You have been invited to join this private briefing to gain unique insight into accessing water business opportunities in India and the essential pathways to approach the market.
Trade Commissioner for South India, Munish Sharma, will provide a 10 minute presentation followed by a panel discussion with industry experts, including:

• Challenges within Indian water sector and real opportunities for Australian businesses
• Procurement and tendering process guidelines
• Market entry strategies and model of collaborations
• Risk associated with doing business and mitigation strategies
• Cultural sensitivities and stakeholder management
• Importance of building business relationship and visit to market


Munish Sharma


Munish is a trade commissioner based in Chennai, India where he commenced his posting as Trade Commissioner for South India in January 2018. He is also responsible for Austrade’s business developmen... Read more

Mark Carey


Mark is the owner and Managing Director of Integrated Property Solutions (Aust) Pty Ltd and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-dis® Water Treatment Systems Pty Ltd and Hydro-dis® (Internat... Read more

Vijay Kumar

Australian Water Partnership

Vijay Kumar is a water and environment specialist working with Australian Water Partnership as South Asia Representative. He has been instrumental in increasing collaborations within the water sector ... Read more

Hemant Padale

Hemant is an international trade and investment marketing professional with 14 years of professional experience working with Australian Government, Financial services and Infrastructure (Smart Cities,... Read more

Pinaki Bhadury

Indusrty Expert and Member of CII National Water Mission 2019

Pinaki is a Mechanical Engineer with a Post Graduate Degree in Managerial Science.  He has over 35 years of experience working in various companies in diverse roles.  His domain knowledge and expert... Read more


India has emerged as the fastest growing major economy in the world and is expected to be one of the top three economic powers of the world over the next 10-15 years, backed by its strong democracy and partnerships. India’s GDP is estimated to have increased 7.2 per cent in 2017-18 and 7 per cent in 2018-19.

India has retained its position as the third largest start-up base in the world with over 4,750 technology start-ups. India’s labour force is expected to touch 160-170 million by 2020, based on rate of population growth, increased labour force participation, and higher education enrolment.

Water Sector Overview

Rapid urbanisation and dwindling fresh water reserves have stimulated a renewed focus on India’s water sector, and the country is looking at ways to address issues of water quality and availability. Multilateral agencies like the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are supporting the federal and state governments to help improve the water situation and drive water sector reforms.

The Indian industrial water and waste water market is going through a shift with recycling and reuse, zero liquid discharge, and online effluent quality monitoring systems becoming mandatory across industries. Recycling and reuse of water has been made mandatory for industries and housing projects in some states. Industries across power, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, refineries and textiles and other sectors are gearing to meet stringent pollution norms, leading to increased demand for reliable water and wastewater treatment technologies.

The Indian water resources management and wastewater market has great potential over the coming years with significant amounts of Indian Government spending for various initiatives which includes, National Hydrology Project, Clean Ganga Mission, Smart Cities Projects, Urban Water Missions.

The opportunities for technological and knowledge intervention in the Indian water sector can classified in four broad categories

  • Water Resources Management
  • Water Measurement and Quality
  • Water and Waste water Treatment
  • Water Conservations

Technologies and consulting solutions within areas smart metering, SCADA, monitoring, sensors, flow control, large pipeline projects, monitoring stations, decentralised treatment solution, water bodies remediation, smart irrigation systems, aquifer recharge and ground water management solutions represent huge potential in the India.

Who should attend

Australian businesses in:

  • Design and Engineering consulting services
  • Innovative and smart technologies suppliers to improve decision making
  • Maintenance and repair service providers
  • Water and wastewater treatment solutions
  • Water recycling and distribution technologies
  • Smart meters solution providers.
  • Water bodies remediation solution providers
  • Hydraulic designs and solutions
  • Industry training providers