Water Scarcity in India
Water is fast becoming a scare resource. As the economy grows, so does the demand for water across sectors, be it industrial or agriculture. Estimates are already there indicating an increasing trend in water demand for agriculture, industrial and domestic uses in the coming decades. Indian industry is fast realizing the importance of water, its conservation and management. Not only because it is affecting operations, but also due to increasing awareness around water conservation.
FICCI constituted a Water Mission to work with its membership on water management. FICCI Water Mission is developing programmes of research and advocacy to promote water conservation, use efficiency, recycling and reuse practices within companies. In this context, the study on Water Risks for Indian Industries with Columbia Water Centre is an important initiative. The preliminary findings briefly presented through the images below indicate water availability and poor water quality are becoming important concerns for Indian businesses.