SAIL, CII ink MOU on ensuring water efficiency
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Steel Authority of India and CII - Triveni Water Institute for a joint partnership towards water conservation and management towards improving efficiency and competitiveness.
CII-Triveni Water Institute ("CII-TWI"), is one among CII's nine acclaimed Centers of Excellence and focuses on all issues related to water management, including detailed water audits for industry, facilitating zero water discharge, rainwater harvesting, waste water treatment and desalination etc.
Under this partnership, the projects and the advisory services extended to SAIL by CII-Triveni Water would include: Conducting water audits; Water shed evaluation and management; Facilitation of rain water harvesting concepts; Facilitating implementation of "Zero water discharge"; Use of satellite systems for mapping of water sheds; drainage and water lines; Water use efficiency and footprint study; Benchmark study; Blue ratings; Suggesting technological interventions for optimizing water use and waste water purification based on related research, and preparation of a water conservation road map of SAIL.
The MoU was signed by N.Bhattacharya, Executive Director, Operations, Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and Dr.Kapil Narula, Executive Director & CEO, CII -Triveni Water Institute in the presence of M. Satyanarayana, Advisor, National Water Mission, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India and Sashi Shekhar Mohanty, Director ( Technical) Steel Authority of India Limited .
This MOU also serves the larger objective of the National Water Mission towards conservation of water, by minimizing wastage and integrated water resources development and management.
Under this partnership, the team from CII - TWI would soon visit the Rourkela Steel Plant and assess the water usage, wastewater generation, as well as develop a road map for achieving Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD), through a scientific process which makes use of modern state-of-the-art tools and technology.
Dr Kapil N Narula, Executive Director & CEO of CII - Triveni Water Institute said that " It is imperative that due focus be given by all organizations to conserve water through a scientific process that could measure the usage and also take measures towards improving water efficiency".
(Posted on 22-03-2014)