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Inclusive and Responsive Smart Cities

In the Smart Cities Mission of India, 99 cities have infrastructure’ and ‘nature-based solutions’ for water
been selected so far. Currently, there are around 3000 challenges of the 21st century, in our next issue. We
projects worth Rs. 1,40,000 crores in various stages will focus on water pollution, flood prevention, safe
of implementation, tenders are called for projects drinking water and urban wetlands. A study by
worth Rs. 16,000 crore and 1 lakh crore worth of proj- Andhra Pradesh PHED team in 2016, on Soil-Bio-
ects are being readied for issuance of tenders. Technology (SBT) based Sewage Treatment Plants in
Though, only 189 projects worth Rs. 2,237 crore have Mumbai, is on the same lines. This ‘green engineering’
been completed till now which is less than 2% of the concept is developed by Indian Institute of Technol-
overall proposed work. ogy Bombay (IITB) indigenously after two decades
There are various definitions of smart cities con- of research. The report is available on the ‘Smart
cept. What makes it really interesting, is the interpre- Cities Mission’ website. I welcome editorial contri-
tation of smartness, which is unique in each project. butions from water professionals on these topics.
While the central government is making policy deci- As the urban development picks up the pace with
sions, it is good to see the citizens, states, and ULBs Smart Cities Mission, it would be even more satisfy-
(Urban Local Bodies) involved in the process. Such ing to see our rural water infrastructure also getting
an ambitious project can be sustainable only when smart water solutions in near future. Water is a ba-
the citizens are an active part of it. sic human right and making it available to all citizens,
While there is a structure in place, with well-de- urban or rural, must be our top priority.
fined stages in the selection of 100 Smart Cities, there The Express Water ‘Jal Sabha’ (8-10 March, Pune)
is ample space for the organic growth of ideas. A lot of “The smallest patch of is a forum exclusively for the heads of the water sup-
preference is being given to ‘innovative ideas’, mak- ply & sewage departments of municipal corpora-
green to arrest the tions. The event, with a gathering of 50 delegates
ing this project so refreshing to see.
The guidelines on promoting innovative smart so- monotony of asphalt and from across India, is in line with our vision to create
lutions under Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT, and concrete is as important to community-specific events that seeks to identify spe-
Swachh Bharat Mission include smart meters & man- cific groups within the overall water community and
agement, leakage identification, preventive mainte-
the value of real estate as create avenues for them to come together and brain-
nance, and water quality monitoring as smart water streets,sewers and storm on important issues. This -by invite only- fo-
solutions. We talked to city planners, technology convenient shopping.” rum will focus on issues faced by the corporations
providers and project heads to give you a better idea around water supply, sewage, and STPs.
of these smart water solutions. And these solutions - James Felt MAYUR SHARMA
are applicable to any world city, not just in India. Editor
As we gear up to celebrate the World Water Day
this year, we will cover the concepts of ‘green water @TheExpressWater

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4 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


L&T Construction Wins Orders Valued

Rs. 788 Crore and 2,265 Crore

Mayur Sharma other allied works for convey- In another development,
Mumbai ing raw water from Bidhnu the Transportation
canal to an upcoming thermal Infrastructure and Water &
WATER & EFFLUENT power plant at Kanpur.Two Effluent Treatment business- Amaravati is fast developing into a world-class
Treatment Business of L&T orders have been received es of L&T Construction have city and we are proud to be part of its growth
Construction has received from Public Health jointly bagged three EPC
engineering, procurement & Engineering Department of a orders worth Rs. 2,265 Crore
story.This order reinforces trust and
construction orders worth Rs. major state to provide Rural from Andhra Pradesh Capital confidence that the Government of Andhra
788 crores. The order has Water and Fluorosis mitiga- Region Development Pradesh has on Larsen & Toubro to execute
been secured from Uttar tion. The scope includes sup- Authority (APCRDA).The
Pradesh Jal Nigam for the ply, laying & commissioning of scope of work includes investi-
large projects to quality and in time.
construction of the Kanpur the distribution network, con- gation, design & construction S.N. Subrahmanyan
Water Carrier System. The struction of clear water reser- of roads, drains, culverts, CEO and MD, Larsen & Toubro
scope includes survey, design, voirs, elevated storage reser- water supply, sewerage, sew-
laying of water pipeline sys- voirs and house service con- erage treatment plants, utility waterline & avenue plantation Zones - 6, 7 and 10 areas of
tem, intake structures and nections. ducts for power & ICT, reuse for land pooling schemes in Amaravati Capital City.

Jacobs Completes The Thames Tideway Tunnel Benefits from a

Digital Strategy and Saves 32% on Design
CH2M Acquisition
Mayur Sharma ty, and create new infrastruc- included 3D collaborative soft-
EW Staff leadership in design, manage- USA ture that lasts at least 120 years ware, enabled better communi-
USA ment and lifecycle services for while meeting strict European cation among project disci-
government and industrial MOTT MACDONALD PRO- environmental standards. plines to make informed deci-
JACOBS ENGINEERING clients, including operations VIDED leadership on the UK’s By adopting Bentley’s BIM sions. Using ProjectWise, team
GROUP Inc. has announced and maintenance, and largest-ever water industry methodology, Mott MacDonald members could access all deliv-
the completion of its acquisi- resiliency services mitigating infrastructure project by ensured 3D digital engineering erable information 80% faster
tion of CH2M via a cash and climate threats. Jacobs is enabling a going-digital strate- models would provide the than on similar projects. This
stock transaction. Jacobs expected to benefit by expand- gy for the CVB JV project immersive environment to sup- advantage reduced total num-
formed an Integration ing these capabilities globally, team (a joint venture of port the planning and design ber of deliverables on the proj-
Management Office (IMO) backed by its strong operating Costain, Vinci Construction phases. ect. Using Bentley Navigator,
early in August to begin inte- and project delivery platform. Grands Projets, and For this GBP 4 billion proj- project participants could
gration planning following the The combined company will BachySoletanche). ect, Mott MacDonald and the review models, secure
announcement of the pro- have a leading global water The project’s primary CVB JV venture leveraged approvals, identify issues, and
posed CH2M acquisition. business with the scale, criti- objective was to reduce sewer- Bentley applications for design reduce rework. This helped
“This is a transformative cal mass and experience to age overflows into the River and construction. The adoption complete design-time six
step-change that brings capitalize on infrastructure Thames, improve water quali- of BIM methodology, which months ahead of schedule.
together the industry’s fore- and industrial growth trends.
most expertise and services to "We are applying lessons
fulfill our vision to provide learned from past integration
leading-edge solutions for a experiences and adopting best
more connected, sustainable practices for critical factors,
world,” said Jacobs Chairman such as talent retention, and
and CEO Steve Demetriou. building on the excellent cul-
Water represents an tural foundations of both
approximately USD 100 bil- organizations”, said Steve
lion-a-year opportunity for it, Demetriou.
expected to grow at a 4 to 5 Jacobs appointed the for-
percent compounded annual mer CH2M director, Barry
rate, presenting significant Williams, to serve as a direc-
potential to extend CH2M’s tor of Jacobs.

6 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


LANXESS on Course for Record Year AfterExcellent Third Quarter

EW Staff als improved by 35 percent to “LANXESS is in full swing.
Germany EUR 347 million, compared Our clear strategic focus on
with EUR 257 million in the high-margin specialty chemicals
FOLLOWING AN EXCEL- prior-year quarter. The contri- is increasingly paying off, and in
LENT third quarter of 2017, butions from the acquired operational terms, we are per-
specialty chemicals company Chemtura businesses as well as forming very well in our new
LANXESS is still on course for higher volumes had a particu- setup. It is particularly pleasing
the highest earnings in its histo- larly positive effect. The EBIT- that all the regions and all our
ry. DA margin pre exceptionals in specialty chemicals segments
Global sales increased by the third quarter of 2017 stood are seeing considerable earn-
25.1 percent or EUR 483 million at 14.4 percent, which was con- ings growth,” said Matthias
to EUR 2.4 billion. A year earli- siderably above the value of 13.4 Zachert, Chairman of the
er, they amounted to EUR 1.9 percent reported in the prior- LANXESS Board of
billion. EBITDA pre exception- year period. Management. Matthias Zachert

Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies to Xylem to Acquire Pure

Help Control Odors at Canadian WWTP Technologies Ltd
EW Staff designing, fabricating, and range in size from 22-28 ft (6.7- EW Staff bution networks, a rapidly
Canada overseeing the installation of 8.5 m) wide and 24-32 ft (7.3- USA growing market driven by the
several structurally supported 9.8 m) long. The custom- increasing adoption of digital
A LARGE WASTEWATER covers for the Waste Water designed covers consist of a XYLEM INC., A GLOBAL solutions to improve utilities’
treatment plant (WWTP) in Treatment Plant’s primary sheet of high-strength fabric water technology company, has capital and operating efficien-
Western Canada has selected clarifier tanks. tensioned across a low-profile entered into a definitive agree- cy.
Evoqua’s Geomembrane The tanks are located aluminum arched frame. This ment to acquire all the issued “Pure’s solutions strongly
Technologies for an odor con- inside a building, and foul air design allows the covers to be and outstanding shares of Pure complement the broader Xylem
trol project. The WWTP from the treatment process easily opened to access tank Technologies Ltd. for CAD portfolio, particularly our
treats millions of liters of creates an unpleasant envi- contents for inspection and $9.00 per share in cash, repre- recently acquired Visenti and
wastewater annually - and ronment for plant workers. maintenance. senting an enterprise value of Sensus solutions, creating a
with that comes the accompa- The covers will capture hydro- “The covers will help con- USD397 million. unique and disruptive platform
nying foul odors. gen sulfide so it can be trol odors from wastewater Pure provides unique diag- of diagnostic, analytics and
After a competitive bid removed. treatment at the plant, as well nostic and analytics solutions optimization solutions for clean
process, a design/build team In total, 24 retractable cov- as improve working condi- and services based on propri- and wastewater networks.
including Evoqua’s ers will be provided to the tions for plant operators,” says etary technologies to address Pure will also bring greater
Geomembrane Technologies plant by Geomembrane Geomembrane Technologies key water and wastewater scale to our growing data ana-
was chosen to provide a solu- Technologies, as well as some GM Victor Cormier. The com- infrastructure challenges. It is lytics and software-as-a-serv-
tion to the odor problem. non-trafficable removable pany. a leader in intelligent leak ice capabilities,” said Patrick
Geomembrane Technologies’ panel covers for scum collec- The project is expected to be detection and condition assess- Decker, Xylem President &
portion of the project includes tion channels. The covers complete in spring 2018. ment solutions for water distri- Chief Executive Officer.

Novozymes and Grundfos Kick Off Collaboration for Clean Water

EW Staff online universe launched by about enzymes and microor- how to secure clean water for “This is an excellent
Denmark Novozymes, where entrepre- ganisms, and allowing them to more people - and receive chance to see what we can do
neurs, startups and others use samples in their work, but sparring, input, and assis- in combination with
THE WORLD’S LEAD- can connect with industry. now we can also connect them tance from both Novozymes Novozymes. Adding biotech-
ING expert in enzymes and “This is a great opportuni- with Grundfos’ expertise in and Grundfos. The two com- nology to what we can do in,
microorganisms, Novozymes, ty. Partnering with Grundfos water treatment,” says Claus panies seek solutions to for instance, digital dosing
and Grundfos, the global opens new possibilities for Crone Fuglsang, Senior Vice remove polluting chemicals might very well open brand-
leader in advanced pump Novozymes, the HelloScience President, Research & from water and improve new possibilities for e.g. water
technologies have entered platform and its users. Until Technology at Novozymes. cleaning of wastewater. That treatment. We need new part-
into open innovation collabo- now, we have been able to con- Four specific challenges includes better filtering, less nerships”, says Lars
ration. nect the startups and academ- will be posted online, allowing sludge, and recovery of phos- Enevoldsen, Group Vice
The partnership takes ics, who are part of this net- all in the HelloScience com- phate, a precious nutrient, President, Technology &
place on, an work, with our knowledge munity to pitch their ideas on from wastewater. Innovation at Grundfos.

