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IWIS 2020

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Union Jal Shakti Minister inaugurates 5th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) with focus on Arth Ganga-River conservation synchronized development.

IWIS will forge greater interaction between investors and stakeholders in water sector and promote international cooperation for water and river Management.

Objectives of the Summit:

  • The Summit will try to discuss and address issues of Agriculture, Human Habitation, both urban and rural, on banks of rivers, Tourism, Energy and Flood Management.
  • It proposed 5 Rs” for waste water management which are recycle, reuse, reduce, recharge (ground water) and respect for water.
  • To establish an eco-system where economic development goes hand-in-hand with ecological conservation.
  • It aims to conserve & protect the local rivers & water bodies

About the IWIS:

  • The India Water Impact Conference is an annual event in which the idea is to find ideal solutions to some of the biggest problems related to water in the country.
  • For the first time this conference was organized in the year 2012.


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