Global Water Congress 2020
Global Water Congress 2020
Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA)’ India was organized the ‘Global Water Congress 2020’ on a virtual platform to pay our tributes to the ‘Father of the Indian Nation Mahatma Gandhi Ji on his ‘151st Birth Anniversary on ‘2nd - 4th October 2020 and co-organized by Grass Roots Research and Creation (GRC India), Noida in collaboration with CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Climate Action Network International (South Asia Chapter), Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi, Amity University Gurugram, GD Goenka University Gurugram, Indian Water Works Association Mumbai, CPCB Alumni Association Delhi and MSMECCII Delhi. This event is part of ESDA Campaign ‘ “Jal Kranti Mission” – Water Conservation by public participation. About ‘950 delegates including the academicians, scientists, medical doctors, policymakers, technocrats, stakeholders, research scholars, environmentalists, educationists, journalists, social activists, civil societies, industrial representatives and students across the World were participated in this congress. The Congress was organized successfully as a landmark under the leadership of the Organizing Secretary ‘Dr. Jitendra K Nagar, General Secretary, Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA) Delhi. The conference attracted participants from more than 18 Sates of India and 7 foreign countries with ‘755 registered delegates, 100 volunteers, 60 faculties & speakers. This international event has the objective of creating a forum for academics, researchers, environmentalists, social activists and civil societies belonging to different areas to share relevant knowledge and their work experiences regarding water conservation.
The Global Water Congress 2020 was inaugurated by the Chief Guest ‘Padma Sri Sant Balbeer Singh Seechewal Ji, Founder, Ek Onkar Charitable Trust, Jalandhar, Punjab with presence the Guest of honor ‘Shri G. Asok Kumar IAS, Additional Secretary & Mission Director, National Water Mission (NWM), Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, ‘Prof. P. B. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, Amity University Haryana, Gurugram, ‘Shri Gopal Arya, National Convener, Paryavaran Sarakshan Gatividhi, Delhi, ‘Dr. S. K. Goyal, Chief Scientist & Head, CSIR-NEERI, Delhi Zonal Centre, New Delhi, ‘Ms. Rita Mathew Benjamin, Chairperson, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi, ‘Dr. G. K. Arora, Principal, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi, ‘Mr. Umesh Chandra, Head - HSE RPMG at NMD, Reliance Industries Limited, Mumbai, ‘Prof. Ram-Krishna Thakur, Dean, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, GD Goenka University, Gurugram, ‘Prof. Rana Pratap Singh, Dean, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow, Congress Organizing Secretary ‘Dr. Jitendra K Nagar, General Secretary, ESDA Delhi and Assistant Professor, Environment Studies, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar College, Delhi University and Co-Organizing Secretary ‘Dr. Dhiraj Kumar Singh, Managing Director, Grass Roots Research & Creation India, Noida. ‘Shri U. P. Singh senior IAS, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti, DWR, RD & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India was participated as a Chief Guest and‘ Mr. Mahendra Modi IPS, Hon’ble Director General (DG), Uttar Pradesh Police, ‘Mr. Alok Kumar IPS, Hon’ble Joint Commissioner of Police, Eastern Range, Delhi Police, Delhi, ‘Dr. Prashant Gargawa, Member Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi and ‘Dr. Satish Wate, Chairman, EAC (Mining, Violation, Policy), Ministry of Environment & Forest, Climate Change, Govt. of India participated as Guest of Honor in the Valedictory Session of Global Water Congress 2020. ‘Prof. P. B. Sharma Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Gurugram, Haryana presided the session and ‘Dr. Jitendra K Nagar, General Secretary, ESDA Delhi delivered the vote of thanks. There were ‘10 technical sessions in which 5 invited lecture, 1 panel discussion, 3 Oral presentation & 1 poster presentation on different themes on water conservation and its management. Total of ‘255 abstracts were received during this conference, out of which only 195 abstracts were selected for oral and poster presentation and 60 abstracts was rejected. Various National e-Competition activities like ‘Essay Writing, Slogan Writing, Poster Drawing and Innovative Ideas were organized along with expert panel of judges. There were ‘238 drawing posters, 176 Essays, 215 Slogans and 108 innovative ideas entries received. There were ‘three best awardees declared in each activity. Numerous eminent speakers including ‘Prof. Hans-Uwe Dahms, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, ‘Prof. Sadhana Pradhanang Kayastha, Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal, ‘Prof. A. K. Keshari, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT, Delhi ‘Dr. Mohammad Kamal Hussain Head, Faculty of Public Health & Health Informatics, Umm-Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, ‘Er. Paritosh Tyagi, Former Chairman, CPCB, Delhi), ‘Prof. Milap Punia, Chairperson, CSRD, SSS, JNU, New Delhi, ‘ Dr. Sanjeev Agrawal, Former Additional Director, CPCB, Delhi, ‘Mr. Anil Gupta Hrwi, CEO, Advance Global Engineering Services, Gurugram, ‘Shri Krishan Gopal Vyas, Former Advisor, Rajiv Gandhi Watershed Mission, M. P., ‘ Prof. Sirajuddin Ahmed, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, ‘Mr. Indrajit Ghosh, Chairman, MSMECCII, New Delhi), ‘ Prof. Tanu Jindal, Amity University Noida ‘Er. Ashwani Saxena, Chairman, The Institution of Engineers, ‘Dr. Parmeshwar Arora, Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, ‘Shri Jagdish Bhai Gandhi, President, Shree Saraswati Heritage Foundation, Mumbai, ‘Shri Dinesh Kumar Mishra, Environmentalist and Flood Management Expert, ‘ Shri Pushpendra Bhai, Pond Conservationist, Bundelkhand, ‘Shri Suneel Joshi, River Conservationist, Maharashtra, ‘Mr. Sanjay K Mishra, Editor, Enviro Annotations, ‘Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Co-Founder, Alliance for Rivers in India (AFR), Indore, M.P., ‘Mr. Satendra Singh, Chairman, Utthan Smiti, Ghaziabad, U.P., ‘Mr. Vikrant Tongad, Founder, Social Action for Forest & Environment, Greater Noida, ‘ Mr. Ramveer Tanwar, Pond Conservationist, Greater Noida, ‘Mr. Sanjay Kashyap, Convener, Water Peace Centre, Ghaziabad were delivered the lectures in the Global Water Congress 2020. With introduction of Prominent and high calibre Environment Speakers, Professionals, Entrepreneurs, academicians and pioneers, the key insights on the pertinent issue of water was discussed. The congress provided a highly interdisciplinary forum for sharing recent advances and discussed current challenges of water sustainability offering the desire towards maintenance for a Healthy Planet. Considering the importance of water security for a nation like ours and the impact quality of water has on human health and national prosperity, it is considered utmost important to pay an urgent attention to pooling together the brains of the inspired minds of scientists and technologists around the globe to tackle the global mega challenge of water security and work towards achieving the sustainable goals of good quality potable water for the citizens of all nations, including our own country India, the ‘Bharat of our dream. .