Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Dates: 11th and 12th DECEMBER 2017.
Department of Microbiology and Bhavan’s Research Center under the aegis of Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai, is organizing an international conference driving the theme on SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS IMPLEMENTED TO PROVIDE SAFE DRINKING WATERS  TO RURAL AND URBAN COMMUNITIES. The conference will also cover WATER REUSE FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSE.

Prominent experts from scientific community, administrators, water supply authorities, government and non-government officials, industries, community representatives and students from across the world will participate in the conference to share knowledge, novel technologies and case studies in above area.

The conference will also provide an opportunity to researchers associated with safe drinking water and water reuse to present their scientific data during the POSTER SESSION to acclaimed national & international Scientists and technologists.

In a nutshell, the conference will offer a platform to extend the national focus on “Swasth Bharat” (Healthy India), by bringing together people who have made a difference in the field of safe drinking water for others to network, adapt and implement these proved solutions for general well-being of rural and urban communities.

Expected outcomes of the conference:
§     An understanding of the problems faced in achieving sustainable and safe water
§     Solutions that have been successfully implemented worldwide to improve water quality and help monitoring.
§     Impact of technologies on Public Health System in developing countries
§     Importance of low cost, sustainable and implementable technologies in ensuring water safety in small towns and villages.
§     Insights into the role of industries, government and non-government organizations in implementing the proposed technologies
§     Key areas where future R and D focus is required to mitigate knowledge gaps and develop new technologies.
§     Role of interdisciplinary science of Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment in understanding and mitigating waterborne pathogens and water related illness.

Today, there are over 650 million people living without a safe water supply and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water (WHO, 2016). While over 90% of India’s population now has access to improved drinking water sources, we still have the highest number of people (over 75 million) who lack access to safe water (WASH, WHO 2012, WHO 2016). The World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are linked to unsafe water and the lack of hygiene practices (Water Aid 2016). Waterborne diseases continue to contribute to a significant disease burden with 10 million cases reported in India every year (GOI, 2014). This highlights the need to not only put in measures to provide drinking water but to also assess its quality, the surrounding environment and hygiene conditions which compromise its safety.