EKKI Conducts Forum on World Water Day

Pumps and Water Technology major EKKI through its EKKI International Water Technology Centers (EIWTC) organised a forum on World Water Day on 22nd March 2022 to emphasise water sustainability and groundwater management. The theme for this year as set by the UN was “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible”.
EKKI Conducts Forum on World Water Day

EKKI conducts forum on World Water Day to emphasise water sustainability and groundwater management. (Image source: EKKI Water Technology Group)

The hybrid forum was attended by more than 500+ students from EIWTC partner institutions KPR, KCT, MCET and NPT along with Water, environment and sustainability professionals from all over India.

The Panellists included Dr Sandeep Mahajan, Head GIS & IoT’s, Suez India and Dr Ramsundram, Associate Professor, Kumaraguru College of Technology. The session was moderated by Mr Arun Prasad, Senior Business Development Manager of EKKI.

The panel discussed about various factors, trends and importance of the ground water and showcased the importance of water and how to preserve it for the future generations.

Commenting on the World Water Day Forum initiative Mr. Kanishka Arumugam of EKKI said “Groundwater is a vital resource that provides almost half of all drinking water worldwide. About 40% of water for agriculture and about 1/3 of water required for industry is served by groundwater resources, so it is important we protect it and consume groundwater sustainably. We are happy to partner with EIWTC members and bring out the importance of water sustainability through such forums on the UN World Water Day”

According to Dr Sandeep Mahajan of Suez India, “Technology plays a major role in water resource management. The Backbone for such tools and techniques is data. Water quality is deteriorating day by day, especially groundwater is deteriorating in large scale. Awareness about water management is increasing among the public. Sky is the limit for students who are opting water management as their career he said”

According to Dr Ramsundram of KCT, “Water sustainability requires lots of data for actual analysis. We should start to reduce the usage of fresh water and use recycled water; else there will be more water scarcity by 2050. Today a lot of farmers are starting to use recycled water for agriculture. He also said in water management systems continuous monitoring is required to improve the quality of water”.

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