India’s water crisis’ cheap solution: Waste water recycling

By Sanjay Vijayakumar, The Economic Times:

Where will India get its water from in the coming years? The water challenge is already grave and could get graver. By 2050, for instance, it is estimated that demand would go up to 1,180 million cubic metres, 1.65 times the current levels, a situation that would be made worse by fast dwindling fresh water resources.

That’s why desalination — removing salt from seawater to make fresh water — is increasingly catching the fancy of administrators. Two of India’s most industrialised states, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, are the keenest among the lot. A water-scarce Tamil Nadu, already running one desalination plant, is working to complete a second plant and planning for the third. Gujarat is also said to have desalination plans… Read more

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