‘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.