Hotel Rates
Special group rates have been negotiated at the official hotels. We urge you to make your reservations as soon as possible as rooms are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Breakfast will not be provided at the meeting, but is included in all hotel rates.
Terms and Conditions
Cancellations must be submitted in writing.
Cancellations received on or after 18 January 2017 are non-refundable.
Cancellations up to 17 January 2017 will be subject to a $50 administrative fee.
Hotel Shuttles
A morning and late afternoon shuttle will be provided between ITC Grand Chola where the meeting will be held and the other official hotels. Shuttles will be provided for the welcome cocktail party on Sunday and the dinner on Tuesday. Shuttles will otherwise not run throughout the day. For participants who wish to return to their hotels during the day, we recommend the ITC Grand Chola hotel concierge service to call for a taxi. We have provided estimated shuttle times from the official hotels to the ITC Grand Chola. Due to heavy traffic, estimated times provided below cannot be guaranteed. Shuttle times between hotels vary from 10-20 minutes.
Airport Transfers
We provide all participants with an option to book and pay for airport-hotel transfers for arrival and departure. Transfers cost $10 per person per transfer, which includes taxes and gratuities. Participants who do not book transfers may have long waits for taxis.
ITC Chola
The ITC Chola has 500 rooms. It further includes a  spa, restaurants, and all business amenities. Please note that there is a charge for broadband wifi. The style and theme of the hotel is inspired by the Chola Dynasty.

Check in is at 2pm and check out at noon.

The conference rate for the ITC Grand Chola is $190 per night.

Westin Chennai Valachery
The Westin Chennai has 215 rooms and includes a fitness studio, an outdoor pool, restaurants, a business centre, and an executive club lounge. Wifi is available at a daily rate. The Westin is a part of Starwood and supports sustainability initiatives. The central courtyard of the hotel has a 35-feet cascading water body.

Check in is at 2pm and check out at noon.

The conference rate for the Westin is $155 per night.

The distance from the Westin to the ITC Grand Chola is 3.1 km/1.9 miles. The estimated shuttle travel time is 15 minutes.


Le Royal Meridien Chennai
Le Royal Meridien Chennai has 240 rooms. Of the three restaurants, Navaratna is noted for its royal Indian cuisine. It also includes a fitness centre, which overlooks the swimming pool and gardens. Wifi is available for a daily rate. Nearby is an 18-hole golf course and a spacious shopping arcade, containing exquisite jewellery, paintings, artefacts, and an exclusive range of saris. It also boasts a 9,200 ft2 ballroom known as the Grand Madras Ballroom, which was claimed to be the largest pillar-less ballroom in the city when it was built.

Check in is at 2pm and check out at noon.

The conference rate for the Le Royal Meridien is $135 per night.

The distance from the Le Royal Meridien to the ITC Grand Chola is 1.7 km / 1 mile. The estimated shuttle travel time is 20 minutes.


The Hablis is a modern business hotel with 120 rooms. It has a breakfast buffet and complimentary airport shuttle. It includes a beauty salon, fitness equipment, a business centre, complimentary wifi, and a rooftop pool with city views.

Check in at 2pm and check out at noon.

The conference rate for the Hablis is $136 per night.

The distance from the Hablis to the ITC Grand Chola is 1.4km / approximately 1 mile. The estimated shuttle travel time is 10 minutes.


  • _Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • _Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • _BORDA
  • _Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination Society
  • _Eawag-Sandec
  • _GIZ
  • _Indian Institute for Human Settlement
  • _Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • _Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India
  • _Municipal Administration & Water Supply, Government of Tamil Nadu
  • _National Insitute of Urban Affairs
  • _Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
  • _University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • _Water Research Commission
  • _World Bank-WSP