India Water Impact Summit-2018

A number of Indian Central Government Ministries as well as all key decision makers responsible for delivering the rejuvenation of the Ganga will also be present at the Summit

December 4, 2018

India Water Impact Summit 2018, to be held in New Delhi, will be inaugurated by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Water Resources

India Water Impact Summit is an annual event where stakeholders get together to discuss, debate and develop solutions for water conservation

The discussions this year will be on rejuvenation of the Ganga River Basin. There will be multi-country dialogue on technology innovation

Nearly participants from nearly 15 countries and more than 50 Central, State and Municipal Government representatives are likely to participate

India Water Impact Summit 2018 will be inaugurated by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The event will be jointly organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) from 5-7 December 2018 in New Delhi.

The India Water Impact Summit is an annual event where stakeholders get together to discuss, debate and develop model solutions for some of the biggest water related problems in the country. The discussions this year will be on rejuvenation of the Ganga River Basin. There will be multi-country dialogue on the subject, with showcasing of technological innovations, research, policy frameworks and funding models from India and abroad. A number of Indian Central Government Ministries as well as all key decision makers responsible for delivering the rejuvenation of the Ganga will also be present at the Summit.

The Summit will focus on three key aspects:

  1. Spotlight on 5 states: Efforts and works going on within Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi and Bihar will be showcased
  2. Ganga Financing Forum: The 2018 Summit will introduce the inaugural Ganga Financing Forum that will provide a common platform for a number of institutions to share knowledge and information. The Government is encouraging development of smaller decentralised wastewater treatment projects. The Forum will bring together financial institutions and investors interested in Namami Gange programmes
  3. Technology and Innovation: The Summit will provide an opportunity to technology and innovation companies from around the world to showcase their solutions for addressing the problems prevalent in the river basin. Implementation of the pilot/demonstration programme known as the Environment Technology Verification (ETV) process.

Nearly 200 domestic and international participants from nearly 15 countries and more than 50 Central, State and Municipal Government representatives are likely to participate in the summit. There will be sessions on Afforestation and Biodiversity, Urban River/Water Management Plans, Creating a Global Ecosystem for financing the Ganga Rejuvenation Programme and tapping into global capital markets for long term project finance.

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