CGanga


10-15 dec Virtual

5th  India   Water   Impact   Summit

IWIS   2020
Valuing   Water   |   Transforming   Ganga

Comprehensive   Analysis   and   Holistic   Management
of   Local   Rivers   and   Waterbodies

“Arth   Ganga:   River   Conservation   Synchronised   Development”


स्थानीय   नदियों   और   जल   निकायों   का व्यापक   विश्लेषण   एवं   समग्र   प्रबंधन

“अर्थ   गंगा :   नदी   संरक्षण   समन्वित   विकास”

The Summit

Arth Ganga: River Conservation Synchronised Development


The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) are pleased to organise the 5thIndia Water Impact Summit during 10-15 December 2020. Due to current pandemic situation the Summit will be held in virtual mode.

This year, the Summit will give an insight into the complexities and peculiarities of managing local rivers and water bodies with a larger vision of development that is synchronised with river conservation. The developmental approach in most significant sectors that are interwoven with river conservation measures, namely human settlements (urban and rural), energy and tourism, agriculture, navigation and flood management, is proposed to be reviewed in the context of the select Ganga Basin states, namely Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar that are struggling with the challenges of development vis-à-vis conservation of rivers.

The Summit will give an insight into the speciality of each State in the river basin, as well as provide insights into the efforts put in by the government, international agencies and other parties in restoration and conservation of rivers.

The Summit, like the 3rd and the 4th IWIS, will also host the “Finance Forum”, a special track that will bring together global financial institutions and investors interested in river restoration and conservation programme (Namami Gange).

The 2020 Summit, like earlier Summits, will also provide an opportunity to dozens of technology and innovation companies from around the world that are keen to bring their solutions to address various issues and concerns pertinent in the river basin. The Technology Showcase will run throughout the Summit.

cGanga declared the formation of a number of task forces which were announced in 2017. The task forces are comprised of subject matter experts from around the world who provide their knowledge and expertise through specific working groups. A number of working groups will meet in parallel to further the planned objectives. The 2020 India Water Impact Summit is organised along with many other organisations that will provide the much needed impetus for developing water and environment infrastructure along the Ganga and other water bodies in India.

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Tracks & Sessions



P1
11:00 – 12:15 hrs
Inaugural Session

The widely perceived dichotomy between river conservation and various developmental thrusts in India need to be resolved to ensure steady and consolidated progress in all spheres of our national life. Can this goal be achieved by embedding Arth Ganga in India’s developmental policies and programmes? And how can this approach be infused from Local and State levels upwards for lasting progress?

A1
09:15-10:45 hrs
Arth Ganga: River Conservation Synchronised Development

The apparent dichotomy between river conservation and various developmental thrusts in India can be resolved by embedding Arth Ganga in India’s developmental policies and programmes. For this we need to frame the modalities of interweaving River Conservation (or Arth Ganga) with major developmental sectors. Identifying important sectors with close linkages to river conservation. Identifying alternative developmental options and their linkages to river conservation. Identifying policies and measures to integrate development with river conservation.

B1
16:00–17:45 hrs
Models to Finance Circular Economy

Financing of circular economy requires policy support, new economic models and supporting financial instruments. The session will put forth specific case-studies and organise detailed discussions around them. Case Studies include implementation of circular economy models around: Sludge management Plastics waste Wastewater And select other waste streams.

C1
14:00–16:00 hrs
Technology & Innovation

This track will give opportunities to companies from around the world to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and innovations that have the potential of making a significant positive impact in the river basin. The 2020 Summit will focus on technologies in three areas: Decentralised wastewater treatment (low energy footprint nature based to high energy compact highly electro-mechanical systems). Data, Information and Analytics. Other important services – solid waste management, hydropower, sustainable agriculture, etc.

D1
18:00 – 19:15 hrs
UK “Financing global water security and journey to COP-26”

Recently cGanga signed a MOU with British Water to create a bridge for UK industry to pair up with its Indian counterparts to build 21st century infrastructure in water and environment sector. UK is also becoming a major partner to help India tap into global capital base to finance its green growth agenda. The session will put a spotlight on how the partnership is being put into action.

