Sustainable Water Management Practies – a need of the hour

Ganesha, A and Udayashankar, H N and Chadaga, Mohandas (2013) Sustainable Water Management Practies – a need of the hour. In: 3rd International Engineering Symposium - IES 2013, March 4-6, 2013, Kumamoto University, Japan.

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Sustainable development is not a fixed state of harmony, but a process of change in which the exploitation of energy and other raw materials, direction of investments, orientation of technological development and institutional change are made in conjunction with future and present needs Among the natural resources available, the Water – a renewable resource plays a vital role in all human activities. Water is a prerequisite for the existence of life. The increase in population, globalization and industrialization has led to an increased demand for water. This water stress has to be met with less than 1% fresh water available on the planet. Therefore, in this present scenario, it is very essential to establish or to think on various Sustainable Water Management Practices. The paper describes the various long term and short term measures with respect to water management. More focus has given towards the two reliable alternative sources of water for the future – Rain Water Harvesting and Recycling & reuse of sewage. Also the micro-level and macro-level water management in the main three sectors of water usage – agriculture, industrial and domestic are presented. Attention was given towards water conservation aspects too. Concepts of water footprint and virtual water were also discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable development, Rain water harvesting, Sewage, Water footprint, Virtual water.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 10:13
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 10:13

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