Blueprint To Tackle Water crisis
Water, although a finite resource, is grossly undervalued. This attitude towards water has resulted in water wastage, misallocation of water, and a lack of investments in developing water infrastructure and technologies that facilitate efficient water usage. Climate change propelled by the rapidly growing population and industrialization has brought ashore the imminent water crisis. Many urban and semi-urban cities across the world are grappling with water scarcity which has become even more variable and extreme. As we move towards economic growth, we not only pollute our available water at an alarming rate but also fail to treat it.
Already, less than 30% of the water released back in the rivers is somewhat treated – over 70% of wastewater flows completely untreated. Currently, around 18% of the river stretches in India are highly polluted, while 14% are mildly polluted, rendering about a third of the water in these rivers unfit for humans. Wastewater infrastructure is also under pressure owing to lack of future readiness and lack of modernization leading to inefficiencies.
The Missing Piece:
What India Needs
At Toshiba Water Solutions (TWS), we firmly believe that contemporary technology can script the roadmap for the availability and accessibility of clean water. Along with policies for reuse and recycling, emphasis needs to be on infrastructure, operations and institutions to adopt the best possible international standards.
The Clean Ganga initiative of the Government of India under the aegis of its NamamiGange programme, has sanctioned 254 projects so far at a cost of Rs.24,672 crore (3.5 billion USD). Out of which 131 projects were sanctioned for the creation of 3,076 MLD new sewage treatment plants (STPs), rehabilitation of 887 MLD of existing STPs and rehabilitation of 4,942 km sewer network for pollution abatement.
Despite government efforts, many stretches along the river Ganges do not segregate the domestic and industrial wastewater, leading to occasional failure of technologies set-up to meet domestic sewage treatment only. Currently, around 14% of the river stretches in India are severely polluted, while 19% are mildly polluted, rendering about 30% of the water in the river unfit for humans.
Toshiba Water Solutions for Clean Water
For over 40 years, Toshiba Group is Japan’s leading manufacturer of electrical system for water supply and sewerage facilities. Through its subsidiary company – Toshiba Water Solutions Private Limited (TWS), Toshiba can develop water and sewage infrastructure, and offer comprehensive technologies ranging from planning to implementation to solve various water and environmental problems. TWS is a leading water and wastewater treatment firm with over 4 decades of experience in providing design, turnkey and Operation & Maintenance services.
TWS provides a complete one-stop solution from design and engineering to construction, installation, operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities. Its proven track record of providing efficient and cost effective technologies to execute over 450 projects in 35 countries makes it a thought leader in the field of water and waste water management. TWS has a robust technology bank comprising of various owned and licensed technologies like the Ozone generator, ZLD using High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis, Anaerobic Biological Treatment, Activated Sludge Process, Sequential Batch Reactor etc. Its global design centre and in-house engineering capabilities allow it to offer optimum institutional knowledge along with the best capital expenses and operation expenses ratio solution to achieve low cycle costs.
With its strong process knowledge and experience in constructing and operating the water treatment solutions, TWS can develop sustainable water infrastructure
FOR A NEW DAY.
"At Toshiba we are committed to people, committed to the future. We have an unwavering drive to make and do things that lead to a better world. Water scarcity and water pollution are persistent problem. Toshiba provides highly reliable water and wastewater treatment system and operational know how to solve customer issue all over the world. We would contribute to creation of environmentally advanced communities with sustainable water infrastructure for a new day."