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Turning problems into solution: Recycle: Reuse: Reduce: Repurpose


Mitigating climate change was the most discussed and one of the top priorities for all stakeholders at COP28. Climate change impacts, population growth and urbanization continue to put a strain on water resources globally which is creating growing urgency to develop and implement solutions for sustainable water and waste management.

As a nation, we are generating more garbage and irresponsible disposal of this waste is polluting the environment and posing public health risk.

Pollution from wastewater is a major threat to human health, particularly affecting the most vulnerable people and ecosystems, including marine and freshwater ones. But when adequately treated, wastewater can become a valuable resource. Safe and appropriate wastewater management for resource recovery and reuse goes beyond achieving water security, with potential co-benefits including improved health and wellbeing, reduced dependence on artificial fertilizers, diversification of energy production and economic opportunity.

In a world where environmental consciousness is paramount, the three Rs of waste management—reduce, reuse, recycle—have become more relevant than ever before. It is important for all individuals and businesses to adopt innovative and sustainable practices to minimise water and waste management to protect our ecosystem for a greener future.

About the summit

The water and the waste management summit with the theme Turning problems into solution: Recycle: Reuse: Reduce: Repurpose will discuss on the comprehensive approach to reducing the environmental impact. As the theme says, the time is now to turn problems into solutions where we need to RETHINK – how we consume things, embrace them, choosing quality, turning waste into opportunities, encouraging zero waste mindset, inspiring and educating others.

Water and waste management summit is a global gathering of experts, professionals, and enthusiasts from various fields dedicated to the exploration, conservation, and sustainable management of water resources.

This prestigious event serves as a platform to exchange knowledge, address critical issues, foster collaboration, and drive innovation in the water and waste management sector.

As the world faces escalating water and waste management challenges, this conclave aims to address pressing issues, share best practices, and envision a water-secure future for all. The event promises to be an essential event for stakeholders passionate about water resource sustainability and responsible wastewater treatment.

This summit will explore easy and efficient strategies that businesses can implement to reduce waste and make a positive impact on the environment. So, let’s dive in and discover how these actions can create a sustainable future for both your business and the planet.

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Key Takeaways

Water Security
Industrial water & waste management
Technology Solutions for Water & Waste Management
Investment Complications
Sustainable ways of water & waste management
Major Challenges / Roadblocks for Water & Waste Management
Government Participation in water & Waste Management
Innovations in water & waste management
Reducing Water & Waste Stress by 2050

Who should attend?

C-suite levels - CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, CDOs, CISO
Cloud Transformation Head
Analytics Head
IT Infrastructure Head
Technology Decision Makers
Influencers Across Verticals
Business enterprises
Strategy Head
Marketing and Strategy Leaders




Chief Guests
Bhupender Yadav

Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,
Government of India

Caitlin Wiesen
Resident Representative, a.i. UNDP India
Aneesh Kadyan

Senior Executive Director, Property Management, India,

Ashish Chaturvedi

Head-Action for Climate & Environment
United Nations Development Program

Bishwadeep Ghose

Country Director
Water for People India

Divya Sharma

Executive Director, India Chair/Wholetime Director, India Board of Directors
Climate Group

Gopalakrishna Madabhushi

Senior Vice President and South Asia Business Leader
Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Hitesh Vaidya

Ex - Director NIUA, Member-Board
Kerala Policy Commission

Mukesh Kumar Tiwari

Chief General Manager - Sustainable Development
Gas Authority of India Limited

Neha Kumar

Head South Asia Program
Climate Bonds Initiative

Nishant Gupta


Nitin Bassi

Senior Programme Lead (Sustainable Water Team)
Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

Nitin Gupta

CEO and Co-Founder

Noa Amsalem

Water Attache
Embassy of Israel In India

Prabhjot Sodhi MBE

Sr. Program Director - Circular Economy & Director MRAI, State lead for MoJS in Odisha, Goa & Gujarat
Centre for Environment Education (CEE)

Prarthana Borah

Vice-President Sustainability
Momentum India

Prashant Singh

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Blue Planet Environmental Solutions

Rahul Sachdeva

Senior Programme Specialist

Rajeev Gupta

Senior Vice President of Operations
Hindware Limited

Rajesh Pandit

Managing Director, GWS India, PM - India, Middle East, Southeast Asia and North Africa

Rohit Vohra

Jindal Panther Cement

Sanjay Banga

Chairman and Managing Director
Cement Corporation of India

Saransh Bajpai

Associate Director, Climate Program
World Resource Institute (WRI)

T S Anitha Shyam

Member (South)
Central Ground Water Board

Uttam Banerjee

Co - Founder, CEO
Ekam Eco-Solutions

Vibha Dhawan

Director General
The Energy & Resources Institute

Vijay Shekhawat

Director - Energy, Infrastructure and Sustainability
US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF)


09:00 – 09:30


09:45 - 10.05

Opening Dialogue: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan- India's Transformational Journey for Climate Efficiency & Transparency


Chief Guest, Shri Bhupender Yadav, Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India in conversation with Editor, Sustainability, ET Edge Insights.