8 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


WABAG and BRLF Ink MoU for Watershed

Program in West Bengal

Mayur Sharma project is around Rs. 352.00
Chennai crores. Out of this outlay,
MGNREGA Department, Govt.
VA TECH WABAG Limited of West Bengal would con- While agriculture as a sector consumes more
and Bharat Rural Livelihoods tribute a sum of Rs.336.22 than 70% of availability and needs initiatives
Foundation (BRLF), New Delhi, crores and BRLF would bring
an independent not-for-profit in Rs.11.22 crores. towards enhancement of productivity, there
organization set up by Govt. of The proposed project would are so many areas where the need is
India have entered into an MoU be implemented in the poorest augmenting the water availability
for implementation of the parts of West Bengal.The objec-
watershed development project tives are - restoration of itself.WABAG is addressing both these needs
under WABAG-CSR program. degraded land and soil enrich- through its CSR initiative. MoU between
Under this MoU, WABAG ment, in-situ water harvesting, WABAG and BRLF for water-sheds in West
agrees to provide grant assis- making communities climate
tance to BRLF amounting to resilient, with productivity Bengal is in this direction.
Rs.2.50 crores spread over a enhancement and community
S. Varadarajan period of 4 years. The total esti- asset creation through employ- S Varadarajan
Director & Chief Growth Officer, WABAG
mated cost of this watershed ment generation.

HaskoningDHV Belgium NV Consortium Led by Veolia Wins Contract to Extend

Operations Sold to Sweco and Bring Up to Standard Bonneuil-en-France WTP
EW Staff million for OTV, will in partic- HYBAS™ process achieves
EW Staff HaskoningDHV Belgium to France ular increase the plant’s treat- excellent treatment perform-
Belgium Sweco. Sweco has a very solid ment capacity from 350,000 ance while keeping construc-
base in Belgium. We have an VEOLIA, THROUGH ITS to 500,000 Population tion and operation costs to a
SWECO IS ACQUIRING the efficient organization and are subsidiary OTV, was selected Equivalent (PE). minimum.
operations of HaskoningDHV continuously growing. The by the Le Croult and Le Petit The MEO project will ben- The biomethane produced
Belgium after concluding an experts from HaskoningDHV Rosne valleys inter-municipal efit from the latest technologi- will be injected into the
asset purchase agreement Belgium are a perfect match association for water manage- cal advances made by Veolia, French national grid (GRDF).
with Royal HaskoningDHV. for our teams, which ensures a ment (SIAH), Paris region in particular in biological Also, the ENERGIDO©
HaskoningDHV Belgium is smooth continuation of cur- (France), for the contract to wastewater treatment by process developed by Veolia
specialized in soil investiga- rent projects. By joining extend and bring up to stan- using the HYBAS™ process, will be used to recover heat
tions and decontamination, forces, we will be planning and dard the Bonneuil-en-France which combines from the wastewater treated,
environmental impact assess- designing the communities wastewater treatment plant. AnoxKaldnes™ biofilm tech- to heat all the offices and tech-
ments and integrated area and cities of the future”, says The 10-year contract, nology and activated sludge in nical buildings.
development. Tomas Carlsson, President & worth a total €199.4 million, the same tank. Work is slated to begin in
"I am pleased to welcome CEO, Sweco. excluding taxes, of which €112 Compact and robust, the the first half of 2019.

Grundfos Looks at a Bright Future in China

EW Staff The new sales office presence in China. The two our presence. Get even closer of Grundfos China. He adds,
China opened in Zhengzhou. new offices are the 19th and to customers. Understanding “Cities are growing rapidly,
Another in Hefei.Both within 20th in the country. their needs, and being able to and that is of course also a
GRUNDFOS RECENTLY a few days of each other. Add “China is growing. And a solve their challenges quickly. reason to why we strategically
OPENED its 20th sales office to that the plans of another lot of this growth is happening And to do this, we need to decided to expand in Middle
in China. This marks yet opening in Hangzhou, and you in Middle- and Western China. build even stronger, local pres- and Western China, a move-
another step in expanding its can spot the pattern: We are established in these ence,” says Humphrey Lau, ment we actually initiated
business presence in China. Grundfos is expanding its areas, but we want to increase Regional Managing Director some years ago.”

10 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


SPML Infra Posted Rs. 8.15 Crore Net

Profit in Q2 of FY 18
Mayur Sharma for the period ended period ended September 30, project execution and win-
Kolkata September 30, 2017 - as 2017 - stood at Rs.542.66 ing new projects. We are
against net loss of Rs. 3.69 crores. Subhash Sethi, hopeful that our financials
SPML INFRA LIMITED crores for the correspon- Chairman, SPML Infra will gain momentum in the
has declared the financial ding period ended commented, “Our efforts remaining two quarters and
results for the Q2 period September 30, 2016. The towards consolidation of with improved profitability,
ended September 30, 2017. net sale for the period was our finances post S4A we will be in a better posi-
The company has posted a Rs.205.19 crores. The net scheme implementation will tion to declare good benefits
net profit of Rs.8.15 crores sales during the 6 months help us in focusing more on to our shareholders.” Subhash Sethi

Hanovia and Berson- SUEZ and SOLVAY Join Forces in China

Milieutechniek B.V. Merged
EW Staff The Hanovia UK facility
UK will be the global headquar-
ters for the combined compa-
HANOVIA LIMITED AND ny, whilst also becoming its
BersonMilieutechniek, both center of innovation. Nuenen,
part of Halma plc, have in The Netherlands, will now
merged to create a new com- be the new sales and support
pany providing ultraviolet HQ for the EMEA region. The
(UV) disinfection systems. Hanovia office in Shanghai,
Hanovia and Berson, which China, will remain as the com- EW Staff processes (AOP’s) within dance with most recent stan-
have previously operated pany’s Asia headquarters, China China to meet stringent envi- dards of chemical industry,
independently as part of serving industrial and now ronmental standards. requiring in particular a total
Halma plc, retain their trading municipal markets. SUEZ AND SOLVAY have Wanhua Chemical is sup- TN content of less than 15
names following the merger. Aquionics, the brand name won the contract to treat brine plied with water by a reverse mg/L, TOC= 20 mg/l, BOD =
The newly merged compa- for both Hanovia and Berson from reverse osmosis desali- osmosis desalination plant. 10 mg/l, SS = 10 mg/l, TP = 0,5
ny has more than 150 years of products in America, will also nation at Wanhua Chemical The contract provides a treat- mg/l2, etc. This treatment line
combined experience in devel- be retained. The new Industry Park in Yantai ment line for the brine pro- will be equipped with SUEZ’s
oping and applying UV tech- Aquionics office in Charlotte, (Shandong). This contract is duced by desalination process. patented technologies
nology and has thousands of North Carolina, will head the part of an alliance between With a capacity of 24 000 (Densadeg, Biofor DN,
installations within industrial Americas operation, serving SUEZ and Solvay which was m3/day, this line will treat Oxyblue, Flopac, Ozonia® XF)
and municipal water treat- both industrial and municipal formed to jointly develop and brine to achieve a quality dis- as well as the AOP. It will start
ment applications globally. markets. market Advanced Oxidation charge into the sea, in accor- operation in October 2018.

Itron Completes Acquisition of Silver Spring Networks

EW Staff strengthens its ability to deliv- Spring Networks comes at a cer. “This acquisition tomers as they manage the
USA er a broader set of solutions, time when industry dynamics enhances Itron’s capabilities world’s energy and water
increase the pace of growth are changing: utilities and and advances our strategy of resources - and build the cities
ITRON, INC., A world-lead- and innovation in the smart cities want to invest in IoT delivering highly-secure, of tomorrow.,” he concludes.
ing technology and services city and industrial IoT mar- and connectivity to modernize value-generating solutions for The legacy Silver Spring
company dedicated to the kets, and provide customers critical infrastructure to utilities, smart cities, and the Networks business is now a
resourceful use of energy and with greater choice and flexi- reduce operating expenses, broader industrial IoT sector.” wholly-owned subsidiary of
water, has completed its bility when deploying technol- enhance services and create “Bringing together our two Itron, Inc. and will be integrat-
acquisition of Silver Spring ogy to improve their opera- new revenue opportunities,” companies ties directly to ed and reported as a new busi-
Networks, Inc. tions and services. said Philip Mezey, Itron’s pres- Itron’s strategy to deliver ness segment, Itron
With this acquisition, Itron “The addition of Silver ident and chief executive offi- valuable outcomes to our cus- Networked Solutions.

