Water Resource Management
Date: 21 July 2021 /// Time: 14:00 - 17:00 IST


Theme: Digitalization of the Water Industry – boosting efficiencies

Water is the most critical resource and India is facing one of its major and most serious water crisis. India is the second most populous country in the world, with more than 1 billion citizens, millions are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic with the added challenge of living without access to safe water. The scale of need in India is immense, making India the concentrated centre of the global water and sanitation crisis. These factors, combined with the current political push to end this crisis, and has created unprecedented urgency to implement effective solutions to increase access to safe water and sanitation.

Looking at the current situation, there is a need for a paradigm shift. We urgently require a transition from this 'supply-and-supply-more water' provision to measures which lead towards improving water use efficiency, reducing leakages, recharging/restoring local waterbodies as well as applying for higher tariffs and ownership by various stakeholders. A recovery-based closed loop system is the need of the hour.

The virtual summit will focus on India’s mission to lead the change in building a smart and resilient water ecosystem essentially needs understanding and discussion around the critical challenges and how digitalisation of water can lead the way, more so given the implications of the pandemic.

Who should attend?

  • Ministries of Urban and Rural Development
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • National Agricultural Agencies
  • Regional Water Resources Organizations
  • Research Organizations and Academia
  • Industrial Players
  • Scientists
  • Policy Makers
  • Data Providers
  • Consultants
  • Construction agencies
  • National Water Agencies
  • Municipalities
  • Utility Management Agencies


Time Session
1400 – 1405 hrs

Opening by Geospatial World

1405 – 1420 hrs

Step towards Water Conservation Policy

Guest Address

G. Asok Kumar

Mission Director, National Water Mission

1420 – 1510 hrs

Session: Waste Water Management and Sanitation Intelligence

  • Suitability Analysis
  • Geospatial Data for Sewer Network
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Keynote and Chair

D.P Mathuria

Executive Director (Technical), National Mission for Clean Ganga


Dr. V.K Chaurasia

Joint Advisor, Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organization

Rahul Priyadarshi

Executive Engineer, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board

1510 – 1515 hrs


1515 – 1615 hrs

Session: Digitalization of Water Infrastructure

  • Tracing Non-Revenue Water Loss
  • Consumption Volume and Pattern
  • Leak Detection
  • Modernized Billing
  • Smart Metering


R.K Jain

Chief Engineer, National Water Development Authority

Industry Keynote

Chandra Mohan Singh Adhikari

Senior Manager, ESRI


MS Rathore

Joint Director, National Water Informatics Centre

Dr. Abdul Hakeem K

Engineer 'G' & Head, Water Resources Informatics Division, National Remote Sensing Centre

Jyoti Gade

Deputy Executive Engineer, Mission Bhagiratha, Govt. of Telangana

1615 – 1655 hrs

Panel: India Water Scarcity: Challenges & Solutions

  • Integrated Information Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Water Resources Systems
  • Water infrastructure using emerging techs


Sudhakar Reddy

Senior Assistant Editor, Times of India


Dr. K.J Ramesh

Former Director General, India Meteorological Department

Peeyush Gupta

Real-time Specialist, National Mission for Clean Ganga

G Prasad Rao

Scientist – SF, Andhra Pradesh Space Application Centre

S.K Jain

Scientist G, National Institute of Hydrology

Prof. Vimal Mishra

Associate Professor, IIT Gandhinagar

1655 – 1700 hrs


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Strategic Sponsor
Government Partner


Anshita Rawat