International Day of Action For Rivers: Water, water in every river but not available for all

Bharat R. Sharma, Scientist Emeritus at IWMI, comments on how India can tackle the issue of ‘Water for All’.

Bharat R. Sharma, Scientist Emeritus (Water Resources), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) suggests a targeted approach. “Every year only 35 per cent of the wastewater is treated whereas 65 per cent of the wastewater goes back to the river, further deteriorating its health. For a truly Viksit Bharat, the government can undertake a pledge to gradually increase the volume and percentage of wastewater being treated,” he says.

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