The delegation team included Mr.Chris Feil, Director at Chris Feil Consulting Services Private Limited, Mr.Richard Dholewick, Director at Crassus and Mr.Satvik Gangavarapu, Director Commercial and Supply at VicWater, who met the Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu on Monday at the Secretariat.
The delegates proposed an integrated water management system which is a scalable and adaptable approach to manage water, one of the limited resources in Andhra Pradesh. This system includes desalination, conservation and management of ground and surface water, water trading, catchment management, water recycling and few other smarter methods for effective use of this resource. The Australian team hereby requested the Government of Andhra Pradesh to allot a pilot region to implement this system as soon as possible.
This project also includes,
- Bringing in new water-intensive industries
- Policies and Plans to conserve water sources
- Method to capture and reuse the stormwater
- Advanced irrigation technologies and innovations
The CM marked the alliance with the Australian team and promised that all the departments of his government will coordinate and support the Australian delegation in all possible ways.