Roorkee: IIT-Roorkee and National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee (NIH-Roorkee) jointly organize the second edition of 3-day long the Roorkee Water Conclave (RWC) from March 2.
The theme of this year international water conclave is “Water Security for Sustainable Development”. The conclave would broadly focus on understanding water security and its multiple facets underpin sustainable water resource management and a key component of social development.
Issues like Water Resources Management, Water Quality, Policy and Governances,Water-related Disaster and Management, Eco-Hydrology etc will be discussed in the event by various experts mainly Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jalshakti, Vini Mahajan, Secretary, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Dr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, India Country Director, The World Bank, RK Gupta, Chairman, Central Water Commission, Dr. Nandakumaran P, Chairman, Central Ground Water Board, Dr. Mihir Shah, President, Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation, Shri Ashwin B. Pandya, Secretary-General, ICID, Sonam Wangchuk.
On Wednesday, directors of both institutions–Profs AK Chaturvedi and Jaivir Tyagi–briefed the media about the event. “The 3 -day event would focus on water scarcity, aging or inadequate infrastructure, population growth, pollution, more intense and more frequent storms, droughts, and floods—all these pressures are converging to lend urgency to the need to increase global investment in water infrastructures and to develop smart water conservation and management solutions,” underscored Prof Chaturvedi, director IIT-R.