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Making sense of Indian culture and the economic valuation of wastewater reuse and treatment in India

Date: 
Wednesday October 28, 2020 - 10:30 CET

Watch the recording of our webinar and learn more about Indian culture, doing business with Indian partners as well as the economic valuation of wastewater treatment and its reuse in India.

Together with our first speaker, Akhilesh Mandal, you will dive into the intricacies of the Indian culture. On practical examples, Akhilesh will highlight the importance of culture for successful business partnerships and collaboration. In the second part of the webinar, Sukanya Das will focus on the significance of economic valuation of wastewater treatment and its reuse possibilities. 

In the last few decades, a significant amount of financial resources has been invested in wastewater across the globe. At the same time, there has been an increasing pressure on water resources, highlighting the beneficial effects of the reuse of treated wastewater. As a result, treated wastewater reuse is now an essential component of long-term sustainable water resource management. 

 

 

 

Speakers: 

 

AKHILESH MANDAL, Managing Director of Hofstede Insights India
Akhilesh brings a unique blend of Business Leadership and People Insight to his clients by virtue of his over 2 decades of key leadership track in multiple organizations followed by over a decade of people advisory role.

A Hofstede Insights Organization Culture & Intercultural Management Certified Practitioner, and an ICF Certified Executive Coach, Akhilesh has been providing advisory services across a variety of Indian and Multi-National Companies in industry sectors such as BFSI, IT and Manufacturing, in the areas of Organization Culture Transformation, Building Intercultural Competence, Leading across Cultures and Building strong Employer Brand.

 

Dr. SUKANYA DAS, Associate Professor in Economics and Head of the Department, Department of Policy Studies, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi

Sukanya specializes in environmental valuation and works in the area of water economics and other diverse areas of application in environmental economics. She has an expertise economic assessment of investments in projects, measures, policies and public action programs. She has an expertise of implementing mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) of data collection to assess the socio-economic feasibility of study sites and do a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of options for wastewater re-use within existing institutional configurations.

She has been involved with two international joint research projects Indo-EU project named SARASWATI 2.0, SARASWATI and NSF project titled Investigating the Potential for Decentralized Institutions, Technologies, and Governance to Meet the Wastewater Challenge. She is a member of several environment associations-European Association of Environmental and  Resource Economists (EAERE), South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Indian Society for Ecological Economics( INSEE), International Water Resource Economics Consortium(IWREC), Water Science and Policy Center, University of California, Riverside. She has several journal publication in the area of environmental valuation and several book chapters also in the given area.