Theme- Water Use Efficiency: An Imperative for India
The FICCI Water Mission was constituted in 2011 to advance policy dialogue and thought leadership in water use efficiency. The Mission in the last six years has focused on sharing success stories in water and wastewater management, conservation and efficiency sectors in order to encourage corporate and industry players to imbibe a culture of water conservation within their organizations. The Mission focuses on policy advocacy and thought leadership in both industrial water use efficiency and urban waste water management, with the objective of facilitating Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and sensitizing stakeholders on good business models and good practices.
It has also instituted the Annual Water Awards since 2012 to recognize exemplary contribution to water conservation and management by various stakeholders. The Awards were further extended to a full-fledged Conference titled ‘India Industry Water Conclave and Awards’ from year 2015.
The Conclave provides a platform to showcase best practices, deliberate on policy issues and highlight sustainable water management practices.
The Conclave focuses on the aspects of water conservation, management and sustainability
• Challenges that corporates face in addressing the water issues
• What role Indian industry sees for itself in the emerging scenario
• Enablers that will help address these challenges
• Opportunities that they can harness by aligning their business in a sustainability paradigm
The conclave brings together diverse stakeholders from the corporate sector, government, academia, non-governmental organizations, civil society, and financial institutions on a common platform for water conservation and management.
The Conclave theme for this year is ‘Water Use Efficiency: An Imperative for India’ with focus on the Industry, Agriculture and Urban sector'.
|09:15 – 10:00 a.m.
|10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
|10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
||Presentation of Awards to Winners of 5th Edition of FICCI Water Awards
|11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
|11:30 – 01:00 p.m.
Session 1- Water Use Efficiency in Agriculture: Towards Sustainable Farming
Substantial improvements in agricultural water use efficiency are required to focus on
food security issues arising from increasing population. Emerging irrigation
technologies, crop management practices, systematic crop intensification etc. are
proven measures for progressing towards ‘More Crop per Drop’ and improvement in
the agricultural sector. The session will highlight innovative agricultural methods and
techniques by private sector and research institutes to enhance water use efficiency
|1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
|2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Session 2- Closing the Loop: Industry Leadership in Water
Water governance in the Industrial sector plays a significant role in achieving water
security. Business leaders recognise water scarcity as one of the most daunting
challenges for the future and the biggest risk to business resilience. Businesses
therefore are implementing measures and investing in research and innovation to
address the risk. This session will highlight industry best practises in water use
efficiency- recycle and reuse of wastewater, Zero Liquid Discharge, industry
technological innovations, online monitoring etc. It will also focus on enabling factors
for scaling up of these initiatives.
|3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
|3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Session 3 - The Urban Context for Water: Challenges and Way Forward
Improving urban water-use efficiency is a key solution to India’s short-term and longterm water challenges. Efficient management of water and wastewater systems in
addition to reuse of treated water in areas where fresh water is not an absolute
requirement has become essential. The session will highlight best practice examples
for improving water use efficiency, along with innovative practices in wastewater
treatment and reuse. Moreover, the session will open the platform for creation of
opportunities for private sector participation through innovative PPP models, with
emphasis on creation of markets for wastewater reuse.
|5:15 – 5: 30 p.m.
For Information and Queries, please contact:
Ms Swapna Patil
Senior Assistant Director