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  • 10:00 to 13:00 Hrs
    Hall No. 1


    Stakeholders’ Centric Research in Water Sector

  • 10:00 to 13:00 Hrs
    Hall No. 5


    Zero Water Industry and Industrial Water Efficiency

  • 10:00 to 13:00 Hrs
    Hall No. 6


    Israel Makes in India – CoE’s and Commercial Success Stories

  • 10:00 to 13:00 Hrs
    Hall No. 4


    Participatory Irrigation Management



    Finalization of Recommendations

    [Morning Technical Session scheduled at Vigyan Bhawan on April 8, 2016 will be from 09.30 to 11:30 Hrs so as to enable all the delegates and Invitees to be seated at the Plenary Hall of Vigyan Bhawan by 12:00 Hrs.]

SE2 Israel Makes in India– CoE’s and Commercial Success Stories

10:00-13:00 Hrs
Hall 3

India has chosen Israel as a strategic partner in the field of agriculture and together established the Indo-Israel Agricultural Project (IIAP). This partnership has brought about the establishment of Centers of Excellence (CoE) for agriculture, where Israeli know-how meets Indian capabilities and needs, and together working for benefiting the farmer via demonstrating crop diversity, increased productivity and resources use efficiency.

IIAP has been initiated in 2009, and today there are 26 CoE across 9 states, benefitting numerous farmers in India. This presentation will tell the success stories of the CoE’s, where Israeli knowledge and technology had been brought to India, and slowly improved with the Indian partners to ensure food security and sustainability to the Indian farmer.

Alongside the IIAP, there are many Israeli water companies that are active in India, working hand in hand with Indian partners   to provide water solution to farmers and industry and to improve the quality of drinking water. For lacs of farmers and other consumers in India, the Israeli magic is making wonders: spinning life out of water.

BS6 Stakeholders’ Centric Research in Water Sector

10:00 to 13:00 Hrs
Hall No. 1

Action research concentrating Stakeholder's Centric Research (SCR) in Water Sector may reveal many areas and forms of adaptation at different levels (household, community, catchment, municipal, industrial, agricultural, power), ranging from specific actions on the ground to national policies and strategies. They reflect formal and informal decisions and definitions to varying degrees, depending on the context. Variation will be high in the water sector where issues range from too little to too much water, including the water quality, inequality in availability and management of its use temporally and spatially.

Assessment of the costs and benefits of adaptation to climate change, urban water provisioning under continued flow of migration from rural areas, infrastructural development, incentivizing water use efficiency improvement, deployment of modern techniques and practices in delivering water supply while addressing increasing and competing demands from various sectors and sections, making farming as a profitable business etc are the crucial areas in water sector, where the stakeholder's centric research can be engaged. The research may be made for indulging term as well as long term based issues and delivering objective based frameworks and policies for performance improvement and efficiency building in a sustainable manner.

Actions in water-related adaptation settings usually are undertaken by several players with different costs and benefits accruing to different stakeholder groups. Thus, governments may provide water infrastructures (such as dams) that benefit the public, while private companies may be involved in irrigation, supplying domestic water to city dwellers or using water to promote tourism etc. The environment also plays a role in regulating the quality and quantity of water in a catchment and command areas of river basins/sub-basins. The viability, feasibility and sustainability of any adaptation project or policy while considering alternative options in a better and holistic manner will not only depend on the net difference between aggregate costs and benefits, but also on how they are distributed between stakeholders and on stakeholders’ willingness to be involved in the initiatives starting from planning and development to implementation and management of the available and utilizable water resources spatially and timely. This is why a focus on the SCR can deepen and enrich traditional knowledge, economic, social and cultural approaches towards sustainable development.

The session will be devoted for the above cited purpose deeply involving academicians, researchers, professionals, sociologists and environmentalists including all stakeholders at large and coming out with implacable frameworks and policies on the SCR in water sector.

CS6 Zero Water Industry and Industrial Water Efficiency

10:00-13.00 Hrs
Hall 2

Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) refers to installation of facilities and system which will process industrial effluent for absolute recycling of permeate and converting solute (dissolved organic and in-organic compounds/salts) into residue in the solid form by adopting method of concentration and thermal evaporation.

The ZLD process is beneficial to industries as well as the environment because it saves money and no effluent or discharge left over. ZLD systems employ the most advanced wastewater treatment technologies to purify and recycle virtually all of the wastewater produced. Also, the ZLD technologies help the plants meet discharge and water reuse requirements, enabling them to treat and recover valuable products from waste streams and use produced water and therby improve industrial water efficiency. The recovered products including water saved can be economically exploited.

In order to promote water conservation and water efficiency in industrial sector, the existing system of subsidies and tax structure on investment in water conservation, water recycling and pollution control technologies should be reviewed. Particular attention needs to be paid to introduce a significant and punitive variable tax on the act of pollution. Central Pollution Control Board has already issued Standards for Discharge of Environmental Pollutants from various Industries. There is a need to put suitable mechanism in the country for implementation as well as regulation in this regard. Selection and zoning of industries associated with potential risks especially those releasing toxic waste need a thorough analysis and planning before they are set up in any river basin.

Achievement of a ZLD and water efficiency compliant industrial development requires multiple solutions in the area of economy of the processes and plants employed, therein sustainability endurance on a neutral way with community participation and collaboration. For a benign industrialization devise, we need to put right solution in place.