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Romit Sen & Kamal Vatta: Changing India's water canvas

The large amount of wastewater generated in the country provides a tremendous opportunity to reclaim and reuse it for various industrial and non-industrial purposes

Romit Sen & Kamal Vatta

India's water challenges are manifold. Many studies in the past have projected that the gap between freshwater supply and demand will widen over time. The widening gap will accentuate both inter- and intra-sectoral competition. The general discourse on water management in India has mainly focused on enhancing physical access to water, improving water quality and improving water use efficiency. Recycling and reuse of wastewater is another important aspect, which till now has largely been ignored but needs to be well understood and thoroughly examined from an operational point of ...