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4th Water Innovation Summit

Focus Areas

Future of Water: Can you afford not to act now?
• Hydro-politics across scales- regions to local. Do we lack the will or do we lack the way?
• Water Scarcity and Floods – Too much or Too Little?
• Is infrastructure always the best solution? Are we siting infrastructure effectively?
• What critical partnerships need to be forged to pave way for a Water secure future?
• What are the solutions to overcome barriers for effective water management?

Evaluating trade-offs for Implementing Innovative Water Solutions
• What are the consequences of moving on Business as Usual (BAU) pathway?
• Foaming and Fuming Watersheds and Water Bodies – where are the solutions?
• What are the high-level barriers to implementing solutions?
• What is the role of Policy and Technology to deliver results?
• Can Novel technologies and Data Management help?
• Sustainable Cities: A pipe dream or realistic future?

Emerging Interfaces for NEW Water
• What is the role of Improving Finance, Governance and Asset Efficiencies?
• Has Hybrid Annuity PPP Model created a conducive investment climate?
• How can we translate the learning from successful models for a scale up?
• Diversifying our water sources. Where do alternates lie?
• Applying a cluster approach for Water management in MSME Sector


2nd Water Innovation Summit 2016:
Economic Growth & Human Development in the context of Water Scarcity

With an objective of deliberating Economic Growth & Human Development in the context of water scarcity, 2nd Water Innovation Summit 2016 was organised with the following focus areas.

Focus Areas
• Panel Discussion on Economic Growth and Human Development in the context of water scarcity
• Role of Bilaterals, Multilaterals, and Banks for ensuring water security

Key Recommendations from the Summit
• Knowledge-based technologies and infrastructure investments are needed to enhance water security
• Ensure quantification of results through proper measurement in order to manage the scarce water resources effectively
• Effective partnerships between government and industry is crucial for ensuring water and food security
• Water cannot be privatized; however, the services can be privatised for efficient delivery of Water
• Economic Growth & Human Development in the context of water scarcity needs to be tackled now and tackled successfully both from current and futuristic perspective
• Blending traditional wisdom of the community with scientific acumen can bring about desired change in the water sector
Leader Speak
" I want to congratulate the CII –Triveni Water Institute for assembling such remarkable dignitaries to talk about Economic Growth and Human Development and its crucial link with water "
Mr Arun Maira, Former Member, Planning Commission, Government of India
" Glad to be associated with CII –Triveni water institute as water is one of the most important sustainable development challenges that India faces "
Mr Nitin Desai, Chairman, Institute of Economic Growth & Former under Secretary General of the United Nations
Water innovation Summit:
Making India Water Secure - Imperative for Smart Cities& Make in India Mission
16 November 2015, New Delhi

The Summit focussed on the developments and challenges affecting the precious resource, Water and its impact on the development goals of the nation. The Water Innovation Summit identified sustainable pathways and solutions converging towards an integrated plan for improving the overall ecosystem security. The Summit aimed at analysing the past trends and exploring effective case studies and various innovative policies/strategies towards a win-win business model for all stakeholders

Focus Areas
• Integrated water management for building Smart Cities
• Water security for Make in India mission • Special plenary on how can we save and secure our water ecosystem

Key Recommendations from the Summit
• Reuse of treated wastewater should be encouraged and waste water should be managed as a resource in the country.
• Focus on benchmarking by using international standards to improve water use efficiency for water security.
• Need to develop a market for treated CETP Water through a conducive policy framework.
• Facilitate equitable distribution of water resources through innovative techniques.
• Need for energy and water neutral management strategies.
• Water efficient sanitation systems should be promoted to ensure optimal usage of water
• Industrial zoning should be done in an ecologically friendly manner. Land use allocation for the industry should focus on the water shed to assess the availability of water at any location.
• Encourage Research on water efficient crops.
• Promote supply of treated sewage water for non-potable uses such as flushing and horticulture
Leader Speak
" I am glad to know that CII has started an initiative on water, in the name of Triveni, which is a noble work and we need you at this crucial moment. "
Sushri Uma Bharti Minister, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India
" Integrated Water Management is essential for successful water conservation strategies "
Dr Amarjit Singh, Special Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River
" Water is one sector which has not been debated the way it really requires. I am really happy that a subject like Water is being discussed at this forum "
Shri Shashi Shekhar, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India
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