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Parched Power: Understanding the Indian power sector's water demands, risks, and opportunities

WRI India and ERM India are hosting a discussion around "Parched Power: Understanding the Indian power sector's water demands, risks, and opportunities" at India International Centre, New Delhi on 27 September 2018.

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services with more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,700 people who work on projects around the world.
  World Resources Institute (WRI) India is a research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
  This convening builds upon WRI’s publication, Parched Power, which aims to help decision-makers understand the magnitude of water issues for the thermal power sector in India with quantitative evidence. It is known that thermal power plants are highly water intensive, however, there is a significant data gap in power plant water use in India today. Parched Power uses data science techniques and innovative methodologies to develop a comprehensive plant-level geo-database on water withdrawal and consumption for India’s thermal power sector, making a first-cut attempt to fill the data gap that exists in power plant water use. Combined with information on power generation, water risks, and future projections of energy and water demand, this paper quantifies the Indian thermal power sector’s water demand, assesses its exposure to water stress, and evaluates opportunities for reducing water requirements while supporting power growth for the future.

10:30 am to 10:55 am: Presentation on Parched Power, WRI India
10:55 am to 11:00 am: Q&A
11:00 am to 11:25 am: Presentation on water risks, and mitigation measures adopted by power plants globally; with focus on best practices, ERM India
11:25 am to 11:30 am: Q&A
11:30 am to 11:45 am: Tea/Coffee
11:45 am to 12:45 pm: Presentations by power generator companies on water risks and mitigation measures in India
12:45 pm to 1:30 pm: Open discussions, conclusions, and identification of way forward
1:30 pm onwards: Lunch

For more information, contact Deepak Krishnan

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