Webinar: Valuing Water

22 March 2021 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm IST

Relevance of the Webinar

Water is a key factor in sustainable development, and plays a very important role in socio-economic progress, energy and food production, and healthy ecosystems for human survival.  The World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year the theme “Valuing Water” signifies the economic efficiency, social equity and ecological sustainability through integration of five related principles viz., recognize and embrace water’s multiple values, reconcile values and build trust, protect the sources, educate to empower, and invest and innovate. To take forward the effective management of water and to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: ‘Water and Sanitation for all by 2030’, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru in collaboration with Indian Water Works Association, Mysuru Centre is conducting an interactive webinar to highlight one of the Valuing Water principles “ Protect the Sources“ through a sub theme “Water Conservation Strategies  – Successful working models for harvesting, recharging and recycling water”.


Learning Outcomes

  • Encourage key institutions and related stakeholders to understand, manage and value water better through policy framework.
  • Share experiences with participants through showcasing working models on water saving strategies.


Participant Pool

The webinar is most relevant for academicians, students, and practitioners in the water space.



Session time Topic
3:00pm to 3:05pm Introduction and Session Highlights
3:05pm to 3:20pm Water Conservation – Water Utilities Policy Approach
3:20pm to 3:35pm Recharging of Water systems
3:35pm to 3:50pm Recycling of Waste Water
3:50pm to 4:00pm Q&A session and Closure


Welcome Note

Geetha Krishnan
Head – Urban Practitioners’ Programme & Digital Blended Learning
IIHS, Bengaluru
G.M. Madegowda
Chairman, Indian Water Works Association, Mysuru centre



1. M.N.Thippeswamy, CE (Retd), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board & Advisor, Water Projects
Topic:  Water Conservation – Water Utilities policy approach


2. Ayappa Masagi, Founder, Water literacy foundation
Topic: Recharging of Water systems


3. Subha Muthu Kumar & Shrinivas, IIHS
Topic: Recycling of Waste Water


For any queries contact:

Nalinakshi | Mobile: +91 94808 13140 | Email: nalinakshi [dot] u3 [at] gmail [dot] com
Deputy Chief Engineer, KUWS&DB, Mysuru, and IWWA


G. Harish | Mobile: +91 99808 09906 | Email: harishg [at] iihs [dot] ac [dot] in
Senior Associate, Urban Practitioners’ Programme at IIHS


Arvind Subramaniam

Anthony Acciavatti

Harsh Mander