First International Conference on Sustainable Water Management held at Mohali on 10-11 December, 2018.
- The main aim is to bring advancement in water management system to further reduce flood and draughts all over the Globe.
- To foster the participation of and dialogue among various stakeholders, including governments, the scientific and academic communities, so as to promote sustainable policies for water management.
- To create awareness of water-related problems, motivate commitment at the highest level for their solution and thus promote better management of water resources at local, regional, national and international levels.
- The Union Ministry of Water Resources has estimated the country’s current water requirements to be around 1100 billion cubic metres per year, which is estimated to be around 1200 billion cubic metres for the year 2025 and 1447 billion cubic metres for the year 2050.
- With a projected population growth of 1.4 billion people by 2050, the total available water resources would barely match the total water requirement of the country.
- With an estimated per capita availability of 1,588 cu m/capita/year (CWC, 2010), India does not fall under the category of a water scarce country per se, rather it can be termed as a country under ‘water stress’. But it is widely believed that an aggregate estimation does not reveal the actual scenario.