मंगलवार, 16 फ़रवरी 2016

Water management for smart cities :conference 15 Feb 2016. India Habitat Centre Delhi

What: Water Management for Smart Cities
Where & When: 15 February 2016 Jacaranda Hall, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and 17 February 2016 at Centrum Hall, World Trade Centre, Mumbai.
Why: With rapid urbanization, cities face increasing challenges for water management, securing sustainable water and sanitation which are a pre-requisite for smart cities. The water cycle (production, distribution, consumption, and re-use of waste water) plays an integral part of the urban system. This conference aims to bring together stakeholders in water infrastructure management to discuss these challenges and develop a smart approach to deliver better system through a strong partnership between urban planners, water service providers, government agencies, regulators and other key stakeholders and meet the liveability objectives. International experiences for better managing the water resources will be shared with Municipal commissioners, water treatment and distribution companies, waste water management firms and key financial institutions attending the event. The event would connect municipal commissioners and mayors, heads of various departments from urban local bodies, senior city planners, and policy makers from over 500 Indian cities.
Some of the key speakers at the event include, Gen J Singh (Retd), Former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Ex-Chief of Army Staff, Chairman Advisory Board, SWI, Ajoy Mehta, IAS, Commissioner, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), B Purushatra, IAS, Municipal Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, J.J Joshi, Commissioner, Khandwa, Municipal Corporation, Dr. Srikanta K. Panigrahi, Director General , Indian Institute of Sustainable Development, New Delhi, former Member, Planning Commission, Ravi B. Budhiraja, Chairman, Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority, K.J. Joy, Senior Fellow, Society For Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management, SOPPECOM, Rajul Parikh, President, Speaker from Water Quality India Association, Rajeev Kher, Founder, 3S India, Parag Agarwal, Chairman, Janajal, Manish Kumar, Senior Institutional Development Specialist and Country Coordinator, Water & Sanitation Program, The World Bank, Prof Raj Kachroo, Hydrologist, Founder Trustee and Social Worker, Dayanand Panse, Director, Ecosan Services Foundation, Er Valbuanga, MES, Director- SIPMIU (UD&PA), Government of Mizoram, Neelima Garg, Secretary Appraisal, Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Shakuntala Dharade, Mayor, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, Mumbai and Jane Grady, Deputy Director, British High Commission in India, Mumbai. A trade delegation from British Water is also participating in the conference to share their international experience.
Organized by: Security Watch India (SWI) is a non-partisan not for profit initiative which provides a neutral platform to engage stake holders in security from the Govt., public and private sectors, industry, business and civil society to discuss security issues, best practices and cutting edge technologies. SWI works under the guidance of its eminent Advisory Board Members led by Gen. J.J. Singh (Retd), former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and Former Chief of Army Staff, S.R. Mehra (Retd), IPS, former Secretary (Security) to Government of India, Arup Patnaiak, IPS (Retd.), former, DGP, Maharashtra Police and Maroof Raza, TV Commentator and Columnist and Strategic Security Expert.

सोमवार, 17 मार्च 2014

National Urban Water Award 2011-12

Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan has received National Urban Water Award (2011-12) for “Water Quality Monitoring in Uttarakhand” in Technical Excellence Category by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India on 7th March 2014 at award ceremony held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
The National Urban Water Awards (NUWA) was instituted in 2008 with the explicit purpose of honoring urban local governments, water boards and organizations that assist them in taking innovative and significant steps towards effective water management and effecting improvements in service delivery. The Ministry of Urban Development in association with the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad has conceptualized and successfully established an annual National Urban Water Awards (NUWA). NUWA is unique in that it honors public and government institutions and recognizes the role of all stakeholders associated with service delivery improvement in urban areas.
Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan (UJS) has been awarded for introduction of a comprehensive water quality monitoring protocol as per IS:10500 across the state of Uttarakhand. Sampling, monitoring and reporting is being carried out as per Service Level Benchmarking Framework of Government of India. A state of the art laboratory with modern equipment was established at Dehradun and twelve more laboratories were established at different locations covering all districts in the state. Training programmes were conducted to support implementation of water quality monitoring protocol. The water samples are being tested and results are displayed on Government of India website.
The program on National Urban Water Awards was coordinated by Shri Srinivas Chary Vedala , Director ASCI  and  the awards were presented by Dr. Sudhir Krishna, Secretary (UD), Ministry of Urban Development, GoI.  The team of   Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan has received the award .