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India CSR

Maharashtra Water Summit

Quest for making Maharashtra a water positive region through innovation and leadership

10:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Saturday, December 3, 2022


Yashwantrao Chavan Pratisthan Auditorium, Near Mantralay, Nariman Point, Mumbai

Water for All: Call for Action, Solution and Sustainability

The Maharashtra Water Summit (MWS), a leadership forum, is designed to discuss water-related issues of the Maharashtra region and access cutting-edge minds to seek solutions.

Extraordinary leaders from civil society, Government, corporate, science, and academia will meet together and share their wisdom, experience, practice, vision and action plan to make the Maharashtra a water-positive region.

The summit is themed around Water for All: Call for Solution and Action.

Community participation in water security

CSR partnership for water positive agenda

Corporate-led water sustainability strategy


What is the vision, and action plan of Maharashtra Government for making Maharashtra a Water Positive Region.

Is it really possible to make Maharashtra a water positive state? What would be the role model? What is the experience so far?

Is the society of Maharashtra really conscious about water conservation, if so, what is the way forward?

What is the emerging role of the political, social, economic, and administrative systems that influence the use and management of water.

Finest Minds

India CSR

Shri Eknath Shinde

Hon’ble Chief Minister
Govt. of Maharashtra

India CSR

Dr. Rajendra Singh

Water Man of India
Magsaysay Award (2001)
Stockholm Water Prize (2015)

India CSR

Shri Devendra Fadnavis

Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister
Govt. of Maharashtra

India CSR

Shri Haji Arfat Shaikh

Hon’ble Chairman
(Cabinet Minister Status)
Maharashtra State Minorities Commission

Rusen Kumar

Shri Rusen Kumar

Founder & Managing Editor
India CSR Network

India CSR

Dr. Ujjwal Kumar Chavhan (IRS)

Founder – Mission 500 Crore Liters Water Storage
Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai

Lives of Farmers Transformed in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh Impact Study reveals Remarkable Change

Shri Mayank Gandhi

Renowned Agriculturalist & Social Reformer

India CSR

Shri Shantilal Muttha

Bhartiya Jain Sanghatana

India CSR

Shri Ganesh Thorat

Naam Foundation

India CSR

Shri David Kumar

Specialist, Environmental Projects
United Way Bengaluru

India CSR

Shri Kishore Dharia

Founder President
Hirwal Pratishtan

India CSR

Country Head
Asia Shipping International Transport Pvt. Ltd.

Nutan Desai - Speaker at Maharashtra Water Summit

Ms. Nutan Desai

Prabhari of Maharashtra
Samast Mahajan

India CSR

Dr. Leena Deshpande

Associate Vice President H.R.
& Head CSR
Bharat Forge Ltd. Pune

India CSR

Ms. Pearl Tiwari

Director and CEO
Ambuja Cement Foundation

Ashwini Saxena - Speaker at Maharashtra Water Summit

Shri Ashwini Saxena

JSW Foundation

India CSR

Dr. Rana Singh

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP)

India CSR

Shri Kartik Gaggar

Founder & CEO

India CSR

Shri Adesh Gupta CA

Chartered Accountant
CSR Adviser
Trustee S K Foundation

India CSR

Sriram Ananthanarayan

Director, Projects
United Way Bengaluru

India CSR

Dr. Snehal Donde

Mumbai University

India CSR

Shri Chandrakant Dalvi


India CSR

Shri Satyajit Bhatkal

Paani Foundation

Sponsors and Partners

India CSR

United Way Bengaluru

India CSR

Villoo Poonawalla Foundation

India CSR


India CSR

Everything About Water (EAW)

India CSR

Global Bodh

India CSR

Chetak Foundation

Logo of Essar Foundation

Essar Foundation

India CSR


India CSR

Mission 500 Crore Ltr

India CSR

STEM Learning

India CSR

Naam Foundation

India CSR

Paani Foundation

India CSR

Centre For CSR Studies

India CSR


India CSR

Synergy Connect

India CSR

Atmiya University

Logo of CIMP Patna


India CSR

PM Shah Foundation

India CSR

Ratnadhav Foundation

India CSR




India CSR


Agenda for the day

9 – 10 AM

Registrations & Networking

10– 10:15 AM

Inaugural Lamp lighting, National Anthem, Welcome note, Context Setting by Rusen Kumar, Managing Editor, India CSR Network

10:15 – 10:30 AM

Welcoming the Chief Guest – Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Vision for Water Prosperous Maharashtra

Address by Hon’ble Chief Guest Shri Eknath Shinde Ji, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Maharashtra Jal Samman for Water Conservation

10:45 – 11:30 AM

Keynote address by Shri Rajendra Singh, popularly known as Jalpurush (Water Man)

How to rejuvenate 75 rivers in Maharashtra as part of celebration of “Aazadi Ka Amritmahotsav”.

