What is the meaning of Water Positive?
As Global Environmental and climate concerns grow, Governments and businesses are making more and more net-zero promises. While the focus has mainly stayed on greenhouse gas emissions, there has been a rush of new sustainability promises centered on water. A new sustainability goal, water positive, raises the bar from net-zero to a return of more water into freshwater resources than is removed.
While there is no precise definition of water positivity, it is more than just saving water. It may also encompass numerous measures, such as overcompensating for water usage in places where there is a water scarcity.
Google, for example, says it would "target water shortage places to guarantee we are positively influencing the communities who need it the most."
Other water-friendly initiatives include replacing concrete surfaces with pervious pavement, which allows water to recharge aquifers in regions where rainfall would ordinarily run into storm drains and sewers.
Water-positive commitments are intended to assist businesses in aligning with UN targets for people to have enough access to clean water while also ensuring their own water supply. Businesses operating in water-stressed areas do not want to be perceived as exacerbating the situation.While experts agree that firms adopting water promises is good, some are worried that these voluntary pledges may lack exact definitions and accountability procedures.
The water-positive movement is gaining traction among large enterprises in India and throughout the world.
Google and Facebook, for example, have vowed to go water positive by 2030, even at Facebook's water-guzzling data centres. The objectives will be met through efficiency improvements, tree-planting programs in India, and contributions to aquifer recharge.
Microsoft and PepsiCo have made water-positive promises, as has BP-PLC, which has stated its intention to be water-positive by 2035.Procter & Gamble, Gap, and 3M have all pledged their support.
Many Governments in water-stressed India are offering cost-cutting incentives to business and even mandating that major industrial enterprises of a particular size clean and utilize municipal effluent.
Getting the Most Out of Every Drop!
Desalination and recycling treated wastewater are two of the most effective strategies to become water positive. Using these unconventional water sources may help a firm meet its sustainability goals, and Netsol Water Solutions is ready to assist.
The initiatives are part of the company's "water positive" aim to send more water into the places where it operates than it takes out. These commitments come at a time when global water supplies are under severe strain, which is worsened by the climate catastrophe.
Overuse of river basins is depleting more than 1.7 billion people, and the UN anticipates a 40% shortage in freshwater supplies by 2030.With modern, modular treatment facilities, wastewater may be utilized in a far broader market than ever before, even in small- to medium-sized companies.
Netsol Water offers modular treatment, lines for desalination, wastewater treatment and reuse, and water reuse.Using MABR technology, Netsol's wastewater treatment units’ process wastewater for reuse in a compact and efficient manner. Water suitable for reuse and other non-potable uses is produced as a result of the substantial nutrient removal.Netsol's reverse-osmosis water purification and desalination systems successfully convert a variety of source waters into water suited for industrial applications.