- The event closed with renewed focus on interdisciplinary collaboration to address future water challenges in India.
- This edition of India Water Week was focused on the theme – “Water Security for Sustainable Development with Equity”.
- Renewed support of Central and State Governments and active participation of key nodal agencies.
- Exuberant international participation, global interest, and display of technology breakthroughs marked the unique features of this grand show.
WD News: The 7th India Water Week concluded on an optimistic note for the future of water in a world battling with climate change. It witnessed the participation of visionary leaders, municipal water experts, policymakers, regulators and subject matter experts from all around the world. The mega show was an astounding success attended by conference delegates and guests from India and overseas. The conference and seminar sessions provided an effective platform for interaction and brainstorming on several important themes of water security.
The final day of IWW 2022 began with a captivating and interactive seminar moderated by Water Digest on “Reuse & Recycle of Wastewater for Water Resilience & Water Market”. The session chair was Professor A. A. Kazmi, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, the co-chair of the session was Shri Ajay Gupta, Member Drainage, Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Ms. Anupama Madhok Sud, Director & Editor, Water Digest moderated the event.
Shri Sunil Kumar Chairman, Central Ground Water Board chaired an insightful session on Atal Bhujal Yojana, and National Project on Aquifer Management. The session was co-chaired by Shri KC Naik, former Chairman, CGWB and member J&K Water Resources Research Act along with Shri Pratul Saxena, Project Director, Atal Bhujal Yojana.
DHAN Foundation organised an interesting event on the final day of the eventful week. The welcome address was given by Shri V. Venkatesan, Programme Leader, DHAN Foundation and keynote address was by Shri Amit Mitra, an independent researcher from New Delhi.
Besides, there was a resourceful session chaired by Shri Anand Agrawal Member, CGWB, Ministry of Jal Shakti on the topic “Partnership with Community (PRI, SHF and NGOs) for Water Conservation & Management by the National Water Mission.
Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Hon’ble Vice President of India presided over the valedictory function of India Water Week on its fifth and last day.
Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Hon’ble Union Minister of Jal Shakti; Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare; Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State for Jal Shakti; Shri Swatantra Dev Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Jal Shakti, Government of Uttar Pradesh; Smt. Debashree Mukherjee, Special Secretary, DoWR, Ministry of Jal Shakti; Shri Pankaj Kumar, Secretary of Department of Water Resources and other dignitaries graced the occasion.
Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar reiterated the initiative of reuse, reduce and recycle and said that such an initiative must be used to conserve all the resources including water and energy.
Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that furthering the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vishwas’, the movement for water should become a movement of the people. He emphasised that people gathered at the 7th India Water Week have played a major role in bringing solutions for water management under one roof.
Shri Narendra Singh Tomar addressed the gathering and highlighted the need to bring new and innovative technologies to strengthen agriculture and reduce the use of water in irrigation through various measures.
Smt. Debashree Mukherjee shared her valuable insight on the event on how it has played a key role in enriching the theme of water security for sustainable development with equity.
Shri Pankaj Kumar appreciated the participants, stakeholders, panelists and young minds, for enriching the event with their beautiful insights.
As an integrated and focus area of the event, the exhibition saw the presence of global exhibitors, making it a valuable networking place where exhibitors and visitors exchanged solutions and innovations to shape India’s water future. The show brought together all stakeholders on one common platform to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the Indian water