Central Pollution Control Board extends support to Watertech India

India is the second largest water consuming country in the world and is presently facing severe scarcity of water resources. The challenge for Indian industries is to find ingenious ways of handling water efficiently and disposing wastewater in a proper manner.

With environmental laws getting stricter, Watertech India, has received strong support from leading government bodies including Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India. The 2014 fair is scheduled to take place this 10 – 12 September at the Pragati Maidan exhibition ground in New Delhi and expected to showcase some of the most advanced and viable green technologies that can further the cause of wastewater treatment and efficient recycling.

Around the country, industry understands poor water quality and shortage in supply will become a prime constraint for the future development.

“India is looking at ways and means to address issues with water quality and availability. Efficient water management across industries at the production level and in the city on a collective level are crucial for the progress of the economy. This in turn has created huge opportunities for the water and wastewater management and treatment industry’s players targeting the Indian market.” said Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd., adding that the support from Central Pollution Control Board strengthens Messe Frankfurt’s resolution towards providing solutions to improve India’s water situation.

As industries across power, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, refineries and textiles and other sectors are gearing to meet stringent pollution norms, the demand for reliable water and wastewater treatment technologies is expected to flourish. The proposed tax breaks for industries that save water will also serve as an impetus to the water recycling technology market.

According to research firm, Frost & Sullivan, the Indian water and wastewater treatment market earned revenue of over Rs 6,300 crore (USD 1.03 billion) in 2011 and is estimated to reach Rs 10,230 crore (USD 1.68 billion) by 2016 with the industrial sector expected to show a higher adoption rate than the municipal sector.

This points to the shifting technology trends in Indian manufacturing sector which is progressively adopting green technologies and systems that support industrial wastewater treatment, water recycling and reuse to meet their water consumption demands in the long-run.

Running parallel to the trade fair will be a three-day ‘International Conference on Water, waste water, Sanitation, Solid waste management and Clean energy’ which will bring top experts and pioneers of the green industry together with a panel of influential speakers to address wastewater management concerns, spotlight advances in solid waste and wastewater treatment technologies, and deliberate on issues related to handling hazardous waste and various topics within the domain of wastewater, solid waste, clean energy and city sanitization planning. The conference also aims to highlight the emerging investment opportunities in the water sector.

Messe Frankfurt India’s portfolio of environmental fairs also includes Wastetech India, Cleantech India & Pollutech India targeting waste management, renewable energy and pollution control technologies. For more information about the fairs, please visit respective event websites: www.watertechindia.com, www.wastetech-india.com, www.cleantech-india.in, www.pollutech-india.in.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €545 million in sales and employing some 2,000 people worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and around 50 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 150 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2013, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 113 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Comprising an area of 578,000 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

For more information, please visit our website at www.messefrankfurt.com

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