Innovative Technologies and Management for Water Security

Innovative Technologies and Management for Water Security

International Conference on

Innovative Technologies and Management for Water Security

12-14 February,2014

Organised by

National Institute of Ocean Technology(NIOT)


Indian Desalination Association (InDA)


National Institute of Ocean Technology

Ministry of Earth Sciences (Govt. of India)
Velachery – Tambaram Main Road,Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai,

Chennai – 600 100, Tamil Nadu, India

Co-sponsored by / Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS)
Department of Science &Technology (DST)

Background of the Conference

WATER is a critical resource and ‘WATER SECURITY’ is a necessary criterion for a country’s sustainable growth. India has enough water resources but its skewed distribution in terms of geographical and seasonal spread combined with adverse impact of climate change and managementhas pushed towards water stress regime. It is necessary, at least now to treat WATER as a valuable resource and adopt measures for efficient management for achieving net societal benefit. In India, the water use efficiency is very poor compared to most of the countries be it agriculture, industry or domestic activities. Government of India is fully aware of the fact and has been striving hard to evolve an implementable solution through its various ministries. With awareness spreading on the impact of water quality on health, the domestic consumer requires quality at the point of consumption. Stringent pollution control measures and the ever increasing cost of water have driven industries to acquire not only captive sources but also ways and means of recovering water and valuables from spent streams. Industries have also realised that captive desalination/water recovery plants can be an asset in terms of water security and economics as they can use their spent resources such as waste heat or cooling water return or spent aqueous streams at zero cost for producing required quality of water. Utilisation of non-conventional energy sources for desalination and water purification are also gaining acceptance. Experience has shown that the solutions have to be geographically distinct and appropriate besides linking the quality–use concept for water. Sustained efforts by research institutions and industries supported by government have resulted in innovative philosophy of water management wherein value is added both in terms of recovered water, savings in pollution cess and recovery of valuables. A number of new technologies and management philosophies have evolved over the last few years. At this juncture, it is felt appropriate to hold a conference to share the developments, analyse the challenges ahead and evolve a synergistic approach towards attaining water security. With this objective National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in association with InDAis organising the conference and intends to coverall the relevant topics associated with water including the following.

  • Policies
  • Climate Change and Water Cycle - Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Challenges in Drinking Water Supply for Rural and Urban Population
  • Public Private Partnership on Water
  • Technologies
  • Thermal & Nuclear Desalination
  • Membrane Desalination and Water Treatment
  • Non-Conventional Energy based Desalination/Water Purification Systems
  • Seawater Intake Systems of Desalination Plants
  • Water Purification for Clean andSafe Drinking Water
  • Indigenous Development of Components and Knowhow for Desalination and Water Treatment
  • Industrial Effluent Treatment including Textile & Leather Industries
  • Development of membranes including advanced systems using Nanotechnology for Desalination, Effluent Treatment and Fuel cells
  • Management
  • Integrated Water Management
  • Water Management in Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Environmental Factors for Desalination and Water Treatment
  • Reject Management
  • Economics
  • Economics of Desalination and Water Treatment
  • Financial Model, Risk Assessment and Management
  • Awareness, Education and Training
  • Education and Training on water
  • Models for Disseminating Water Quality Issues

National Institute of Ocean Technology

The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) was established in November 1993 as an autonomous society under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India. MoES-NIOT works with a major mandateto develop reliable indigenous technologies to solve the various engineering problems associated with harvesting of non-living and living resources in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in an environmental friendly manner. Desalination of sea water is an important mission for the institute and various floating and island based plants utilizing ocean temperature gradient have been established. Waste heat recovery desalination plants in coastal thermal power stations are being established.

Indian Desalination Association

Indian Desalination Association (InDA) was established in 1991 with the main goal for the development and promotion of the appropriate use of desalination and desalination technologies nationwide in water supply, water reuse, water pollution control, water purification, water treatment, other water sciences and technologies and various solute-solvent separations. InDAisanaffiliate of International Desalination Association (IDA) as well as Asia Pacific Desalination Association(APDA). It has been active in spreading awareness and providing an interfacefor enhanced interaction amongst the stakeholders namely the user sectors, industries, academicians, policy makers and program implementation Agencies in synchronising their efforts. ‘Indian Desalination Association (South Zone)’ was formed in order to intensify the activities of InDAin the southern zone with focus on Regional Challenges.

Technical Information

The conference will consist of keynote addresses, invited talks from eminent persons and paper presentations (both oral and poster). All the submitted papers shall be peer reviewed before acceptance. Conference proceedings shall be published and distributed to all the registered delegates. Besides, an Exhibition would be organised by InDA(SZ) at the conference venue to exhibit various components of Water Treatment and Desalination system.

Prizes would be awarded to selected poster and oral presenters depending on the innovativeness, approach and content. Exclusive prizes are also envisaged for deserving student participants.

Submission of Papers

Facility is created to submit papers online as per the details given.Papers submitted shall be original in nature and relevant to the conference. Each paper should be submitted with a title (reasonably reflecting the contents of the paper), authors’ names and affiliation, email address of the corresponding author and an abstract not exceeding 500 words. Upon acceptance, the full paper shall be submitted before the last date for peer review. The revised papers shall be recommended for poster or oral presentation. All the accepted papers would be forwarded to international journals for publication.

