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 32
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

India Water Week (IWW)-2016

The India Water Week 2016 is going to be held between April 4 – 8, 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi and Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Based on the theme ‘Water for All: Striving Together,’ India Water Week 2016 is a platform to elicit ideas and opinions from global-level decision makers, politicians, researchers and entrepreneurs in the field of water resources 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 related to management of efficient use of water in:

  • Agriculture and irrigation
  • Energy generation (hydro and thermal), industrial production and demand management
  • Water supply for rural and urban areas along with quality, quantity and re-cycling / regeneration issues
  • Water Quality management and strategies for recycle and reuse

A large group of international and national persons of eminence are being invited for sharing their experiences in the field of water management, technical and sociological interventions for achieving water 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 topics of the event. Expert professional bodies and think tanks are invited to put up side events addressing specific issues under the theme.

International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) is already planning to organise first in series ‘India Irrigation Forum 2016’ as a part of the India Water Week 2016. More such announcements are to follow shortly.

At present, the registration for the conference is free for all. However, the participation will be subject to the clearance of dues prior to the conference.For further details click here

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There will also be an exhibition running in parallel supporting the theme and showcasing the technologies, latest development and solutions available for the areas in improving efficiencies in agriculture & irrigation, water supply and energy generation for benefitting various stakeholders and general public.

The exhibition will provide a unique networking opportunity to the exhibitors for exposing their products and services to the practicing water resource professionals from all countries.

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

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Facilities Provided

  • Free hosting of exhibitors profiles and company web site links on event web portal
  • One delegate at concessional rate for this conference
  • Free space to host your product promotion events
  • Both online and offline payment**

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

Organising Group

The India Water Week (IWW) 2016 will be organised by the Ministry of Water Resources in co-ordination with nodal ministries of Agriculture, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Rural Development and Urban Development, Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation, Power, Niti Aayog, along with their associated expert organizations and Public Sector Units, key international bodies as well as 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.

Venue and Registration

India Water Week (IWW) 2016 is going to be held from April 4 – 8, 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi and Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on the theme ‘Water for All : Striving Together’.

Delegates attending the conference as well as exhibitors can sign up/ register for both the conference and 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.

Once you register successfully, you will be in a position to access online all the details and latest announcements related to submission & acceptance of synopsis/papers, details of person registered, key note speakers, session-wise details, booking of exhibition space, transport & accommodation rates and other features of IWW-2016.

Pre-registration fee incentive of USD 100/ Rs.1000 is applicable up to January 15, 2013. Delegates for the conference can do the same online http://www.indiawaterweek.in/. The registration fee payable by the delegates including author of papers for the conference is as follows:

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Fee Structure for Conference and Exhibition

Delegate fee for conference
Country Delegate/Author Young Professional* Accompanying Person
India Rs. 10000 Rs. 5000 Rs. 5000
Other US$ 700 US$ 300 US$ 200
* Upto 40 years of age
To avail the young professionals concession in the registration fee, the registration form/ age of 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, working lunch and tea in between sessions.
The registration for accompanying persons will cover admission to all official dinners, cultural programmes.
Exhibition stall Charges
Type of Stall Rate/Sq. mtr (INR)* Rate/Sq. mtr (USD)
Raw Scheme (Min. 27 sq.m.)@ 9,500 275
Shell Scheme (Min. 9 sq.m.) 10,500 325
*Service Tax of 14.5 % is applicable extra.
Payment Method
  • Demand draft/cheque in name of “NWDA - India Water Week” payable at New Delhi
  • Online payment facilities on www.indiawaterweek.in