P2
12:00–13:30 hrs
River Conservation Synchronised Human Settlement

The perceived dichotomy between river conservation and human settlement in India needs to be resolved to ensure steady and consolidated progress in all spheres of our national life. This approach needs to be adopted from Local and State levels upwards for lasting progress. What are the views of concerned governments and political leadership at State Level on this?

A2
10:00–11:45 hrs
River Conservation Synchronised Human Settlement

The apparent dichotomy between river conservation and human settlement in India can be resolved by embedding Arth Ganga in the urban and rural development policies and programmes of Central, State and Local Governments. For this we need to frame the modalities of interweaving River Conservation with urban and rural Development. What have been the developmental trends and how have they faltered in coordinated management of rivers and waterbodies with human habitats? Identifying alternative developmental options and their linkages to river conservation. Identifying policies and measures to integrate urban and rural development with whole river system.

B2
16:00–17:45 hrs
Strengthening HAM Model and PPP Framework

The hybrid annuity model (HAM) has gotten off to a robust start, but growing the market would require additional capital base. The session will focus on discussions around what components need strengthening in the HAM and PPP models to enable acceleration of projects in the wastewater sector. The session will also explore the asset valuation and utility pricing of water. The topics of discussion shall be: Sewage treatment plants. Effluent treatment plants. Infrastructure network for water and sewage, drains and small river rejuvenation. Assessing the true cost of water and developing a taxonomy around it. Implementing digital systems to assess water asset base of a State. Bringing water as an asset onto the municipal balance sheet. How to implement a fair and transparent pricing mechanism.

C2
14:00–16:00 hrs
Technology & Innovation

This track will give opportunities to companies from around the world to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and innovations that have the potential of making a significant positive impact in the river basin. The 2020 Summit will focus on technologies in three areas: Decentralised wastewater treatment (low energy footprint nature based to high energy compact highly electro-mechanical systems). Data, Information and Analytics. Other important services – solid waste management, hydropower, sustainable agriculture, etc.

D2
18:30 – 20:30 hrs
USA* “Digital Water”

From artificial intelligence to state-of-the-art infrastructure development approaches, US companies are aiming to partner with their Indian peers to accelerate innovative technologies and solutions into the Indian market. The session will highlight various initiatives and partnerships that have been formed or are forming.

P3
12:00–13:30 hrs
River Conservation Synchronised Energy and Tourism

The perceived dichotomy between river conservation and energy (power) generation as well as tourism development in India needs to be resolved to ensure steady and consolidated progress in all spheres of our national life. This approach needs to be adopted from Local and State levels upwards for lasting progress. What are the views of concerned governments and political leadership at State Level on this?

A3
10:00–11:45 hrs
River Conservation Synchronised Energy and Tourism

The apparent dichotomy between River Conservation and Energy Generation as also with Tourism Development in India can be resolved by embedding Arth Ganga in the urban development policies and programmes of Central, State and Local Governments. For this we need to frame the modalities of interweaving River Conservation with the Energy and Tourism sectors What have been the developmental trends and how have they faltered in coordinated management of rivers and waterbodies with energy and tourism development? Identifying alternative developmental options and their linkages to river conservation. Identifying policies and measures to integrate energy and tourism development with river conservation.

B3
16:00–17:45 hrs
Financing Technology Commercialisation

Getting technology from lab to commercial environment requires crossing the biggest chasm – commonly referred to as the “valley of death” in the technology world. This problem is even more acute in the infra-tech sector where the capital spends are larger than digital/software world. R&D grants/funds do not fund this phase since technology is beyond the research phase, and commercial investors do not fund this phase since technology has not been commercially proven as yet. Creating financing structures and solutions for this phase will have the greatest impact to make the world a more sustainable place. The topics of discussion will be: Blended finance structures for technology commercialisation. Specialist impact fund structures. Building global consortium and alliances to support technology transfer.

