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  • Water and waste management technologies are the key focus at IFAT India 2022

    Published on September 29, 2022

    • IFAT India 2022 is being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, on
    • 28-30 September 2022.
    • This trade fair brings together over 10,000 visitors from across the globe and more than 250 exhibitors from 22 countries, including pavilions from Austria, Germany, Norway, Poland, and Switzerland.
    • Accompanying power packed supporting programs such the Knowledge Exchange Forum, Active Learning Centre, University Challenge Awards, Buyer Seller meets, etc.

    Mumbai : The 9th edition of IFAT India by Messe Muenchen India commenced today at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The show provided a unique opportunity for all the stakeholders to discuss waste management and wastewater treatment solutions and emerging trends in this sector.

    The grand inauguration ceremony of one of the country’s leading trade fairs for water, sewage, solid waste, and recycling technologies was marked by the presence of key dignitaries such as Ramveer Tanwar, the Pondman of India; Achim Fabig, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai; Martin Maier, Swiss Consul General in Mumbai; Arne Jan Flolo, Norwegian Consul General in Mumbai; Bart De Jong, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mumbai; Damian Irzyk, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Mumbai, amongst many others.

    This year’s edition saw participation of over 10,000 visitors and more than 250 exhibitors from 22 countries, along with pavilions from Austria, Germany, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, reaffirming the focus of IFAT India 2022 as an industry event to boost and facilitate the waste and water treatment sectors. Key exhibitors include Arvind Envisol, DuPont Water Solutions, Hermann Sewerin GmbH, Ion Exchange, Larsen & Toubro, and Terex India, among many others. IFAT India 2022 is primarily supported by industry associations such as the Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA), International Council for Circular Economy (ICCE), All India Distillers’ Association (AIDA), International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), International Water Association (IWA), Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), European Water Association, and the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA).

    Addressing the opportunities in this sector, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India, said, “Through this 9th edition, IFAT India has once again proved to be the meeting place for ideas, innovations, and partnerships in India’s environment technology sector. Amidst the pressing environmental challenges, especially regarding solid waste and wastewater treatment, IFAT India 2022 has presented technologies and solutions by bringing together the leading thought leaders, policymakers, and innovators in this space. We are delighted to enable meaningful handshakes and unlock business opportunities for this industry through our exhibition, conferences, and supporting programs. I hope you will not miss the remaining two days of this interesting program.”

    Alongside the exhibition, the expertly curated Knowledge Exchange Program has been envisaged to bring forth innovations in the waste management and water treatment domain by brands, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers in the industry with an opportunity to seek critical insights into the rapid expansion, challenges, and market opportunities in the waste management sector. The sessions included topics such as Sustainable and Smart Solutions for Urban Development, German-Indian solutions for digitalization & automation in water sector, Bio CNG Market in India: Treatment of Organic Municipal Waste – Developments, Innovations & Technologies, RDF/MSW Pre-processing and Co-Processing Opportunities and Challenges, amongst others. The second and third day of the show will also see discussions on insightful topics such as, ‘How adoption of western technologies is changing India’s sustainability landscape’, ‘Change makers: Women Leaders driving Sustainability’, ‘Circular Economy: A Design Rethinking approach!’, ‘Accelerating the Circular Economy of Electronics in India – the changing role of the recycling industry’, My Plastic My Responsibility, Rethink Infrastructure Sustainable, Fostering circular Fashion in textile and apparel sector.

    The great importance that the government is placing on circular economy was reflected in a power packed accompanying program ‘Knowledge Exchange Forum’ which carved out a blueprint for stakeholders to define a roadmap towards Circular Economy. The key topics on the first day of the show includes City-wide Inclusive Sanitation, Maha Urban WASH-ES Coalition & Its Initiatives, Co treatment of Septage at Sewage Treatment Plant, Public Toilet Policy – Pune Smart City, Solid Waste Management, CBO Model of Community Sanitation – Mumbai, Successful models of introducing high impact environmental technologies in India will be discussed on the second day.

    Another key highlight was the supporting feature at the expos – Active Learning Centre – wherein companies such as Horiba India Pvt Ltd, Sintex-BAPL Limited, NX Filtration, Vega India, Energy Recovery, Evoqua Water Technologies gave live demonstrations of their innovative products to the visitors. These live demonstrations will continue the second day too by other exhibitors.

    A symposium of exhibition, conference and other supporting programs provided a valuable opportunity for the industry leaders to deliberate on the latest trends and disruptions impacting our country. The three-day seminar and conference hosted plethora of government officials, experts, industry associations and evangelists, and technical leaders shaping the future of waste and water management industry. It was a perfect convergence of experts from public and private sectors


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