- Inauguration on 10th Dec, 2020 by Jal Shakti Minister, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
- Multi-country dialogue to promote international collaboration in water sector
- Review of previous year’s India Water Impact Summit
- Showcasing new technological innovations, research, policy frameworks and investment models from around the world & within India
- The summit will bring together civil society, faith leaders, scientists, scholars, researchers and government to discuss water security for the country and rejuvenation of natural water bodies.
- The theme of the summit will be ‘Arth Ganga’ – River Conservation Synchronised Development
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) are going to organise the 5th India Water Impact Summit during 10-15th December 2020 to deliberate on comprehensive analysis and holistic management of local rivers and waterbodies. Due to ongoing COVID guidelines the Summit will be held in virtually on all social media platforms of Namami Gange and cGanga. cGanga, is a think tank formed under the aegis of NMCG, with an objective to make India a world leader in river and water science. It is headquartered at IIT Kanpur and has representatives from leading national and international science and technology institutes.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Arth Ganga”, river conservation synchronised development. It is perceived that development and conservation are antagonistic to each other, this dilemma is also imperative in river conservation. To resolve this and work towards a holistic plan, the present Summit is aimed at discussing and disseminating the need for and modalities of embracing “Arth Ganga” in sectors that are interweaved with river conservation. The summit will focus on “Valuing water” and bringing water security in the country.
The summit will be inaugurated by Jal Shakti Minister, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at 12pm on 10th December. Some important announcements and project launches are expected during the inauguration. The event will host multi-country dialogue to strengthen India’s international collaborations in the water sector, experts from UK, USA, Norway and other European countries will participate in these dialogues. Indian experience will also be shared with Lower Mekong Nations (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam).
Summit will give an insight into the complexities and peculiarities of managing local rivers and water bodies with a larger vision of development that is synchronised with river conservation. A review of suggestions made in previous summits will be done. Emphasis will be on review of select Ganga Basin states, namely Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. CMs of these states will be speaking at the summit.
This year’s summit will also discuss Jal Jeevan Mission, an initiative of Jal Shakti Ministry to ensure drinking water to every household by 2024. This summit will bring all stakeholders together to discuss, debate and develop model solutions for some of the biggest water related problems in India. It will serve as a bridge for civil society and faith leaders to engage with scientific, engineering, industry, finance and Government representatives.
Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI AYOG who also chairs a high power multi-sectoral group on ‘Arth Ganga’ would be sharing his vision during valedictory session.
Registration link: https://iwis.cganga.org/