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APCTT in partnership with the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS) of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has organised International Workshop on Science, Technology, Innovation and Management for Water Sustainability from 19 to 20 April 2017 in New Delhi, India. The workshop evaluated the accessibility, effectiveness, cost and maintenance of these technological solutions for wide spread use. It facilitated knowledge sharing between key stakeholders involved in the innovation, commercialization and use of safe and affordable water technologies, as well as the impacts achieved through technology transfer by different stakeholders. Water sector experts from 6 countries in the Asia Pacific region namely, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand participated in this international workshop organized by APCTT.
The key focus of this international workshop was to: identify available technologies, good practices, innovations and management practices to ensure sustainability and accessibility to safe drinking water; understand the current state of innovation and technology transfer in the water sector and challenges and opportunities; and facilitate sharing of best practices on water sustainability and accessibility to safe water through S&T, innovation and management.