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

16-17 November 2022 | Hall - 1.01

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Knowledge Partner


Wednesday, 16 Nov 2022
0930 - 1100 hrs "Namami Gange" to "Arth Ganga". Building Commonomics
IntroductionAbhishek Verma Research Analyst, GW Consulting
ModeratorDr. Deb Jyoti pal Vice President - BI Platform, Geospatial World
Opening AddressDr. Sriram Vedire Advisor to Minister, Ministry of Jal Shakti
Rajiv Ranjan Mishra Chief Technical Advisor, NIUA
Sachin Kumar Agrawal Head - Strategic Programs, Esri India
Pallav Mathur Manager Program Applications, Trimble
1100 - 1130 hrs Tea / Coffee Break
1130 - 1300 hrs Networking and Visit to Exhibition
1300 - 1400 hrs Lunch
1400 - 1530 hrs Aviral Dhara & Nirmal Dhara
ModeratorProf Arun Saraf Dept. Earth Sciences, IIT Roorkee
Dr Vinod Tare Founder, Centre of Ganga (C-Ganga)
Dr Atya Kapley Scientist G, NEERI
Veramalla Prakash Rao Chairman, Telangana Water Resources Corpoeration
1530 - 1600 hrs Tea / Coffee Break
1600 - 1730 hrs Geological Entity & Ecological Entity
Sanjay Jain Scientist - G, NIH Roorkee
Dr. R. N. Sankhua Chief Engineer, National Water Development Agency - Hyderabad
Dr. Mitali Chandnani Senior GIS Engineer, Nuture Farm

Thursday, 17 Nov 2022
0930 - 1100 hrs Data & Technology Implementation
Opening Address And ChairDr. Sriram Vedire Advisor to Minister, Ministry of Jal Shakti
Co-ChairPeeyush Gupta RTIS, NMCG
Dilip Sharma Senior Advancement Manager- Water, Bentley Systems
Chiranjit Guha Principal Consultant - Analytics, Foundation of Ecological Security
Yashwant Singh International Business Specialist, Satpalda Geospatial Services
Amit Mishra VP Marketing, Vassar Labs
Pratibha Mishra Senior Geospatial Analyst, Suhora
Dr. Sudhakar Sharma DGM Business Development-GIS, Garuda UAV
1100 - 1130 hrs Tea / Coffee Break
1130 - 1300 hrs Networking and Visit to Exhibition
1300 - 1400 hrs Lunch
1400 - 1530 hrs Panel Disscussion- River People Connect
ModeratorM K Srinivas Chairman, Ganga Flood Control Commission
ChairPeeyush Gupta RTIS, NMCG
Co-ChairDr Neelam Rawat Scientist , USAC
Vinod Bodhankar Conveyor Indian Peninsular River Basin Council, Sagarmitra Abhiyan
Narendra Chugh President, State of Maharashtra - Jalbiradari
Bhavyata Jethva Environmentalist (Water Specialist), River Rejuvenation Projects, VVKI(Art of Living)
Dr. Snehal Dhonde Chairman, SKECT Women Water Warriors


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
Aviral Dhara and Nirmal Dhara
  • Digitization of River basins and Sub River basins
  • Strategy for Ground water re-charge
  • Integrated Watershed management
Geological Entity & Ecological Entity
  • 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)

Data & Technology Implementation
  • Use of Drones in agriculture
  • Location Intelligence for Water Security
  • SCADA for Water Resource Management
Panel Disscussion-River People Connect
  • Integrating IoT/IIoT for water resources
  • Zone mapping for pollutions and water Security
  • Hydrology and ground water monitoring