Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Mumbai Water Conclave 2024 Flowing towards Sustainability

22nd March 2024 : 09:00 am to 6:00 pm 

Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai

On the occasion of UN World Water Day on 22nd March, Mumbai First is organizing a day-long conference ‘Mumbai Water Conclave 2024’ at the Trident Hotel, Mumbai.

Mumbai, the bustling metropolis on the west coast of India, faces significant challenges regarding water management. With a burgeoning population and rapid urbanization, the demand for water in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region has been escalating, putting immense pressure on the existing water infrastructure. The city relies heavily on diverse water sources, including rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, to meet its growing needs.  

The need of the hour is to put into practice a water conservation policy to encourage wise water usage and lessen the demand from the MMR region's freshwater supply to Mumbai. The city has made investments in cutting-edge recycling and water treatment facilities, allowing processed wastewater to be used for non-potable purposes. Incorporating green spaces into urban development and protecting natural water bodies are other tasks that authorities carry out for the same. With these initiatives, we hope to lessen the demand for freshwater resources and create a water management system that will be sustainable for both the present and coming generations. 

The conclave aims at addressing the challenges to Mumbai’s water conservation, treatment, and sustainable use of water resources to combat the shortage of freshwater supply in the city amongst others. Through this Conclave, we will be focusing on the following objectives:

1. To create awareness and promote a sense of responsibility and urgency in adopting water-saving behaviours in Mumbai.

2. To highlight diverse water conservation strategies, and explore effective implementations to conserve water across Mumbai.

3. To understand how innovation can optimize water usage and encourage the adoption and integration of technological solutions for sustainable water management.

4. To know what water-saving methods are practiced by industries, housing societies, and other sectors in Mumbai.

Plenary Sessions: 

Session I: Optimizing Water Resources: Understanding the Necessity of Water Conservation 

Session II: Strategies for Freshwater Conservation: Diverse Approaches to Saving Our Most Precious Resource 

Session III: Harnessing Innovation: Technologies Shaping Water Conservation

Session IV: Every Drop Counts: How End-Users Contribute to Water Conservation

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