International summit on "Water Governance- Critical Issues For All" by ASSOCHAM

ASSOCHAM under its Cool The Earth , Initiative is organizing International Summit on "Water Governance , Critical Issues For All"

Guest Post by: D. S. Rawat,ASSOCHAM

Image and Content Courtesy: ASSOCHAM It is our great privilege to inform you that ASSOCHAM under its Cool The Earth , Initiative is organizing International Summit on "Water Governance , Critical Issues For All"at 9.00 a.m. on June 24, 2009 at ASSOCHAM House, New Delhi. Our initiative is supported by the Ministry of Water Resources, UNESCO, International Water Management Institute, and Water Technology Centre, (IARI), KPMG (as knowledge partner) and other prominent organizations in water sector. As is evident, Water is going to be of increasing critical importance to countries like India in the coming years. ASSOCHAM has been carrying out special studies and surveys on water conservation and related issues. Our view is that water is going to be as integral part of whole infrastructure system as roads, power, etc in the development process in future. During informal consultations with government officials, experts and NGO's, we have been advised to raise awareness about water management among the consumers, industrial houses, agriculturists, environmentalists, NGO's, media, etc. so as to generate priority concern for all and to help find right solutions.

This event will be focusing on resolving the critical issues on water which are going to be faced by all stakeholders more acutely in immediate future, specifically by the industry counterparts. It focuses particularly on the gray areas, where the need for better governance, infrastructure, and effective capacity-building is highest and certain issues like self governance, consensus regarding cess issues and subsidies for acquiring new technologies for higher water use efficiency. The event is targeted to those involved in formulation and implementation of water-related policies and investment strategies, as well as to professionals and other stakeholders at all levels. The outcome of the Summit will be in form of recommendations addressing to complex aggregation of policies, legislation, socio-economic approaches and management strategies through which we can seek to achieve water sustainability. We are aware that your team has been proactively involved in addressing crucial water management challenges and supporting innovations in water technologies. specifically in Indian perspective. We are open to your suggestions on any specific issue that need to be raised through this platform to serve your interest. Your association will contribute more worth to our effort in creating awareness about water related challenges and water management issues in rural and urban Indian perspective. In view of the importance of the subject, we would request you to kindly attend the Summit and also nominate your senior colleagues to participate in the same. We would also request your organization to be the PARTNER / SPONSOR for the Summit as per details enclosed for your kind reference.

Access here: a. ISWG - Registration Form b.ISWG - Tentative Programme c.ISWG - Water Brochure For more information contact: The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India 1, Community Centre,Zamrudpur,Kailash Colony, New Delhi-110048 Ph: 91-11-46550555 Fax:91-11- 46536481/2

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