New Delhi: In the inaugural of virtual APAC ‘Global Water Management Conclave,’ V R Raman of WaterAid India emphasised on the sustainable management of water. The conclave was supported by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Namami Gange and National Water Mission, Government of India. It saw the presence of policymakers, global experts and think tanks, NGOs discussing on various aspects of effective water resource management with innovation.
‘WaterAid globally works in 33 countries and over 50 districts in India. Public policy is one of the areas in which we engage. We need to build water management measures sustainable. For that, we need to have proper dissemination of data,’ said Raman, who is the head of public policy in WaterAid India.
He added,’in this regard, government and private stakeholders should come together. We need to think about equal distribution of water in each area, including the water stressed areas.’
‘We need to work towards converting water users to water owners. They need to conserve water and regulate its usage,’ said Raman.
He also stressed on the recycling measures for citizens. Raman opined that the waste water management should also be taken up in a more rigorous manner to address the current challenges of urban water scarcity.