Water is a source of life. India has enough water resource but its skewed distribution in terms of geographical and seasonal spread combined with adverse impact of climate change has pushed towards the water stress regime. It is necessary that we treat water as a valuable resource and preserve it. Water purification, water management, development of indigenous technologies for water treatment and use of seawater as renewable energy sources for creation of freshwater are increasingly becoming important today. At this juncture it is most appropriate to hold a conference to share the developments, analyse the challenges and develop a synergistic approach towards attaining water security. With this objective National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in association with the Indian Desalination Association (INDA) is organising this international conference on 'Innovative Technologies and Management for Water Security'.