IFAT India: not only a growth in area!
Facts & Figures
From October 16 to 18, 2019 IFAT India 2019 in Mumbai opened its doors for the seventh time. The fair moved from Hall 4 to the larger Hall 1 at Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), thus occupying a record space of 13,500 m², which corresponds to an increase of more than 20 percent. More than half of the 250 companies come from outside India, namely from over 22 countries from all over the world presented their national innovations for the Indian market at joint booths.
Once again, DWA was responsible for the German Pavilion and 18 exhibitors. Compared to the previous year, the number of companies presenting themselves in India has increased significantly. On the German side, suppliers and outfitters of high-tech products and services were particularly present.
University Challenge India
For the promotion of young academic engineers, the fifth University Challenge India was also held during IFAT India. This time 12 teams from indian universities and one indonesian team had to solve the following 3 tasks:
- Prove their skills in researching and gathering
- Develop an integrated infrastructure concept
- Complete a "serious game".
Among the participants was also the Indian champion of the "World Skills - Water Technology 2019" professional competition from Kazhan. DWA also supports this competition.
The Indian winner trio of the University Challenge comes from CV Raman Collegue of Engineering from Bhubhneshwar, Odisha, second place went to three students from SCMS School of Engineering Technology in Karukutty, Kerala and the third place went to Maharaja Sayajirao University MSU from Baroda, Gujarat.
The winning team can look forward to a trip to the parent fair IFAT, which will take place in Munich from May 4 to 8, 2020.
Impressions on site
Technical Scientific Programme
In addition to the University Challenge, DWA also organized a conference session this year. German and international experts discussed "Innovative Treatment Technologies for Sustainable Wastewater Management". The session was moderated by Dipl.-Ing. Rüdiger Heidebrecht, Head of Department Training and International Cooperation at DWA, and was attended by 45 participants.
Here you can download the presentations of the sessions.
- Decentralized Urban Waste Water Treatment: Hamburg Water Cycle in Indian Context (PDF) by M. Sc. Vinay Sharma, University of Stuttgart, Assistant Manager, GKW Consult GmbH, India
- SMART WATER AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT FOR INDIA (PDF) by Dr. Milind M. Kulkarni, Director, Prachi Service Inc, Mumbai, India
- Digitalization in the German Water Sector – Challenges of today and tomorrow (PDF) by Dipl.-Ing. Rüdiger Heidebrecht, Head of Department Training and international Cooperation
- Innovative Wastewater Projects Managed in the Megacity of Mumbai - Appraches & Experiences (PDF) by Dr. Ajit Salvi, Executive Engineer, MCGM