An International Conference on

12 - 14 Dec 2024

Organised by

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Conference Description

This international conference on Water for Life-2024 is 2nd in the series. This conference will be held from December 12-14, 2024 at IIT Madras, Chennai, India. This conference is sponsored by IIT Madras.

Our initiative to organize the “Water for Life” conference series is aimed at providing a comprehensive forum to address water-related challenges, such as clean water, wastewater, recycling and reuse, sensing and monitoring, watershed management etc., which are beyond disciplinary boundaries. Innovations in water will create new opportunities for the young, and open avenues for the existing companies as well as startups to work on exciting themes around water. The objective of this conference, as in the inaugural conference of this series, is to bring together pioneering researchers, innovators and industrialists who have made an impact in diverse areas around water, to learn from them, to engage with them in the years ahead, and to mark IIT Madras as an important global location in this area.

The first conference in this series was held during December 15-17, 2022 (, and esteemed speakers such as Prof. R. N. Zare (Stanford University), Prof. Rahul Raveendran Nair (University of Manchester), Prof. Hadas Mamane (Tel Aviv University), Prof. Kartik Chandran (Columbia University), Prof. Amit Gross (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Dr. Samuel Chigome (BITRI, Botswana) along with several Indian experts such as Prof. Pradeep, Prof. Ligy Philip, Prof. Balaji Narasimhan, Prof. Boby George, Prof. Abhijit Patra, Prof. L. Elango, Dr. Mahesh Gupta, Prof. C. Subramaniam, Dr. Chaitanya Lakshmi Indira, and many others participated in the conference with their invaluable insights and expertise

Following the success of the previous conference (Water for Life-2022), we are sure that this year’s event will continue to serve as a platform for the convergence of ideas of researchers, innovators, and industrialists related to various aspects of water. The aim is to inspire collective action towards addressing the multifaceted challenges associated with water.

Organizing Institute

IT Madras is a public, technical, and research university, responsible for academic activities which include Teaching, Research, and Industrial Consultancy. It is located in Chennai, India. It has been the top-ranking engineering institute in India for the past 7 years in the NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) Rankings since this ranking system was announced in 2015, by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Conference Secretariat

Conveners, Water for Life Conference 2022

Thalappil Pradeep

Department of Chemistry

Prof Ligy

Ligy Philip

Department of Civil Engineering

Get to the venue

How to reach us

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