Water woes across India underline the need to handle water more efficiently
India is the second largest water-consuming country in the world and is presently facing severe scarcity of water resources. The challenge for Indian industries is to find ingenious ways of handling water efficiently and disposing of wastewater in a proper manner. With environmental laws getting stricter, Watertech India has received strong support from government bodies including the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India. The 2014 fair is Sept. 10 to 12 at the Pragati Maidan exhibition ground in New Delhi and is expected to showcase some of the most advanced and viable green technologies that can further the cause of wastewater treatment and efficient recycling.
Around the country, industries understand poor water quality, and shortage in supply will become a prime constraint for future development.
As industries across power, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, refineries and textiles, and other sectors are gearing up to meet stringent pollution norms, the demand for reliable water and wastewater treatment technologies is expected to flourish. The proposed tax breaks for industries that save water also will serve as an impetus to the water recycling technology market.
According to research firm Frost & Sullivan, the Indian water and wastewater treatment market earned a revenue of more than $1.03 billion in 2011. This is estimated to reach $1.68 billion by 2016, with the industrial sector expected to show a higher adoption rate than the municipal sector. This points to the shifting technology trends in the Indian manufacturing sector, which is progressively adopting green technologies and systems that support industrial wastewater treatment, water recycling and reuse to meet its water consumption demands in the long run.
Keeping pace with the corporate sector’s responsible water usage strategy, Watertech India 2014 will bring forward sustainable and technologically advanced water and wastewater treatment processes, systems and services. Targeting city planners, policy makers and advisors along with utility heads and engineers from across industries, the show will provide a networking and knowledge-sharing arena, and more importantly, a business-focused platform where professionals can see the latest green products and processes, meet technology experts and understand how these technologies can be integrated into their lines of business.
Running parallel to the trade fair will be a three-day International Conference on Water, Wastewater, Sanitation, Solid Waste Management and Clean Energy, which will bring top experts and pioneers of the green industry together with a panel of influential speakers to address wastewater management concerns, spotlight advances in solid waste and wastewater treatment technologies, and deliberate on issues related to handling hazardous waste and various topics within the domain of wastewater, solid waste, clean energy and city sanitization planning. The conference also aims to highlight the emerging investment opportunities in the water sector.
Having drawn strong support from leading government bodies, Watertech India 2014 will serve as an important interface between central and state government, local municipalities, businesses, society and entities, and an effective step toward solving India’s water woes.