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Nexus Conference India // "Sustainable and Integrated Water Resource Management Systems"

Govardhan Ecovillage organises a one-day National Water Conference to discuss sustainable and integrated water resource management systems.

Water is life and it nourishes the economic, social, environmental and cultural strata of the society. Ensuring the sustainability of our water resources is cardinal to the sustenance of life on earth. Predictions are that the next world war will not be for oil, but for water. According to the recent United Nations World Water Development Report, if our current pattern of water consumption continues then by the year 2030 the world will have only 60% of the water it needs.

With rapidly depleting groundwater reserves, rampant and unsustainable infrastructure development activities, deforestation, pollution, destruction of traditional sustainable methods of water conservation and irregularity in rainfall patterns due to climate change, countries like India are adversely affected.

According to this report, unsustainable development and ineffective water resources management have significantly impacted the quality and availability of water resources, compromising their capacity to generate social and economic benefits. Unless the balance between demand and finite supplies is restored, we will face an increasingly severe global water deficit.

Where and when

Stock Exchange

7 Jan 17
9:30am - 5:30pm

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Tea and Registration

10:15 – 12:00
Inauguration & Keynote Talks

Welcome by Guest of Honor

  • Mr. K Kumar
    MD & CEO, ICCL
  • Sushri Uma Bharti
    Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Babanrao Lonikar Ji
    Minister of Water supply and Sanitation, Government of Maharashtra
  • H. H. Radhanath Swami
    Founder, Govardhan Ecovillage
  • Mr. Madhur Bajaj
    Vice Chairman & Whole-Time Director of Bajaj Auto Limited.

12:00 – 12:10

12:10 – 12:40

  • Dr. Rakesh Kumar
    Director, CSIR-NEERI
  • Dr. Riess Potterveld
    President, Graduate Theological Union

12:40 – 12:45
Award Ceremony

Nexus Eco-Stewardship Award 2017

Award of Excellence to Rajendra Singh Ji

12:45 – 13:30
The Story of The Waterman of India
Interview of Rajendra Singh Ji by Dr. A D Sawant
Water Conversationalist

13:30 – 14:30
Lunch and Networking

14:30 – 15:45
Panel Discussion on Integrated Water Resource Management and Sustainable Development

  • Dr. Himanshu Kulkarni
    Founder Trustee and Executive Director, ACWADAM
  • Dr. Pawan Labhasetwar
    Scientist and Head,, NEERI, Nagpur
  • Dr. Rita Sherma
    Director, Center for Dharma Studies
  • Mr. Arun Lakhani
    National Body of Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation
  • Mr. Sudarshan Suchi
    Head, Rural Transformation Initiative of Reliance Foundation
  • Mr. Ramani Iyer
    Founder, Every Drop Counts Foundation

15:45 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:00
Panel Discussion on Protecting our Water Future

  • Mr. Vishwanath S
    Founder, Rainwater Club
  • Mr. Aviram Rozin
    Founder and International Director, Sadhana Forest
  • Mr. Piyush Manush
    Founder, Salem Citizens' Forum and COOP Forest
  • Mr. Arun Krishnamurthy
    Founder, Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI)
  • Mr. Nimai Lila Das
    Cief Sustainability Officer, Govardhan Ecovillgage

17:00 – 17:30

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