Thursday, September 24, 2015

Chief Minister unveils BASF white paper on water solution for Mumbai

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis introduces the BASF Creator Space™ white paper on solutions for Mumbai’s water challenges at the Annual General Meeting of the Indo German Chamber of Commerce, where Rajan Venkatesh, Vice President, Chemicals and Performance Products, BASF India Limited and BASF South Asia presented the white paper.

September 24, 2015, Mumbai, India –Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri DevendraFadnavis today unveiled a whitepaper titled “Co-creating solutions for Mumbai’s water challenges” introduced by BASF.
The white paper includes seven potential solutions to enhance the water infrastructure in Greater Mumbai, drawn from 124 ideas based on the research, collaborative ideation during a two-day water summit and field work conducted in January 2015. The summit was held as part of BASF’s global 150th anniversary co-creation program, Creator Space™.

Notes to the Editor:
Over the past 18 months, BASF has worked with numerous experts in Mumbai to explore challenges and co-develop solutions that can improve access to safe, affordable water in Metro Mumbai through changes in technology, policy and behavior.

At the Creator SpaceTM tour stop in Mumbai in January 2015, more than 60 water experts and officials from municipal corporations, funding agencies, water consultants, and various organizations working in the field of water, business professionals, non-governmental organizations, academia and interested citizens discussed solutions to water challenges.

To download the white paper, click here

About BASF India
BASF has successfully partnered India’s progress for over a century, with 13 of BASF's 14 global businesses maintaining a local presence in India today. BASF in India has 2,186 employees at about 20 production sites & sales offices and R&D centers in Mumbai and Mangalore. In 2014, BASF registered sales of €1.1 billion to customers in India.

About BASF
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2014 and over 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

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