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Aquam Corporation resource management and Management Metso Corporation NSF International
infrastructure planning and
design. Monaco takes over Association of the
the role from Frank Dudek,
who served as the firm’s
only president since found-
ing the company in 1980.
Dudek stays on as Chief
Executive Officer and
Chairman of the employee- CHRISTOPHER BOYD
owned firm, one of the NICO DELVAUX
largest environmental con- NSF International, a global
Aquam Corporation has sulting firms headquar- Metso's President and CEO public health and safety
announced that TIM tered in California. RAMONCITO SALDUA FERNANDEZ NICO DELVAUX has decid- organization, has recently
BOWEN joins the company Monaco managed the envi- ed to resign and assume the appointed CHRISTOPHER
as Managing Director for ronmental permitting for President and Chief position of President and BOYD as General Manager
the United Kingdom. He the Carlsbad, CA Seawater Executive Officer (CEO) of CEO of ASSA ABLOY AB. He of its Building Water Health
brings decades of infra- Desalination Plant, the Maynilad Water Services will leave his duties in Metso program in the North
structure project experi- largest operational desali- RAMONCITO SALDUA in June 2018. America.
ence at a key moment, as nation facility in the USA. FERNANDEZ will be lead- "The Board of Directors is Christopher Boyd comes to
the company expands geo- ing the Management obviously disappointed that NSF International from the
graphically with new tech- Association of the Nico has decided to leave Department of Health and
nology solutions aimed at KSB Philippines (MAP) in 2018. Metso. However, the busi- Mental Hygiene in New York
addressing the vital water Aktiengesellschaft He is the 69th President of ness plans and organiza- City (NYC), where he led the
and gas assets that lie the organization since its tional changes that have agency's response to the
under UK's buildings and inception in 1950. been decided during the fall largest Legionella outbreak
streets. He was appointed as have the Board's full sup- in NYC history. As Assistant
Prior to joining Aquam, he President and CEO of port and everybody in Commissioner of
most recently served as the Maynilad in January 2016. Metso will focus on execut- Environmental Sciences
Executive Director of He is a BS Industrial ing these plans going for- and Engineering in NYC,
Corporate Development for Management Engineering ward. The Board will initiate Boyd was also responsible
the Costain Group. graduate of De La Salle a search for a new President for regulatory oversight of
"Signs of our aging infra- University and has an MBM and CEO," says Mikael the New York City municipal
structure are emerging from the Asian Institute of Lilius, Chairman of Metso's water system.
daily, threatening the health DR. STEPHAN TIMMERMANN Management. He complet- Board of Directors. "Chris brings years of expe-
and safety of our people ed his Advanced "I was offered a once-in-a- rience in public service to
and cities, and these are the DR. STEPHAN TIMMER- Management Program of lifetime opportunity that I NSF International, and his
societal issues that Aquam MANN has become IESE at the University of could not turn down," says particular focus on building
is addressing," said Tim. Chairman of the Board of Asia and the Pacific in 2014. Nico Delvaux. "I have water health in one of the
"The addition of Tim to the Management of KSB He will bring his varied enjoyed my time at Metso world's largest cities makes
leadership team brings Aktiengesellschaft. This experiences in industrial and I'm grateful for the him uniquely qualified to
incredible experience and a decision was taken by the marketing, controllership, Board and all the Metso lead our building water
wide network of potential KSB Supervisory Board. materials management, people. I'm confident that health program in North
partners to Aquam further Stephan Timmermann is logistics, administration the Metso has significant America," said Dave
positioning the company to currently working as an and international carrier potential to drive profitable Purkiss, Director of Global
lead the UK water and infra- independent management business, as he leads the growth in line with its strat- Water Programs at NSF
structure market," said Dan consultant in Augsburg. MAP in 2018. egy." International.
Squiller, CEO, Aquam. Until 2015 he worked in var-
ious roles for the Munich-
based MAN Group. His last
International Water Association
Dudek position was for ten years Association. Diane has main role is to provide a
as a member of the Board been an active member of platform for water profes-
of Management of MAN the IWA for many years sionals to share ideas,
Diesel & Turbo SE. and has served on the exchange knowledge and
The mechanical engineer organization’s Board for incubate new thinking.”
studied at Karlsruhe the last seven years. A civil engineer for forty
University of Applied Speaking after her reelec- years, Diane became the
Sciences and wrote his doc- tion, Diane said, “It is a first female President of
torate on the topic of DIANE D’ARRAS privilege to be re-elected the world’s largest interna-
JOE MONACO automation engineering/ as President of the IWA tional association of water
robotics. At KSB, Stephan The International Water and to continue working professionals in October
Dudek has announced JOE Timmermann will be Association has with our members around 2016.
MONACO as President of responsible for Strategy, announced the re-election the world to address the She is currently Global VP
the environmental and Communications, Legal, of DIANE D’ARRAS as the significant challenges we for Professional Relations
engineering consulting firm and Internal Audits, among President of the face as a sector. IWA’s in Suez Environnement.
specializing in natural others.

12 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


na detection, enabling pre- IVL Flow Control Xylem

ventive maintenance.
With an innovative built-in
design, IVL Flow Control’s
Flowrox new C-Valves offer leading-
Flowrox has entered the
Industrial Internet of Things

edge advanced pressure

management - and elimi- Xylem has launched larger plants, the system
(IIoT) era by bringing to nate the need for a costly Vorelodos Aerobic effectively pays for itself
market a new generation of and time-consuming by- Digesters under its within one year. It com-
SMART SOLUTIONS™ that pass in water supply net- Sanitaire brand that bines Xylem’s biological
Alfa Laval offer a new way to control, works. Operating from zero decreases energy con- treatment process expert-
The new AQUA Blue S-type operate and visualize equip- flow and a maximum weight sumption by up to 90% ise with the company’s
Freshwater Generators use ment and entire facilities by of just 19 kg for the largest percent, promoting more best in class product appli-
the same 3-in-1 AQUA plate means of a 3D user inter- 150 mm cartridge, handling sustainable wastewater cation expertise; Sanitaire
technology as the original face. The newest innovation of the C-Valve is a one-per- treatment operation. It aeration, decanting and
Ctype configuration. But it is Flowrox Smart son operation, requiring no combines equipment, con- process controls; Flygt
maximizes energy efficien- Expulse™, a pulsation lifting equipment. As well as trols and services to mixing and pumping, and
cy and capacity-to-foot- dampener with a smart being easy to install (no future-proof wastewater YSI and WTW instrumenta-
print ratio by making use of option. This solution quiets excavation required) and treatment plants by ensur- tion.
the vessel’s existing seawa- the banging noise by set- very easy to maintain, it sig- ing they meet current and The digester is suitable for
ter cooling system pumps. tling up to 90% of pressure nificantly reduces the future US Environmental newly constructed conven-
This cuts electrical power peaks that can eventually health and safety issues Protection Agency (EPA) tional activated sludge
needs by 70% compared to lead to pipeline breakage. caused by working in a con- effluent and biosolids regu- plants or upgrades to exist-
conventional freshwater Moreover, it saves up to fined space. lations, while simultane- ing plants over 0.5 million
generators, and it shrinks 10% in pumping energy by ously reducing operational gallons per day (MGD), as
the already small AQUA temporarily storing it to the costs. well as oxidation ditch
Blue footprint by up to 15%. flexible inner hose and filler LANXESS The significant energy upgrades and aerobic
gas. LANXESS has developed reduction means that, in digester aeration retrofits.
the Lewatit NM 3367
Emerson Mixed-Bed Ion Exchange
With the aim of providing HWM Resins to demineralize the
reliable level measurement HWM has launched the water used to charge and Mueller Pentair
in the most challenging DXmic Ground Microphones top up modern hot water To meet the higher pressure Pentair has presented new
applications, Emerson has offering touchscreen opera- heating systems. It differs requirements of today’s Compact 55G Helix
introduced an all-PTFE tion and innovative features. from other mixed-bed sys- water infrastructure sys- Membrane Elements. This
process seal antenna for The DXmic finds water leaks tems on the market. “The tems, all 2- to 12-inch Mueller compact 10"x4 meter
in the most challenging envi- UL/FM Swing Check Valves membrane element is a
are now rated at 350 psig valuable addition to the
compact range. The com-
pact elements are widely
used in the treatment of all
kinds of wastewaters. This

the Rosemount 5408 Non- ronments. The high-quality

Contacting Radar Level microphone enables accu- cold working pressure
Transmitters. The new rate location of leaks on-site. (CWP). It has also been
antenna has been devel- The colour touchscreen is expanded to include 2-, 14-,
oped specifically for easy to operate and has mul- custom-designed mixed- and 16-inch sizes (with the
demanding applications, tiple signal, memory and fre- bed system not only pre- largest two sizes still rated at
such as reactors, mixers, quency displays. Digital fea- vents scale formation in the 250 psig CWP). Standard new size offers more high-
and solids, and is ideal for tures, such as auto-filtering parts of a heating system features of Mueller UL-listed, efficiency opportunities
handling corrosive media and frequency analysis, allow that convey water but also FM-approved check valve and more versatility in
and high condensation lev- microphone to be used in provides lasting protection product line now include: all treatment concepts and
els. All wetted parts are most challenging environ- against corrosion,” explains ductile iron construction, serves as retrofit to boost
made from PTFE to maxi- ments. The unit is supplied in Hans-Jürgen Wedemeyer, bronze to BUNA seating, lift- existing plant performance.
mize corrosion resistance. a robust carry case, which Manager Technical ing rings, PN16 drilling, boss- X-Flow tubular membranes
Signal quality metric diag- can also be used as a charg- Marketing at LANXESS es for bypass connections, come in 5.2mm and 8mm
nostics provide dirty anten- ing station for the system. Deutschland. and a drain plug. diameters.

14 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER



sient yet perennial category of this space, as it came out formal Market Around Wa- complicated when we real-
should be identified. through a study of ter Services ize that perhaps there
Secondly, we need to Pondicherry, where the SaciWATERs’ study on could not be a single model
look at the specificities of future imagination of differ- peri-urban Hyderabad of institutional governance,
this space within its vari- ent stakeholders ranged showed how there exists a given the varying nature of
ability. While a majority of from being a tourist hub complex nexus of informal these spaces. More impor-
peri-urban areas are com- like Goa to an industrial hub and formal market in this tantly, the perennial ques-
ing up because of the like Chennai and to a farm- space. It ranges from pri- tion is existence of institu-
expansion of the metropo- ers’ idyllic heaven. vate tanker operators to RO tionalized spaces for ensur-
lises, a number of small (Reverse Osmosis) water ing people’s participation in
towns are emerging in pre- Need to Look at the Diverse suppliers, government or the planning of these serv-
Avinash Kumar dominantly rural locations Nature of the Peri-Urban large private sector suppli- ices, especially the migrant
due to the surplus invest- Category ers which spring up to poor, who can be quoted as
The South Asia ment coming from the rich While the geographical extract water from these the new citizens?
Consortium for farmers. These are the two space itself needs to be areas in order to supply the
Interdisciplinary Water ends of the same spectrum looked at from different nearby mid-towns, while Status of Existing Policy
Resources Studies and needs to be studied in vantage points, it is impor- also selling the same water Regulatory Environment in
(SaciWATERs) conference detail. An ongoing study by tant to realize that peri- to the poor and migrants at Terms of Basic Services
2017 covered detailed and Tathagata Chatterji and his urban areas are dynamic discriminatory prices. In Like Water
diverse case studies from colleague from Xavier spaces where settled soci- some places, existing Gram The question of gover-
the peri-urban areas of Institute of Management, eties and moving popula- Panchayats do the price nance becomes critical
Hyderabad, Chennai, Bhubaneswar on small tions are in constant influx. negotiations, in other, local when large-scale extraction
Bangalore, Pondicherry, towns of Odisha and West There exist staple cate- entrepreneurs act as sup- of resources is underway.
Gurugram, Rajarhat Bengal points out how the gories of caste, occupation pliers. The challenge multiplies
(Kolkata), and focused on number of census towns and gender-based hierar- To counter this ‘planned when policy frameworks
the rapid emergence of almost tripled from 1,362 in chies but they come under informality’ (as mentioned begin to jostle for a com-
small towns in Odisha and 2001 to 3,894 in 2011. constant duress with newer by a scholar), do we need a modity like land, while
West Bengal. There were A third but very critical categories of migrants ver- large structural response of water, no less precious, is
also discussions around aspect is the changing sus non-migrants, farmers ‘planned formality’? This ignored. The study by
other state projects on nature of political economy versus the service class, was evident in the case of Tathagata Chatterji and his
water security and avail- of this space, which stands and informal labor versus Telangana government’s colleague highlights a simi-
ability, along with separate in the midst of rural-urban the formal labor. There are ambitious Mission lar scenario of community
sessions on visualizing continuum. Almost all the further sub-categories like Bhagirath, state’s flagship ponds being converted into
peri-urban as an emerging papers presented during middle class and rich drinking water supply pro- residential areas to match
category. As we build our the conference emphasized migrants versus working- gramme with an outlay of the rising demands of real
approach on how to deal on the commercialization class migrants. Many of around INR 43,000 crore, estate. How do we review
with the water security of land (for real estate) and these spaces witness dif- or do we continue to look policy environment vis-à-
issues in peri-urban areas, water for larger exploitation ferent kinds of residential for a more nuanced vis regulatory framework
here are some key issues by the main city’s inhabi- patterns based on the response, which takes the around extraction of water
that emerged out of the tants. This also creates an changing economic profile, specificities of the peri- or conversion of water bod-
conference and demand informal market around the thus leading to a diverse set urbanization in its wake? ies into something else?
attention: poor and migrants as peri- of tensions among popula- There is a strong need to
urban areas expand in pop- tions living cheek by jowl. Emerging Need for a For- create a visible space for
Emerging Need for ulation, reflecting upon the However, as argued by Prof mal Institution of Gover- peri-urban as a category in
Studying the Overall changing nature of these Dinesh Abrol, faculty mem- nance public debates. This would
Nature of Peri-Urban Areas spaces where a large influx ber at Jawaharlal Nehru Right from Gram demand a greater engage-
It is a space which is for- of migrants tend to change University, this also opens Panchayats to municipali- ment with media platforms
ever in transition as the its socio-economic profile the possibility of inter-class ties, there exist too many of various kinds. While a
cities are expanding and altogether. To understand collaborations on topics of institutional arrangements large population lives in
new towns are coming up. this phenomenon better, common interest. For water for this space, with differ- these spaces, why are we
In due process, even when there is a need for more in- security, the overall impact ent services being deliv- yet to see this as a category
the peri-urban areas may depth study along with needs to be analyzed from ered through different bod- worth thinking through?
be completely urbanized, accumulation of data sets all these lenses. ies. In such a chaotic anar- Avinash Kumar is
there will always be newer and knowledge gathering. chy, nobody seems to take Director - Programme and
areas coming under this The question is also critical Emergence of a Complex ownership to deliver servic- Policy at WaterAid India.
category. Therefore, a tran- in terms of self-imagination Network of Formal and In- es. The challenge is further @Avinashkoomar

