Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Capitol Hill Briefing on India, Water, and Sanitation

For those of you who can join us in Washington DC next week, please RSVP for this congressional briefing on safe drinking water, sanitation, and India.


Capitol Hill Briefing on Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation, and India
Friday, November 19, 10am – 11:30am

The House India Caucus, the U.S. India Political Action Committee, and Water Advocates invite you to a Congressional Briefing on Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation, and India on Friday, November 19, 10am – 11:30am in Rayburn B‐318 (coffee and bagels will be provided).

Sponsored by:

Congressman Jim McDermott
Congressman Ed Royce
CoChairs of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans


Water Advocates

Cosponsors of the event include Tata Sons, Ltd., the Water and Sanitation Program, the Acumen Fund, Living Water International, and the International Business Leaders Forum.

Speakers include:

• Niharika Joe, General Manager – North America, Tata Sons, Ltd. (www.tata.com)
• Marc Manara, Water Portfolio Manager, Acumen Fund (www.acumenfund.org)
• Jae So, Manager, Water and Sanitation Program (a global partnership administered by the World Bank (www.wsp.org)
• Living Water International (http://www.water.cc/)

As India continues to progress economically, the challenge of providing safe drinking water and sanitation remain considerable. This issue provides tangible opportunities for the U.S. and Indian public and private sectors to collaborate on an important development challenge and contribute to a stronger relationship between the two democracies.

The Indian public sector, the U.S. Government, and nonprofit enterprises and corporations from both countries are collaborating to address this problem. This briefing will provide participants with a glimpse into the many solutions to the water and sanitation challenge currently underway.

*** Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 17, to wateradvocatesrsvp [at] gmail [dot] com

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