SA water sector signs on with Maharashtra, India to meet future water challenges

Date posted: 14 February 2018

Exporting of South Australia’s water expertise and technologies is set to expand with a new agreement recently signed with India’s Government of Maharashtra.

South Australia continues to lead the way with providing leading-edge water technologies, services and expertise globally by forming water partnerships across the word that deliver mutual benefit.

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) Chief Executive, Sandy Pitcher said the India water market is a key focus for collaboration.

“Last year South Australia reached a milestone by partnering to launch the Rajasthan Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management and started a pilot project to trial the Hydro-dis water treatment technology at the MNIT University in Jaipur,” Ms Pitcher said.

“The Government of Maharashtra is the next jurisdiction from India to call on South Australia’s water expertise and demonstrates South Australia’s expanding international water sector.

“The Government of Maharashtra has called on the South Australia water sector because of our water expertise in storage, transfer, conflicts between agriculture and rural water demand, governance and coordination, across border water sharing, wastewater treatment and pricing systems.

“There is huge potential for the South Australian water industry to grow and be an avenue of new jobs.

“It is great to see the state taking on such a global challenge, delivering a better quality of life for people around the world and also strengthening our economy.”

On Monday 12 February 2018 the South Australian Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the State of Maharashtra. The MoU provides a base for a long-term relationship on water in a number of key areas.