EXPRESS WATER January, 2018 15



By Declan Hearne, IWC for the Australian Water Partnership (AWP)

Starting a Governance Re- water shortages and finan- Australian millennium move faster, depending on the national government
form Process cial pressures, introduced drought, which saw water the readiness of stakehold- assumes responsibility for
Urban water supply utili- user-pays pricing but went scarcity reach crisis point. ers. funding and oversight for
ties in Australia are recog- further by reducing water In response, the National Recognizing the need for the national interest.
nized as global leaders in allocations. Water Initiative was estab- different paces of reform, While water reforms in
delivering efficiency, pro- Another milestone in lished which brought and that no one size fits all, Australia involved six states
ductivity and security of this phase took place in the reform on pricing for water are important lessons from and two territories, India
supply, as well as upholding State of Victoria, where a storage & delivery and the Australian experience. has 29 states and seven
robust environmental stan- 1983 Public Bodies Review increased focus on demand The Australia reform story unions. Not to mention a
dards. This view is backed Committee led a wide- management. highlights how a set of prin- population of approximate-
by Asian Development ranging and bi-partisan ciples were used to engage ly 1.3 billion, some 55 times
Bank report - Asian Water parliamentary review of Leadership for Reforms states and territories larger than that of
Development Outlook. This water management across While some regard eco- around a shared focus, yet Australia. It’s clear that the
tracks five key dimensions the state. This lead to the nomic regulation as the allowed different approach- scale of the challenge fac-
of water security, and iden- aggregation of some two most powerful intervention es & structures to emerge ing the Indian urban water
tified Australia as delivering hundred water authorities of all the reforms over the in different jurisdictions. sector vastly exceeds the
effective urban water serv- to fewer than twenty. last three decades, it’s also challenges that faced
ices. However, this level of Recognizing this suc- clear that reform is not just Why it is Important to Australia at any stage of its
service has not always cess gave the national gov- about structures. The Share These Lessons Now? water reform history.
been the case, and the his- ernment confidence to step processes and people While not perfect, urban Any lessons from
tory and process of reform in and lead a second wave involved were key for water service delivery in Australia can only con-
has not been comprehen- of reforms focused on con- enabling change. Australia remains richly tribute to part of the Indian
sively documented. solidating earlier lessons Building support for varied and is the envy of reform story. This does not
To address this, and bringing those lessons national reforms involved a water practitioners strug- diminish the value of con-
International Water Centre to scale. An economic range of champions. In the gling with inefficiencies, sidering which of those
and University of downturn became a key 1990s, Sir Fred Hilmer led lack of clear rolls, unclear structural, institutional,
Queensland partnered with driver for an unproductive the process of ‘cherry-pick- pricing structures and con- organizational and individ-
World Bank to document and costly water sector. ing’ the best and most rele- flicting policy directions. ual factors in Australia
lessons from the Australian National-led reforms were vant reforms from around The global focus on deliver- influenced change, or the
urban water reform coordinated by the Council the country. He merged ing universal access under sequencing of change, and
processes. of Australian Governments, these into a coherent the Sustainable how these were applied at
which adopted a National reform strategy, the Water Development Goals recog- different levels and across
Bottom Up Top Down Competition Policy along Reform Framework. nizes the need for global different states.
The report tells a story with a range of initiatives At the institutional level, partnerships to enhance Partnering with Indian
of urban water reforms in including a reforms frame- the importance of having policy and institutional stakeholders to both
Australia from late 1970s work, federal incentives, individuals who possess coherence for sustainable understand the demand for
onwards, documenting benchmarking, and invest- “an understanding of how development. Australia has reform, and to explore how
changes brought about ment in water knowledge to interact with the political many lessons it can share individual or collective les-
through three waves of and expertise. and the public, as well as with the world. sons can be translated into
reform. States adopted reforms the paying customers, and The World Bank did not opportunities, is the next
The first wave emerged in different ways, but they know how to treat them as engage in this project to stage to drive reform that
from the bottom up. A num- collectively led to a three- stakeholders was critical.” document this story for enhances policy and insti-
ber of utilities responded to staged approach to Local leadership was also Australia’s sake. It saw it as tutional coherence - a criti-
local challenges associated restructure utilities and critical. an opportunity to assist cal step to support the sus-
with water scarcity and agencies: Aggregation (or Political leadership was countries with similar legal tained delivery of water
financial pressures, often disaggregation in some also vital. Reforms could frameworks going through services for all.
linked with inefficient prop- cases); separation of only be achieved through similar transitions. For
erty value-based charging. responsibilities including negotiated outcomes with example, India and The Australian Water
In Western Australia in the- clarification of service stakeholders and commu- Australia are both federa- Partnership (AWP) is an
late 1970s, declining delivery roles through cor- nities that were politically tions. In India, as with Australian Government
inflows in the city of Perth poratization; and establish- feasible. This influenced Australia, responsibility for development initiative
led to a two-tiered pricing ment of professional regu- how reforms progressed water supply is devolved to enhancing the sustainable
system for urban water lators to provide a platform and the pace of reform over the states, with local management of water
consumption. On the East for commercialization. time, emphasizing that authorities mandated to across the Indo-Pacific.
coast, Hunter District A third phase of reforms water reform is an iterative provide effective water and
Water Board, facing similar was driven by the process. Some states could sanitation services while @WaterPartnersAU

16 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


Mark as Classified - Lakeside

Solution Reduces Maintenance in DC
Via 1,800 miles of sewers from around the District and from the Potomac Interceptor,
wastewater arrives at Blue Plains from a large sewer that begins at Dulles Airport - also
bringing with it wastewater from the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia along the way.
By Lakeside Equipment Corporation

AT THE LARGEST treat- and Virginia along the way. questions, which although we by the helical screw conveyor,
ment plant of its kind in the Following a series of take nothing for granted, is equipped with steel flights.
world, it’s no surprise perhaps screens and a grit removal second nature to us. A grit Crucially, for a long lifetime,
that they use some of the system that removes objects classifier might be considered the sectional flights are fabri-
biggest grit classifiers avail- and large articles, the grit a simple piece of equipment, cated with hardened welding
able, with the final two of 16 classifiers are at the sharp but that doesn’t mean that on the leading face for durabil-
newly installed units now end of conveying grit and compromises should be made ity and strong-wear resist-
commencing operation. other non-degradable parti- on its construction”. ance.
For this important yet sim- cles. Dan Widdel from Lakeside
ple technology, DC Water set With the grit classifiers Welding and Structural In- continued: “What DC Water
the bar extremely high to having become one of Blue tegrity wanted is a grit classifier that
ensure that its new grit classi- Plains biggest maintenance With standards of con- matched up to their existing
fiers would work reliably and issues, DC Water set out an struction so essential to the classifier envelope, which dif-
effectively for many years to open bid, determined to find very detailed bid package, fered from our standard clas-
come at the 150-acre Blue out who could bring the best Lakeside (established 1928) sifier design.”
Plains site. possible long-term solution. was not only able to demon- He added, “This was never
Averaging 300 million After a comprehensive strate vast experience with a problem though because we
treated gallons per day (and investigation, particularly into grit classifiers, but more custom-build to meet our cus-
847 million gallons per day at the quality of manufacturing, importantly, the flexibility to tomer’s needs. Using 3D mod-
peak flow thru headworks), a shortlist of eight and then adapt to DC Water’s design. eling, our Engineering
this highly Advanced later three suppliers was After the deterioration of the Department worked alongside Lakeside Grit Classifiers at Blue
Wastewater Treatment Plant drawn up, from which existing grit classifiers, DC DC Water in order to match Plains
had seen its existing grit clas- Lakeside Equipment Water was keen to see the up the grit classifiers with the
sifiers (installed in 2002) out- Corporation was finally cho- quality of welding and struc- existing inlet and outlet pipes nance is now much easier for
stay their welcome. Rising lev- sen. tural integrity of Lakeside’s to keep the installation their personnel. They have
els of downtime, maintenance “DC Water was working work. process to a minimum while much better access, whereas
and cleaning required fresh with a simple design, which Unlike the previous shaft- not sacrificing on the per- previously they had limited
investment. they liked, but knew needed less screw design which sits formance”. access to maintain the unit.
The classifiers had struc- modifying”, explained Dan on an interior liner and can Lakeside’s capability was And instead of all the labour
tural defects, causing leaking Widdel from Lakeside. wear through, Lakeside’s heli- one thing, but there was of to replace a plastic liner, they
and a housekeeping problem. “They knew it was impera- cal screw design is shafted all course a time frame to adhere now have an automatic lubri-
Each and every time a unit tive to find a system that the way through, supported to - with the added challenge cator on the end of the bear-
had to be taken off-line to open would be stronger and much by a bearing at the bottom and of these being amongst the ing.
up the hatch, take the screw easier to maintain. Sixteen a reducer on the top, so that a largest grit classifiers that “Compared to before when
out, get inside to clean it, grit classifiers each handling a build-up of sand or grit pro- anyone can make. Delivering they had cracks appearing on
buckle in a new liner and ulti- grit slurry flow rate of 400 vide a bed for the screw, elim- the new grit classifiers two- their old grit classifiers, they
mately, weld it. All very labori- Gallons per Minute (GPM) is a inating tank lining wear. by-two over a three-month now have complete peace of
ous. big deal”. As grit slurry is discharged period was also geared to mind that the new Lakeside
Via 1,800 miles of sewers “From the outset”, added to the Classifier, the grit and meet DC Water’s needs. structures are sound. In fixing
from around the District and Widdel, “our design proposal water mixture separate to one of the biggest mainte-
from the Potomac Interceptor, went into great detail about allow grit particles to settle in Maintenance is Now Much nance issues at the largest
wastewater arrives at Blue what we could offer and how the tank. A baffle reduces tur- Easier treatment plant of its kind in
Plains from a large sewer that we could best work together. bulence and prevents short- “We listened very closely the world, we’re confident
begins at Dulles Airport - also At Lakeside we have made it circuiting when the effluent is to DC Water’s issues”, contin- that DC Water’s search for the
bringing with it wastewater our business to respond discharging over the weir. ued Lakeside’s Dan Widdel, right company was very
from the suburbs of Maryland quickly and professionally to Settled grit is then removed “and can see that mainte- worthwhile”.

