Glimpses of 2018
India Water Partnership organized and participated in a large number of meetings, workshops and consultations in 2018 with regard to water security and climate change. A selection of these is as follows:
- February 24th, 2018
Participated in the Hindon Mela held at the Office of the Divisional Commissioner, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
- March 16th, 2018
Participated in “Swachhta Pledge” administered to all the officers and staff of WAPCOS Ltd., Gurgaon including IWP staff.
- March 21st, 2018
Participated in a meeting conducted by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on “Environmental Assessment and Management of Water Resources Projects” in India Sectional Committee, WRD 24” in New Delhi.
- March 22nd, 2018
Participated in World Water Day at Central Water Commission (CWC), New Delhi on United Nations (UN) theme ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
- March 28th, 2018
Participated in First Partners’ Consultation meeting for the Phase II of the Hindon River rejuvenation program held at the Office of the Divisional Commissioner, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, a project undertaken by India Water Partnership in association with its network partner Centre for Youth on “Water and Climate Change Resilient Youth Champions and Communities in Hindon River Basin”.
- March 30th, 2018
Attended a meeting of selected members of Mashi-Bandi River Basin Parliament in Watershed -1 of the Mashi Basin organised at Kalakh Dam, Jaipur, Rajasthan under India Water Partnership (IWP) – Centre for Environment and Development Studies, Jaipur (CEDSJ) program.
- May 2nd, 2018
Participated in stakeholders’ consultation workshop under India Water Partnership-ICLEI-South Asia program on “Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Planning and Management” in Ajmer City, Rajasthan organised in Ajmer city.
- June 5th, 2018
Attended the “Beat Plastic Pollution” event organised by Government of India on World Environment Day at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
- June 6th, 2018
Participated in a meeting conducted at ICID office, New Delhi for “Setting up a think tank for water resources management and development in India”.
- June 9th, 2018
Organized and participated in Nirmal Hindon Technical workshop organized at Divisional Commissioner’s Office Meerut, Uttar Pradesh to share Hindon river basin knowledge and experience gathered by various organizations during their research studies and/or field work to prepare a Road Map for Hindon river rejuvenation on five verticals like; (i) afforestation, (ii) ponds & wetlands, (iii) green agriculture & organic farming, (iv) waste management, and (v) participation & governance.
- July 28th, 2018
Participated in Inter school drawing and painting competition in the Tikam Chand Government Senior Secondary School located in ward 60 of Ajmer city, Rajasthan organized under India Water Partnership- ICLEI-South Asia program “Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Planning and Management”. Around 80 students from 5 schools located within the ward 60 participated in the competition.
- August 1st, 2018
Organized 38th Board of Governors (BoG) Meeting of the India Water Partnership (IWP) at 3rd Floor, Kailash Building, WAPCOS Limited, 26 K G Marg, New Delhi to discuss about the programmatic interventions, programs and activities done by India Water Partnership.
- September 6th, 2018
Attended a meeting with new Divisional Commissioner’s Meerut, Uttar Pradesh for the Road Map planning and Implementation for the Hindon River Rejuvenation based on the five verticals viz. afforestation, pond rejuvenation, organic farming, solid & liquid waste management and governance.
- September 27th,2018
Organized 39th Board of Governors (BOG) and 16th Annual General Body Meeting (AGBM) followed by GWP Online Network Meeting at WAPCOS Ltd., 3rd Floor, Kailash Building, 26 K.G. Marg, New Delhi to discuss about the programmatic interventions, programs & activities done by India Water Partnership till date; preparation of new GWP strategy and to increase the engagement of GWP Partners.
- November 5th, 2018
IWP Executive Secretary-cum-Country Coordinator attended ECO Grants Final Jury Meet as Sector Expert Committee Member held at Shriram School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi and given her judgment for selection of final grants.
- November 23rd, 2018
The India Water Partnership (IWP) along with WAPCOS Ltd. welcomed GWP Steering Committee Member Ms. Mina Guli’s at WAPCOS Ltd. Gurgoan office for her initiative on “Running Dry”: Running 100 Marathons in 100 Days.
- December 4th, 2018
India Water Partnership along with WAPCOS Ltd. organized a Round Table Conference (RTC) at WAPCOS Ltd. Gurgaon, Haryana on behest of U.S. Embassy on water audit and water /energy nexus. Mr. William Deoreo, President and Principal Engineer, Aquacraft was Chief Guest on behalf of U.S. Embassy and made a presentation. His presentation was prefixed with presentation of India Water Partnership and WAPCOS Ltd. about recent works done on water conservation and water security in India.