German water management in India
DWA: offer tailored to Indian requirements
Hennef. The qualification of specialists was the focus of the framework programme of the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) at the IFAT India, which took place from 28 to 30 September 2016 in Mumbai. The DWA was on site with several offers on this subject area: it organised the technical-scientific conference on education requirements in the Indian water sector and the Active Learning Center (ACL).
In the Active Learning Center, four companies presented their products in live demonstrations. Thus, the trade fair visitors had the opportunity to experience new products in realistic working situations and to ask questions. “The direct discussion with the visitors was made possible by the hand-on activities”, says Roland Knitschky of the DWA on the concept. “Products in Practice above all appeals to young visitors, who also experience the fair as a learning location.”
The Active Learning Center was also the venue for two DWA competitions, the University Challenge India (UCI) and the Water Skills India (WSI). Eight Indian universities sent student teams to Mumbai to determine the best engineering talents. The winning trio comes from the JK Lakshmipat University in Jaipur, closely followed by the Chandigarh University in second and the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda in third place. The best team of the Water Skills India came from Vapi and was dispatched by Grauer & Weil Ltd. The wastewater professionals scored the most points in the maintenance of technical equipment whilst observing occupational safety and health protection.
The IFAT India has grown considerably in comparison to the previous year with over 6,000 square metres of presentation space. 143 exhibitors from 15 countries presented their products, technologies and solutions, attracting more than 5,000 visitors.
The next IFAT India is to take place in Mumbai from 26 to 28 September 2017.