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Themes and Topics

Following themes broadly describe the focus areas of deliberations, with a certain degree of overlapping. The structure has been deliberately kept flexible and will evolve depending on research contributions received from participants.

Enhancing Water Use Efficiency
  • Physical, Social and Economical Dimensions
  • Technological Aspects
  • Environmental Aspects

Enhancing Water Use Efficiency Agriculture Sector
  • More Crop per Drop- Agriculture Sector
  • Emerging Irrigation Technologies
  • Protected Cultivation Technology

Enhancing Water Use Efficiency- Rural Sector
  • Multiple Use of Water Resources
  • Water Safety Planning
  • Sustainability of Water Systems
  • Water for Livestock
  • Drinking Water for Rural Sector- Meeting the Demand
  • Reviving the Conventional Systems

Enhancing Water Use Efficiency- Urban Sector
  • Water Use Efficiency in Domestic Sector
  • Transportation and Distribution of Water
  • Making Water & Wastewater Utilities More Efficient
  • Process Automation and Operational Data Management
  • Municipal Water Management
  • Additional Resource Creation- Rainwater Harvesting, Recycling etc.
  • Desalination and Related Technologies
  • Municipal Solid Waste Treatment
  • Green Infrastructure- Need, Concepts & Principles
  • Technologies for Urban Sector

Water Efficiency in Construction Sector
  • Grey water use
  • Rain water harvesting
  • Water-efficient plumbing fixtures
  • Irrigation and landscaping measures
  • Water recycling or reuse measures (Gray water and process recycling systems)
  • Dust suppression (damping down)

Enhancing Water Use Efficiency- Industrial Sector
  • Performance Optimization and Efficiency Improvement in Industrial Sector
  • Reuse, Recycling and Recovery
  • Waste Water Handling
  • Guidelines for Exploration and Resource Creation
  • Water Pollution & Quality Management

Water Resources: Availability, Management, Quality
  • Status of Water Resources
  • Water Quantity- Gaps in Demand & Supply in Various Sectors
  • Water Quality Criteria for Various Uses-Present Status
  • Water Exploration & Management- Latest Trends in Surface & Ground Water
  • Water Quality Management
  • Additional Resource Creation (Such as Rain Water Harvesting, Recycling etc.)
  • Population Growth, Urbanization, Economic and Industrial Development
  • Global Climate Changes & Impact on Water Resource Management

Financial, Institutional, Legal & Policy Issues
  • Water Policy and Water Usage Reform
  • Water Rights, Pricing & Laws
  • Government's Role in Water Management
  • Water Access as a Fundamental Right
  • Laws to Prevent Pollution of Water Bodies & Aquifers
  • Municipalities and Sustainable Water Management at Local Level
  • Water Infrastructure – Investment and Financing