Water Audit Council

Why audit of built-up sector is important?

As India is making rapid strides in its economy and is poised to become a $5 trillion economy by 2026–2027, the infrastructural needs will also be much greater than what are being provided now. Also, the aspirations of its people for better infrastructure will grow rapidly. Construction industry in India is experiencing significant growth. It current size is around USD 639 billion, and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. This growth is driven by factors such as an increase in population, demand for more accommodation, especially in tier 1 cities, and the government’s emphasis on the development of rural areas. Urbanization underpins a massive increase in total residential floor space from less than 20 billion square meters today to more than 50 billion in two decades. This will result in immense strain on urban infrastructures, leading to reduced groundwater recharge, increase in surface water runoff and evaporation, and changes in impervious area.

It is evident that sustainable development has become imperative for India even more than before. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, a shift towards water positivity is the key to developing sustainable water infrastructure and preserving it. By adopting water-efficient technologies, enhancing distribution systems, and implementing comprehensive wastewater management, India can alleviate stress on its urban infrastructure and pave the way for sustainable economic growth.

Alarming Facts

  • 10 min overflow can cause a wastage of 1500 L – enough to meet water requirement of 33 people! 
  • More than 5000 L of water is wasted from one dripping tap in a year – enough to fill a small pond!
  • More than 50 percent of landscape water use goes to waste due to evaporation or runoff caused by over-watering

What all does water audit include?

  • Identify best returns on investment
  • Identification of major areas of potential water savings
  • Reduce operational costs for utilities, property managers, and residents
  • Identify leaks, areas of excessive consumption, and other opportunities for efficiency improvements
  • Systematically survey all water-using fixtures, appliances, equipment, and practices at a facility or campus.
  • Develop water management strategies based on audit findings
  • Contribute to sustainability by conserving water resources, reducing the carbon footprint
  • Comply with local and national regulations related to water conservation, leakage control, and efficient water use.

Please contact

Madhubanti Dutta, Manager, WAC
Email: info@wateraudit.in

WAC Standard For
Water Use Efficiency

  • Water consumption by 8 trillion litres
  • Energy consumption by 51 TWh

Source: (Environmental Design Solutions and CLASP, 2021)

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