Environmental Technologies Conference by TERI - Powered by IFAT India
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in collaboration with IFAT India (India's leading environmental trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling) is organizing first Environmental Technologies Conference. The one and a half day-long conference is aimed at bringing together all the market partners from the Indian environmental sector.
As a think tank, TERI's commitment lies in forwarding sustainable development by transferring knowledge into policy. With IFAT India showcasing the latest environmental technologies and innovative products, this is an ideal partnership in bring forth efficient know-hows in the framework of sustainable development.
The Conference will engage senior government officials, members of civil society, academia and other stakeholders and will focus on the themes of: Air Pollution, Solid Waste Management and Urban Water Management in the context of Sustainable Development.
The session on air pollution will deliberate on the pertinent issue of air pollution in Mumbai. The event will bring together policy makers, air pollution science experts, civil society, industrial institutions, and the media to highlight the importance of air pollutant reduction and their associated benefits related to human health, agriculture and climate. The key speakers will include Dr. Pravin Gedam, IAS, Transport Commissioner, Transport Department, Government of Maharashtra, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), and Dr. Meinolf Drueeke, HOD, State Agency for Environment, Nature Protection and Geology Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Dept. 5: Air Quality Control and Waste Management, Germany among others.
With Solid Waste Management or the lack of it, gathering momentum more than ever before with landfill accidents like the one in Ghazipur (National Capital Region), it has become imperative to talk about waste management planning, waste reduction strategies and waste inventory in the context of The Solid Waste Rules 2016 notified by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate which are now applicable beyond municipal areas and extend to urban agglomerations, census towns, notified industrial townships, areas under the control of Indian Railways, airports, airbase, port and harbour, defence establishments, special economic zones, State and Central government, organizations, places of pilgrims, religious & historical importance.
The key speakers include Mr. Ajay Popat, CEO, Ion Exchange Waterleau, Mumbai, Mr. Ulhas Parlikar, Director, Geocycle India, ACC Limited and Smt. Jyoti Mhapsekar, President, Stree Mukti Sangathan among others.
The primary objective of the workshop on urban water management is to deliberate on the existing challenges in the urban water sector and also to explore the technological options available to improve the water use efficiency in this sector. The key experts will share their experience about the local urban water management issue in Maharashtra and the practices around the globe highlighting the interventions and solutions for sustainable urban water management.
Key Speaker - Ms Anju Singh, Environmental Engineering & Management, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai.
Deliberations would focus on the need of cleaner and resource-efficient environmental technologies that are effective and economically viable. The conference will see intense involvement of key stakeholders, including senior government officials, members of civil society, and academia. Key points emerging from these discussions will be further posed at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), the annual flagship event of TERI to be hosted from 15-17 February, 2018 in New Delhi.
WSDS is TERI's flagship event and has been conceptualized as a single platform to accelerate action towards sustainable development and especially climate change. It seeks to bring together the finest minds and leading thinkers of the world to focus attention on the challenge of sustainable development and has emerged as a landmark event addressing issues pertinent to the future of humanity.
TERI is confident that the Environmental Technologies Conference will provide the ideal dialogue base for the deliberations at WSDS and bring forth a healthy discussion for environmental protection and sustainable development.