11:30 – 12:00 PM

Address by Dr. Ujjwalkumar Chavhan, IRS; Joint-Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai I Founder Mission 500 Crore Liter Reservoir

Community based decentralised water management system – Peoples movement of “Mission 500 crore liter reservoir”

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Address by Shri Shantilal Muttha, Chairman, Bhartiya Jain Sanghatana

Collaboration of NGOs with central and state Government and catering needs of farmers.

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Address by Shri Mayank Gandhi, An Agriculturalist & Social Reformer – Rejuvenating water stressed areas- by the people, for the people

Address By David Kumar (Specialist, Environmental Projects), United Way of Bengaluru – Experience sharing on recent work on water conservation

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Break and Networking

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion – with CSR, NGO and Corporate / Sustainability Leaders

Role of CSR and Partnership in making Water Positive Maharashtra.

Moderator: Dr. Rana Singh, Director, Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP)

  • Sriram Ananthanarayan (Director, Projects), United Way of Bengaluru
  • Shri Ashwini Saxena, CEO, JSW Foundation
  • Shri Ganesh Thorat, CEO, Naam Foundation
  • Ms. Pearl Tiwari, Director and CEO, Ambuja Cement Foundation
  • IAS Chandrakant Dalvi

2:30– 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion – with CSR, NGO and Corporate / Sustainability Leaders

Role of Industry Led Water Sustainability Initiatives in making Maharashtra water positive.

Moderator: Dr. Rana Singh, Director, Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP)

  • Shri Satyajit Bhatkar, CEO, Pani Foundation
  • Ms. Nutan Desai, Prabhari of Maharashtra, Samast Mahajan
  • (Mrs.) Snehal S. Donde, Women Water Warriors

3:00– 3:45 PM

Panel Discussion – with CSR, NGO and Corporate / Sustainability Leaders

Role of Industry Led Water Sustainability Initiatives in making Maharashtra water positive.

Moderator: Dr. Rana Singh, Director, Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP)

  • Ms. Leena Deshpande, Associate Vice President H.R. & Head CSR, Bharat Forge Ltd. Pune
  • Shri Kartik Gaggar, Founder & CEO, Rooftop
  • Shri Adesh Gupta CA, CSR Adviser, Trustee S K Foundation
  • Shri Suresh Bhosle, Rotary Club Chembur
  • Shri Narendra Chugh, Jalbiradari

3:45– 4:15 PM

Leadership Talk – Water Governance – the need of hour – Dr. Pushpendra Pratap Singh, Country Head, Asia Shipping International Transport Pvt. Ltd.

Special Address by Shri Kishore Dharia, Founder President, Hirwal Pratishtan

4:15 – 5:00 PM

Address by Chief Guest Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Jalyukta Shivar 2.0 – learning from past and heading towards future. Role of NGOs and civil society in make Maharashtra drought free


Address by Hon’ble Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra

5:00– 5: 30 PM

Summary and Vote of Thanks, Group Photograph

5.30-6.00 – Press Conference

Thought-provoking Sessions

The forum will address contemporary topics such as:

  • Water and Climate Change
  • Innovation for water conservation
  • Corporate water sustainability
  • Creation and Conservation of water bodies
  • Conservation of natural water sources and infrastructures
  • Innovation and technology for clean drinking water
  • Key challenges in water security
  • Issues related to urban water

25+ Powerful Speakers

200+ Participants

100+ Organisations

Who should attend

The key delegate communities of the Maharashtra Water Summit include:

  • NGOs, Individual, groups working in water conservation
  • Water ministers, Mayors, Head of Water Management Department, State Head of Pollution Control Board, Regulators, Policy Makers and utility chief executives who take responsibility for water infrastructure
  • Business and industry leaders who rely on water to maintain their production
  • Investors who are concerned about the impact of water risk on their portfolios
  • Engineers, innovators and water technologists who can provide solutions
  • CSR Directors
  • CSR and Sustainability Heads
  • ESG Heads
  • Academicians and Research organisation
  • Water sustainability practitioners

3 Reasons to attend

Open your mind to new ideas and latest trends on water issues.

Expert Insight

MWS 2022 gives you access to water sector expert contributions, ideas, and wisdom.

Unmatched Networking

MWS 2022 allows you to raise the profile of your organisation and forge relationships.

Water Strategies

You can plan a water strategy for your organisation and community based on expert insights and advice.


Call for sponsorship and speakership.

If you would like to become a Partner, Sponsor and Speaker of the summit, contact us at biz@indiacsr.in, or Rusen Kumar at 9981099555, for more information.


The Maharashtra Water Summit is the flagship water leadership forum of the year.

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