India is rapidly urbanizing and demand for services including housing, water, sanitation, electricity, and mobility is high and rising. Inadequate resources are needed to efficiently fulfil rising multi-sectoral demand, according to recent reports on the situation of water and energy in India.
More and more construction is being built outside of municipal boundaries, on the outskirts of cities, where there are no public transportation options or access to water and sewage systems. The business sector must be involved if sustainable habitat development is to be achieved.
How to achieve Sustainable solutions using advanced water treatment?
· The Value Chain of Water
The expected yearly water demand for new homes, based on a four-person household, is roughly 800 billion liters; therefore inhabitants' access to a reliable water supply is of utmost importance. Large developments also need to manage other challenges, such as environmental risks, sewage outputs, and localized floods, during storm occurrences.
Water-sensitive design and technology to reduce, recycle, and reuse water are not always started, during the construction stage in large residential layouts. Retrofits to incorporate flood mitigation, recycling technologies, and rainwater harvesting systems, can be quite expensive because residents are responsible for paying these expenditures. Additionally, there is still little private investment in the industry.
Many local agencies have responded with policy that requires the installation of dual pipe systems, on-site wastewater treatment technology, rainfall collecting systems, and zero-liquid discharge for large-scale developments, at the very beginning of construction. However, due to lax enforcement and the expensive capital and operating costs of such systems, only a few of these systems are often installed, which often results in their inefficient and erratic implementation.
India is becoming a more popular place to invest in waste and water management. In order to facilitate this, there is an expanding ecosystem of incubators and accelerators for business owners.
· Scaling challenges for water advances
The water value chain is broken down into different silos for water delivery, wastewater treatment, and rainwater gathering in large complexes. Even, if they might be used on occasion, novel solutions are not necessarily a component of a comprehensive water-sensitive design, and do not result in the development of water-friendly ecosystems.
In terms of water monitoring, metering and billing systems, rainwater harvesting systems, and wastewater treatment and recycling systems, innovation also keeps concentrating more on demand side management. While, these techniques do improve water use efficiency, there is no motivation for inhabitants to change their behaviour, such as using less water.
Building sustainable environments that are water-sensitive
As the risk from growth pressures and climate change increases, meeting the water demand for new developments in India's urbanization trend will continue to be a difficulty.
The selection and implementation of suitable solutions for the best site-specific water outcomes, can be aided by a thorough evaluation of the water balance for new, and existing developments.
Water-sensitive planning can be incorporated into the design and construction phases, of all new developments with the support of strong policy initiatives.
In the water industry, innovative design and technology are essential for producing recycled water, reducing energy use and prices for customers, and increasing water use efficiency.
But, a competitive market and business ecosystem are needed to grow the influence of new and innovative technologies. By fostering linkages to end users, potential funders, and the sharing of peer group learnings among entrepreneurs in the water sector, the ecosystem can aid innovators.
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