Department of State Development

08 Aug 2016 Investment, Trade

Water agreement ensures mutually beneficial knowledge and expertise transfer

South Australia's know how will help ensure clean water for one of the world’s largest populations following the signing of an agreement in India.

The Confederation of Indian Industry, Triveni Water Institute (Triveni) and South Australia’s Water Industry Alliance (WIA) will sign the agreement in Delhi that will see the groups work together on water industry development and share latest technologies.

The agreement’s signing establishes a basis for cooperation, collaboration and consultation between the CII and the WIA on issues of mutual interest. It will help ensure that South Australia’s world-class water related research, services and skills can contribute to Indian Government’s plan to rejuvenate the River Ganges and provide water security for the country.

Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said South Australia is a leader in many areas of water management and we are well placed to support international partners, like India, to help address challenging environmental and economic conditions.

South Australia’s Strategic Advisor for Water Opportunities Karlene Maywald said expertise within South Australia can contribute to further improving water access and security for businesses and communities in India.

The agreement was announced by Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith as he and a large South Australian delegation comprising 70 industry and education delegates visit India this week.

The focus of the mission is on growth opportunities in defence and advanced manufacturing, water and environment management, resources and energy, higher education and skills training, premium food and wine, health, sports, tourism and culture.