Two-day Seminar on WATER MANAGEMENT
Posted On : 17th December 2011

Under the auspices of Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC is organizing Two-day Seminar on "WATER MANAGEMENT" on 16-17 December 2011. The venue of the Seminar is the Forum & Capitol, VIVANTABY TAJ - PRESIDENT, 90 Cuffe Parade, Mumbai - 400 005.

Dr. Mihir Shah, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India has kindly agreed to deliver the Key-Note Address.

Dr. Mihir Shah is Co-Founder, Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS), one of India's largest grass-roots initiatives for water and livelihood security, working with its 122 partners on a million acres of land across 72 districts in 12 states. The work of SPS shows that farmer-driven, location-specific watershed development combined with bio-diverse agriculture, other nature-based livelihoods and micro-finance, can result in sustained higher incomes and empowered communities, providing an enduring panacea to India's suicide-ridden drylands.

A Ph.D. in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr. Shah co-authored India's Drylands, a study for the UNDP, which was published and released worldwide by the Oxford University Press in 1998. The study brings out the macro-economic significance of watershed programmes for food security and employment guarantee in India.

Dr. Shah was Adviser to the Commissioner appointed by the Supreme Court of India in the Right to Food case from 2002-2009. As Honorary Adviser to the Technical Committee on Watershed Programmes set up by the Government of India in 2006, he was largely responsible for drafting its landmark report that argues for radical reforms in India's watershed sector. In 2007 he co-founded the National Consortium of Civil Society Organisations that works to support Panchayat Raj Institutions for more effective implementation of NREGA. He was a member of 3 Working Groups set up by the Government of India for the 11th Five Year Plan related to rural science and technology and rainfed areas. He was also part of the Hameed Committee set up by the Prime Minister in 2007 to suggest a completely new structure for CAPART.


Benjamin Franklin has said that "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water". 255 years after his mention, not only do we understand, but we are also perilously close to experiencing the true implications of "World Without Water" - WWW and this is very much relevant for survival of chemical industry for which water is main input and its continuous adequate supply is very much essential in running the chemical plants.

The responsible members of the chemical industry are taking steps in optimizing of water use and they have also initiated integrated water management initiatives and also application of new technologies. To bring this burning issue of availability of water at competitive price for the industry and chemical industry particular, it has been decided to organize. Two day Seminar on "Water Management".


There will be presentations from Government of Maharashtra officials. Case Studies will also be presented by the chemical companies regarding their efforts in Water Conservation and Water Management. Detailed program is enclosed herewith for your reference.


Entrepreneurs, Company Owners, Senior Executives, Safety Professionals etc. should consider attending the Seminar.


To defray the expenses, the registration fees will be as follows:

ICC Members : Rs. 7,721/- per delegate (including 10.3% Service Tax)

Non Members : Rs. 8,824/- per delegate (including 10.3% Service Tax)


We request members to consider sponsoring the Seminar by being Gold or Silver Sponsor: Gold Sponsor : Rs. 2,00,000/- Silver Sponsor : Rs. 1,00,000/-

ICC will acknowledge the sponsorship support by displaying an appropriate banner at the venue of the Seminar and will also allow 3 complimentary registrations to each Gold Sponsor and 2 complimentary registrations to Silver Sponsor.

On this occasion, ICC intends to bring out a Souvenir which will contain papers to be presented at the Seminar by the speakers. The souvenir will be extremely useful not only to delegates who are attending but also to those who may not be in a position to attend the Seminar due to prior commitments. We also solicit advertisement support in the Souvenir
for which the tariffs are:

Back Cover Rs. 25,000/-
Inside Front Cover Rs. 15,000/-
Inside Back Cover Rs. 15,000/-
Colour Full Page - Inside Rs. 10,000/-
Black & White Full Page - Inside Rs. 5,000/-

Please confirm your positions for the advertisement send it along with the advertisement material (soft copy) to the ICC Mumbai Office to reach on or before Monday, 12 December 2011.

Kindly send the details of the prospective delegates viz: NAME/DESIGNATION, COMPANY/ADDRESS, TEL/EMAIL
ADDRESS ETC. to the Mumbai Office of ICC to reach on or before Thursday, 15 December 2011. Kindly draw the
Cheque in favour of "Indian Chemical Council", payable at Mumbai.

Tentative PROGRAM

09.00 a.m. -
09.30 a.m.
Inaugural Session
09.30 a.m. -
09.35 a.m.
Welcome :
Mr. S. R. Lohokare, Chairman, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC
09.35 a.m.-
09.45 a.m.
Theme Presentation:
Mr. Ramani Iyer, Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC
09.45 a.m.-
10.30 a.m.
Key-Note Address by :
Dr. Mihir Shah, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India
10.30 a.m.-
11.00 a.m.
11.00 a.m.-
11.45 a.m.
Government of Maharashtra's Water Policy Ms. Malini Shanker
Principal SecretaryWater Supply & Sanitation DepartmentGovernment of Maharashtra
11.45 a.m.-
12.30 p.m.
"Water Regulatory Policy for the Benefit of Chemical Industry" Mr. V. V. Gaikwad
Member - Water Resources EngineeringMaharashtra Water Resources RegulatoryAuthority (MWRRA)
12.30 p.m.-
01.00 p.m.
Panel Discussion
01.00 p.m.-
02.00 p.m.
02.00 p.m.-
02.45 p.m.
Technology Presentation on Water
Mr. Rakesh Mishra
11.45 a.m.-
12.30 p.m.
Technology Presentation on Water
Mr. T. M. Nagarajan
03.30 p.m. -
04.00 p.m.
04.00 p.m.-
04.30 p.m.
Case Study - 1
Water Conservation & Management
Mr. Subhat Jindal
Associate G M - Production & Utilities
04.30 p.m.-
05.00 p.m.
Case Study - 2
Water Conservation & Management
- Experience of RCF
09.30 a.m.-
10.15 a.m.
Water Supply and Sanitation Issues Tackled by
Navi Mumbai Corporation
Mr. Bhaskar Wankhede
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
10.15 a.m.-
11.00 a.m.
Disaster Management for Water in Mumbai
Metropolitan Area
Dr. Sanjay V. Dahasahasra
Former Director, Maharashtra Jeevan
Pradhikaran, Government of Maharashtra
11.00 a.m.-
11.30 a.m.
11.30 a.m. -
12.15 p.m.
Water Policy of MIDC for the Benefit of
Chemical Industry
Dr. K. Shivaji, IAS
Chief Executive Officer, Maharashtra
Industrial Development Corporation
12.15 p.m.-
01.00 p.m.
Panel Discussion
01.00 p.m.-
02.00 p.m.
02.00 p.m. -
03.00 p.m.
Case Study - 3
Applying Water Chemistry for Water
Conservation & Management
Mr. Deshpande / Mr. Mahadik
03.00 p.m.-
03.30 p.m.
03.30 p.m.-
04.00 p.m.
Case Study - 4
Water Conservation & Management
- Experience of HEAVY WATER PLANT
04.00 p.m.
04.30 p.m.
Case Study - 5
Water Conservation & Management
- Experience of TATA CHEMICALS LTD
04.30 p.m.
05.15 p.m.
Panel Discussion

* Confirmation Awaited

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