'No benchmark for water consumption in City'

This lacuna was brought to the fore by S Vishwanath, Managing Director of Biome Solutions, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) at the IISc-Wipro EcoEnergy workshop on Best Practices in Energy and Water Conservation organised by Divecha Centre for Climate Change.

Citing challenges to water conservation in the City, Vishwanath said while there were limited number of pressure meters utilised in India, there was no benchmark which informed the consumer about the specific amount of water consumption.

Green council

Mind Tree's vice-president K P M Das said although they had a green council in the company that looked at energy conservation, it was a voluntary body.  “We intend to make this council into a formal programme by next year. But for now it is a community-level project,” he said.

He added that by the next quarter, the company also intends to add per capita water and energy spent by the employee in their salary slip.  Initially, these details will only be information for the employees, but in a few months’ time, they will make efforts to reduce unnecessary consumption, Das said.

Recycling waste

Suhas Nerurkar from Wipro EcoEnergy felt that instead of looking at the waste as a problem, companies should start viewing it as an opportunity and come up with technologies that can recycle waste into an economically viable activities.

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