The National Sustainable Water & Sanitation India summit 2016 has been successfully launched at the Sheraton Grand in Bengaluru. This two day exclusive gathering has been inaugurated by U T Khader – Honorable Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka and B N Manjunath Reddy – Honorable Mayor, BBMP in the presence of other distinguished personalities like Dr Ravindra – Chairman, Smart Cities Foundation India, Sr. K Ravi – VP FKCCI, Sasanka Velidandla and many more. The welcome address was made by Narendra Kumar – M D Nispana Innovative Platforms. This conference is supported by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS), Swachh Bharat (Urban & Gramin), Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (RGRHCL), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and organised by Nispana Innovative Platforms and the CDD Society,India. While adressing the conference, U T Khader invited all the delegates of the conference on behalf of the Chief Minister and highlighted on how some contagious diseases can be controlled with better water and sanitation. Dr Ravindra –former secretary GOK highlighted on how policy reforms and embracing new technologies can improve the current situation of water and sanitation in India.
GE Water feature as Waste Water Partner while Wog, PCI, Sulabh, Supreme, Ocean, Cambi, Lixil feature as Associate Partners and a host of exhibitors like Rostfrei Steels,HPP, Amiad Water Systems, Sintex, ICP India, United Septic Tank, Tata Projects, Lonza, Hydro Energizer, HACH and Yash Engineering Consultants are part of this exclusive gathering.
Narendra Kumar – M D Nispana Innovative Platforms mentioned that this forum will provide much needed clarity on the importance of water and sanitation in India. The conference is divided into an Urban & rural track to address concerns of both the sectors. The highlights of the opening day was the panel discussion on policy reforms in water and sanitation followed by discussions on water India landscape, open defecation free India by 2019. Some of the key panelists are Dirk Walther (GIZ), Jack Sim (WTO), Vinod Mishra (WSSC) and Armugam Kalimuthu (SBM). Sreevidya Satish (CDD) said that they are overwhelmed with the presence of important delegates and Government authorities in the conference and will be preparing a proceeding document to all the ministries and wanted to thank all the participants for making this a very successful event.