India Water Impact Summit-2018 from Dec 5
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India Water Impact Summit-2018 from Dec 5

New Delhi, Dec 4: Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the India Water Impact Summit 2018 on December here.

The summit is being jointly organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (Ganga).

It 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 will be on rejuvenation of the Ganga River Basin, an official statement here on Tuesday said.

There will be multi-country dialogue on the subject, with showcasing of technological innovations, research, policy frameworks and funding models from India and abroad. A number of Union Ministries as well as all key decision makers responsible for delivering the rejuvenation of the Ganga will also be present at the Summit.

Nearly 200 domestic and international participants from nearly 15 countries and more than 50 Central, state and Municipal government representatives are likely to participate in the summit.

There will be sessions on Afforestation and Biodiversity, Urban River/Water Management Plans, Creating a Global Ecosystem for financing the Ganga Rejuvenation Programme and tapping into global capital markets for long term project finance. (UNI)