Innovations to achieve sustainable groundwater use in India

Convenors : GRIPP - Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice IWMI - International Water Management Institute IAH - International Association of Hydrogeologists

Time : Wed 25 Sep 2019, 11:00-12:30

Venue : Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel, Bangalore, India

Objectives : To present GRIPP and partners’ work on innovations and water stewardship to support sustainable groundwater use with focus on India and contributions to the SDGs

Time Presentation Presenter/Facilitator
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome Alok Sikka, Principal Researcher, Country Representative - India, IWMI
09:40 - 10:00 GRIPP – A Platform for Groundwater Innovations Karen Villholth, Principal Researcher, GRIPP Coordinator, IWMI
10:00 - 10:20 ITC Limited Initiatives on Groundwater - Importance for Businesses in India Giresh Mohan, Regional Manager - South, Corporate Social Investments, ITC Limited, India
10:20 - 10:40 Story of an Acutely Depleting Aquifer from an Arid Region of India- Is it possible to Revive? Dipankar Saha, Former Member of Central Ground Water Board, Govt. of India. Presently Expert, Ground Water, Govt. of Gujarat
10:40 - 11:00 Solar Irrigation in India – Innovative Business Models to Enhance Sustainability Tushaar Shah, Senior Fellow, IWMI and Shilp Verma, International Researcher, IWMI
11:00 - 11:20 Business Approach for Sustainable Water Solutions Mr Ranganath Nuggehalli Krisha, Area Managing Director, Grundfos India. Chennai, India
10:20 - 11:30 Discussion Shammy Puri, IAH