinod Gadewar
GM
ION Exchange Limited
Media Partner
Everything About Water
Water Conference
Online Media Partner
Global Water Intelligence
Tender Tiger
Tradeindia.com
IndiaMART.com