Programme at a Glance

Tuesday, 24 September

09:30

Inaugural Ceremony at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc)


09:30 – 11:30
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Auditorium
11:30 Transport to Hotel Sheraton
12:30 Registration and Lunch
12:30 – 13:30
13:30

Advanced Water System Assessment to Address Water Security Challenges of the 21st Century (Plenary)


13:30 – 15:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00

Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation and Hydrological Cycle (Special Session)


16:00 – 19:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Jupiter
Organised by Divecha Centre for Climate Change and Space Physics Laboratory

Assessing Sustainability in Water Space


16:00 – 17:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 2

Future of Urban Waterbody Rejuvenation (Special Session)


16:00 – 19:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 1
Organised by Consortium of DEWATS Dissemination Society (CDD)

Groundwater Assessment and Analytics


16:00 – 17:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune

Socio-cultural and Ecological Dimensions of Water Resources Management


16:00 – 17:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Pluto

Water-Energy-Food Nexus Assessment and Governance


16:00 – 17:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 1

Water Solutions for the 21 st century in the Indian Himalayan Region and Climate Impacts on
Global Mountain Water Security (Special Session)


16:00 – 19:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Ceres
Organised by Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) and Global Water Futures (GWF)
19:30

Welcome Dinner and Reception


19:30 – 22:00

Wednesday, 25 September

08:30 Registration
08:30 – 09:00
09:00

Cryosphere and Water Security (Special Session)


09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Ceres
Organised by Divecha Centre for Climate Change

Water and Climate Change: Challenges (Plenary)


09:00 – 11:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30

Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation and Hydrological Cycle (Special Session)


11:30 – 18:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Jupiter
Organised by Divecha Centre for Climate Change and Space Physics Laboratory

Geogenic Pollutants in Groundwater


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room B

Groundwater Quality and Assessment I


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room A

Innovations to Achieve Sustainable Groundwater Use in India (Special Session)


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 1
Organised by Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice, International Water Management Institute and International Association of Hydrogeologists

Lake Quality Assessment and Case Studies


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 2

Leaving No One Behind: Digital Water, Big Data, Technology and Water Security


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room C

Water Assessment in River Basins: Perspectives


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune

Water and Climate Change Assessment I


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 1

Water and Climate Change Assessment II


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2
13:00 Lunch
13:00 to 14:00
14:00

Role of Big Data, AI, Blockchain Technology in Water Diagnostics and Governance (Plenary)


14:00 – 16:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30

An Exploration of Capacity Building: Needs and Priorities for Advancing Water Security in the Global South (Special Session)


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Pluto

Data Issues and Needs Related to Monitoring Sustainability in Water Space


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune

Freshwater Conservation and Development Planning: Novel Integrative Approaches and Big Data


16:00 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room B

Groundwater and Climate Change Adaptation


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room A

Innovatively Addressing Water, Energy, and Food Security Challenges (Special Session)


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 1
Organised by Texas A&M University

Resilience in Urban Water Systems: Methods


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room C

Sustaining Water Resources (Special Session)


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 1
Organised by the Indian Institute of Science (ICWaR) and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK

Urban Flood Risk and Adaptation


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 2

Water and Climate Change Assessment: Himalayas


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2
18:00

Poster Session


18:00 – 19:30
Venue: WTC Seminar Hall Foyer

Thursday, 26 September

08:30 Registration
08:30 – 09:00
09:00

Global Water Governance: Challenges (Plenary)


09:00 – 11:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30

Ambient Water Quality for Development (Special Session)


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Jupiter
Organised by United Nations Environment Programme and Environmental Research Institute, UFZ, Germany

Governance: Knowledge Management and Innovation


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2

Water-Energy-Food Nexus Governance


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 1

Water-Energy-Food Nexus under Drought: Assessment and Quantification (Special Session)


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 2
Organised by Centres for Natural Resources and Development and Institute for Technology and Resources Management, TH Köln, Cologne, Germany

Water Issues, Assessing and Meeting Sustainable Development Goal 6


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 1

Water Museum: Concepts and Collaborations (Special Session)


11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune
13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00
14:00

India Water Security: Key Issues (Plenary)


14:00 – 16:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30

Agriculture and Water


16:30 – 19:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 1

Analysis of Groundwater Contamination


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata, Room B

Case Studies of Water-Energy-Food Nexus Solutions and Implementations


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2

Groundwater Quality and Assessment II


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata, Room C

Managing Lake Water Quality (Special Session)


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 1
Organised by the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bengaluru

River Basin Governance


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata, Room A

Role of Science Diplomacy in Addressing Global Water Challenges (Special Session)


16:30 - 19:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 2
Organized by Department of Science and Technology Centre for Policy Research

Understanding Water Security Paradigms (Special Session)


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Jupiter
Organised by The Ecological Foundation and Indian Institute of Science

Water Security in Agriculture and Adaptation to Climate Change


16:30 – 19:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Ceres

Water Security, Informal Water Use and Water Access


16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune
18:00

Poster Session


18:00 – 19:30
Venue: WTC Seminar Hall Foyer

Friday, 27 September

08:30 Registration
08:30 – 09:00
09:00

An Integrated Global Vision for Water Security: Approaches and Methods


09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2

Climate Change and Water Management (Special Session)


09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata, Room A
Organised by TERI School of Advanced Studies

Ecohydrology: Engineering Harmony for a Sustainable World (Special Session)


09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 2
Organised by Indian National Committee for International Hydrological Programme, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee

Groundwater Governance


09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune

Interlinkages in Urban Water Systems


09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room C

Rethinking Urban Water Supply Management (Special Session)


09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 1
Organised by Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Solutions in Water Quality Management


09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Jupiter

Water Ethics: Concepts and Approaches


09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Ceres

Water Quality Assessment: Case Studies


09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 1
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00

Digital Technology for Sustainable Water Management


11:00 – 12:30

Groundwater Assessment and Agriculture


11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune

Solutions to Promote Sustainability in Water Space


11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2

Technology-based Solutions in Addressing Water Quality


11:00 - 12:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Jupiter

Urban Flood Risk


11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room A

Urban Water Resilience and Innovation


11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room B

Water Challenges in the MENA Region (Special Session)


11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton,Grand Ball Room 1
Organised by Future Earth MENA Regional Center, The Cyprus Institute

Water Ethics: Practical Applications


11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Ceres

Water Quantity and Quality Considerations in River Basin Planning and Management


11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 2
12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 13:30
13:30

Closing Plenary


13:30 – 15:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room