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‘24X7 supply needs enough raw water’

Nagpur: Projects like ‘24X7 water provide’ may also be implemented in cities only if there's sufficient availability of raw water, highlighted Sanjoy Roy, chief government officer of Orange City Water Private Limited.
Roy was talking on city water management all through a two-day brainstorming consultation on ‘Challenges and Gaps in Water and Wastewater Management’ organized by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) on Monday.

Stating that handiest 6% of the total annual rainfall in the country is saved, Roy stated want of the hour is large water conservation tasks to make sure continuous water provide to cities. “Also, there's complete loss of coordination between companies executing work in the utility sector. For example, drain chambers and water pipelines get damaged because of cement highway building. What we need is to overcome this large gap of coordination,” he added.

Speaking on rural water management, Nanak Santdasani from United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Jaipur, highlighted the will for a right kind stability between call for and provide of water. “Schemes like Water and Sanitation Management Organization (WASMO) should be implemented for rural water management with the participation of all villagers,” he added.

VA Mhaisalkar, professor from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), stated that the rustic needs more appropriate and good enough water and wastewater remedy technologies to take care of water disaster. “Water and wastewater management at family and neighborhood stage must be paid more consideration. Also, national water high quality tracking is required. Removing natural pollutants from water continues to be a challenge,” he added.

Talking on implementation of sanitation programme, Dayanand Panse, director of Ecosan Services Foundation, Pune, stated sanitation is related with social, technical and environmental issues. “The country needs efficient faecal sludge management coverage. The govt should also look into feasibility of national water grid,” stated Panse.

On Tuesday, more start-u.s.and industries from around the country will give displays on innovation in water and wastewater technologies. Panel discussions may also be held.

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