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"Challenge Is To Implement Recycling And Reuse Measures In Economically Sustainable Manner"
In light of the WaterEX Conference and Expo taking place at Chemtech Gujarat from February 10-12, 2016, Girija Dalvi interviewed A B Pandya, ex-Chairman, Central Water Comission and Chairman, Central Advisory Board – WaterEX Gujarat 2016 where he shared his views on how crucial recycling and reuse of water is in water management, Ganga Rejuvenation, tackling water woes with the burden of growing population among other important aspects.
A B Pandya,
ex-Chairman, Central Water Comission and Chairman,
Central Advisory Board – WaterEX Gujarat 2016
Staying Ahead of Time
Some thirty years back, as the market was not that evolved due to lack of environmental consciousness, it took us almost twenty five to thirty meetings to convince our customer to buy a reverse osmosis system for waste water treatment,” recalls Rajesh Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, Ion Exchange (India) Limited. Mr. Sharma shares his experience of the evolution of water and waste water treatment market in the country. In a candid interview with Mittravinda Ranjan, he talks about his experience of four decades with Ion Exchange, which recently celebrated its golden jubilee of serving the water industry.
- Rajesh Sharma,,
Chairman and Managing Director, Ion Exchange (India) Ltd
“It’s time We Realised the Significance of Optimal Conservation & Efficient Use of Water Resources”
Water is fundamental to life. The rivers that carry the waters are lifelines for overall growth of any nation. The water hence is to be conserved and harnessed sustainably. The question of maintaining sustainability of water is not only concerned with its quantity of availability with respect to time and space but also the measures that are to be taken for ensuring its quality, equitable distribution and efficient utilisation. In an exclusive email interview with Chemical Engineering World, S Masood Husain, Director General, National Water Development Agency (NWDA), Ministry of Water Resources, says that with the growing population and rising needs, the water availability in India will be under stress when considering its supply-demand scenarios, if appropriate measures including linking of rivers are not adopted timely in a phased and consultative manner.
- S Masood Husain,
Director General, National Water Development Agency (NWDA), Ministry of Water Resources
'Management of Water Resources' That is where the challenges lie ahead...
With increasing urbanisation and industrialisation, the consumption of water is increasing dramatically, which has necessitated intelligent reuse and recycle of water and integrated and sustainable development of water resources. In an exclusive interview with Mittravinda Ranjan, A B Pandya, Chairman, Central Water Commission, Ministry of Water Resources and Chairman, CAB, WaterEX World Expo 2015, says that India has adequate water resource when viewed from the annual availability angle. However, the vagaries of distribution over space and time are the real challenges that have to be met with by planners and managers of water resources in the country with appropriate development policies. Pandya further comments on UN report which predicts grim picture for India and talks at length about several issues.
- A B Pandya,
Chairman, Central Water Commission, Ministry of Water Resources and Chairman, CAB, WaterEX World Expo 2015
GPCB: Zero Tolerance towards Pollution
A home to a number of domestic and international chemical companies, Gujarat has so far been leading the growth of the chemical and petrochemical industry in India. Chemical industry generates a lot of waste and thus causes a great threat to the environment, says Dr K U Mistry, Chairman, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB).
- Dr K U Mistry
Chairman, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB)
The 'Costly' Free Gift
Though believed to be the God’s ‘Gift’ to the mankind, not so far in the future, people will have to pay for the same as the services that would be required to reach this gift of nature to the people will consumes dollops of money. A B Pandya, Member, Central Water Commission & Exoffi cio, Addl. Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Water Resources shares his views on the ailing Indian water sector and discusses the commissions’ plans with Mittravinda Ranjan. Excerpts...
A B Pandya
A B Pandya, Member, Central Water Commission &
Exoffi cio, Addl. Secretary to the Govt. of India,
Ministry of Water Resources
Managing Water Resources
Central Water Commission (CWC) has come a long way since its establishment. It has been a harbinger of new technologies and approaches for comprehensive development and management of water resources of the country. The organisation has the highest level of expertise in the fields of designs, river management and projects appraisal and provides its services to the Ministry, Planning Commission and other central and state government agencies in need of the same.
A B Pandya
Member (D&R), Central Water Commission,
elucidates management of water resources in the country.
To be Worth € 1 Billion in Future
VA Tech Wabag, being amongst the world’s leading companies in the water treatment field possesses core competencies of over 80 years in plant building experience. They are also closely involved in the planning, execution and operation of drinking water and wastewater treatment plants. We explore views on growth strategies to be adopted by the company in the years to come through an interview
Rajiv D. Mittal
CEO & Managing Director, VA TECH WABAG Limited.