The Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) hosted the 26th Indian Plumbing Conference (IPC) on 11th and 12th October at Palace Grounds, Bengaluru. The event saw a host of seminars, exhibitions and technical symposiums conducted to educate and share knowledge on latest products, installations and technologies for the benefit of members and general public. In an effort to create a connect between the common man and strengthen IPA’s ‘I Save Water’ campaign, a special IPA – ‘I Save Water’ mascot was unveiled by Gurmit Singh Arora, National President, Indian Plumbing Association and B.O. Prasanna Kumar, Chairman, Bengaluru Chapter, Indian Plumbing Association in the presence of C.S. Gupta, National Secretary, Indian Plumbing Association.
The event will focuses and drew attention towards the emergent need to conserve water and highlighted how the right plumbing practices can play a significant role in this task. IPA also held a concurrent exhibition of plumbing and allied products as well as the Grand Finale of IPPL 2019 on 12th October 2019. During the event, IPA also aannounced their MoU with CREDAI, wherein the two organizations will promote plumbing practices as referred in National Building Code of India (NBC) and Uniform Illustrated Plumbing Code – India (UIPC-I), besides working with Central and State Governments for mandatory application to the building construction industry to ensure that plumbing standards are at par with international standards. The two bodies will also jointly organize workshops for capacity building training for engineers and architects covering various subjects on plumbing.
IPA has been involved in saving water since 2013 by launching Water Efficient Products-India (WEP-I). WEP-I is a recommendation to the industry and Government on the water volumes required for different products: taps, showers, cisterns, urinals, washing machines, etc. at par with international standards of other countries which practice water sustainability.
Commenting on the event, B.O. Prasanna Kumar, chairman, Bengaluru Chapter, Indian Plumbing Association, said: “This premier event brings together plumbing consultants, contractors, architects, interior designers, urban planners and academicians from across India and the world. IPC has established itself as a popular forum to exchange information and ideas, inviting active participation from domain experts and audiences, across the globe. Themes of the conferences and seminars are related to prevalent trends and issues in the industry. These conferences have become a must-attend for professionals from building services and plumbing community including students.”