Key environmental concerns to be taken up at National Summit on Water

The National Summit on Water, Wastewater treatment, Solid Waste Management and Solar Energy will be underway this week on 26th August, 2016 at Le Meridien, New Delhi.

Hosting top officials from Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Drinking and Sanitation, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy as well as the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI), National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) among other government and environment bodies will address vital issues aimed at mitigating India’s wastewater and solar energy concerns.

The Summit will be inaugurated by Shri Kapil Mishra, Hon’ble Minister for Law, Tourism, Art, Culture & Languages and Water, Government of Delhi tomorrow in New Delhi. Also expected to join the summit are dignitaries from:

  1. Shri Praveen Prakash, IAS Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development

  2. Dr Pravin kumar, Director National Mission for Namami Ganga, Ministry of Water Resources

  3. Shri B. Purshartha, IAS Commissioner Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh

  4. Shri Inder Vikram Singh, IAS Commisioner, Municipal Corporation of Agra

  5. Dr. Kulwant Singh, Advisor, Former Asia Advisor, Urban Basic Services, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

  6. Smt Anu Sheokand, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Co-operation Gurgaon

Among the highlights of the Summit are the keynote addresses on Swachh Bharat: Project Status; Role of Community Participation and “Namami Gange” National Mission for Clean Ganga: Project overview.

Wastewater management has become an extremely important area of focus with the resounding need for efficient water and waste management solutions for fast paced economic development. Track one of the summit through its focus on wastewater treatment will take up important topics of membrane technology, zero liquid discharge, industrial and hazardous waste, water resources management in delhi through conservation and reuse, technologies for municipal solid waste in India as well as the SWM project in context of sanitation.

Track two focused on Solar energy places emphasis on the way forward for roof top Solar projects- policy updates & relaxation, role of the government in grid connected solar power generation capacity, a keynote address on JNNSM Phase II and Finance sector’s role as equity provider.

Together, the two tracks are expected to provide an overview of the Indian government schemes like Namami Gange National Mission for Clean Ganga, Swachh Bharat mission JNNSM Phase-II and Govt. Plans for indigenous PV Development.

The event is organised by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd and is being strongly supported by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Central Pollution Control Board, as well as Municipal Corporations of East Delhi, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Faridabad and others.

For more details or media passes, call:

Ruhi Shaikh

PR & Corporate Communications

Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd.

Tel.: +91 22 61 44-59 14

Fax: +91 22 61 44-59 99


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