Theme ‘Namami Gange’ to ‘Arth Ganga”: Building Commonomics

16-17 November 2022

Institutional Partner


Water is recognized as an economic good having an economic value in all its competing uses be it as an input to economic activity such as irrigation, household and industrial water use, and hydropower generation, or as provider to ecosystem services such as the maintenance of wetlands, wildlife support, and river flows for aquatic ecosystems.

Economics has been playing an increasing role in water governance by adopting an integrated water resources management approach that treats issues cutting across multiple jurisdictions and sectors in a holistic manner. Steps are being taken up in the direction of sanitation, pollution abatement, river rejuvenation, wateruse efficiency and, most importantly, source sustainability. Read More...

Geospatial technologies provide a holistic approach towards effectively and efficiently addressing the challenges related to water (such as revival of rivers, water scarcity, stress, quality issues and bringing in climate resilience) and in building livelihood and boosting local economy.

GeoSmart India with its rich program agenda is organizing a two-day program (16 - 17 November) on “Water Resource” with the theme “‘Namami Gange’ to ‘Arth Ganga”: Building Commonomics”. The program will focus on how geospatial and allied technologies can help to solve societal challenges around water with an integrated approach and in placing water governance for circular economy, sustainability and building livelihood in a holistic manner. Read Less


Identify needs of government and civil society organizations and match needs and solutions

Discuss the technology trends in Water Resource Management

Foster knowledge exchange and establishment of partnerships


  • Ministries involved in Government’s flagship program
  • National Water Agencies
  • Regional Water Resources Organizations
  • Policy Makers
  • Research Organizations and Academia
  • NGO’s
  • Startups and Innovators
  • Consulting Agencies
  • Geospatial Technology Providers
  • Geospatial Data providers
  • IT Technology Providers

Key Discussion Area

Day 1: November 16, 2022 (Wednesday)

Opening Session: “Namami Gange” to “Arth Ganga”. Building Commonomics
  • Building resilient neighborhoods through local economies
  • New model for the river’s sustainable development
  • Current Progress and challenges
Rejuvenation of River Basin and Aquifers
  • Digitization of River basins and Sub River basins
  • Strategy for Ground water re-charge
  • Integrated Watershed management
Interlinking of Rivers: Enhancing Trade and access
  • Multidisciplinary data on hydrological, environmental, agricultural and socio-economic
  • Joining Indian rivers through reservoirs and canals
  • Challenges and opportunities in adopting geospatial technologies

Day 2: November 17, 2022 (Thursday)

Sustainable agriculture practices and water security
  • Use of Drones in agriculture
  • Location Intelligence for Water Security
  • SCADA for Water Resource Management
Integrated geospatial platform to water resource management
  • Integrating IoT/IIoT for water resources
  • Zone mapping for pollutions and water Security
  • Hydrology and ground water monitoring
Digital Twin and AI for Managing Water Resources
  • Currents Trends in Digital Twin Modelling for floods and planning
  • Advanced evidenced based Water resource mapping
  • Pattern Identification in rainfall in basin and sub basin catchment area