Water is the harbinger and sustainer of all life on the planet, especially the humankind. With the growing population and improvement in economic status, the demand for available water resources is also increasing.

As a result, there is an urgency to conserve and utilize the limited availability of water resources in an optimum and efficient manner to satisfy larger needs. The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India has therefore created a unique platform for deliberating all the related issues and better management of water resources.

The government has involved all stakeholders including decision makers, politicians, researchers and entrepreneurs of water resources from India as well as abroad to discuss strategies for managing the demands and supplies in the right manner.

The first event was organised in New Delhi in 2012 and the theme was ‘Water, Energy and Food Security: Call for Solutions’. The event was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India and was attended by about 1000 delegates including 32 foreign delegates representing 8 countries. The various technical themes related to the aspect of planning, development, utilization and management of water in different sectors were deliberated in various sessions.

Previous India Water Week Events
Event Theme Date Delegates Participated Countries Participated
First India Water Week Water, Energy and Food Security: Call for Solution 10-14 April, 2012 1000 8
Second India Water Week Efficient Water management: Challenges and Opportunities 8-12 April, 2013 1371 21
Third India Water week Water Management for Sustainable Development 13-17 Jan, 2015 1450 24
Fourth India Water week Water for All: Striving Together 4-8 April, 2016 1500 14

India Water Week (IWW)-2017

The India Water Week 2017 is going to be held between October 10 – 14, 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Based on the theme “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth,” India Water Week-2017 is a platform to elicit ideas and opinions from global-level decision makers, politicians, researchers and entrepreneurs in the field of water resources development and management for mutual benefit and goodwill. The event will have the following major components:


A multi-disciplinary dialogue in the form of a conference discussing issues of “Water and Energy for inclusive Growth”:

  • Water, Food and Energy Security-Essential Requirement for Sustainable Development.
  • Water for Inclusive Growth.
  • Sustainable Energy Development-Key for All Round Economic Growth.
  • Water and Society.

A large group of international and national persons of eminence are being invited for sharing their experiences in the field of Water and Power management, Technical and Sociological interventions for achieving water and energy security in their individual areas and manage the assets created on a participatory basis.

In addition, there will be Special Sessions involving dignitaries, delegates, politicians, experts from the fields related to the event. Expert professional bodies and think tanks are invited to put up Side Events addressing specific issues under the theme.

At present, The online registration for the conference is free for all. However, the participation will be subject to the clearance of dues prior to the conference.

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There will also be an exhibition running in parallel supporting the theme and showcasing the technologies, latest developments and solutions available for the areas in, water and energy. The Government of India proposed to complete 99 prioritised Major & Medium Irrigation – AIBP Projects in 18 States along with their CAD works by December 2019 under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) Mission established in MoWR, RD & GR, The Mission will

  • Realize full irrigation potential and ensure completion of projects as per target
  • Improve water use efficiency (Both Ground and Surface Water)
  • Promote Participatory Irrigation Management and formation of Water User Associates and NGOs

For this the Government of India proposed a dedicated Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) in NABARD with an initial corpus of Rs. 20,000 Crore for funding and fast tracking the implementation of projects under PMKSY. The final outlay including Central and State share is of the order of Rs. 77,908 Crore.


The exhibition will provide a unique networking opportunity to the exhibitors for displaying their products and services to the practising water resource professionals from participating countries. The organizers commit to a liberal footfall to espouse the cause. Exhibitors will also have a unique opportunity to spread their network in this region and find new joint ventures and profit from the growing business in this emerging and technologically important area.

Business firms will have the opportunity of direct interactions with thousands of potential clients, highly qualified visitors including decision makers, enormous PR and promotional opportunities, joint ventures, expanding their business in the rapidly growing Indian water market and to increase brand visibility/image.

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Facilities Provided

  • Free hosting of exhibitor’s profiles and company web site links on event web portal
  • One delegate at concessional rate for this conference

Exhibition Participation Fee

  • Bare Space – INR 10,000 per sqm/USD 300 per sqm
  • Shell Scheme – INR 12,000 per sqm/USD 350 per sqm

Exhibitor desirous to take Bare space will have to make payment for minimum 27 sqm. The shell scheme minimum space will be 9 sqm (3mx3m) and multiple of 3m.

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*Phone: +91-11-26519164 / 91-11-24671681

Organising Group

The India Water Week (IWW)-2017 will be organised by the Ministry of Water Resources, RD& GR in co-ordination with nodal ministries of Agriculture, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Rural Development, Urban Development, Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation, Power, New and Renewable Energy, Niti Aayog along with their associated expert organizations and Public Sector Units, key International Bodies and private and public business houses.

Our effort is to involve all concerned for successful and meaningful dialogues during the event and creation of actionable points to guide future developments. While efforts are currently on to get more international communities and agencies on board as well, we also invite you to join the event in any manner that is mutually suitable and make it a joint success.

How to Participate in conference and Exhibition

India Water Week (IWW)-2017 is going to be held from October 10 – 14, 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on the theme “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth”.

Delegates attending the conference as well as exhibitors can sign up/ register for both the conference and the exhibition online (http://www.indiawaterweek.in/). Please note that expressing interest through registration is free of cost. However, participation in the conference is subject to clearing of dues.

The registration fee payable by the delegates including author of papers for the conference is as follows:

Fee Structure for Conference and Exhibition

Delegate fee for conference
Country Delegate/Author Young Professional* Accompanying Person
India INR 12000 INR 6000 INR 5000
Other Countries USD 750 USD 375 USD 375
* Upto 40 years of age
To avail the young professionals concession in the registration fee, age proof has to be submitted to the Conference Secretariat.
The registration fee covers admission to all official functions, technical sessions, one set of pre-session papers, official lunch/ dinner and tea in between sessions.
The registration for accompanying persons will cover admission to all official lunches, dinners and cultural programme.
On the completion of the registration process, the delegates/ exhibitors will be able to access the details, receive the latest announcements regarding submissions & acceptance of synopsis/papers, details of person registered, key note speakers, session-wise details, booking of exhibition space, transport and accommodation rate and guidance and facilities on other features of India Water Week – 2017.
Payment Method
  • Demand draft/cheque in name of “NWDA - India Water Week” payable at New Delhi.
  • Online payment facilities on event website www.indiawaterweek.in