A new IWA India Chapter has been established to support the growth of IWA membership within the country, and to contribute to the exchange of water knowledge and expertise internationally.
The IWA India Chapter Committee was formed during a special meeting late last year. It brings together 26 members reflecting diversity in terms of professional backgrounds, geographical locations, and gender.
The committee is chaired by Professor S Mohan of IIT Madras. The vice-chairs are Dr Nupur Bahadur of TERI, New Delhi and Mr S Jagannathan of Larsen and Toubro. The committee secretary is Dr S Chandran of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai. These officers were selected for a two-year term to lead the committee with the aim of spearheading the continued growth of IWA across India.
“The next 10-15 years will be a golden era with respect to wastewater and sanitation provision in India. IWA’s diverse international membership will be critical in helping guide these developments,” said IWA executive director Kala Vairavamoorthy. “IWA’s comparative advantage is its ability to combine the expertise of its membership from both developed and developing countries to create innovative solutions that are grounded in, and tailored for, the local context,” he said.