Canada-India sign collaboration agreement to train large workforce in the water sector
Bangalore, India, February 27, 2014 – ReserWater Innovation Foundation (ReserWater),
“We look forward to this ‘high LIFE impact’ partnership between India and Canada” said Pankaj Saran, Vice-Chairman, ReserWater.
“Both India and Canada experience unique kinds of water challenges and both countries have much to offer each other in terms of innovative solutions to these challenges.” said Dr. Brent Wootton, Director of Applied Research for Fleming College and Lead, CWITC.
ReserWater Innovation Foundation (ReserWater) is an All India non-profit Society that is establishing a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary research, innovation and skills platform focused on the water sector. Through ten Innovation centres of excellence and skills programmes it aims to transform the state of water sector in India, by capital formation, innovation throughput and creating a skilled workforce. “ReserWater is going to be one of India’s and the developing world’s most exciting initiatives for the 21st century” said Mr. N. Vittal, Founding Chairman of ReserWater.
ACCC is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly funded colleges and institutes, working with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities from coast to coast to coast. ACCC and its members have extensive experience at the international level, sharing expertise through programs such as Education for Employment (EFE). ACCC is also the Secretariat of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics.
About Canada-India Water Training Consortium
The Canada-India Water Training Consortium was created in 2012 and consists of Centennial College, Confederation College, Fleming College, Northern College, and the Ontario Clean Water Agency. The purpose of the consortium is to provide training and skills development for the purpose of growing the capacity of the water sector in India.
For more information contact:
Head of Training & Skills
Reserwater Innovation Foundation
301 Delhi Blue Apartments
Main Ring Road
New Delhi 110001
M: +91 9811416890
T: +91 11 4978 4000