Organised by the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH), the WaterScapes Symposium 2017 took place on the 5th and 6th October at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The flagship Indo-German event of the DWIH New Delhi, the symposium began with a welcome address by Mr Apoorv Mahendru, Deputy Director, DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service, followed by an overtly interesting inaugural address by Dr Jasper Wieck, Deputy Chief of Mission, German Embassy, New Delhi.
Focussing on the pressing need of addressing water management issues, Dr Wieck highlighted the importance of the recent Indo-German consultations where the German Chancellor, Dr Angela Merkel and PM of India Mr Narendra Modi mutually decided to cooperate in the area of sustainable development including the water sector.
Further to this, Vice President of Freie Universitaet Berlin - Prof Dr Brigitta Schuett, in her keynote, emphasized on water related issues being age old; thus stating geography as the key player in environmental governance.
DWIH (German House for Research and Innovation) New Delhi is a consortium of fifteen German organisations led by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service.
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