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Stakeholders discuss the set-up of an Environmental Technology Platform

Pic: Various stakeholders participated in the workshop

04 December 2017, GIZ Office, New Delhi

SEIP engaged the German think tank and consultancy, adelphi, to undertake a pre-feasibility study on the establishment of an Environmental Technology Platform which is to increase international knowledge exchange on best practices, facilitate technology transfer, and establishing international cooperation and technology partnerships enabling Indian industries to leapfrog to more sustainable production methods and processes. The short-term focus of the Environmental Technology Platform lies on industrial wastewater management technologies including the zero liquid discharge approach; however, its long-term intent is to encourage the Indian industry to become more environment friendly by applying advanced and innovative technologies and management methods in all relevant areas catering to resource efficiency, climate change, and urban environmental management.

To discuss the findings of the pre-feasibility study and to finalise recommendations for establishing the proposed Environmental Technology Platform, adelphi and GIZ jointly organised a half-day stakeholder workshop on Monday, 4th December 2017 at GIZ Office in New Delhi. Representatives from the Indian private sector, such as the Vice President of Wapp Systems, industry associations, such as CII and the German Water Partnership, technology transfer experts, as the European Business and Technology Centre, and research organisations, like TERI and Fraunhofer shared their views on the findings of the pre-feasibility study and shared their ideas of how the proposed platform could be made a success. The needs of the German and Indian industries with regards to technology transfer in the field of industrial wastewater, possible formats and services to be offered by the Platform, as well as organisational aspects were presented and discussed.