What: Water Management for Smart Cities
Where & When: 15 February 2016 Jacaranda Hall, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and 17 February 2016 at Centrum Hall, World Trade Centre, Mumbai.
Why: With rapid urbanization, cities face increasing challenges for water management, securing sustainable water and sanitation which are a pre-requisite for smart cities. The water cycle (production, distribution, consumption, and re-use of waste water) plays an integral part of the urban system. This conference aims to bring together stakeholders in water infrastructure management to discuss these challenges and develop a smart approach to deliver better system through a strong partnership between urban planners, water service providers, government agencies, regulators and other key stakeholders and meet the liveability objectives. International experiences for better managing the water resources will be shared with Municipal commissioners, water treatment and distribution companies, waste water management firms and key financial institutions attending the event. The event would connect municipal commissioners and mayors, heads of various departments from urban local bodies, senior city planners, and policy makers from over 500 Indian cities.
Some of the key speakers at the event include, Gen J Singh (Retd), Former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Ex-Chief of Army Staff, Chairman Advisory Board, SWI, Ajoy Mehta, IAS, Commissioner, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), B Purushatra, IAS, Municipal Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, J.J Joshi, Commissioner, Khandwa, Municipal Corporation, Dr. Srikanta K. Panigrahi, Director General , Indian Institute of Sustainable Development, New Delhi, former Member, Planning Commission, Ravi B. Budhiraja, Chairman, Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority, K.J. Joy, Senior Fellow, Society For Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management, SOPPECOM, Rajul Parikh, President, Speaker from Water Quality India Association, Rajeev Kher, Founder, 3S India, Parag Agarwal, Chairman, Janajal, Manish Kumar, Senior Institutional Development Specialist and Country Coordinator, Water & Sanitation Program, The World Bank, Prof Raj Kachroo, Hydrologist, Founder Trustee and Social Worker, Dayanand Panse, Director, Ecosan Services Foundation, Er Valbuanga, MES, Director- SIPMIU (UD&PA), Government of Mizoram, Neelima Garg, Secretary Appraisal, Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Shakuntala Dharade, Mayor, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, Mumbai and Jane Grady, Deputy Director, British High Commission in India, Mumbai. A trade delegation from British Water is also participating in the conference to share their international experience.
Organized by: Security Watch India (SWI) is a non-partisan not for profit initiative which provides a neutral platform to engage stake holders in security from the Govt., public and private sectors, industry, business and civil society to discuss security issues, best practices and cutting edge technologies. SWI works under the guidance of its eminent Advisory Board Members led by Gen. J.J. Singh (Retd), former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and Former Chief of Army Staff, S.R. Mehra (Retd), IPS, former Secretary (Security) to Government of India, Arup Patnaiak, IPS (Retd.), former, DGP, Maharashtra Police and Maroof Raza, TV Commentator and Columnist and Strategic Security Expert.
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