Cooperation for sustainability of water & culture_Sandeep Joshi_2013

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An introduction to existing city water systems and the need for sustainability.

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Cooperation for sustainability of water & culture_Sandeep Joshi_2013

  1. 1. Cooperation for Sustainability of Water & Culture Sandeep Joshi Green Surgeon of eco-restoration of water resources Director, SERI & President SESS International Conference on Water Cooperation &Conservation 10th December 2013, Pune
  2. 2. Case study 1: Sewage Ingress in Lonar Lake  About 600000 years old (2010) area ~ 2.5 sq. km (water surface 2/3rd of it)  Apathy or ignorance or administrative delays or technology failures  Reported presence of pollution bioindicators  Conservation opportunity through showcasing the crater lake as “ECOLOGICAL WONDER”
  3. 3. Case study 2: Failure of USES to protect Mula-Mutha  About 1200 MLD discharge from Pune-Pimpri-Chichwad’s urban and industrial growth  Concretization of river beds, flood plains, tributaries  Non-performing assets (NPA) of infrastructural STPs constructed on river banks  Conservation opportunity through showcasing Ecosense of Punekar
  4. 4. Case study 3: Almatti Dam  Current FRL 519 m MSL (capacity 91 TMC) and allowed is 524 m MSL (capacity 200 TMC)  Envisaging of Impounding of water upstream in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur and Sangli districts  Non-performing assets (NPA) of infrastructural STPs constructed on river banks  Conservation opportunity through showcasing Ecosense of Punekar delay
  5. 5. Case study 4: Barcelona’s Airport & Harbour
  6. 6. Case study 5: Passaic River, New Jersey, US
  7. 7. Advantage Urban India  Elimination of organic or inorganic pollution from surface or sub-surface water resources  Elimination of nutrient and biological pollution (pathogens) from the recycled water Every day, 2 million tons of human waste are disposed of in water courses. Source: World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial waste is dumped untreated into waters where they pollute the usable water supply. Source: WWAP http://www.unwater.org/statistics_pollu.html#stha sh.Eoq9D2j3.dpuf  Elimination of pressure on freshwater resources by recycling by 60 – 70%  Ecological restoration of city’s waters – rivers and lakes with safely treated wastewaters  Path-breaking water governance approach for eco-balancing of water resources in the urban sector  Long term solution for water availability
  8. 8. Necessity of Sustainability  Integrated Approach  Ecosystem Approach Rainwater Water Supply Wastewater City Water Systems  Complex water-web of Reuse-recycle chain & network  System (infrastructure, process & management) improvement in reducing freshwater demand, water footprint
  9. 9. Key to Resolving Conflict of Finite Water Resources
  10. 10. Compliance With Rules & Regulations Water Policy, 2012 & 2002 Water quality for prioritized uses National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC), 2008 Reduction of GHGs National Environment Policy, 2006 Conservation of water resources through livelihood Water Pollution (Prevention & Control) Act, 1974 & its amendment Discharge standards
  11. 11. Expectations for Sustainability of Water Systems Good Architects, Engineers & contractors Conservation & protection of rivers, lakes & groundwaters Livable Habitats Good Technical & administrative system with eco-politicians Water governance for shared benefits of resources Eco – socio – environmental harmony
  12. 12. Inter-sectoral Plain - Axis Model Energy Government Legislative Actor & Regulator Engineering Control Ecology Technology Electronics Monitoring Economics Management Private Implementing Actor & Trade Facilitator Green Surgeons & Curators Politico-administrative system Matter Public Receptor
  13. 13. Examples of Ecological Correction (2008) Area of Lake 8 acres NUWA Winner: Ayad River (150 MLD) Restoration 2011
  14. 14. GEARs of Lotic (Stream) / Lentic (Lake) for sustainable cooperation People, Groups, NGOs, CBOs, Volunteers, Green Clubs Government Departments / Nodal Agency Green Surgeons, Designers, Planners, Green Curators
  15. 15. Water Governance History & Culture Biodiversity Religion & Spirituality Sustenance of Water and Culture Adventure & Sports Ecohydrology & Ecotechnology Demography & Economy Eco-tourism
  16. 16. Thank you!! sandeep@seriecotech.com; contact@seriecotech.com; seriecotech@yahoo.co.in

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