Government intervention and private sector engagement in waste water reuse critical to solving the urban water crisis
- With a growing population, the per capita availability of water has dropped from 1,816 cubic metres in 2001 to 1,545 cubic metres in 2011.
- Only 70% of urban households have access to piped water supply.
- The average per capita supply to these households is well below the recommended 135 litres per day in many cities.
- Water security: At present, this issue ranks high in the minds of policymakers in India with several cities facing water crises.
- Reuse of treated wastewater is getting strong support from government policy. It is an important element in the ambitious plan to clean up the River Ganga, a flagship initiative of the ruling government (Clean Ganga Mission), and is also included in other urban policies and their related funding streams.
- By signing the Paris Agreement on climate change in April 2016, India has signaled its concern for the sustainable use of natural resources. Water reuse fits well with these broader environmental goals, helping, as it does, to conserve scarce resources and to promote efficient use.
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