C3
14:00–16:00 hrs
Technology & Innovation

This track will give opportunities to companies from around the world to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and innovations that have the potential of making a significant positive impact in the river basin. The 2020 Summit will focus on technologies in three areas: Decentralised wastewater treatment (low energy footprint nature based to high energy compact highly electro-mechanical systems). Data, Information and Analytics. Other important services – solid waste management, hydropower, sustainable agriculture, etc.

SUNDAY!
P4
12:00–13:30 hrs
River Conservation Synchronised Agriculture

The perceived dichotomy between river conservation and agricultural development in India needs to be resolved to ensure steady and consolidated progress in all spheres of our national life. This approach needs to be adopted from Local and State levels upwards for lasting progress. What are the views of concerned governments and political leadership at State Level on this?

A4
10:00–11:45 hrs
River Conservation Synchronised Agriculture

The apparent dichotomy between river conservation and agricultural development in India can be resolved by embedding Arth Ganga in the agriculture development policies and programmes of Central, State and Local Governments. For this we need to frame the modalities of interweaving River Conservation with Agricultural Development. What have been the developmental trends and how have they faltered in coordinated management of rivers and waterbodies with agricultural? Identifying alternative developmental options and their linkages to river conservation. Identifying policies and measures to integrate agricultural development with river conservation.

D3
14:00 - 16:00hrs
Norway “Harnessing the riverine circular economy potential”

Norway will be a key partner to India’s growth particularly bringing in the circular economy principles. As a world leader in energy systems, Norway can help India usher in advanced energy and resource recovery solutions and commercial models into India. A crucial alliance has already formed with Norway on how India will manage sludge from its wastewater treatment plants and many others are in play.

C4
14:00–16:00 hrs
Technology & Innovation
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This track will give opportunities to companies from around the world to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and innovations that have the potential of making a significant positive impact in the river basin. The 2020 Summit will focus on technologies in three areas: Decentralised wastewater treatment (low energy footprint nature based to high energy compact highly electro-mechanical systems). Data, Information and Analytics. Other important services – solid waste management, hydropower, sustainable agriculture, etc.

B4
16:00 – 17:45 hrs
Capital Markets for Water Financing

India needs billions of dollars to finance the water infrastructure. Global investors at the moment are hunting for greater yield, which many of the underlying assets can provide particularly since they score very highly on the ESG framework. Capital markets offer the right platform for channelling investments and finance into the underlying projects. The topics of discussion shall be: Government and private sector bond issuances can offer long term sustainable green project finance. YieldCos + InvITs are a powerful pair to create liquidity for asset developers and managers. Tokenisation and listing on capital markets for SME financing.

D4
18:00 – 18:45 hrs
European Union Countries “Water-Energy-Land nexus and high impact projects”

From developing hydrogen from waste to satellite remote sensing, European companies are already partnered with India in its sustainable development agenda. Nations from across Europe will present new innovations and discuss with Indian counterparts approaches to partner up and develop impact projects particularly at the intersection of energy, water and land.

C7
19:00–21:00 hrs
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P5
12:00–13:30 hrs
River Conservation Synchronised Navigation and Flood Management

The perceived dichotomy between river conservation and inland waterway (navigation) development as well as flood management in India needs to be resolved to ensure steady and consolidated progress in all spheres of our national life. This approach needs to be adopted from Local and State levels upwards for lasting progress. What are the views of concerned governments and political leadership at State Level on this?

A5
10:00 – 11:45 hrs
River Conservation Synchronised Inland-water Navigation and Flood Management

The apparent dichotomy between river conservation and commercial inland-water navigation as well as with flood management in India can be resolved by embedding Arth Ganga in the inland-water navigation and flood management policies and programmes of Central, State and Local Governments. For this we need to frame the modalities of interweaving River Conservation with Inland-water Navigation and Flood Management initiatives. What have been the developmental trends and how have they faltered in coordinated management of rivers and waterbodies with inland waterways and flood management? Identifying alternative developmental options and their linkages to river conservation. Identifying policies and measures to integrate inland-water navigation development and flood management with river conservation.

