Friday, July 23, 2010

Urgent need for Indian water management stressed

Times of India: By 2035, India will face a 50% water deficit, a director of a US-based study centre has warned. Participating in 'The wars within' session at the 11th regulators and policy makers retreat at Sinquerim on Thursday, David Michel, senior associate and director of environment security program at Stimson Centre, Washington DC, spoke on India's water security. He stressed that steps would have to be taken to reduce the impact on the country's socio-economic set up.

The conference, organized by Independent Power Producers Association of India will end on Sunday. It aims at developing regulatory and policy initiatives in the context of striking a balance between 'public good versus private profit'. The conference has attracted participation of thinkers, corporate CEOs, trainers and writers.

Making a presentation on 'India's water security: stormy weather ahead', Michel said that India has one-sixth of world's population but its water share is just 1/25th. He said climate change has not much affected the availability of water to the user in India. However, population growth and economic development are critical issues concerning water….

A well in India, shot by Ganeshk , Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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