EXPRESS WATER January, 2018 17



Will the Smart Cities Mission prove to be a much needed engine of growth for
the water industry? City planners, urban water experts, consultants, and tech-
nology providers present their views.

EXPRESS WATER January, 2018 19


GIS for 24x7 Water Vision

By Agendra Kumar

SMART CITIES IS ONE of tribute to commercial losses. Water utilities plan for the enable field personnel to view, um to communicate with the
the most ambitious and for- All this leads to high levels of future and use some form of capture, store, update, manipu- technology savvy stakeholder.
ward-looking programs initiat- non-revenue water. data analysis to do this. There late, and analyze their net- Utilities use GIS to support
ed by Government of India So, how can cities realize are normally 2 very distinct works, facilities and opera- constituent engagement by cre-
(GoI). Of all the cities who par- their vision of 24X7 water sup- types of planning water utili- tional data (work order, cus- ating and delivering static and
ticipated in Smart City chal- ply while meeting the above ties do - short-term planning tomer complaints, and inspec- interactive maps. For years,
lenge, 24x7 water has been a challenges? Every decision in a and long-term planning. Short tions). GIS gives a simple and GIS has been used by utilities
key priority. utility - be it for planning, term planning at a water utility effective solution for data visu- to make maps that were sub-
Well, this is not a surprise. design, operation & mainte- is typically focused on creating alization, exchange, collections, mitted either electronically or
Water supply in India contin- nance and management has a and optimizing reactive and and updates. as a hardcopy for regulatory
ues to be inadequate, despite location or spatial information proactive work orders. Long- agencies. Utilities have also
longstanding efforts by the var- associated with it. Hence, term water utility planning Operational Awareness used GIS to make static maps
ious levels of government and Geographic Information typically focuses on capital Operational Awareness on their websites. Now utilities
communities at improving cov- System (GIS) becomes the improvement planning and business pattern is about hav- are creating public facing web
erage. core, integrating and indispen- future utility network expan- ing an understanding of the mapping applications for their
India is home to 16% of the sable component in the overall sion projects. current state of operations at a stakeholders to support things
world’s population and has only utilities’ ICT ecosystem. GIS supports water utility water utility, so this is a real like customer self-service, capi-
2.5 percent of the world’s land Utilities need to embrace GIS planning and analysis by trans- time or near real time under- tal project coordination, serv-
area and 4 percent of the and integrate it into all their forming asset and operational standing of how assets, utility ice interruption incident man-
world’s water resources at its business processes. data into actionable informa- networks, and personnel are agement and transparency into
disposal. Of the 1,869 trillion tion. So far we’ve focused on performing and how they are utility performance.
liters of water reserves, only an Asset Management asset data; operational data for affecting each other. Being
estimated 1,122 trillion liters can All utilities engage in some water utilities is customer operationally aware empowers Conclusion
be exploited due to topographic form of “asset management”. complaints, service requests, water utility managers to confi- Water utilities need to
constraints and distribution Even without a formal asset historic work order locations, dently make decisions based on improve the monitoring, map-
effects (Source: KPMG Report management program, many etc. Crossing the Asset accurate and up to date infor- ping, and measurement of
on Water sector in India). In utilities have informal work- Management business pattern, mation. existing water systems, there-
addition, the demand for water flows and procedures that we described above and the GIS supports utility opera- by informing decision-making
has been increasing at a high guide decision making around Planning and Analysis pattern tional awareness by enabling and prioritization. In addition,
pace in the past few decades. managing assets. So from a encompasses what many in utilities to have a web map infrastructure upgrades must
With a rapid increase in hunch about what assets need water utility industry consider based view into the current be coordinated with other
urban population and continu- to be replaced or maintained to as a utility asset management state of operations e.g. opera- infrastructure projects, includ-
ing expansion of city limits, the hard scientific evidence, utili- program. tional dashboards. An interac- ing utilities’ upgrades, roads
challenge of delivering water in ties are constantly making tive map is an easy way for util- and highways, and wastewater
Indian cities is growing rapidly. decisions about their assets. Field Mobility ities to take information from and sanitation. GIS will be the
In addition, inadequate cover- The cornerstone of effective Utilities have mobile work- multiple business systems and differentiator that provides a
age, intermittent supplies, low asset management at utilities ers that are out in the field for present it through a common capability to provide a common
pressure, and poor quality are is good asset information. the majority of their work days. application. operating picture for its effi-
some of the most prominent Whether a utility has a formal These mobile workers may cient and sustainable manage-
challenges plaguing water sup- asset management program or have many responsibilities Constituent Engagement ment.
ply in the cities of India. Many an informal one, decisions such as meter reading, cus- Water utilities have many About the Author
large Indian cities have to require some level of informa- tomer service, installs, mainte- external stakeholders such as Agendra Kumar is the
source water from long dis- tion about assets – from knowl- nance, repair work, CCTV, customers, elected officials, President at Esri India.
tances ranging from 50 to 200 edge in a worker’s head to hydrant flushing, valve exercis- regulatory agencies, other util-
km due to exhaustion or pollu- information in a computerized ing, etc. Mobile field workers ities in their service area, etc.
tion of nearby sources. This system. need information that is cur- The Constituent Engagement
increases the cost of raw water GIS supports the Asset rent, optimized for their needs business pattern encapsulates
and enhances the possibility of Management pattern of water to help them carry out their how utilities interact with
leakage during transmission. utilities through being the work and delivered in an easy external entities that are
Even when the water supply is authoritative system to store, to use format. Mobile field affected by the utility. Utilities
adequate, poor maintenance manage and maintain accurate workers also generate much recognize they need to utilize
and inadequate replacement asset records that are able to information that needs to be the internet and social media
lead to technical losses in the be shared utility-wide. Simply passed back into the office and to communicate with their
distribution network. Errors in put, GIS manages asset infor- managed in enterprise busi- stakeholders. Presenting up to
metering, unbilled water con- mation. ness systems. date information via interac-
sumption, and plain theft con- Planning and Analysis Mobile GIS applications tive maps is a powerful medi- Agendra Kumar

20 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


Smart Cities Projects Status

By Surya Dev Prakash

IT WAS JUNE 25, 2015, when smart cities in the 2nd round, for Proposals (RFPs) have Visakhapatnam (Sept. Cities Mission, Ministry of
the bold new initiative of 27 smart cities were selected been floated already, whereas 2017), along with Sewerage Housing & Urban Affairs for
Smart Cities Mission by the in the 3rd round, and in the some are preparing Detailed System in Kakinada (Oct. visible and impactful projects,
Government was announced 4th round 30 smart cities have Project Reports (DPR), and 2017); Tumakuru (Oct. 16 projects worth Rs. 187
in India. In present scenario been selected. also most of them are imple- 2017), STP in Guwahati crore have been completed, 35
(as per Census 2011, India) - If we talk about smart solu- menting the projects includ- (Dec. 2017), Fully projects worth Rs. 1,569 crore
71.2% of urban households tions in water sector - Smart ing smart cities like: Automated Compact are under-progress, and fur-
have access to drinking water Cities Mission, AMRUT • For Water Supply Sewage Treatment Plant ther tenders have been issued
within their premises; 20.7% Mission, Draft National Water Distribution Network based on Sequencing Batch for 17 projects worth Rs. 1,200
households have a water Framework Bill-2016 and Project: Bhopal (2015), Reactor (SBR) Technology crore.
source within 100 m of their National Water Policy, focus of Integrated Water Supply in Lucknow (Nov. 2017). For Smart Water, 8 proj-
premises; over 8% of urban all mission guidelines and gov- and Distribution System in • For Assessment of Non- ects worth Rs. 710 crore have
households need to move ernment policy is on water Namchi, Sikkim (Dec. 2017), Revenue Water: In been completed, 17 projects
beyond 100 m; average water supply service level improve- along with Storm Water Lucknow (Apr. 2017); worth Rs. 486 crore are
supply coverage across all ment, reduction in non-rev- Drains & Sewerage System Bhubaneswar (Apr. 2017), in under-progress, and further
urban population is about enue water, smart metering in Amaravati (Sept. 2017), Selected Smart Cities of tenders have been issued for
64%; only a third of the O&M for better water management, 24x7 along with SCADA in Uttar Pradesh (Jun. 2017), 20 projects worth Rs. 1,430
cost is recovered; cities have conservation of water, encour- Vadodara (Nov. 2017), 24x7 Faridabad (Jun. 2017), crore.
intermittent water supply sys- age reuse of urban water, in Coimbatore (March Gwalior City (Jun. 2017). In total, 2,864 projects
tems, and have high levels of association of private parties 2017), 24x7 in Hubballi- • For Water ATMs: in worth Rs. 1,35,958 crore are in
Non-Revenue Water (NRW) - and public-private-partner- Dharwad City (2015, along Guwahati (Jun. 2017); Road various stages of implementa-
50 to 75%. ships, asset management, with Smart Water Meters in Side Drinking Water Kiosk tion, while 148 projects worth
Smart Cities Mission envi- improved core infrastructure, Thane City (Jan. 2017); (Phase-I) in Belagavi City Rs. 1,872 crore have been com-
sions developing an area with- and adequate water supply. along with Sewerage (Dec. 2017), Water in pleted and for Smart
in 100 cities in the country as For smart service delivery Systems in Indore (Nov. Gandhinagar (Nov. 2017). Solutions - 13 projects worth
model areas based on an area areas through ICT for urban 2017); along with Sewerage • For Sewerage System: Rs. 241 crore have been com-
development plan and pan- management - water supply as well as Storm Water (Complete) Jammu & pleted, 43 projects worth Rs.
city for ICT based smart solu- consists of water resource Drainage in Ahmedabad Kashmir (Aug. 2017); 2,834 crore are under-
tions. As of June 2017, 90 management, distribution (Feb. 2017), 24x7 along with (Underground) Sewerage progress, and further tenders
Smart cities projects propos- management, water quality Consumer Water Meters in for Solapur City under have been issued for 25 proj-
als had been accepted and in management, water billing & Surat (Mar. 2017), AMRUT Mission (Nov. ects worth Rs. 2,756 crore.
current 10 smart cities are yet collection, grievances redres- Dharamshala (Jan. 2017). 2017) along with Storm Sources:
to be finalized. "100 Smart sals, and similarly wastewater • For Sewage Treatment Water Nallah in Ajmer (Oct. Smart Cities Mission,
Cities Mission" was launched management consists of plant Plants (STPs): Along with 2017). Ministry of Housing & Urban
by Prime Minister Narendra management, collection & dis- Interception and Diversion • For Installation of Water Affairs, Government of India
Modi. A total of Rs. 98,000 tribution, billing, and griev- Works/ Sewerage Network/ Quality Monitoring SMARTNET- Initiative of
crore (US$15 billion) has been ances redressals. Under water Pumping Stations and (WQM) System in Vellore the Ministry of Housing and
approved by the Indian cabi- supply - distribution and mon- Rehabilitation and Capacity (Nov. 2017). Urban Affairs, GoI
net for the development of 100 itoring system through GIS, Augmentation Assessment Out of the 90 Smart Cities About the Author
smart cities and rejuvenation hydraulic modelling, online of Existing Drains - in smart selected so far, 77 have incor- Surya Dev Prakash is a
of 500 others. Rs. 48,000 water quality monitoring, sus- cities Allahabad, Kanpur, porated Special Purpose Management Consultant work-
crore (US$7.5 billion) for the tainable operations- metering Varanasi, Patna under Vehicles (SPVs). To measure ing in Smart Cities projects.
smart cities mission and a and online billing, etc are Namami Gange Programme the ‘quality’ and ‘impact’ of
total funding of Rs. 50,000 some of the successful solu- (2015); 150 MLD capacity various ongoing smart city
crore (US$7.8 billion) for the tions which are being imple- Desalination Plant at projects, the centre will hold a
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation mented in Indian cities which Chennai (Nov. 2016); STP contest, carrying total prize
and Urban Transformation can be listed under smart for Udaipur Town (Dec. money of Rs. 50 lacs. The
(AMRUT) have been water supply services. Under 2016); Nashik City (Apr. Housing and Urban Affairs
approved by the cabinet. wastewater comes - integra- 2017); Surat (Apr. 2017), Ministry has circulated a con-
Maximum smart cities in tion and automation of water along with Sewerage cept note and guidelines on
India are going to implement treatment plant and sewerage Network for Ujjain (May 'India Smart Cities Awards
these smart solutions. systems, enterprise resource 2017), along with retro- Contest, 2017' to all States and
Likewise, in first round, group planning (ERP) system and fitting of Existing Sewerage Union Territories.
of 20 were selected as smart grievance management. System & Reuse of Treated As per the latest update till
cities, 13 were selected as Several tenders or Request Sewerage in 5th January 2018, from Smart Surya Dev Prakash

