Day Zero looming for 21 Indian cities

23 July 2019

INDIA

India, the world’s second-most populous country, is facing one of its major and most serious water crisis. According to the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) released by the NITI Aayog, in 2018, 21 major cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad, are racing to reach zero groundwater levels by 2020.

The report can be found here: https://niti.gov.in/writereaddata/files/document_publication/2018-05-18-Water-index-Report_vS6B.pdf

And according to a report on the Hydrofinity website – here at https://www.hydrofinity.com/blog/day-zero-is-looming-for-21-indian-cities – the CWMI says that the crisis is only going to get worse. By 2030, the country’s water demand is projected to be twice the available supply, implying severe water scarcity for hundreds of millions of people and an eventual 6% loss in the country’s GDP. The report also stated India is placed at 120th amongst 122 countries in the water quality index.

"Large parts of India have already been living with 'Day Zero' for a while now," said Mridula Ramesh, author of The Climate Solution: India's Climate Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It. "Much of it is because of bad management. Most cities lose between a third and a fifth of their water from pilferage or leakage through antiquated pipes, and we don't treat and reuse wastewater enough," she said.

Hydrofinity, and parent company, Xeros Technology Group have developed water-saving XOrb and XDrum technologies that can be incorporated into domestic and commercial washing machines. They are listed as just some of the companies that are developing technology to provide much-needed water solutions to India. Xeros has signed an exclusive agreement to develop and license the Group’s domestic and commercial washing machine technologies to IFB Industries, the leading domestic appliance and commercial laundry equipment supplier in South Asia and is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India.

 



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