Water issues touch all segments of society as well as economic sectors. Population growth, rapid urbanization, industrialization, expansion of agriculture, tourism and climate change, all put water under increasing stress. The pressure on water resources highlights the need of adopting suitable measures for managing water resources in a sustainable manner particularly when this precious resource has high degree of temporal and spatial variability in India. With the impact of climate change becoming more pronounced, the management of water resources assumes greater significance as frequency as well as magnitude of extreme events such as droughts, floods, etc. are likely to increase. In this pursuit, the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India has launched National Hydrology Project to provide a platform to various Central and State Government organisations for sensitizing the stakeholders and learning best practices being adopted Internationally for managing water resources.

I take great pleasure to inform that iconic Bhakra Beas Management Board is organising 1st International Conference on Sustainable Water Management from December 10-11, 2018 at Chandigarh under the aegis of National Hydrology Project of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India. I feel that the Conference would be of great interest to Water Resources Professionals, Researchers, Academia, Industry, Government Organisations, Policy Makers etc. working in water resources and allied sectors all over the world. It would provide an excellent opportunity for brain storming on the challenges being faced and measures to be adopted for sustainable water management.

I wish the Conference a great success.

(Upendra Prasad Singh)
Secretary, GoI, MoWR, RD & GR