NEW DELHI (India CSR): Mahindra-TERI Centre of Excellence has launched researched-based Guidelines on Water-Efficient Measures for Residential Townships.
The guidebook highlights the crucial measures that can be adopted by the existing and upcoming residential townships in India to achieve water use optimization and efficiency.
Issues such as inadequate water supply, depleting groundwater table, growing water demand and its misuse in townships have become an area of concern over the years and have posed a challenge to building professionals and urban local bodies.
The guidebook, developed with the research-driven approach will spread awareness about the best practices for water conservation and its efficient management in residential townships, a statement said.
The guidelines can play a pivotal role in aiding townships to move on the path of becoming net water positive.
It recommends measures that are innovative, practical and easy to implement as they have been developed after conducting thorough research and water audits of several townships across India to understand the issues and design solutions accordingly.
The guidelines suggest sustainable design options, technologies, operation and maintenance measures that can be adopted for water-related systems and infrastructure in the township and incorporate best practices by the user for attaining water efficiency.
The reference guide has developed a three-point approach framework that covers all the actions required in design and retrofits, operation and maintenance and user behavioral changes to develop a multifunctional and resilient water system for a facility.
It stresses three-pointers – reducing water usage, harnessing alternative water sources and integrating green infrastructure – to achieve water efficiency in a residential township.