There are a variety of challenges in water and wastewater management. One of the major issues is that of the widening demand-supply gap in the water sector as well as treatment of wastewater.
For a country of Indias size and complexity, where 95 per cent of trading by volume and 70 per cent by value is done through sea, it is very important to develop a sustainable maritime transportation system for economic growth and inclusive development.
We have suggested a series of recommendations based on the basic principles of ecology-based river management of the Ganga. The implementation and follow-up has to be done by the Central government in collaboration with the State governments. Our grand vision is as follows:
Rishabh Sethi, Chief Operating Officer, SPML Infra Limited, shares his views on the huge scope of growth in the country for water recycling and purification of drinking water, and his companyÂ´s upcoming projects in this space.
Dwindling freshwater resources are forcing countries and organisations to make water and wastewater management a mandatory exercise.The mismatch between the demand and supply of water in the country is a major driving force behind the water and wastewater industry in the country.
Private players have been shying away from PPP in water management due to lack of transparency in the system, longer gestation of return on investment and above all RoI is much lower compared to other infrastructure projects. With upsurge in economic activities and rapid growth in urbanisation, proper water management system has to be in place. According to a recent PwC report, almost 590 million people are expected to live in Indian cities by the year 2030.