National summit on water, sanitation

National summit on water, sanitation

About 500 delegates from the urban and rural sectors and 60 panelists will be part of a
two-day national summit on ‘Sustainable Water and Sanitation’ organised by
the Nispana Innovative Platforms and the CDD Society with the support of two ministries and government agencies on January 7 and 8 here in the City.

The objective of the summit is to share information and best practices such as the government’s plan for Swachh Bharat Mission, discuss national reforms on water and sanitation, review ongoing efforts to address sustainable sanitation and water management implemented by private and public organisations, Sreevidya Sathish, a representative of CDD Society told mediapersons.

Key issues to be addressed during the panels discussions include financing of toilets, behaviour change in sanitation, achieving the open-defecation-free goal of 2019 and a review of septage management policy guidelines. There will be a discussion of policy reforms in water and sanitation, waste water technologies, participatory approaches and skill development in water and sanitation.

Better implementation
The proceedings of the summit will be submitted to the Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. This will help the government in better implementation of reform policies, said Arvind Shekar of Nispana.

Minister of Health and Family Welfare U T Khader and Mayor B N Manjunath Reddy will be part of the inaugural session on January 7 at 9 am at Sheraton Grand in the City.