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We Support Smart CityProjects

through Products and Services as
well as Financial Stewardship
Prakash Chandrakar is the Managing
Director & Vice President, Energy
Business, at Schneider Electric-
India. In an interaction with Mayur
Sharma, he shared his thoughts on
Schneider’ role in the smart cities
ecosystem, digitalization of water &
wastewater networks, and India’s first
integrated green-field smart city
project in Naya Raipur.

How will you define “smart gather meaningful, actionable How do you see Schneider’ important role to play in water, surveillance, ICT, com-
water for smart city” for data about the flow, pressure, role in the smart cities India’s Smart Cities’ ecosys- mand and control center.
our readers? and distribution of a city’s ecosystem of India? How tem. Given our deep domain
Prakash: “Smart water” water. Further, it is critical important is the smart expertise and experience in Digitalization of water &
refers to water and waste- that the consumption and cities market to you? building such cities globally, wastewater networks
water infrastructure that forecasting of water use are Prakash: As one of the the Smart Cities’ market in would be integral to smart
ensures this precious accurate. Smart water system world’s leading companies in India is of immense impor- city projects. How do you
resource – and the energy primarily reduces NRW (Non- energy management and tance to Schneider Electric. support it?
used to transport it – is man- Revenue Water) in city’s automation, which are pivotal We contribute as a technology Prakash: Schneider
aged efficiently. A smart water distribution through for Smart Cities, we believe provider as well as imple- Electric has a plethora of
water system is designed to advance analytics. Schneider Electric has an menting in the space of grid, products and services for dig-

22 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


italization of water and waste- Naya Raipur to be the first security technologies to make and flood management and city portals including
water networks that can sup- integrated city and aims to Naya Raipur a true Smart programs? How can you increased situational aware-
port Smart City projects. But develop four pillars of the City. help in proactively ad- ness to achieve a high level of
this is only one part of the Smart City across the institu- dressing this issue? operational readiness and
story. The other is funding. tional, physical, social and What is EcoStruxure™ for Prakash: The storm-water substantial increase in the
One of the biggest obstacles to economic infrastructure. the water resource solu- and flood management sys- efficiency of operators and
any capital-intensive project Through this it aims to tions? How does it help a tems in many cities across management.
is access to funding. deliver critical services such water & wastewater net- India were built decades ago Apart from this, Schneider
As cities and municipali- as 24x7 supply of quality work? or during the British era. Electric has also partnered
ties seek to achieve smarter water, metering of water con- Prakash: Under Naturally, their carrying with Anglian Water which is
water for the reduction in nections, complete automatic EcoStruxure™, SE provides capacity was meant for the the largest water supply and
NRW (Non-Revenue Water) generation of utility bills by specific solutions to address low population numbers of water recycling utility in
which is a major challenge, application system, enhanced challenges facing the water those days, not the millions England and Wales by geo-
numerous options are avail- city security & safety, citizen- and wastewater industry. residing in cities today. graphic area. It covers over
able to help them get going. based mobile apps & city por- These include efficient mod- Clearly, outdated systems 10,000 square miles from
An effective path is via lever- tals, including increased situ- ernization of aging infrastruc- meant to manage a liter can- Humber to the Thames estu-
aging Energy-Saving ational awareness, leak detec- ture; reduction of energy and not manage gallons. ary and from
Performance Contracts tion system and other operational costs; enablement We could help by complete- Buckinghamshire to
(ESPCs). These are a form of advanced analytics like online of better management of the ly overhauling these systems Lowestoft, servicing approxi-
a public-private partnership – hydraulic modelling asset ramifications of increasing and replacing them with mately 6 million customers.
a financial model that capital- management system to regulations; enhanced smart water management and Anglian Water implemented
izes on the flexibility and achieve a high level of opera- resiliency and response to wastewater infrastructure Schneider Electric’s
resources of the private sec- tional readiness and substan- emergency situations; adap- systems, some of which have StruxureWare SCADA Expert
tor to pay for energy-saving tial rise in the efficiency of tion of technology to address been referred to above. ClearSCADA solution, which
capital upgrades using future operators and management. the changing workforce; and they refer to as the Integrated
energy savings. The initial Schneider Electric will be ensuring public health, safety, What is a favourite smart Remote Intelligence Service
investment is provided by the responsible for executing the security and reducing NRW. city (water) pilot or project (IRIS) system. Its mission is
private financial community, entire gamut of the integrated For example, SE’s desalina- you’ve seen recently? to deliver continuous and sus-
and services are delivered by Command & Control Centre tion and wastewater treat- Prakash: Schneider tainable services that include
Energy Service Companies and its overall incorporation ment businesses deliver clean Electric is currently develop- providing safe, clean water,
(ESCOs). The financier is paid covering transportation, sur- water to communities world- ing greenfield integrated keeping water bills affordable
from the accrued energy sav- veillance, citizen applications, wide. Moreover, SE helps you smart city of Naya Raipur, and ensuring that the long-
ings, with the ESCO guaran- end-to-end Smart Grid solu- do it safely and efficiently. where it is executing the term environmental needs of
teeing the savings amount. tions, end-to-end Water SE’s decision support system entire gamut of Command the region are met.
Therefore, we can support Management System, inte- (DSS) allows one to predict and Control Centre along with As part of water manage-
such projects through its grated Building Management effects of weather on urban the overall integration of key ment system at Anglian
products and services as well System and Asset drainage systems, city streets infrastructure covering trans- Water, implementing teleme-
as financial stewardship. Management. This transfor- and receiving waters. As portation, surveillance, citizen try and integrated leakage
mation will be supported by nations worldwide battle the applications, end-to-end and pressure management
Tell us about India’s first connected products of more vagaries of climate change- smart grid solutions, end-to- system can support 50,000
integrated green-field than 100,000 IO points, edge induced erratic weather pat- end water management and points/connections. The func-
smart city project in Naya control, applications, advance terns, including cloudbursts, building management sys- tioning of this modern day
Raipur. What are the vari- analytics, and services. flash floods and record-break- tems. technology will enable to
ous water management The state-of-the-art archi- ing rains, SE’s efficient water The aim is to deliver criti- reduce the leakage level to
systems involved in it? tecture by Schneider Electric and wastewater solutions can cal services like24 x 7 supply 4.97 m3/km/day, which is one
How will the NRDA (Naya and cyber security technolo- help mitigate the impact, of quality water, metering of of the best in the world. The
Raipur Development Au- gies is open, scalable and reduce the damage and save water connections, complete asset management system is
thority) smart city solu- interoperable. Schneider precious lives. automatic generation of utility helping more than 300 staff
tion be different from simi- Electric shall leverage bills by application system, and around 27,000 leaks have
lar projects in other cities? advances in IoT, mobility, Where do you think, we are enhanced city security & safe- already been found and fixed
Prakash: NRDA wants sensing, analytics, and cyber- lacking in our storm-water ty, citizen-based mobile apps in one year.

Storm Water Project for a Waterfront City- Lusail,Qatar

Schneider Electric’s solution provides flexibility throughout the lifecycle of a storm water project.

Case Study the biggest domestic real million square feet) and is distinctive 21st-century iconic Region.
Lusail City is a new water- estate development in the located north of Qatar’s capi- city that celebrates the unique Qatar Kentz was employed
front city under construction country. It covers an area of 35 tal city of Doha. The vision for cultural and geographical her- as the engineering contractor
in Qatar that is intended to be million square meters (377 the project is to establish a itage of Qatar and the Gulf for the Lusail City storm water

EXPRESS WATER January, 2018 23


a unique advantage that other

suppliers could not offer by
giving Qatar Kentz a single
point of contact for the entire
project thereby simplifying
and streamlining the entire
Open Communication Main Architecture
Across the System
The iMCC switchgear pan- in the event of a power outage
els consist of IEDs (Intelligent in the PAC section.
Electronic Devices) such as Safe Mode Shut Down
power metering units, motor In the event of an unex-
protection relays, soft pected power outage at the

An Artist’s Vision of the Completed Lusail City

pumping station project that for the design, detailed engi- There are also five storm
consisted of six water pump- neering, supply and site serv- water pumps on a duty/stand-
ing stations situated at various ices for PACs, SCADA sys- by basis. The pumps are con-
locations around the city. Two tems, variable frequency trolled and monitored by a
are storm water pumping sta- drives (VFDs), Guptor UPS PAC in response to the wet
tions that will handle storm system and LV switchgear well levels as measured by
water and road drainage, two panels, all under an extremely ultrasonic level transmitters.
are irrigation pumping sta- tight deadline. A Gutor Uninterrupted
tions that will handle treated It was also critical to Power Supply (UPS) system
sewage and two others are source a solution that would offers a necessary battery
reservoir pumping stations. provide 24/7 availability of the backup of eight hours to help
system with remote monitor- ensure trouble-free operation
The Challenge ing and control. They required of the PAC unit in the event of
Qatar Kentz was looking a highly functioning system a power outage in PAC section.
for a single supplier that could that was also cost-effective. The irrigation pumping
provide an integrated solution stations handle treated
The Solution sewage effluent. Each of these
Schneider Electric’s was has three irrigation pumps on An Aerial View of the Lusail City Development
FACT SHEET awarded the project because a duty/assist/standby basis
its proposed solution complied equipped with VFDs. starters, and VFDs. All these pumping stations, it takes 10
Project Type: Storm with the project’s stringent At the reservoir, there are IEDs communicate with the minutes for an MOV to close in
Water and Reservoir Station specifications. three feed pumps on a Quantum Hot-standby PAC Safe mode. Provisions have
Location: Qatar Schneider Electric’s sys- duty/assist/standby basis. through the TSXETG3000 been made to ensure Safe
Applications: Process tem included the design, engi- Pumps are equipped with gateway. mode shut down of field valves
Control and Monitoring neering, fabrication, factory VFDs and the speeds are Continuous, Reliable by supplying a separate three-
System testing, inspection integration, mounted together to ensure Operation phase Gutor UPS unit with a
System Components testing and supply of PAC that the two running pumps The power supply for the 10-minute backup facility. This
• Modicon Quantum redun- local control panels for storm operate at the same speed. PAC panels is fed through the has effectively addressed
dant PAC system water, irrigation and reservoir Gutor UPS which offers a nec- some of the customer’s “pain
• Unity programming soft- pumping stations. The Benefits essary battery backup of eight areas,” as well as complying
ware All seven systems have an hours to help ensure trouble- with stringent project specifi-
• Vijeo Citect SCADA HMI mounted on the PAC High System Reliability free operation of the PAC unit cations.
• Connexium managed panel along with an engineer- and Availability through

switches ing work-station with Vijeo Increased Robustness
• iMCC switchgear panels Citect SCADA software with The high availability net-
• TSXETG3000 gateway 1500 tags. work architecture increased
• Gutor UPS The engineering work-sta- the robustness and fault toler-
For the Lusail city project, we were eager to
Customer Benefits tions and printers, all located ance of the system. The Vijeo work with a partner who is able to support us
• High system reliability in the control room, allow the Citect server is on a redun- at all stages of the project: from the design
and availability operator to remotely manage, dant Modbus TCP/IP commu-
• Integrated solution from monitor and command the nication with the Hot-standby
specifications to the after-sales
single supplier entire plant through graphical PACs ensuring continuous maintenance services.Above all, we needed
• Open communication displays. operation for the monitoring, a partner who could stay flexible all along the
across the system The storm water pumping controlling and report genera-
• Continuous, reliable oper- stations handle storm water tion of the system.
lifecycle of the project.
ation and road drainage. Each storm Integrated Solution from
Thomas Cowen
• Safe mode shut down water pumping station has a Single Supplier Qatar Kentz
control system for its facilities. Schneider Electric offered

