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MoWR to host India Water Week-2013

Posted on Feb 09, 01:39PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 8 : The Indian Ministry of Water Resources Friday announced the India Water Week-2013 to be held from April 8 to 12 here with the theme "Efficient Water Management : Challenges and Opportunities" here.

The event will have two major components namely, Multidisciplinary Dialogue in the form of a Conference and a concurrently running exhibition enriching the theme and showcasing the technologies in the water sector.

The theme for India Water Week- 2012 was "Water, Energy and Food Security - Call for Solutions" which was held from April 10-14, 2012.

In this connection, Union Minister for Water Resources, Harish Rawat Friday issued, a Curtain Raiser Function of "India Water Week"-2013 at Central Soil and Materials Research Station, here.

Secretary (WR), Chairman, CWC, Senior Officers from MoWR, Head of Departments under MoWR and various Central Govt. Ministry/Departments/ Public Sector Undertakings/ Private Industries/ NGOs and individuals were present during the issuance of this curtain raiser.

On this occasion the Minister highlighted the importance of organizing IWW-2013 considering the limited availability of Water Resources of the country.

He stressed on the need of conservation, equitable distribution and adoption of most rational and scientific approach for judicious use of Water Resources.

Organization of event will help in sharing the experience of professional working in the Water Resources Sector World over for better management of Water Resources, he said.

He also launched the Second Information Bulletin of IWW-2013.

Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources S.K. Sarkar in his remarks highlighting the vital role of water in all spheres of life, stressed on the need of better management and planning for prosperity through efficient and optimal use of water resources at the National level and International level.

Sarkar said that the Organization of "IWW 2013" by Ministry of Water Resources will give a splendid opportunity for the stakeholders from all over the world to come together and exchange views, discuss topics of contemporary relevance technologies in Water Sector and deliberate on challenges being faced the Water Sector.

He expressed the hope that Curtain Raiser Function/ Road Show will create awareness about the organization of IWW-2013.

Director General, NWDA, A.B. Pandya made a detailed presentation covering the objectives and organizational details.

He informed that the event has generated considerable interest amongst water resources professional community and 1008 registrations from 53 countries have already taken place.

Pandya asserted that the technical themes have been well received with 245 papers likely to be presented at the Conference. Large segments of industry are participating in the exhibition and showcasing their products.

Similar functions are proposed to be organized at Chennai on Feb 19, at Ahmedabad on Feb 22 and at Kolkata on Mar 1.