Highly uneven spatial & temporal distribution of water resources, rapidly increasing stress on water resources due to population growth, rising living standards, economic expansion & huge increase in demand of water intensive products and creeping effects of climate change have underlined the urgency and significance of sustainable management of water resources. In this context, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India has entrusted Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) to organize 1st International Conference on Sustainable Water Management under National Hydrology Project (NHP).

It gives me immense pleasure to invite all the academicians, researchers, scientists, engineers, policy makers and professionals working in the field of water resources management and related disciplines around the world to this 1st International Conference on Sustainable Water Management being organized by BBMB during December 10-11, 2018 at Chandigarh. This Conference will definitely act as a confluence of brilliant minds and provide an interactive platform to share pathbreaking ideas and case studies to address the issue of sustainable water management facing modern human civilization. I anticipate very enlightening deliberations on various facets such as inter-basin water transfers, storage, intelligent decision support systems, climate change, legacy water rights, etc. Moreover, the Conference will showcase the latest products and services in this field through Exhibition and also include a study tour to the iconic Bhakra Dam.


I eagerly look forward to a very wide participation from India and across the world.


(Er. Devendra Kumar Sharma)
Chairman, BBMB