Conference Overview

Rapid improvements are being made in augmenting drinking water supply and sanitation in India, due to concerted efforts by the various levels of government and communities at improving coverage. India is focused on ensuring access to water and sanitation services to all, but the country is facing significant challenges in the provision of quality water, sanitation, solid waste management, drainage and ground water conservation. The issues of health and well-being are closely related to that of an adequate water supply and functional sanitation systems. Consistently a huge number of individuals, children, die from infections related with deficient water supply, sanitation, and cleanliness. Growing water scarcity is being recognized as a critical problem India is facing.

The 5th National Summit on Sustainable Water & Sanitation brings together key stakeholders from across the industry to emphasize on the significance of developing and adopting the best practices in the water and sanitation sector. The event will host a range of national & international water and sanitation experts, practitioners, government agencies under one roof to share their experiences, technology best practices to address the current challenges & issues. The summit will serve as a capacity building platform for all attendees and decision makers with strategic knowledge, directions and plans. Concurrent to the sessions, the NSSWS 2020 will feature a trade exhibition and marketplace of water and sanitation related organizations, private companies, and other stakeholders who will demonstrate and provide information, innovation, and technology for the water and sanitation sector. There will be several exhibition booths to encourage the exchange of ideas, finding solutions, and forging partnerships.

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Market Scenario

The Centre has created a new Ministry called 'Jal Shakti' by merger of Ministries of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation along with Ministry Drinking Water and Sanitation

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi's pet new project "Piped Water for All by 2024". The 'Nal se Jal' scheme to provide piped drinking water to every household will be a component of government's vision.

There is a potential business opportunity of US $1750 billion in PPP opportunities with the state, urban local bodies

There is an acute need to promote efficient allocation of water resources whist maintaining appropriate demand

The existing sewerage infrastructure is most cities is characterised by obsolete and faulty pipeline networks, insufficient treatment capacity, sub-optimal capacity utilisation, etc

Overall, projects in the pipeline are expected to create more than 11,550 mld of additional sewage treatment capacity and expand the sewerage network by 18,280 km.

According to the NITI Aayog report, nearly 600 million Indians face “high to extreme water stress", while 75% households do not have drinking water on their premises. At the same time, about 2 lakh people die every year.

While the report reflects that 70% of the water in the country is contaminated, it also raises alarm bells wherein 21 cities, including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, will face a massive shortage and run out of groundwater

Market Opportunity

The Indian water market is sized at USD $30 Billion

The national cumulative sanitation market has the potential of Rs. 6.87 trillion (US$152 billion) over the 2007-2020 period, with Rs. 4.4 trillion (US$97 billion or 64 percent) in infrastructure and Rs. 2.5 trillion (US$54 billion or 36 percent)

The annual sanitation market is estimated to grow to US $62 billion by 2021

Based on the projects tracked by India Infrastructure Research, the short term (by 2018-19) andlong-term (April 2019-March 2026) investment requirement for the sewerage sector is estimated at Rs 204 billion and Rs 167 billion

About 118 sewerage projects involving a combined investment of Rs 370.55 billion are yet to be awarded

Advisory Panel

Shri. Shashi Shekhar

Former Secretary
Ministry of Water Resources and
Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India

Shri. Anjum Parwez, IAS

Principal Secretary to Government (Municipalities & UDAS)
Urban Development Department

Smt. Abha Bahadur

Founder President, Centre for Water
Sanitation & Health for Women

Smt. Sreevidya Satish

Founder & Partner, Vivír Consultancy
Senior Consultant
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)

Speaker Panel

Prof. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy

CEO, International Water Association

Prof. Mihir Shah

Distinguished Professor,
Shiv Nadar University

Shri. Arumugham Kalimuthu

Managing Trustee & Program Director
Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
Technical Assistance Program, WASH Institute

Ms. Kisa Mfalila

Regional Climate and Environment Specialist
IFAD’s Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla

Senior Director, CSE & Academic Director
Centre for Science and Environment

Shri. H.S.Prakash Kumar

Chief Engineer
Rural Drinking Water Supply & Sanitation Department, Bangalore

Shri. Divyang Waghela

Head Water Mission
TATA Trust , Mumbai

Shri. Rajendra Singh

Well-known water conservationist & environmentalist, Rajasthan

Shri. Ravi Bhatnagar

Director External Affairs - AMESA
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC

Prof. Vishwanath .S

Director, NB.E, NIE Mysore
Master in Urban Planning, CEPT Ahmedabad Society
Advisor to Arghyam Foundation

Dr. Nupur Bahadur

Fellow, TERI
Vice Chair, IWA-India

Mr. Ganapathy Ganeshan

Director of Programs, CDD Society

Smt. Utkarsha Kavadi

Director, Regional Centre for Urban &
Environmental Studies,
All India Institute of Local Self Government

Smt. Neelima Thota

Founder and CEO
sah-krta Foundation

Shri. Nimish Shah

Managing Director - India Chapter
Toilet Board Coalition

Mr. Sikandar Meeranaik

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Sankalpa Rural Development Society

Dr. A.L. Ramanathan

Professor, Environmental Geology, Hydrogeochemistry, Biogeochemistry & Glaciology Laboratory, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Smt. Jyoti Sharma

Founder and Chairperson

Shri. Hemant Kumar

Vice President Sales & Marketing,
Prince Pipes & Fittings Pvt. Ltd


Event Schedule

Who Should Attend


  • Urban Development & Municipal Administration Department
  • Rural Development & Panchyat Raj Department
  • Policy makers and Regulators
  • Municipal Corporation
  • Central, State & District Coordinators for Water & Sanitation
  • Rural and Urban Local Bodies
  • Public Health Department
  • Central and Stare Pollution Control Board
  • State Water Supply and Sewerage Board
  • Local & International Solution Providers
  • Consultants
  • Funding Organizations
  • Corporates
  • Industries
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Investment Firms
  • NGOs

Job Title

  • Ministers, Advisors
  • Union and State Secretaries, Chief Secretaries, Additional Chief Secretaries
  • Commissioners, Dy. Commissioners, Mayors and Dy. Mayors
  • ULBs, TMCs, DMCs
  • CEOs, MDs, Technical Directors and Senior Stake Holders of Govt. Authorities
  • Heads of Government Missions
  • Town/City planners, Corporates
  • Stakeholders of Industrial corridors
  • Principal Architects
  • Consulate Generals to India
  • Heads of waste management, Water treatment, Sewerage management

Sponsors & Partners

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