CII National Committee on Water 2023-2024

Water is a vital factor of production and touches every aspect of development. It is the foremost factor in each of the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environment and is also linked with nearly every Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).

Meeting the increasing water needs from urbanization, industrialization and agriculture for all-inclusive growth, especially in a situation of increasing water stress and climate variability, is a major concern today. In the coming years, to realise greater economic growth and that of Vikisit Bharat by 2045, India will require a multitude of resources, of which water is vital.

Considering the above, CII has formed a National Committee on Water (NCW) , a high-level Stakeholders’ Forum to steer the policy advocacy and capacity building work of CII in water sector. The Committee through multi-stakeholder engagement aims to create awareness and promote innovative and cost-effective solutions and good practices in water management to promote sustainable and efficient use of water resource.

Over the years NCW has been working extensively on different policy issues, solutions and strategies concerning water security, water & wastewater management and has been representing them to Government. The Committee has secured significant thought leadership and has made tangible impact in the water policy spheres.

The CII NCW 2023-24 is chaired by Mr Rajesh Sharma, CMD, Ion Exchange India Ltd.

Terms Of Reference

The Terms of Reference of NCW are as follows

  • To deliberate on matters that facilitate transition towards an improved water scenario by
  • Constituting working groups on relevant areas concerning industry.
  • Building consensus/ common agenda for Government- Industry interaction/dialogue.
  • To have regular interactions with select ministries, think-tanks, regulatory bodies etc.
  • To work closely with regions and states for incorporating regional water perspective.
  • To create awareness on good practices, innovative, scalable technologies
  • To align activities towards CII’s Theme - Towards a Competitive and Sustainable India@100: Growth, Livelihood, Globalisation, Building Trust

Core Groups

To take forward the agenda of NCW in a focused manner, two dedicated core groups (CG) have been constituted

Core Group on Promotion of New and Cutting-edge Technology for Wastewater Management

Chaired by Dr. Ajay Popat, President, Ion Exchange (India) Ltd ,the objective of the core group is to promote new & cutting-edge technology and systems for water treatment, water recycling, monitoring and surveillance and create awareness on good practices, innovative, scalable technologies.

Key focus for 2023-24 are Green Hydrogen, understanding aspects related to water usage for manufacturing green hydrogen and available technologies and Water quality issues wrt emerging contaminants

Core Group on Climate Change and Water

Chaired by Mr Deepak Kumar Arora, President - Public Affairs, Nayara Energy Limited, The key objective is to sensitize and create awareness on sustainable water management practices enabling climate change mitigation and adaption with a focus on Water Neutrality and water based Green Credits

For more information, contact
Dr Sipika Chauhan
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