Fresh water availability greatly depends on the resilience of the ecosystem to various kinds of stresses such as food production, deforestation, groundwater withdrawal for domestic use and so on. Further, urbanization coupled with industrialization is increasing the pressure on the surrounding ecosystems to get food and water on one hand and contamination of the available fresh water on the other hand, as many cities have little or no wastewater management system, especially in the developing and less developed countries. Wastage of food is further compounding these stresses. Water related hazards, which are common in these countries account for more than 80 percent of all natural hazards and their frequency and intensity are on the rise.
In the context of changing water demands and climate change, there is a strong need to assess the resilience of the ecosystems with appropriate scientific tools to develop cost effective, socially acceptable and sustainable technologies.
In this crucial context, the Jain (Deemed-to-be University), School of Engineering and Technology in association with Bangalore University and Rotary Club, Sadashivanagar is organizing an International Conference on Sustainable Water, Wastewater and Energy Management.