10.00 – 10.10

Opening Address by The Economic Times 

10.15 – 10.30

Opening Keynote Address by Chief Guest:Advancing towards zero waste

10.35 – 10.50

Welcome Address by Title Partner


Inaugural Leaders Panel: Towards water-wise world  
Description: 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.
For the first time in history, urban parts are home to more than half of the world's population. Around 6.4 billion people will live in cities by 2050. These people will be living in a world that is becoming increasingly water limited, with demand for water expected to rise by 55% by 2050. Rapid population increase, industrialization, climate change, water pollution, and maintaining, renewing, and extending urban water infrastructure are just a few of the enormous difficulties that urban water management and systems are confronting.

Discussion Points

  1. Importance of industrial water management
  2. Water management and sanitation in developing countries
  3. Deep dive into the water management of huge corporates-Loreal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola  

11:40- 12:00

Case Study: Waste management in industries – Engaging and trustbuilding leaders

12:05 – 12:25

Fire Side Chat: Journey towards World’s Most Ethical Water Companies list seven years in a row.


Special Talk: Community resource management: Inputs from India and other participating Countries  


Technology Panel: Embracing digital solutions for e-waste and waste Management
Description: Digital solutions in waste management are now not seen as option but as “imperative”. So, the technology session would witness discussions on the use and value additions of big data, innovative solutions, autonomous vehicles in the applications for ewaste and waste management, efficiency, supply, quality and more.


The session aims to provide an overview of the current state of digital in the e-waste and waste management sector the value potential for digital solutions, and the lessons learned from those on the digital journey.
Discussion Points

  1. Designing, building, and operating wastage treatment plants, wastewater treatment and industrial waste treatment plants
  2. Tertiary treatment for reduce and reuse of the industrial waste. 
  3. Smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water
  4. Smart waste management creating improved data quality and better insights into waste streams during operations and other processes.

13:30- 13.45

Keynote Address: Cross-Industry collaboration to enhance the Recycling Value Chain.

13:50 – 14.15

Trialogue Session: Developing a systemic circular economy for recycling to benefit businesses, society, and the environment.

14.20 – 15.00

Countries Panel: Financing and Promising solutions with potential to address the world’s increasing water and sanitation needs
According to the UN-Water GLAAS report released in 2017, a massive increase in water and sanitation investments is necessary to fund the Sustainable Development Goals. The current level of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) funding is insufficient to accomplish the SDG goals of universal access to safe and inexpensive drinking water, as well as appropriate sanitation and hygiene.
Looking at the companies' goals for this year in terms of investing in cleanliness, water, and sanitation, as well as creating a long-term work environment for future employees and for the better world.
Discussion Points

  1. Financial flows to the water and sanitation sector
  2. Investments in water-related and sanitation infrastructure by government and industries.
  3. International Aid and Credit Flows for Water, Sanitation Sector
  4. Partnerships and country level initiatives

15.05 – 15.20

Special Address: Shifting from waste-water to resource recovery

15.25 – 15.40

Closing Address

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