Indian Government Delegation at the World Water Week in Stockholm
A 3-member Indian delegation took part in the World Water Week in StockholmSeptember 12th, 2016
On August 30th a 3-member Indian delegation, led by the Government of India Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, participated in a roundtable discussion on water treatment and recycling, together with eleven relevant Swedish companies and agencies. The meeting was part of World Water Week, an annual international event that addresses a wide range of the world’s water issues.
Mr. Parameswaran Iyer of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation of the Government of India, together with Mr. Nipun Vinayak, Deputy Secretary, and Mr. Tikender Singh Panwar, Deputy Mayor, participated in a roundtable discussion on water treatment, recycling and sanitation. The meeting took place in Stockholm during the World Water Week global conference. Eleven relevant Swedish companies and agencies were also present.
The two sections of the roundtable exchanged information regarding ongoing and upcoming projects and schemes in India, and the related technological expertise of the Swedish companies. During the meeting Mr. Parameswaran Iyer delivered a presentation on the water and sanitation situation in India and the impact of the recently launched Government of India initiative, ‘’Swachh Bharat Mission’’. The Swedish companies, some of which are already operating in certain parts of India, outlined their technological strengths and showed interest in collaborating with Indian partners in order to improve water and sanitation in India.
Being present at the World Water Week in Stockholm, the Government of India shows that diplomacy between states reaches beyond the political sphere, reaching new areas of cooperation, in an attempt to establish what can be called corporate cultural diplomacy.