Water is the most indispensable part of life on this planet. A famous quote in Hindi "Jal Hi Jeevan Hai" and “Jal Hai To Kal Hai” underscore the importance of water in life. It is noteworthy to mention that 771 Million people still find it difficult to access clean potable water despite of technical advancements and developments across the globe. It is imperative to find suitable ways and means to supplement potable water requirement by desalination of brackish water and sea water. On this backdrop, it won’t be out of place to highlight the need of an effective integral seamless strategy including water desalination, reject management, wastewater treatment, and its recycle & reuse.
Further, it is incumbent upon our policy makers and world academic to deliberate and give serious thinking on judicious use of today’s modern tools and technologies to harness optimal nexus between energy and water and to explore new avenues of alterative renewable energy resources for desalination and water treatment. Considering the importance of these problems, Government of India (GoI) has set up a desalination mission under DST, New Delhi for research and development paving the way for exploring different alternative technologies and viable options. GoI has also started the Jal Jeevan Mission for making water available through the tap in every house hold by ‘Har Ghar Jal Yogna’.
With an eye on the importance of this issue, MBM University, Indian Desalination Association (InDA) and DRDO Jodhpur in association with leading professionals, associations and industries from India and abroad, is organizing this International conference to deliberate and share new ideas and emerging advancements, and to propose appropriate synergistic techniques towards fulfilling the need of water in every part of the world.
THEMES OF CONFERENCE
Recent Technologies for Water/Wastewater Treatment
Water Resources Management & Sustainability
Water Purification Technologies
Water Policies and Planning
Membrane and Thermal Desalination
Nuclear/Solar/Renewal Energy Desalination
Disposal and Reject /Waste Management
Wastewater Treatment, Recovery and Reuse
Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment
Economics and Financing Aspects in Water Management
Assessing, Monitoring, Modeling and Forecasting in Water Management Sector
Advanced Materials for Water Purification
Application of Nanotechnology in Water Purification
Water to Energy Production Technologies
ABOUT MBM ENGINEERING COLLEGE
MBM Engineering College is one of the oldest and reputed Government Engineering Institution in the Country. The College was established on 15thAugust 1951 by the Government of Rajasthan. Later in 1962, the college became a constituent faculty of Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. The college boasts of its high standards of education, prestigious legacy and a flourishing environment that caters for the overall development of its students, faculties and staff members. The department of Chemical Engineering has been recognized in India for the excellence in academics. The department was commenced in the year 1999 and started with 30 undergraduate students in the B. E. Chemical Engineering program. The department doing its best to bring about excellence in academics achieved in the last 21 years and it is continuously striving to improve the quality of education to meet the needs of industries and to excel in academics and research.
ABOUT INDIAN DESALINATION ASSOCIATION (InDA)
InDA was established in the year 1991 with the main goal for the development and promotion of the appropriate use of desalination and water treatment technologies. Being a neutral association without any commercial bias, InDA is active in spreading awareness and providing an interface for enhanced interaction amongst the stakeholders namely the user sectors, industries, academicians, policy makers and program implementation agencies. InDA is an affiliate of International Desalination Association (IDA) and Asia Pacific Desalination Association (APDA) for policy advocacy and adopting world best practices. Each year InDA conducts conferences/ workshops/seminars/ webinars etc. to enhance the skills as well to interact with small & medium industries to enable them to mitigate the problems related to water & wastewater treatment, its management and related environmental issues.
ABOUT Defence laboratory, JODHPUR
Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur a part of the premier Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), is actively engaged in the R&D activities to design, develop and realize Water Purification and Desalination technologies, products and systems to meet the challenging requirements of our Defence forces, for use in Desert, High Altitude and Marine environment. Emergency Sea Water Purification Kit, High Altitude Water Purification System and mobile vehicle mounted CBRN Water Purification System are some of the recently developed technologies.