Preventing a parched Capital - insights on Water from Delhi’s Draft Master Plan 2041
July 26, 2021
| Ms Apoorva Bamal
| BW Smartcities
As per National Water Research Center (NWRC), there is a current demand-supply deficit of 141 million gallons of water per day in the city, which is likely to increase by 17% in the coming decade. In this backdrop, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), in its Master Plan for Delhi 2041 (MPD41) suggested a number of reforms in the physical infrastructure of the water sector in order to achieve the desired water sustainability. The refinements in the MPD41 are majorly associated with solutions for the increasing water demand of the city.
Mahindra-TERI Centre of Excellence launches Chennai Water Sustainability Assessment Report
June 8, 2021 |
June 8, 2021
Construction Week Online
The Mahindra-TERI Centre of Excellence (CoE), a joint research initiative of Mahindra Lifespaces® and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has launched a report highlighting the potential water challenges in Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA).
Not only oxygen, Delhi is struggling for water too. Covid is making it worse
May 21, 2021
| Ms Niyati Seth
| The Print
Amid the second wave of Covid-19, recent headlines have highlighted the issue of lack of sufficient oxygen reserves in Delhi's hospitals, since the demand for oxygen has increased manifold. As the national capital struggles for the lifesaving gas, the rise in Covid-19 cases calls for a check on other resources as well, such as water, whose demand has also gone up due to measures like hand-washing emerging as primary Covid-prevention ways.
Water — preserving a precious resource
March 21, 2021
| The Hindu Business Line
Today, water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the worsening impacts of climate change. The annual per capita water supply in India is declining. Pressure on water resources generate risks especially for companies and municipal bodies and these have the ability to affect the cost and revenues as well as assets. Hence, it is necessary to make a proper valuation of water.
Are we at sea on marine plastic pollution?
November 11, 2020
| The Financial Express
India is considered the twelfth-largest source of marine litter and is projected to become the fifth-largest by 2025. The Ganga has been documented as one of the top-five rivers dumping plastics into oceans. India, as per 2017-18 estimates, consumes 16.5 mt of plastic annually, 43% of which was towards the manufacture of single-use plastic material. The Covid-19 outbreak has exacerbated this situation, with the pandemic demanding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as suits, masks and gloves that are often discarded in unscientific ways.
Innovation in Textile Wastewater Treatment: Integrating Advanced Oxidation to Achieve ZLD and Enhance Water Reuse Efficiency
August 30, 2020
| Everything About Water
This article focuses on innovation in Textile wastewater treatment with emphasis on integration of Advanced Oxidation Technology (AOT) leading to complete treatment and mineralization of dyes and chemicals, reduction in sludge generation, bypassing bioremediation or integrating AOT with existing biological treatment systems to improve biodegradability, reduce load on downstream tertiary treatment and help in achieving ZLD and enhance water reuse efficiency, together making overall wastewater treatment much more affordable and sustainable.