AWP was delighted to support the 4th Water Innovation Summit of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII Triveni Water Institute), held in New Delhi on 4-5 October.
In partnership with the Government of South Australia (SA), AWP’s support enabled Australia to be the sole Country Partner for the Summit and provided a unique opportunity for AWP Partners to engage in dialogue with leading water businesses in India.
Australia’s participation was facilitated by the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICEWaRM), and the Department for Environment and Water.
The focus of the Summit was “Economic Growth and Human Development in the Context of Water Scarcity”, with deliberations focused on identifying immediate actions to improve India’s water future, evaluating trade-offs for implementing innovative water solutions, and emerging interfaces for “new” water.
The Summit also showcased the CII National Awards for Excellence in Water Management, which celebrate and reward outstanding innovation and top-class performance in water management amongst Indian industry.
ICEWaRM Chair, Karlene Maywald, who is also Strategic Adviser of International Water Opportunities to the SA Government, gave an address during the summit which emphasised the importance of the partnership between Australia and India, while Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu, gave a keynote address which acknowledged the work of the SA Government and ICEWaRM in establishing a successful and productive Memorandum of Understanding between the South Australian and Rajasthan Governments.