24 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


Leveraging Technologyto Create

Smart & Sustainable Citizen-
Centric Cities
Deepak Garg is the Founder and
Chairman at Smart Energy Water
(SEW). He drives the overall
strategy, product innovation and
technology roadmap for the
organization. A passionate
entrepreneur, Deepak has built
high-powered business and teams
who are continuously developing
innovative forward thinking
platforms to address the key
challenges of energy and utility
industry. SEW delivers award-
winning cloud platforms with focus
in areas customer engagement,
mobile workforce, energy efficiency,
water conservation, analytics,
smart homes, electric vehicles and
smart cities. In a recent interaction
with Mayur Sharma, he talks about
how technology can be leveraged to
manage urban water infrastructure
and build smart cities with a
renewed focus on citizen

26 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


How will you define ‘smart the smart cities ecosystem pation through effective
water for smart cities’ for of India? How important is engagement.
our readers? the Indian smart cities Through in-built analytics,
Deepak: According to a market to you? we enable utilities to send
report from World Health Deepak: The essence of proactive targeted communi- The concept of smart water for smart
Organization - most of the any smart city is its citizens. cation & programs to citizens
world's population today lives Technology can be a facilita- thereby educating and moti- cities must address the challenges of
in cities, and this proportion is tor to improve operational vating them to improve water water scarcity, identify means to reduce
expected to grow continuous- aspects of cities, but a citizen- use efficiency.
ly. As cities around the world centric approach is an indis- Our solutions provide user water waste and non revenue water, and
experience this exploding pensable requisite for govern- friendly interface to control provide safe potable water to citizens.
population growth, the need ments and implementation home appliances and help
to ensure they can expand agencies looking forward to conserve water, thus address-
sustainably, operate efficient- building smart cities. This ing multiple aspects of smart cloud, mobility, big data, ana- tive approach to achieve
ly and maintain a high quality implies that a smart city must cities - smart water, smart lytics, IoT can help us digital- water sustainability.
of life for residents becomes leverage technology to energy, smart mobility, smart ize our water infrastructure SEW has deployed its
more humongous than it is enhance the quality of life of citizens, and smart gover- and improve the inherent award winning cloud plat-
today. Considering the pres- its citizens, improve commu- nance. business processes, increase form, Smart Customer Mobile
ent stress levels on our envi- nication between citizens and operational efficiencies, (SCM®) for several global
ronment, almost half the the government, and reduce Tell us a little about how to engage citizens to increase water utilities. Thus, the plat-
world's population is project- operational costs. Considering make cities smarter. By their awareness and proactive form provides the customers
ed to be living in areas of high the economic opportunities, that, I mean using technol- involvement in reducing an ability to track usage, mon-
water stress by 2030. These social upliftment and better ogy to make ‘water infra- water waste. Thus, the best itor and manage their bills,
statistics emphasize the sig- quality of life that Indian cities structure’ more respon- way to make our cities payments, leakages, compare
nificance of “smart water for promise, there is a massive sive. smarter is by adopting tech- usage against similar house-
smart cities” and thus it goes migration of rural population Deepak: As the hopes and nologies that not only digital- holds, and connect with cus-
without saying that it is into the cities. This undoubt- expectations of the global ize the infrastructure but also tomers in real time. SCM®
impossible to fulfil the vision edly strains the existing city community are riding high, so, bridges the communication facilitates the utilities address
of smart cities without the infrastructure & limited avail- it’s welcoming to see that the gap between agencies and cit- majority of customer engage-
implementation of smart ability of resources such as global economies and world izens so that they can collabo- ment scenarios aimed at pro-
water infrastructure. A city's energy and water. To address leaders have finally come on rate and achieve a water and viding rich customer experi-
water distribution system these challenges by building the same page with regards to energy sustainable future. ence through multi-channel
must be sound and viable in smart cities that are techno- handling global environmen- integration, real-time commu-
the long term to maintain its logically-enabled while being tal concerns, and unleashing Can you provide me with nication and personalized dig-
growth. Thus, the concept of citizen-centric is the need of investments towards building examples of successful im- ital engagement.
“smart water for smart cities” the hour. We at Smart Energy a sustainable future. By sus- plementations of mobile-
must address the challenges Water (SEW) are working tainable future, I mean smart based platforms for water What is SCM®? How can it
of water scarcity, technologi- with global utilities, govern- water and energy infrastruc- utilities? help municipal corpora-
cal and financial viability of ments, and implementation ture that helps in the efficient Deepak: Till date, our tions and water utilities in
water treatment, and avail- agencies to provide innovative use of these valuable most successful project imple- India?
ability of safe, potable water to solutions with a focus in areas resources. It is high time that mentation globally has been at Deepak: SCM® is a digital
the citizens. There must be of citizen engagement, water all stakeholders including gov- one of the largest water utili- customer engagement web
adequate provisions for ensur- conservation, energy efficien- ernments, policy-makers, ties in Virginia. The utility had and portal platform that pro-
ing quality supply, leakage cy, demand response, smart industry experts, academi- a large customer base serving vides self-service capabilities
identification, detection of homes, electric vehicles, ana- cians and citizens, all come to millions of customers. to utility customers. It facili-
contaminants, avoiding water lytics, etc. Given the forward- together to ensure that the While the utility was making tates a real-time, two-way
waste, improving water usage thinking initiatives taken by cities that we build are not all possible efforts to improve communication between the
efficiency and reduce non-rev- the Government of India just the epitome of develop- its operational efficiency, but, utility and its customers,
enue water. These operational (GoI), such as Digital India, ment, but of sustainable devel- it also wanted to improve cus- aimed at delivering effective
and process efficiencies can Smart Cities Mission and opment. Technologies such as tomer service levels and customer engagement, while
be easily achieved if water National Water Mission, there increase customer satisfac- enhancing operational effi-
utilities can get relevant, is a huge opportunity to lever- tion. We realized the need to ciency and reducing complex-
actionable information and age latest technologies and engage customers of the utili- ity and costs of customer serv-
insights basis meter data and achieve a sustainable growth ty such that it would trans- ices operations.
flow analysis. Thus, smart for the betterment of the soci- form the dynamics of utility- India has its distinct set of
technologies such as cloud, ety at large. This provides Through Smart customer relationship and challenges with regards to
mobile, big data, analytics and companies like ourselves lim- leverage it to achieve the big- water availability and water
Internet of Things (IoT) offer itless opportunities to con- H2O app, we look ger cause of water sustainabil- management. On one hand,
a huge array of opportunities tribute by playing an active forward to helping ity. Thus, we worked closely extreme climate conditions
to actualize the concept of role in the smart city eco-sys- not just with this utility, but create hydrological challenges
“smart water for smart tem. billion of global several others that realized and crisis such as droughts,
cities”. Our platforms can help citizens conserve the importance of customer on the other hand, the expo-
actualize the vision of smart engagement to improve busi- nentially increasing popula-
How do you see Smart En- cities by increasing citizen water and BE ness processes, boost service tion strains the limited avail-
ergy Water (SEW)'s role in awareness and their partici- WATER HEROES. levels and acquire a collabora- ability of water. Considering a

