“Innovations and Empowerment for Sustainable WATSAN Solutions”

  September 3, 2020 – October 8, 2020, Every Thursday, Time – 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM IST

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.

In this webinars, leading innovator-practitioners, from premier institutions, leading social organizations and startups, present their actual innovation, including the practice, outcomes, learnings with discussions by other experts, followed by opportunity to ask questions.

The sessions in this series are:


    • 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 Vora, Director – India Operations, WIN Foundation and Dr.Subramaniam C Associate Professor – Chemistry Dept., IIT Bombay


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