India offers expertise in water management

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (UNI) India has offered to assist projects on arsenic removal technology and training of personnel for Integrated Urban Water Management.

Union Water Resources Minister Saif-ud-Din Soz, who participated in the Fifth meeting of the Governing Board of the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM) in Tehran, offered to share India's experience and expertise with countries of the region and outside on water management.

He emphasised the importance of quality of water, need for optimising its use and designing suitable systems for ground water management with public participation.

He also highlighted the importance of water management in dealing with the issue of global warming and climate change, officials said here today.

The Minister also met Iranian Prresident Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Afghanistan's Water and Energy Minister Al-Haj Mohammed Ismail and Abdullah bin Salem bin Amer al Rawas, Minister of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources.

During the two-day meeting, which was held on November 23-24, the Governing Council approved the extension of the RCUWM for another five years and identified several projects to be taken up during the next two years.

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