Indian Water Works Association’s 55th Annual Convention To Be Held In Pune Between January 20 to 22, 2023

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Pune, 24th December 2022: The three-day 55th All India Annual Convention of the Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) will be held from January 20 to 22, 2023 at Messe Global (Lakshmi Lawns) Pune, Hadapsar. The theme of this year’s convention is ‘Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation: Availability for All’, informed by Er. Subhash Bhujbal, National Vice President of IWWA, Organizing Chairman of Convention & Chief Engineer of Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP).

Dr D. B. Panase, Organizing Vice Chairman of Convention & Director of Shonan Engineering Works, Er. Vaishali Awate, Superintendent Engineer of Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran, Parag Sadgir, HoD, College Of Engineering Pune, KN Pate, Vasant Shinde, PY Mali, Rajendra Antad, Dilip Pandit, Retired Engineer, Kirtikumar Gurav, Deepak Mhaske and others were present on the occasion. An informative bulletin of the 55th annual convention was also unveiled at the moment.

Subhash Bhujbal said, “IWWA is working on urban and rural, industrial and agricultural, water purification through 12 thousand plus professionals from different sectoral groups, working under one umbrella focusing on water supply & issues related to it for Municipal, Industrial, Agricultural uses and treatments and disposal of wastewater spread all over the country and abroad. IWWA focuses mainly on the entire Water Cycle “Encompassing the environmental, social, institutional and financial issues.”

IWWA also disseminates the knowledge of preparing and publishing Handbooks, Guidelines, Manuals and Documents useful for the public on various topics related to the Water and Wastewater sector. In order to meet its objectives, IWWA aims to bring all professionals connected with the Water and Wastewater Sector on one platform to exchange their experience, views, and knowledge and to arrive at a common opinion on subjects related to water management solutions to make our cities better planned and smarter. One such very important event is IWWA’s Annual Convention, he added.

Bhujbal further mentioned that there will be various Technical Sessions on 9 subthemes, covering various aspects of the Water and Sanitation sector. Those are ‘Water to every household (Har Ghar Jal) – challenges’, ’24×7 Water Supply Systems – Urban & Rural’, ‘Wastewater Management in Urban & Rural Areas’, ‘Faecal Sludge and Septage Management’, ‘Operation & Maintenance of Water and Wastewater Systems’, ‘Resilient Water and Wastewater Systems’, ‘Circular Economy for Water’, ‘Climate Change and Water’, ‘Water Resource Management’. This convention will be having dedicated sessions on Jal Jeevan Mission and AMRUT including 24×7 programs of Govt of India. An international session is planned under the title “Role of R&D and technology transfer and participation of International Organization” with support from Govt and IWWA. Eminent speakers from Europe, Japan, and the UK will be sharing their case studies. This 55th convention will have participation from youth and a dedicated session is planned for Youth in the Water sector.

Dr. D. B. Panase said, “The convention will be having parallel technical and commercial sessions to discuss ongoing research of researchers and development in the sector along with practitioners and manufacturers critical reviews of the market in terms of technology innovations and availability vs requirement, success and failure in implementation, local, regional, and national needs and demands. Parallel technical sessions, poster competitions and more than 100 exhibitors will be part of the convention to address the problems and discuss the solutions in the sector. Convention will provide a platform to share the knowledge and experience to have better water management in future. Engineers, youths, manufacturers, professionals, scientists, governmental bodies and NGOs are invited to actively participate in the convention.”

These three days convention is expected to be attended by 1000 plus delegates which will be from all the states of the country. This will also provide an excellent opportunity for interaction with fellow professionals from all over states, he added.