10.05 – 10.15

Special Address: Instrumenting Blue-transition: Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change


Caitlin Wiesen, Resident Representative, a.i., UNDP India

10.15 – 10.45

Inaugural CXO’s Dialogue: Creating business value: Water & Waste stewardship strategies.


The evident value of increased water efficiency, reuse and repurposing are moving more companies to adopt water stewardship strategies.
The session will discuss on an expanded strategy for water and waste management stewardship and business value creation, including brand value, that benefits a range of stakeholders including consumers, customers, investors, and employees.

Ashish Chaturvedi, Head-Action for Climate & Environment, United Nations Development Program, India (UNDP)

  • Sanjay Banga, Chairman and Managing Director, Cement Corporation of India
  • Rohit Vohra, Chief Executive Officer, Jindal Panther Cement
  • Gopalakrishna Madabhushi, Senior Vice President and South Asia Business Leader, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
  • Vibha Dhawan, Director General, The Energy & Resources Institute
  • T.S Anitha Shyam, Member (South), Central Ground Water Board, CHQ

10.45 – 11.05

Fire Side Chat: Transforming recycling business: Turning waste into wealth


Uttam Banerjee, Co-Founder CEO, Ekam Eco-Solutions

  • Prashant Singh, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Planet Environmental Solutions
  • Nitin Gupta, CEO and Co-founder, Attero Recycling

11.05 – 11.15

Expert’s Purview:  Mandating WASH- Accessing clean drinking water and sanitation to last mile


The special address will bring in on the criticality of accessing clean drinking water to last mile, optimum sanitation and creating a water surplus ecosystem for the country, while mitigating challenges like water-scarcity and striking the right balance to manage climate-change.

Bishwadeep Ghose, Country Director, Water for People India

11.20- 12:00

Experts Panel: Empowering businesses: Innovation, sustainable technologies, and applications in water and wastewater management


Advancing private-sector water management by empowering businesses to lower business risks and fostering innovation in water-related data, tools, and strategies through integrated design and planning.

Hitesh Vaidya, ex-Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) & Member, Board- Kerala Policy Commission

  • Prarthana Borah, Vice President Sustainability, Momentum India
  • Aneesh Kadyan, Senior Executive Director, Property Management, India, CBRE
  • Nishant Gupta, Head Sustainability, Flipkart
  • Rajeev Gupta, Senior Vice President of Operations, Hindware Limited
  • Mukesh Kumar Tiwari, Chief General Manager- Sustainable Development, Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)

12:00 – 12:15

Special Address: Infrastructure precedence for water & waste management: Urban policy and climate resilience


  • Opportunities and challenges
  • Rural and urban infrastructure
  • Operation and management of water assets

  • Divya Sharma, Executive Director, India Chair/Wholetime Director, India Board of Directors, Climate Group

12:15 – 12:35

Trilogue Session: Financing the circular economy: Leveraging public-private partnerships and investments!


  • Conflicts to cooperation
  • Waste management.
  • Synergizing cooperations
  • Water governance and financing

Vijay Shekhawat, Director- Energy, Infrastructure and Sustainability, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF)

  • Seema Bhardwaj, Director India, Germany Trade and Invest
  • Neha Kumar, Head South Asia Program, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Prabhjot Sodhi MBE, Sr. Program Director - Circular Economy & Director MRAI, State lead for MoJS in Odisha, Goa & Gujarat, Centre for Environment Education (CEE)

12:35- 13:00

Fireside Chat: Sustained and accelerated climate action to improve access to water services, water-use efficiency, and water resource management.


  • Water quality
  • Ground water assessments.
  • Water security

Saransh Bajpai, Associate Director, Climate Program, World Resource Institute (WRI) India

  • Nitin Bassi, Senior Programme Lead (Sustainable Water Team), Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
  • Noa Amsalem, Water Attache, Embassy of Israel In India
  • Rahul Sachdeva, Senior Programme Specialist, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)

13.00 – 14:00


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