Karnataka (India) – Outcomes

Our Outcomes

2030 WRG’s engagement in Karnataka aims at accelerating effective water management in the state through inter-departmental coordination on water resources management, and partnerships for best practice technology promotion, financing, and data-driven systems approaches, in particular across two workstreams:

(1)     Agri Water Use Efficiency: 2030 WRG is supporting agri-water efficiency in canal command areas through partnership models of government with agribusiness companies, banks, input/ technology providers and farmers. The first such engagement involves a state-wide initiative to promote drip irrigation in sugarcane, where 2030 WRG is collaborating with sugar mills, financial institutions, the farming community and the government to develop innovative financing and implementation models to reach up to 700,000 farmers. A multi-stakeholder Facilitation and Monitoring Group is expected to provide strategic guidance and overview to the engagement.

(2)     Wastewater Reuse: In conjunction with the Urban Development Department, 2030 WRG is working on identifying Public-Private Partnership (PPP) opportunities, including bringing in best practice technology solutions and financing models, for circular economy solutions within the urban and industrial sectors. The engagement aims to establish a Knowledge Cell on Wastewater Reuse in the state to strengthen the state’s capacity for systematically identifying and implementing opportunities for wastewater reuse. In addition, a policy framework co-developed with Directorate of Municipal Administration will provide the necessary impetus to incentivize wastewater reuse in the state.

Our Future

2030 WRG is working with key stakeholder groups in Karnataka to develop and demonstrate successful models for water security in the state. Working on the themes of technology and finance across the agri and urban-industrial sectors, 2030 WRG aims to contribute towards greater water use efficiency and wastewater treatment and reuse, while at the same time, supporting the development of structured implementation arrangements with robust governance mechanisms, capacity building of stakeholders, and monitoring and evaluation systems.