Responsible Water Management
and CircularEconomy

Mar 03 - 06, 2024, IIT Roorkee

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About Roorkee Water Conclave

The Roorkee Water Conclave is a premier international conference on water resources held every two years in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India, and attracts many participants worldwide. The conference is jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, and the National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee, two leading institutions in the field of water resources in India. The conference brings together researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and students worldwide to discuss and exchange ideas on the latest developments, best practices, and innovative water resource management approaches. The conference covers a wide range of topics related to water resources, including water conservation, water quality, water governance, water-related disasters, climate change impacts on water resources, and emerging technologies for water management. The conference provides a unique platform for interdisciplinary knowledge sharing, collaboration, and networking opportunities. In addition to keynote speeches, technical presentations, and panel discussions, the conference includes field visits, workshops, and training programs. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for participants to engage with experts, interact with fellow professionals, and learn about the latest water resource management tools and techniques. Overall, the Roorkee Water Conclave envisages playing an essential role in advancing the knowledge and practice of water resources management and is an essential event for anyone involved in the field of water resources management.

Registration Fee

Registration Category Early Bird Fee Till Date 31 December 2023 (+GST) Late Registration Fee (+GST) Accompanying Persons
Indian Delegates INR 10,000 INR 11,000 An Accompanying Person (Strictly non-technical (spouse/kids)) can register with a 50% fee.
Students INR 4,000 INR 5,000
Foreign Delegates USD300 (Rs.25,500) USD400 (Rs.34,000)
Students USD100 (Rs.8,500) USD200 (Rs.17,000)

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Important Dates

Last Date for Abstract Submission 30th October 2023
Notification of Acceptance 15th November 2023
Opening of Online Registration 15th November 2023
Last Date of Online Registration 9th February 2024

Background : Roorkee Water Conclave 2024

Water is crucial for socio-economic development and links with nearly every Sustainable Development Goal. Nevertheless, water as a resource is unappreciated and used inefficiently. The increasing worldwide population and rapid urbanization have motivated a speedy increase in demand for water resources, while 36% of the population already lives in water-scarce areas. By 2050, the global population will nearly double, and four billion people will live in water-stressed areas. Due to climate change, many areas will be at risk of droughts and floods, which will likely increase in the coming decades. Circular economy has emerged as an answer to the unsustainable linear model of "take, make, consume, and waste". It offers an opportunity to identify and seize the complete value of water - as a facility, an input to developments, a source of energy and transporter of nutrients and other materials. In a circular economy, water is seen as a limited resource. Negative externalities are designed, impacts on natural resources are minimized, and watersheds, spring sheds, rivers and other natural systems are restored. Reusing water, avoiding water use wherever possible and using other resources are its keys. Designing water systems through circular economy and resilience principles provides a chance to tackle the water challenges by providing a systemic and transformative approach to delivering water supply and sanitation services in a more sustainable, inclusive, efficient, and resilient way. To achieve the full benefits of water, a circular water system must embrace resilience and inclusiveness. The conceptualization of a water-smart circular economy aims to generate a comprehensive picture of water and water-related ecosystems in the context of the circular economy.

Sponsors and Exhibitors:

National Mission for Clean Ganga

Science and Engineering Research Board

Ministry of Water Resources

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

DHI (Danish Hydraulic Institute)

Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association (IRMRA)

Metrohm India Limited

Electrosteel Casting Limited

Campbell Scientific Inc.

PAN India Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

SEBA Hydrometrie