The international conference on ‘Environment Management and Sustainability’ was organized from 4th to 6th January 2017 with sponsorship from Science and Engineering Research Board, GoI and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. The event was co- sponsored by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Defence Research and Development Organization and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. The deliberations were divided into seven sessions and were conducted in parallel during the three days of the conference. Seven key note lectures were delivered during different sessions. Fifty one technical presentations including invited lectures were given during the conference. Fifty presentations were made in the poster format. Total participation in the conference was 140 including 112 registered delegates. In inaugural session Dr. P.K. Tewari, Distinguished Scientist and Associate Director (Retd.), Chemical Engineering Group, BARC was the Chief Guest of the conference. Presently he is Raja Ramanna Fellow and Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai. Shri. Rajendra Singh, Chairman, Tarun Bharat Sangh was the Guest of Honour.
A panel discussion on the topic ‘Environment Management, Sustainability and Way Forward: Role of Multisectoral Partnership was also conducted during the event. In Valedictory session the guest of honour was Dr. Y. B. Sontakke, Joint Director, MPCB. The conference addressed wide ranging issues related to environment management and climate change. Problems of our country are unique and they should be addressed in unique way. Imitation of the western solutions may not be effective. Novel solutions are emerging indigenously in a big way, for example, in the field of waste biomass conversion and radioactive waste disposal. Discretion should be exercised between excessive greed and technology growth for environment management in a sustainable manner.
Felicitation of Dr. P. K. Tewari, Distinguished Scientist and Raja Ramanna Fellow, BARC by Mr. S. Ganesh, Hon. Secretary SIES
Felicitation of Guest of Honour, Shri. Rajendra Singh by Mr. M.V. Ramnarayan, Hon. Treasurer, SIES
Release of Souvenir
Prof. Tewari giving key note lecture