C5
14:00–16:00 hrs
Technology & Innovation

This track will give opportunities to companies from around the world to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and innovations that have the potential of making a significant positive impact in the river basin. The 2020 Summit will focus on technologies in three areas: Decentralised wastewater treatment (low energy footprint nature based to high energy compact highly electro-mechanical systems). Data, Information and Analytics. Other important services – solid waste management, hydropower, sustainable agriculture, etc.

B5
16:00 – 17:15 hrs
Capital Markets for Water Financing

India needs billions of dollars to finance the water infrastructure. Global investors at the moment are hunting for greater yield, which many of the underlying assets can provide particularly since they score very highly on the ESG framework. Capital markets offer the right platform for channelling investments and finance into the underlying projects. The topics of discussion shall be: Government and private sector bond issuances can offer long term sustainable green project finance. YieldCos + InvITs are a powerful pair to create liquidity for asset developers and managers. Tokenisation and listing on capital markets for SME financing.

D5
17:30 – 18:00 hrs
Lower Mekong Nations “Partnership of civilisational river economies for water security and shared prosperity”

The Ganga Mekong partnership has already established a base for India’s support for the growth of Lower Mekong nations – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Throughout this new partnership India will share its experiences and expertise of managing river Basin with its peers in the Lower Mekong.

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Day-6

ANI News| Experts’ views during India Water Impact Summit 2020 to help enrich water sources: Jal Shakti Minister- December 17, 2020

Business World | Like in fight against COVID-19, world needs to unite against water crisis: Jal Shakti Minister - December 16, 2020

Zee News| Like COVID-19, now world needs to unite against water crisis: Centre - December 17, 2020

Republic World | Jal Shakti Minister Urges People Across The World To Unite In Fight Against Water Crisis - December 17, 2020

India Educationdiary | A strategic framework developed by NMCG and NIUA to help cities manage the rivers says Hardeep Singh Puri- December 16, 2020

IRISH SUN | World needs to unite against water crisis: Jal Shakti Min - December 17, 2020

YAHOO NEWS | Experts’ views during India Water Impact Summit 2020 to help enrich water sources: Jal Shakti Minister - December 16, 2020

News On Air | Like in fight against COVID-19, world needs to come together to meet challenges of water sector says Jal Shakti Minister - December 17, 2020

Nepal National| World needs to unite against water crisis: Jal Shakti Min - December 17, 2020

Sydney Sun | World needs to unite against water crisis: Jal Shakti Min - December 17, 2020

Big News Network | International bank appreciates India's efforts towards Ganga clean-up - December 16, 2020

Indus Dictum | IBRD Sanitation Official hails India’s efforts for river rejuvenation, cleanliness, Open Defecation Mission - December 15, 2020

The Indian Awaaz | Norway Research Institute signs MoU with Clean Ganga Mission - December 15, 2020

Big News Network | International bank appreciates India's efforts towards Ganga clean-up - December 16, 2020

Gadzet Story | Like Covid-19 now World need to be unite against Water Crisis - December 16, 2020

Haribhoomi | जल प्रभाव सम्मलेन के अंतिम दिन 'नदी संरक्षण समन्वित नौपरिवहन और बाढ़ के प्रबंधन' पर विशेषज्ञों ने किया मंथन - December 16, 2020

Exchange4Media | Experts’ views during India Water Impact Summit 2020 to help enrich water sources: Jal Shakti Minister- December 17, 2020

Yahoo News | Experts’ views during India Water Impact Summit 2020 to help enrich water sources: Jal Shakti Minister- December 17, 2020

Madhya Pradesh Chronicle | Experts’ views during India Water Impact Summit 2020 to help enrich water sources: Jal Shakti Minister- December 17, 2020

Gujrat Vaarta | Experts’ views during India Water Impact Summit 2020 to help enrich water sources: Jal Shakti Minister : Jal Shakti Minister- December 16, 2020

Rediff Share | Experts’ views during India Water Impact Summit 2020 to help enrich water sources: Jal Shakti Minister- December 17, 2020

Rediff Share | Experts’ views during India Water Impact Summit 2020 to help enrich water sources: Jal Shakti Minister- December 17, 2020

