Conference  Sub-themes & Topics

A. Future Challenges

  • Water Scarcity – Challenges Ahead
  • Water for Food Security
  • Integrating Value Chain for Agricultural Water Management
  • Water Quality and Public Health Issues
  • Water Resources Sustainability for Industrial Growth
  • Shrinking Space for Hydropower Development in Energy Security
  • Challenges in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals for Urban Water Supply and Drainage
  • Development of Waterways and Navigation
  • Sustaining Climate Change Impacts – Challenges and Opportunities
  • Water Related Disaster – Future Challenges & Solutions
  • Ground Water Management – Challenges Ahead
  • Inter-Basin Water Transfer – Planning to Implementation
  • River & Reservoir Sediment Management and its Implications for River Restoration
  • Hydrological Modelling : A Tool for River Basin Development and Management
  • Cleaning the River Ganga – from Planning to Action
  • Improvement and Innovation in Water Use, Reuse and Recycle Practices and Technologies

B. Cooperation for Management of Water Resources to Optimize Benefits to the People

  • Water and Social Harmony
  • Water Resources Development for Rural Economic Growth
  • Addressing the Ever Increasing Legal Complexities in Water Development and Management
  • Moving Towards Integrated Planning and Management of Water Resources and Institutional Arrangements
  • Focused Role of Federal Government in Ensuring Sustainable Water Resources Development
  • Micro Irrigation for Improved Agricultural Economy

C. Capacity Building – Need of the Century 

  • Re-orientating the Water Education to Address the Water Related Challenges 
  • Research Needs of Water Sector 
  • Bridging the Gap - Lab to Field 
  • Innovations in Water Management 
  • Preparing the Young Professionals for Future Challenges in Water Sector 
  • E-Governance in Water Sector 
  • Technological Innovation and Big Data for Water Security, Emerging Directions and Prospects

D. International and Regional Cooperation in Water Sector 

  • Bilateral cooperation for mutual benefits (including success stories) 
  • Regional cooperation in research in water sector 
  • Learning from global best practices in water management