One day Technical Seminar was organized by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development
and Ganga Rejuvenation on “Use of Technical Textiles in Water Resources Works” in New
Technical Textiles are being used globally for last several decades. These materials have
provided innovative engineering solutions for several applications in civil and geotechnical
engineering, for infrastructure water resources projects. Even while Technical Textiles have been
extensively used in developed as well as many developing countries, India has yet to capitalise
the technical, economical and environmental benefits on large scale. Various parts of India are
subjected to floods and environmental degradation. In some of the terrains, the flood
management and control can rely on Technical Textiles tubes, containers and bags. Technical
Textiles have been found to perform better than concrete as water protection component because
of permeability, flexibility and ease of underwater placement. The Seminar highlighted various
application areas, best practices and mechanisms for encouraging larger usage of Technical
Textile in Water Resources Sector and created a platform for all the concerned stakeholders for
brain-storming and creating a roadmap to take the Technical Textiles uses to the next level.
The speakers from various fields discussed issues of Standards, Benchmarking & Testing,
Technical-textiles for Water Resources Conservation, Advanced methods in use of Technical
Textiles, Contractual Matters related to Technical Textiles etc. in detail.
The event was organized by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga
Rejuvenation with participation from high level Officials from Central Departments, State
Governments, Engineering Departments of States working in Water Resources, Institutions,
Colleges, Universities, Manufacturers, Associations, Trade Associations, Consultants and
The seminar was chaired by Shri Masood Hussain, Chairman, CWC. Smt. T. Rajeshwari, Addl.
Secretary, MoWR, RD and GR, Shri N.K. Mathur, Member D&R, CWC, Shri S.L. Gupta,
Director CSMRS and Shri Anuj Kanwal, Director, R&D Division, MoWR, RD and GR also
attended the seminar. Chairman CWC released the “Practice Manual on use of Technical Textile
in Water Resources Works”.