Bihar Times | Experts’ views during India Water Impact Summit 2020 to help enrich water sources: Jal Shakti Minister- December 16, 2020

UP Today | Experts’ views during India Water Impact Summit 2020 to help enrich water sources: Jal Shakti Minister- December 16, 2020

Karnataka Live | Experts’ views during India Water Impact Summit 2020 to help enrich water sources: Jal Shakti Minister- December 16, 2020

Day-3

Hindustan | रिवर सिटी अलायंस से शहरों को मिल सकती है राह - December 13, 2020

Dainik Jagran| देश में नदियों को सहेजेगा डिजिटल वॉटर कार्यक्रम - December 13, 2020

Amar Ujala | नदियों के पानी से बनेगा डिजिटल वॉटर डाटा - December 13, 2020

Amar Ujala | नदियों के पानी से बनेगा डिजिटल वॉटर डाटा - December 13, 2020

ANI News | NMCG organises session as part of 5th India Water Impact summit - December 13, 2020

The Economic Times | IBRD official lauds India's efforts towards river rejuvenation and cleanliness - December 13, 2020

Business World | NMCG organises session as part of 5th India Water Impact summit - December 13, 2020

Outlook News | IBRD official lauds India''s efforts towards river rejuvenation and cleanliness - December 13, 2020

News 7 | IBRD official lauds India’s efforts towards river rejuvenation and cleanliness - December 13, 2020

Hi India | IBRD official lauds India’s efforts towards river rejuvenation and cleanliness - December 13, 2020

India News | IBRD official lauds India’s efforts in the direction of river rejuvenation and cleanliness | India Information- December 13, 2020

Latestly | India News | IBRD Official Lauds India's Efforts Towards River Rejuvenation and Cleanliness - December 13, 2020

Flipboard.com | IBRD official lauds India''s efforts towards river rejuvenation and cleanliness - December 13, 2020

Nambia Press Agency | WATER-SANITATION - IBRD official lauds India's efforts towards river rejuvenation and cleanliness - December 13, 2020

The NewsLines IBRD official lauds India’s efforts towards river rejuvenation and cleanliness - December 13, 2020

Day-2

Outlook India | Passion, community participation combined can make administration work towards river rejuvenation: Kant - December 11, 2020

Business World | With Its Multi-Sectoral Approach, Namami Gange Has Been Successful In Making Positive Impact: NITI Aayog CEO - December 11, 2020

Times of India | NMCG organises 5th India Water Impact Summit 2020 - December 11, 2020

Sanjeevni Today | नदी केंद्रित शहरी विकास की परियोजनाओं और प्रस्तावों पर विशेषज्ञों ने रखी राय - December 11, 2020

Sanjeevni Today | सामुदायिक भागीदारी से ही होगा नदियों का संरक्षण : अमिताभ कांत - December 11, 2020

Big News Network | Namami Gange successful in making positive impact: Kant - December 11, 2020

Time of India | Rainwater, if conserved, can solve most local water needs - December 12, 2020

Amar Ujala | नदियों से रोजगार की बनेगी योजना - December 12, 2020

Aaj | जल क्षेत्र में वित्त प्रबंधन और पर्यावरण प्रौद्योगिकी नवाचारों पर चर्चा - December 12, 2020

Dainik Jagran | नदियों के सरंक्षण के साथ मिलेगा रोजगार - December 12, 2020

Hindustan | आईआईटी ने संभाली गंगा को 'अर्थ गंगा' में बदलने की कमान - December 12, 2020

Rashtriya Sahara | छोटी नदियों व जल स्त्रोतों का सरंक्षण जरूरी - December 12, 2020

Day-1

India News | Focus on Saving Planet's Most Precious Resource at India Water Impact Summit 2020 - December 10, 2020

Malaysia Sun News - NMCG organises 5th India Water Impact Summit 2020 - December 10, 2020

Times of India - 5th India Water Impact Summit 2020 Ognaised by NMCG and cGanga - December 10, 2020

New Kerela - Focus on saving planet's most precious resource at India Water Impact Summit 2020 - December 10, 2020

