Volume 2, Issue 14 April 3, 2013 Weekly Newsletter www.indiawaterreview.in The Big Picture PM seeks joint mechanism on Brahmaputra from China; e...

Volume 2, Issue 14 April 3, 2013 Weekly Newsletter www.indiawaterreview.in The Big Picture PM seeks joint mechanism on Brahmaputra from China; experts wary Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sought a joint mechanism from Chinese President Xi Jinping to assess construction work on dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet, but experts are sceptical if Beijing would oblige soon. Singh had met the new Chinese President on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit held in Durban, South Africa last week and raised the issue of the transborder river systems..........................read more New financial mechanisms needed for achieving global water security: UN Amid growing water scarcity across the world, several experts, including those from the United Nations, have proposed a new definition of water security. Stating that there are now, more than ever, strong links between water security and international peace, the experts have urged for inclusion of water security issues on the agenda of the UN Security Council. In recent years, water security has emerged as pressing issue on the global political agenda........................read more News & Features VA Tech Wabag eyes projects in Arab markets, desalination India's leading water and wastewater treatment company Va Tech Wabag has decided to increase focus on the North African, Latin American and Russian market to drive business expansion. The company has also identified desalination as a future growth driver and set up a dedicated SBU (strategic business unit) for the vertical....………………..read more Innovation Fund raises Rs 400 crore; to get Govt nod soon The India Inclusive Innovation Fund, a Government-backed fund that seeks to provide capital to companies building innovative products and services in several areas including water, has managed to get commitment to the tune of Rs 400 crore. The Fund is aimed at providing services to under-served and low-income communities.…..………read more Water politics plagues IPL season 6 As Kolkata Knight Riders get ready to play Delhi Daredevils to get the sixth season of the hugely successful and popular Indian Premier League (IPL) underway on April 3, the spotlight has suddenly shifted from the cricketers, cheerleaders, Shah Rukh Khan, vuvuzelas et al. Water has emerged the undisputed new champion..............……...…read more Ramky Infra bags Rs 360 crore orders in water, wastewater verticals Hyderabad-based Ramky Infrastructure has bagged orders worth over Rs 360 crore in water and wastewater verticals. The orders are for projects in Karnataka, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The company said in Andhra Pradesh, its JV was awarded a Rs 138.26-crore project for a water treatment plant.............……...…read more World water disinfection products market seen at $7.7 bn in 2016; India, China to push growth India, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Australia are among the major countries in Asia-Pacific that will drive the growth of water disinfection products market in the next three-four years. The $5.9 billion world water disinfection product industry is projected to increase 5.5 per cent per year to $7.7 billion in 2016..........……..…read more Egypt likely to offer water projects to Indian companies Egypt is expected to invite Indian companies to participate in a host of water and wastewater projects being taken up in the Arab country following the visit of its President Mohamed Morsi earlier this month. Some of the projects are likely to be undertaken by Egypt through the public-private partnership (PPP) mode.…………read more Spain's Aqualia plans India foray; eyes 24X7 water projects Spain's Aqualia, one of the world's largest water management company, is looking to make an entry into the Indian market, but remains cautious in its approach. The company is looking to bag large water management contracts. Some of these contracts could be over Rs 550 crore ($100 million) each...........……..… read more