Details are available in websites;

Various milestones for paper submission:

Submission of Abstract 31st July, 2013

Acceptance of the Abstract15th August,2013

Submission of Full Papers30th September, 2013

Suggestions from Reviewers31st October,2013

Submission of Final Revised Version1st January,2014

Registration Fees :

Indian Residents:

Life Members of InDARs. 2000

Non InDAMembers from Govt. Research Institutions/Universities Rs.4000

Student Members of InDARs.1000

Students/ Research Scholars ofBonafideCollegesRs.1500

Other ParticipantsRs.5000

Foreign Participants:

IDA/APDA/InDA MembersUS$100


Sponsorships Solicited

The organizers request for assistance from industries/ Govt. Organizations to promote the conference by way of sponsorship.

Advertisement & Exhibition

On this occasion an exhibition is being organised and a souvenir would be brought out. Advertisers as well as exhibitors may contact Secretary INDACON 14 or Secretary InDA (SZ) for further details.


Limited accommodation will be available in Guest houses nearby. The Institute has made special arrangement with few hotels around NIOT for which the detailed tariff can be seen from the website or the details can be obtained from the organizing secretary. The accommodation can be arranged on specific request and advance payment by the delegates.


All the payments should be made by demand draft drawn in favour of ‘INDACON-14’ payable at Chennai.


DrSekharBasuDirector,BARC, Govt. of India

DrRChidambaramPrincipal Scientific Adviser to Govt. Of India

DrRKSinhaSecretary, DAE andChairman, AEC, Govt. of India

DrShaileshNaikSecretary,MoES, Govt. of India

MrKPhanindra Reddy, I.A.SChairman,TWAD Board, Govt. of Tamil Nadu

Dr D Karthikeyan, I.A.SChairman,Tamil NaduPollution Control Board

Dr TRamasamiSecretary, DST, Govt. of India

International Advisory Committee

DrMAAtmanand Director, NIOT, ChennaiConvenor

Dr A Al-ArifiSWCC, Saudi Arabia

Prof Andre Maisseu WONUC, France

Prof SPChaurasiaMNIT,Jaipur

MrSVDaveyCMD,Davey Industries

Prof Eric MVHoekUCLA, USA

DrPKGhoshDirector, CSMCRI, Bhavnagar

MrSKGhoshDirector, Chemical Engg.Group,BARC

Dr Ibrahim KhamisIAEA, Vienna,Austria

Dr Masaru Kurihara President APDA, Japan


MrMohammed ShafiCEO,TECTON

ProfDMohan Anna University,Chennai

DrRNatarajanDirector, RPG,IGCAR

Dr Neil PalmerCEO,NCED, Australia

DrSPrabhakarChairman, InDA(SZ)

DrPrabhat Kumar CMD,Bhavini

DrPrasadaRajuAdviser, DST

DrM Rognoni, SWS, Italy

DrRon Faibish, ANL,USA


MrSriramKulkarni, TechnochemAgencies,Mumbai

DrPKTewari, Head Desalination Division(DD), BARC

DrPRVasudevaRao, Director, IGCAR

From TEAM to be provided ProfDMohan

National Organising Committee

DrMAAtmanandDirector,NIOTChairman DrSPrabhakar Chairman,InDA(SZ) Vice -Chairman

Dr Purnima JalihalProject Director, NIOT, Chennai Secretary

MrRajuAbrahamJoint Project Director, NIOT, ChennaiTreasurer

Mr V K SrivastavaVice President, InDA

MrKPGwalani Secretary, InDA

Dr M V Ramana Murthy Project Director, NIOT, Chennai

DrSVSPhaniKumarJoint Project Director, NIOT, Chennai

Dr Hemant SodayeTreasurer, InDA

Prof AlpanaMahapatraDJSanghvi College,Mumbai

Prof CAnandaBabu PSG College of Technology,Coimbatore

DrRCBindalHead, MDS(DD),BARC Mumbai

MrMChandrasekarBARC, Mumbai

Mr K Jyotish Kumar Associate Director, ESG, IGCAR

MrKempul RajHead, CWD,IGCAR

DrBMMisraFormer Scientific Secretary, IAEA Vienna

MrMPRamaswami, CMD, SWS-GB

MrRNagaraj NDDP,BARCF, Kalpakkam

MrMMRajput Plant Superintendent,NDDP,BARCFacilities, Kalpakkam

ProfSRamachandranPrincipal, KCT College of Technology, Coimbatore

DrPSatyaSai CWMF, BARC Facilities, Kalpakkam

Persons / Dr. S. Prabhakar
Chairman, InDA (SZ), Chennai
Former Head, NDDP,
Bhabha Atomic Research Center,
Kalpakkam – 603 102, India
Ph. +919445259977
Email: / Dr. PurnimaJalihal
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National Institute of Ocean Technology
Velachery – Tambaram Main Road,Pallikaranai,Chennai – 600 100
Tamil Nadu, India
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