The IFAT event is centred around technologies for waste and waste water management. Norwegian technologies are showcased to key decision makers and stakeholders in the water sector in India. Cambi AS, Salsness Filter, GEA and HØST were among the Norwegian exhibitors at the event. The Norwegian seminar was organised by the Clean Water Norway - India network in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Mumbai and Innovation Norway.
An Urgent Need For Water Treatment
In India, an estimated 76 million people have no access to a safe water supply, and the situation is only getting more serious. The Asian Development Bank has forecasted that by 2030, India will have a water deficit of 50 per cent. The Union Ministry of Water Resources has estimated the country’s current water requirements to be around 1100 billion cubic metres per year.
As the demand for clean water is only increasing from both households and the industrial sectors, what is the solution for India at this stage? It is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
Keeping this in mind, the seminar demonstrated advanced and innovative Norwegian technologies in sewage and waste water management.
The discussion focused on the challenges within the Indian wastewater and sanitation sector. The representing companies showcased proven Nordic solutions for sustainable & efficient treatment of wastewater and sludge. The discussion also centred around how Norwegian solutions could integrate with the Government’s “Swachh Bharat Mission” and support the national reform on sanitation.