Richard Melson

February 2006


Dear friends,

Water Summit - June 16-18, 2006


IDCA - India Development Coalition of America

- is pleased to arrange a 2-day conference in Lisle IL

(a suburb of Chicago) on "Water".

This conference will have...

Dr Ashok Mehta - President of Lions International,
Sam Pitroda - Chairman India's Knowledge Commission,

Jeffery Sachs - Director of the Earth Institute at the Columbia University in New York

as the featured speakers.

You can see the full details of the program in the attached PowerPoint File.

You can also download it from..

On June 17th, afternoon, we will have 4 parallel sessions as follows.

Industrial and Municipal Applications
Government role in Water Management
Agricultural and Community applications
Water quality issues

If you are currently involved in any field applications in these areas and would like to share your methodology and successful results, we invite you to make a presentation. On Page 8 of the attachment, you will see the submission details and deadlines.

Please share this information with others that may be interested.

Conference registration (fees of $ 75) as well as hotel reservations for out-of-town attendees are included in the attached document.


Ram Krishnan

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Water Summit - June 16-18, 2006 


Attachment: WaterSummit-IDCA-2006.pps (0.58 MB)

Ram Krishnan

Friday, February 17, 2006