Water Sector Opportunities in India - Webinar Hosted by Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

  • Monday, June 24, 2019
  • 9:00 AM

The Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and the Ontario Trade and Investment Office-New Delhi, are organizing a free webinar on Monday, June 24 outlining water-sector opportunities in India.


The session, which is scheduled for 9:00 AM EST (6:30 PM IST), is applicable to companies wishing to further understand the Indian market as a place to do business, or which operate in the Indian market already. 


Vinod Fotedar, director and co-founder of Dustara Solutions Private Limited, will be the presenter. Please see the attached speaker profile and backgrounder on the water sector.  


Who should participate?

• Ontario companies from the water technology and services sectors interested in business opportunities in India.


You will learn about: 
• Current trends and developments in India’s water industry and how to find success in the Indian market.

• How the Indian Water Market Penetration Program operates and how to access the program. 
• Effectively choosing partners and projects.
• New government reforms and initiatives related to the water sector.
• The role the Ontario trade office in India may play in assisting SMEs to explore water-related opportunities in India.


Water sector backgrounder:

• The per-capita availability of water in India has declined from 1,816 cubic metres in 2001 to 1,545 cubic metres in 2011. According to the United Nations, any region with annual water availability below 1,700 cubic metres is a water-stressed region.

• Approximately 302 river stretches on 275 rivers, across the country, have been polluted due to discharge of both municipal and industrial wastewater over the years.

• Ground water in India is over-exploited.

• The irrigation system in the country is underdeveloped. Groundwater accounts for over 60 percent of the total area irrigated in the country, according to the Central Ground Water Board. The lack of infrastructure, such as storage facilities and a water management framework, has become problematic in India.

• Technologies like desalination, SCADA, monitoring, sensors, flow control, large pipeline projects, and monitoring stations represent huge potential in the country. The demand for technology may be divided into water treatment, water distribution and water resources.


For further information, contact Ms. Fawzia Sheik, Senior International Market Consultant, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, at fawzia.sheikh@ontario.ca


Please register for this webinar at the following link: https://www.appmybizaccount.gov.on.ca/sodp/osb/public/eform?formNumber=009-EVENTREG-E&lang=en&eventId=CMP-03277-J4M3T5


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