The new centre will see Israel’s water technologies tailor-made to suit Indian requirements and work on sustainable management solutions for Indian water sector.
WD News: Israel and India will collaborate to establish an ‘India – Israel Centre of Water Technology (CoWT) in Water Resources Management and Water Technologies at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras).
The new centre will see Israel’s water technologies tailor-made to suit the Indian requirements and work on sustainable management solutions for the Indian water sector.
“With our partners in Central Government (AMRUT) and IITM, we will jointly work for better management of water resources of India. This will be done with a focus on introduction of new state of art Israeli technology and know-how in a more sustainable manner,” Lior Asaf, Water Attache, Embassy of Israel said.
A statement from IIT Madras said that CoWT will also work towards the mutual exchange of technology, scientific information, literature, and hold discussions and consultations on various issues in the area with experts from both the countries to address problems in drinking water and sewerage management and to develop new areas of intervention. “We consider this as one of our most important collaborations working on conservation and proper utilisation of Mother Nature’s greatest gift to Mankind – The Water,” V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said.
The centre will also work towards enhancing cooperation in specific areas of capacity-building of Indian water professionals at all levels, demonstrating the projects with the latest technologies.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) will collaborate with MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, to establish the centre. A letter of Intent to establish the new centre was signed in New Delhi earlier this month by Manoj Joshi, Secretary, MoHUA, V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras and Naor Gilon, Ambassador of Israel to India.
Source: Fortune India
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