Romit Sen

Water stewardship is an approach predicated on the concept that water is a shared resource and so water risks are also shared risks that everyone in a catchment will face

Water, its use, availability, and impact on people has been on the public policy debate centerstage for the past several years. In India, a growing water crisis driven by climate change, inefficiency, and water pollution is slowly moving to a near-permanent state that will harm the country’s people, economy and environment.  

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Scarcity, pollution, inequity, floods and drought -- words that are synonymous with water today. Is the water crisis for real or is it simply a case of mismanagement?

Water, a valuable resource that is magical and mystical, is both mistreated and misunderstood today. Jacques Yves Cousteau once said, "We conveniently forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one" and he doesn't seem too off the mark.

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This report is based on the preliminary survey of 27 water intensive industrial sectors and its impacts related to water climate risks

This report  is by the Columbia University Water Center and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. It is based on a preliminary survey of 27 major water intensive industrial sectors, carried out across diverse industrial sectors ranging from food processing to energy that gauges the industrial perceptions and impacts pertaining to water-climate risks.

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This article by Romit Sen discusses some of the steps that can be undertaken by industries to conserve water

India’s rapidly growing economy is driving increased water usage across different sectors. Various estimates and projections indicate an increasing trend in water demand for agriculture, industrial and domestic uses in the coming decades.

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The paper presents challenges related to continuous water quality and quantity issues in rural India and shows the need to look for a holistic and people-centred approach for water management

This background paper by WaterAid highlights the challenges involved in achieving clean drinking water supply in rural India. The paper looks at the general picture of rural water supply today, water quality issues and monitoring, service providers involved, the health and economic burden due to poor water quality and ends with a list of measures to achieve clean water supply.

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