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PRECIOUS RESOURCE: The meet is expected to discuss state-of-the-art technology in desalination and wastewater treatment. — FILE PHOTO
PRECIOUS RESOURCE: The meet is expected to discuss state-of-the-art technology in desalination and wastewater treatment. — FILE PHOTO

A two-day International Summit on Water organised by Indian Water Works Association, Bangalore Centre, jointly with MECON Ltd., a Government of India enterprise, will commence here on Friday.

MECON executive director D.K. Basu told presspersons here on Thursday that the summit aims at providing a platform for academicians, industries, research groups to discuss and share their knowledge on state-of-the-art technology in desalination and wastewater treatment.

Mr. Basu said it had become imperative to search for suitable modern technology to put to use the inexhaustible sources of seawater by means of desalination or reuse of industrial or domestic waste water after suitable treatment.

The summit will cover a wide range of topics on latest trends, problems and solutions related to desalination, waste water treatment technology and associated techno-economics.

MECON joint general manager A.K. Prabhakara said over 60 people representing different interests in water would participate in the summit. On the occasion, 23 technical papers would be presented in five sessions over the two days.

Mr. Prabhakara said Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board Chairman P.B. Ramamurthy would inaugurate the summit at the Nimhans Convention Centre, on Hosur Road, at 10.15 a.m. The valedictory of the summit would be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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