WIN WATSAN WEBINAR SERIES 2020: Innovations and Empowerment for Sustainable Watsan Solutions

  • Start: Sep 3rd, 2020
  • End: Oct 8th, 2020
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WIN WATSAN WEBINAR SERIES 2020: Innovations and Empowerment for Sustainable Watsan Solutions, was conducted as a 6 part series, from 3rd Sep’20 to 8th Oct’20, held once a week, every Thursday.

India faces huge and diverse challenges in Water and Sanitation. For sustainable and scalable solutions to these, multiple innovators need to prototype, trial, refine and perfect multiple innovations in technology, products, services and delivery/business models.

The series was jointly organized by nationally renowned institutions in the domain of Water and Sanitation viz. CEPT University – Centre for Water and Sanitation (CWAS), IIT Bombay – Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), IIT Kharagpur – School of Environmental Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar – Centre for Sustainable Development, Arid Communities and Technologies and WIN Foundation, spread over 2 months with 6 sessions. 

In this series, leading innovator-practitioners, from premier institutions, leading social organizations and startups, presented their actual innovation. This also provided an opportunity for the Water and Sanitation community to interact with various leaders and experts in the domain, across the country, in the process also opening up collaboration opportunities. 

WIN Foundation coordinated and organized this Webinar series on behalf of all partners, including outreach, seminar organization, post-seminar archiving etc.. 

We received excellent responses for all six sessions of the series.  There were 1500+ registrations for the series and many participants actively participated in the interactive sessions.

The video of all sessions are available at: 

The sessions held in the series:

  • 3rd Sep’20 (Session-1):

Moving towards sustainable sanitation and efficient water use practices, Speaker: Dr. M. M. Ghangrekar, Professor and Head, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur

  • 10th Sep’20 (Session-2):

Water Security: Empowering communities to apply geo-hydrology science, technology and innovation, Speaker: Dr. Yogesh Jadeja, Founder and Director, Arid Communities and Technologies, Bhuj-Kachchh

  • 17th Sep’20 (Session-3):

Efficient and equitable service delivery for urban water supply and sanitation, Speakers: Dr. Dinesh Mehta and Dr. Meera Mehta, Professor Emeritus and Executive Director (joint), Centre for Water and Sanitation, CEPT University

  • 24th Sep’20 (Session-4):

Integrating the designs of water, wastewater, storm water and solid waste for small towns and large villages, Speaker: Dr. Bakul Rao, Professor Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), IIT Bombay

  • 1st Oct’20 (Session-5):

Water treatment and desalination: Addressing bottlenecks in energy and materials, Speaker: Dr.Jaichander Swaminathan, Kanchan and Harilal Doshi Chair,Assistant Professor for Water, Centre for Sustainable Development, IIT Gandhinagar

  • 8th Oct’20 (Session 6):

Empowering Communities through Innovations for sustainable Social Impact – a dialog with Startups and Innovators, Speakers: Mr.Paresh VoraDirector – India Operations, WIN Foundation and Dr.Subramaniam C Associate Professor – Chemistry Dept., IIT Bombay. Startups which presented: 

    1. Alcheme: Prof. Prabhu Rajagopal, IIT Madras
    2. Oston Technology, Jaipur: Mr. Kumar Kalika 
    3. Proximal SoilSens Tech. Pvt. Ltd., Pune: Dr. Rajul Patkar


The video of all sessions are available at:



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