ICW 2016 was conducted by IUIC during Dec. 12-15 after the huge success of the ICW 2015. The conference was organized in association with Advanced Centre of Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development (ACESSD) and School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University. The event was inaugurated by hon. Vice Chancellor Dr. Babu Sebastian. Problems like contamination of water bodies and water related environmental and health issues as well as the technologies for water purification were discussed in the conference. Jacob de Boer (Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) VU University, Netherlands), Yoram Oren (Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Blaustein Institutes for Desert research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel), Mehmet A. Oturan (Universite Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee, France), Suresh C. Pillai (Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland), Ricardo A. Torres Palma (Universidad de Antioquia UdeA Medellín, Colombia), Renato Falcão Dantas (University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil), S. Sugunan (Cochin University of Science and Technology Kochi India), M. Muthukumar (Central University of Kerala Kasaragod, India) were the notable personalities who attended the conference.