Karnataka, India: Creating a Sustainable Water Future for Karnataka – Urban and Industrial Sector

Creating a sustainable future for Karnataka – urban and industrial sectorAs a result of population growth, per capita water availability for Karnataka has been declining such that the state could be classified as experiencing “water stress.” The growing gap between supply and demand for water is forcing the state to find new ways of achieving higher growth without using more water.

In this context, the 2030 WRG and the Government of Karnataka have partnered to understand the scale and nature of this challenge and to identify solutions for addressing it. This report is an important milestone in this partnership, and it contains a detailed analysis of the growing demand-supply gap for water in urban and industrial sectors by 2030. It also identifies various solutions as well as institutional, policy, and regulatory changes required to enable the implementation of these solutions. We hope that this report would be instrumental in bringing all stakeholders to the table for a meaningful discussion and concrete action on water sector reform.

Read or download the full report »

Collective Action towards Water Enabled Growth in India

WP_20141104_008“The 2030 Water Resources Group and the World Economic Forum (WEF) collaborated to organize a private session on Collective Action towards Water Enabled Growth in India on Tuesday Nov. 4 in New Delhi. The session was moderated by Mr. Anil B. Jain, Managing Director, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. Anders Berntell, executive director of the 2030 WRG show cased their multi-stakeholder approach in India and across the globe.

Panel members were Dr. S.K. Goel (Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra), Etienne Benet (Managing Director, Nestle India) and Arunabha Ghosh (CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water), representing government, private sector, civil society and development agencies respectively.

The round table discussions were framed by Dr. Amarjit Singh (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India) who called for private sector involvement in the government’s Ganga Rejuvenation initiative. A lively round table discussion then focussed on challenges and opportunities for multi-stakeholder involvement in the Ganga river basin. Consensus seems to build up that government, private sector and civil society need to hold hands to make the Ganga clean-up successful.”