India and EU Join Hands for Water Cooperation

India and EU Join Hands for Water Cooperation

India and European Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for better co-operation in water resource management. 

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The MoU envisages strengthening technological, scientific and management capabilities of India and EU. The focus is the field of water management on basis of reciprocity, equality and mutual benefit. 

Key features:

- Identify key environmental issues and approaches to sustainable development in the field of water management.

- Exchange of experiences and cooperation will take place between India and EU to strengthen and further develop cooperation in the field of water management.

-Provides technical exchange on water issues including on integrated water resource management plans within river basins and through study visits.

- Envisions sustainable management of water resources in India for tackling challenges posed by water management in the context of a changing climate, growing population, and competing water demands.

- Under the MoU, a Joint Working Group will be formed to monitor the activities to be carried out for its fulfillment.