During the G20 environment and climate sustainability working group, which will be held in Ahmedabad next week, India will showcase its traditional water management techniques as well as its ability to implement mega water projects.
During its G20 presidency, India asked member countries to share their best practises in water management in order to facilitate knowledge exchange and cross-learning.
Briefing reporters about the meeting, Union Jal Shakti Ministry Special Secretary Debashree Mukherjee said the technical sessions during the three-day meeting beginning Monday will focus on five areas- climate resilient infrastructure, groundwater management, water sanitation and hygiene, climate change mitigation and resource efficiency and circular economy.
G20 delegates will visit the famous Adalaj Stepwell to demonstrate traditional water harvesting techniques.
They will also see the Narmada canal syphon on the Sabarmati river, which demonstrates India’s ability to implement large-scale water projects.
India will also highlight its achievements in the water sector, such as the Jal Jeevan Mission, which aims to provide functional tap water connections to 193 million households by 2024.
On March 29, technical sessions will be organised on topics related to oceans, sustainable blue economy, conservation of marine and coastal ecosystem and marine spatial planning among others.