Yahoo News - 5th India Water Impact Summit begins - December 10, 2020

5th India Water Impact Summit begins - December 10, 2020

Sify News - Focus on saving planet's most precious resource at India Water Impact Summit 2020 - December 10, 2020

Outlook India - 5th India Water Impact Summit begins - December 10, 2020

India TV News - NMCG and cGanga organises 5th India Water Impact Summit 2020 - December 10, 2020

Yahoo News - Focus on saving planet's most precious resource at India Water Impact Summit 2020 - December 10, 2020

पांचवां भारत जल प्रभाव शिखर सम्मेलन शुरू - December 10, 2020

Yahoo - NMCG organises 5th India Water Impact Summit 2020 - December 10, 2020

Lokmat News- पांचवां भारत जल प्रभाव शिखर सम्मेलन शुरू - December 10, 2020

One India - 5th India Water Impact Summit commences - December 10, 2020

Hindustan Times - 5वां भारत जल प्रभाव शिखर सम्मेलन शुरू - December 10, 2020

Legend News - अर्थ गंगा थीम पर हुई 5वीं इंडिया वाटर इम्पैक्ट समिट, जलशक्ति मंत्री ने क‍िया उद्घाटन - December 10, 2020

Sanjeevni Today - अर्थव्यवस्था से भी जुड़ रही गंगा : शेखावत - December 10, 2020

- Outlook India - 5th India Water Impact Summit begins - December 10, 2020

Dainik Bhaskar - मेमाेरेंडम ऑफ एग्रीमेंट पर हस्ताक्षर:आईआईटी धनबाद और आईआईटी कानपुर अब गंगा काे बनाएंगे स्वच्छ - December 10, 2020

TV 9 किसानों ने दिया कृषि कानूनों को समर्थन, कांग्रेस को दिखाया आईना, केंद्रीय मंत्री गजेंद्र सिंह शेखावत का बयान - December 10, 2020

ANI News - Focus on saving planet's most precious resource at India Water Impact Summit 2020- December 10, 2020

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Engage With Us



A. Engagement Models during the Summit

The Summit is a great multi-disciplinary platform to showcase your efforts, solutions, knowledge through a range of strategic engagement plans. These are:
1. Strategic Partnerships

This engagement mode is for Government departments at all levels (central, state, municipal), public sector entities, multilateral institutions, NGOs, and foundations who wish to deepen their strategic engagement with India for the Ganga Rejuvenation programme. It could entail releasing a special report, initiating a project, highlighting select areas of work or other initiatives.

2. Sponsorship

For private sector companies or entities wanting brand recognition, the Summit offers a multitude of opportunities including but not limited to hosting networking events, display of special solutions and other showcases. Please get in touch with the Summit team for more details.

3. Technology and Innovation Showcase

Companies or organisations that have developed solutions, which have the potential of high impact in Ganga basin, can get an opportunity to present to stakeholders, potential Indian partners and investors.

4. Knowledge Partners

Professional Service Firms and Knowledge-oriented institutions are invited to partner with cGanga and NMCG to prepare and launch a number of special reports during the Summit as well as curate and organise the various Summit sessions.

B. Ongoing Engagement Models

There are various ongoing engagement models that enable partners to find various touch points with the Ganga River Basin. These are:
1. Working Groups and Task Forces

Interested parties can channel their novel ideas through dedicated task forces and working groups. These groups have in-depth deliberations which are summarised in the form of white-papers submitted to Government and various stakeholders. The working groups are a sub-set of 5 major task forces: (i) Science & Research (ii) Engineering & Operations (iii) Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Skills (iv) Policy, Law & Governance (v) Finance & Investments

2. Pilots / Demonstration Projects

Companies interested in introducing their solutions into the Ganga rejuvenation programme can do so through pilot/demonstration projects. They must however first go through the Environment Technology Verification (ETV) process. This allows stakeholders to assess the technologies and ascertain value for money.

3. International Chapters and Roadshows

cGanga and NMCG regularly conduct international roadshows to increase the outreach and awareness. Additionally, countries can establish their own local country chapters to channel their collective innovations and interests into India.

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