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“A bilateral Water agenda: Using Policy & Technology to ensure Water Security”

CII-Triveni Water Institute inks MoU with the Water Research Center, Tel Aviv University, on Improving Indian Water Scenario across States and Regions.
CII-Triveni Water Institute, CII’s Center of Excellence on Water and the Water Research Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel, entered into Memorandum of Understanding on 22nd December 2016 at the 9th India Israel Forum’s Session “A bilateral Water agenda: Using Policy & Technology to ensure Water Security” in Mumbai. The MoU was signed by Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, and Prof Joseph Klafter, President, Tel Aviv University.

The MoU enhances cooperation of the two countries on planning, designing, and implementing new and innovative tools and technologies that improve management of water in India. It also identifies opportunities and geographical areas where WRC-TAU and CII-TWI will pool expertise and derive workable, scalable solutions in the water sector in India, for the benefit of the community at large. This includes technology, management, policy reforms and advance tools and techniques.

It covers various sectors namely, irrigation, industry, domestic water use, wastewater management, municipal sewage recycle, improving water use efficiency, training and capacity building, and most importantly implementing of strategies in drought prone areas of India. CII-Triveni Water Institute and Water Research Center, TAU together will work towards improving the water scenario across several states and regions of India.

The workshop included water technology experts, government representatives, academia, and industry leaders from both India and Israel. The sessions focused on the need for an integrated approach to ensure water security by improving water use efficiency. The Workshop also highlighted learnings from Israel with new paradigms of water governance and the roadmap towards building a culture of water saving. With eminent speakers showcasing innovative technologies with focus on smart water solutions, decision support systems for protection of aquifers and water resource conservation, the deliberations at the workshop presented solutions for addressing the challenges in the Water sector.

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