4th India Water Impact Summit

Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) led by IIT Kanpur are pleased to organise the 4th India Water Impact Summit from 5-7 December 2019 at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

The Summit this year will focus on integrated water resources management in urban and rural settings in order to achieve the Government’s goal of providing water to every household in the next 5 years. This will require a significant policy and behavioural shift in managing water resources.

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IWIS 2018 Proceedings

IWIS 2018 Proceedings

SUMMIT AT A GLANCE

PLENARY SESSION

Session P0: Welcome addresses
Session P1: Global cooperation for a global issue
Session P2: Inaugural ministerial session
Session P3: Strategic collaborations for impact projects
– Project A: 5x drains and river restoration projects: (Delhi, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Indore)
– Project B: Ganga Knowledge Centre
– Project C: Centre for excellence for water finance
– Project D: Community engagement
– Project E: Accelerating environmental technologies
Session P4: Closing valedictory
Session P5: Summary and way forward
Session PX: Keynote speakers

TRACK B

Water Finance Forum
Session B1: Blended finance approaches in the water sector
Session B2: Development of a water bond / Ganga bond
Session B3: Innovative financial instruments for the water sector – I – Credit enhancement
Session B4: Innovative financial instruments for the water sector – II – Fintech & digital solutions

TRACK D

Water Impact in Smart Cities

Session D1 – D4: This track will present global best practices and experiences, highlight critical points of failure and strategic solutions that can be applied in the Indian context. This track will explore the following aspects:

  • How are cities creating new water resources by integrating rivers, drains, ponds, lakes, reservoirs and aquifers into a unified water resource system
  • Is 24×7 water supply boon or bane for water resource management
  • How are cities increasing water revenues and reducing water losses
  • Does laying dual pipeline strategy for reuse of sewage help or hinder efficient water resource management
  • How are cities leading on the preparation of their urban river management plans
  • Despite numerous occurrences, are cities ready for flood or drought related natural disasters

TRACK A

Integrating Science and Policy for Integrated Water Resource Management
Session A1: Restoration and conservation of drains I – Integrating water bodies with new and old STPs
Session A2: Restoration and conservation of drains II – Development of wetlands and in-situ treatment
Session A3: Enabling the circular economy I – Direct and indirect revenue streams for recycling water
Session A4: Enabling the circular economy II – Pricing and valuing water

TRACK C

Technology and Innovation Showcase
Session C1: Decentralised wastewater Infrastructure
Session C2: Managing and creating wetlands, and integration of bio-remediation with traditional STPs
Session C3: Solid waste and plastics management
Session C4: Resource recovery and water efficiency
Session C5: IoT, Remote sensing, Data generation
Session C6: Artificial Intelligence and data analytics in the water sector

TRACK E

Water Impact in Rural Areas | Delivering on Jal Jeewan Mission

Session E1 – E4: This track will present global best practices and experiences, highlight critical points of failure and strategic solutions that can be applied in the Indian context. This track will explore the following aspects:

  • How can rural economies develop new water resources by integrating rivers, drains, ponds, lakes, reservoirs and aquifers into a unified water resource system
  • Challenges in managing black and grey water separately in rural settings
  • Experiences from rural water and sanitation managers on the large-scale implementation of toilets for the “open defecation free” initiative
  • How is animal waste and human consumption waste such as food and plastics being managed in the context of water resources
  • What community engagement models have been successful and how

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