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India Water Impact Summit 2018 held in New Delhi

Published on December 09, 2018
The India Water Impact Summit-2018 was held in New Delhi.
India Water Impact Summit 2018 held in New Delhi
  • It was jointly organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga).

Details:

  • India Water Impact Summit is an annual event where stakeholders get together to discuss, debate and develop model solutions for some of the biggest water related problems in the country.
  • The discussions this year were on rejuvenation of the Ganga River Basin.
  • There was also a multi-country dialogue on subjects showcasing of technological innovations, research, policy frameworks and funding models from India and abroad.
  • Large number of Indian Central Government Ministries as well as all key decision makers responsible for delivering rejuvenation of Ganga were also present at the Summit. 
  • Nearly 200 domestic and international participants from nearly 15 countries and more than 50 Central, State and Municipal Government representatives participated in the summit.
  • There were also sessions on afforestation and biodiversity, urban river/water management plans, creating a global ecosystem for financing Ganga Rejuvenation Programme and tapping into global capital markets for long term project finance.

The summit focused on three key aspects:

Spotlight on 5 states:

  • Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi and Bihar. 
  • Its objective was to showcase efforts and works going on within the respective states.

Ganga Financing Forum:

  • It was the inaugural forum that brought a number of institutions to common knowledge, information and partnership platform. 
  • It brought together financial institutions and investors interested in Namami Gange programmes.

Technology and Innovation:

  • It was a pilot/demonstration programme aimed at providing opportunity to technology and innovation companies from around the world to showcase their solutions for addressing problems prevalent in the river basin.

Question:

Q. Where was the India Water Impact Summit-2018 held?
a. Mumbai
b. Varanasi
c. Ahmedabad
d. New Delhi
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