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beginning, where Smart H2O and customization. The key tion is core to our business
is yet another leap towards a highlight of our platforms is and an important driver of
global sustainable future. that they can be seamlessly our business at Smart Energy
integrated with any of the Water (SEW), we have
What other new technolo- existing back-end systems of designed our platforms which
gies, besides these, are you utilities, thus, requiring mini- are innovative and address
developing at SEW? mal effort and investment in the key global challenges of
Deepak: Our vision at deployment. We closely work Energy Sustainability &
SEW is to tap advance tech- with global clients to under- Water Conservation. The solu-
nologies and innovate solu- stand their specific needs and tions have inbuilt smart data
tions that can help build ener- align our platforms according- analytical capabilities that
major part of the economy is customers and making them gy and water sustainable ly. Considering our innovation provide utilities with critical
still agrarian, dependencies aware to proactively save the future-proof smart cities. Our and development team is con- business insights basis the
on water resources for domes- resources, provide them use- products are forward think- tinuously working on under- consumption data, usage pat-
tic as well as commercial pur- ful data insights helping them ing, user-friendly and help standing the needs, trends, tern and trend analysis.
poses is very high. Thus, a reduce their water footprint utilities streamline customer challenges and best practices Through the successful
major challenge for water util- and thus, making better choic- service processes, simplify prevalent in different mar- deployments and implementa-
ities and municipal corpora- es and informed decisions customer interactions, and kets, we are fully prepared to tions of our cloud based plat-
tions is to ensure availability footprint about water conser- reduce operational cost while cater to the complexities of forms, Smart Customer
of safe and potable water for vation. improving customer engage- the Indian market. Mobile (SCM®) - #1 Digital
citizens while maintaining ment metrics. We provide Customer Engagement
adequate supplies for com- Tell us about your project - best-in-class platforms with What is a favorite smart Platform, Smart Mobile
mercial use. The water-scarci- Smart H2O App. How does mobile and web interface city pilot or project you've Workforce (SMW®) - #1
ty is further aggravated by it help in fighting the seen recently? Mobile Workforce
inadequate infrastructure as drought-like situations? Deepak: One of our most Management Platform,
millions of gallons of water is Deepak: SEW has devel- successful smart water proj- Analytics Smart Water IQ
lost to aged infrastructure – oped a platform called Smart ects was for a large water util- (SiQ™) - #1 Cloud Analytics
burst pipes, leakages, illegal H2O, which is aimed at facili- ity in North America that Platform for Water and
connections and non-revenue tating a proactive collabora- serves millions of customers. Energy Utilities, we have
water. tion between water utilities Smart technologies The huge customer base of enabled the digital transfor-
Our platform allows water and citizens to reduce water such as cloud, the utility offered an opportu- mation of several global utili-
utilities and city bodies share waste. It is a user-friendly app nity as well as a challenge ties that help them realign
water usage data with cus- that is freely available to all mobile, big data, because while the successful their business models through
tomers in real-time. citizens. It is particularly analytics and implementation helped SEW effective customer engage-
Customers can also compare effective in water-scarce areas establish product’s compe- ment.
their consumption with their because it can be easily down- Internet of Things tence and uniqueness, at the The key highlight of our
neighbours and be informed loaded by common citizens (IoT) offer a huge same time it challenged our platforms and implementa-
about how they can improve who can then use it report team to work harder to tions is that these can be easi-
water use efficiency. It can be leakages, thefts, violations and array of achieve successful deploy- ly customized, configured and
used to send leakage alerts, water waste to their utilities opportunities. ment. However, SEW com- replicated according to the
notifications and saving tips or water boards. Our smart pleted successful deployment specific requirements of busi-
to the customers. The city H2O app. is more than a water which make them self-intu- of SCM® in record time with nesses. The technical compe-
bodies & utilities can create conservation app as it helps itive and enabled with self- seamless integration with tency of our team is our
enables a close collaboration service capabilities. We keep existing back-end systems of strength as we have on-board
between citizens and water on adding value through regu- the utility. Thus, we were able industry experts with several
utilities to be actively involved lar product improvisations to help the utility in effectively years of experience in technol-
in saving water. The app has and enhancements that deliv- engaging its customers and ogy, and energy and utility
converted millions of con- ers value and a novel experi- partnering with them to sector. They bring with them
sumers into water heroes - ence for the users through improve water use efficiency, insights, experience, and
One of our most providing them an easy-to-use customer analytics, detailed reduce water waste and know-how of global best prac-
successful smart tool needed to establish them- interaction metrics, business proactively take up water con- tices that can be easily emu-
selves as water-saving advo- intelligence (BI) for customer servation measures. lated in the Indian market.
water projects was cates. contacts. We have a very strong
for a large water Through our app Smart Finally, what do you want partner eco-system that help
H2O, we look forward to help- Will you be customizing city-leaders and Smart City us further augment our deliv-
utility in North ing billions of global citizens solutions for the complex CEOs to know about Smart ery capabilities. We at SEW
America that to conserve water and “BE Indian market? Energy Water (SEW)? are embracing the year 2018
WATER HEROES”. We want Deepak: All our platforms Deepak: At SEW, our with a positive outlook on
serves millions of to provide them a tool that have been developed with focus has always been on cus- growth and development and
customers. helps them proactively part- technologies and interfaces tomer-centricity and enabling hopeful to help global utilities
ner with their utilities, munic- that they cater to specific digital transformation to actively partner with their
and roll out personalized ipal boards and government requirements of global utili- through technologies like customers because together
water conservation programs agencies to improve water ties. Thus, they can be easily Mobile, Cloud, IoT, artificial we can fulfil the vision of
to targeted customer seg- usage efficiency and curb any deployed across geographies intelligence, machine learning, smart, secure and sustainable
ments. Thus, educating utility water waste. This is a new with minimal configuration robonomics, etc. Since innova- cities.

28 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


SUEZSupports Bangalore Infra

The Water Supply and Sewerage Board of Bangalore has selected SUEZ for the improvement of
wastewater infrastructures for 2 million inhabitants of Vrishabhavathi valley’s district.

BANGALORE, KNOWN AS SUEZ has also improved the “The long partnership illustrates the Group's ability Bangalore but also Mumbai,
the Indian Silicon Valley, has drinking water supply to between SUEZ and BWSSB is to provide reliable and locally- New Delhi, and Kolkata”, says
experienced a growth of 45% of 500,000 inhabitants by using based on a common commit- tailored solutions to the grow- Marie-Ange Debon, SUEZ
its urban population in a span helium gas to reduce signifi- ment to offer quality drinking ing challenge of access to Group Deputy Chief Executive
of five years, crossing the 12 cantly water leakages on the water and wastewater services drinking water and sanitation Officer in charge of the
million population mark in network. to Bangalore’s inhabitants. It in large municipalities such as International Division.
This rapid urban rise com-
bined with the development of How can SUEZ help other smaller cities of India in similar
business activities has led to projects, especially in the light of ongoing Smart-Cities
an explosion of the demand for projects in India?
drinking water supply and Mr. Bhan: SUEZ’s first commitment is to participate in the
sewage disposal. To meet these modernization of India’s water infrastructure. The group is sup-
challenges, BWSSB relies on porting major metro cities and smaller cities to improve their
SUEZ’s expertise and tech- water network and distribution, minimize non-revenue water, and
nologies. substantially improve customer service and revenue generation.
During the first three years, Today, all urban water infrastructures and utilities share striking-
the Group will design and build ly similar issues, important among them being ageing water net-
a new wastewater treatment works, escalating demand, and rising customers’ expectations.
plant with a capacity of Despite common challenges, most cities lack a unified approach
150,000 m3/day. Equipped with to these challenges and a plan for the future. As an experienced
activated sludge process (bac- world-class operator, SUEZ has the expertise that integrates
terial treatment), the plant will competencies and technologies required for managing and opti-
treat effluents to achieve an mizing distribution networks, leakage management, smart net-
optimum discharge quality work systems and infrastructure condition diagnosis and assess-
into the Vrishabhavathi River ment. It also includes ensuring water quality in distribution sys-
in accordance with the most Shyam J Bhan tems.
recent standards of the Indian Regarding leak management, for example, SUEZ has intro-
authorities, requiring, in par- EXPRESS WATER EXCLUSIVE duced its latest Helium Leak Detection technique in India. It is
ticular, a total nitrogen content well adapted for cities of developing countries where intermittent
of less than 10 mg/L. The Please elaborate on the technologies which will be used in supply, low pressure, non-metallic pipes and noisy environment
group will also rehabilitate the this project? make detection with traditional techniques difficult and ineffi-
existing plant with a capacity Mr. Bhan: The group will equip the new wastewater treat- cient. The technique needs no pre-localisation for leak detection,
of 150,000 m3/day. The com- ment plant of a capacity of 150,000 m3/day with activated sludge is highly accurate and finds more leaks compared to another
mon sludge treatment plant process with Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) to produce technique in a network with a high percentage of physical losses.
for the two treatment plants treated effluents complying with the most recent standards of the The group is already supporting cities like Pune (water treat-
will be equipped with SUEZ’s Indian authorities, requiring, in particular, a total nitrogen con- ment plant of 500 million liters per day - wastewater treatment
Degrémont® technologies tent of less than 10 mg/L. plant of 77 million liters/ day - 24/7 water supply project in
(Sedipac™ and Digelis™) that The common sludge treatment plant for the two wastewater Pimpri, Chinchwad), Trivandrum (water treatment plant of 74
will recover the biogas pro- treatment plants will be equipped with SUEZ’s Degremont® tech- million liters/ day), Kozhikode (water treatment plant of 174 mil-
duced into electricity in order nologies (Sedipac™ and Digelis™) that will recover into electrici- lion liters/ day), Nagpur (water treatment plant of 120 million
to make the plant self-suffi- ty the biogas produced in order to make the plant self-sufficient: liters/ day).
cient. The group is closely following the development of smart cities
SUEZ has been supporting • Sedipac™ is a modular compact footprint primary clarifier market in India. This sector is evolving and SUEZ’s global expert-
the city of Bangalore for 20 with lamellar modules. It works at high clarification rates, from ise will certainly be of interest to cities grappling with challenges
years in its water resources 10 to 25 m/h and without reagents. of urban management. Overcoming environmental challenges
management. The group has • Digelis™ is a single stage mesophilic (between 35°C and 37°C) requires collective mobilization: it needs governments, local
built, and now operates drink- Anaerobic Digestor for sludge coming from the urban waste- authorities, operators, and people to work together to manage
ing water plants with a total water treatment plant. It can incorporate highly efficient resources more efficiently. For our customers, we will continue to
capacity of 1.5 million m3/day sludge mixing system (Unconfined Central Drop Gas Mixing, or show our ability to adapt to meet the new challenges. Our group,
and wastewater treatment Cannon Gas Mixers) and accurate regulation of temperature to as always, will be on the forefront to respond to our customers
plants with a capacity of achieve very high process efficiency and maximum biogas pro- with a new strategic ambition: making resource management a
175,000 m3/day. Since 2013, duction for cogeneration. new driving force for shared development and growth.

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Potential in Sharing the Technical

Know-howand Helping Implement
Smart Pumping Solutions
Sanjeev Sirsi is the Head - Water Utility,
at Grundfos Pumps India Pvt Ltd. He
handles the Water Utility business for the
company in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan,
and Maldives. Sanjeev has more than 21
years of industry experience covering
marketing, sales, design and project
management. He has been involved in
the initialization of innovative products in
solar and water supply products for
Grundfos in India and focuses on water
and energy conservation. During his
interaction with Mayur Sharma, he
shared his thoughts on smart cities
projects, 24x7 water supply, efficient
urban sewage and flood management
systems, etc.

How will you define “smart have a different meaning in pumping system and having there is a potential in terms of ing solutions with remote
water for smart city” for India than, say, in Europe. an informed intelligent auto- sharing the technical know- monitoring systems would
our readers? Even in India, there is no one mated system, which would how and helping companies help the smart cities get con-
Sanjeev: There is no uni- way of defining a smart city. help plug unnecessary waste- and governments implement stant equated pressure in
versally accepted definition For Grundfos, with its core ful expenditure on repair and smart pumping solutions in an water supply with a possible
for a Smart City. The concept competency to provide smart maintenance. efficient and effective manner. reduction in NRW, low energy
of Smart City varies from city and intelligent pumping solu- Grundfos worldwide has expe- bills in terms of pumping
to city and country to country, tions, Smart City is an area How do you see Grundfos' rience and expertise in provid- water to state a few. From the
depending on the level of where it can showcase the role in the smart cities ing smart water pumping solu- market perspective, Smart
development, willingness to right pumping technologies ecosystem of India? How tions, be it water distribution Cities will help Grundfos to
change and reform, resources for saving energy, reducing important is the smart system, flood control system, position itself as a champion of
& aspirations of the urban res- water wastage, using renew- cities market to you? etc. sustainability. Keeping the
idents. A smart city would able power source to power Sanjeev: For Grundfos, Our range of smart pump- need and requirement of the

30 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


smart cities in mind, Grundfos is based on multi-pump opera- pect. Do you have intelli- intelligently depending upon term ones are the flood control
has technologically advanced tion at proportional pressure, gent products for the the actual site conditions. stations designed and execut-
pump solutions like Demand where the system is designed same? For Sewage Network, we ed by local bodies and consult-
Driven Distribution, S Pump, to supply precisely the flow Sanjeev: Grundfos pump- have specially designed On- ants like the ones in Mumbai.
and Grundfos Remote needed at the pressure ing solution for wastewater/ line Sewage prefabricated Grundfos has solutions for
Management. Since all these required, with many pumps sewage application thinks remote monitored pumping both short and long term - The
pumps are true to the needs of running at best efficiency beyond just power savings. It stations, which would help mobile dewatering unit has
a smart city, they are also point, instead of one big pump. looks at providing efficient reduce the capital cost dewatering pumps, generator
innovative, cutting-edge tech- In this process, no extra ener- pumping solutions throughout involved in expensive civil all housed in a canopy mount-
nology and user-friendly. gy is used that eventually the sewage treatment process- works and space. ed on a trailer with crane and
helps in reducing the carbon es of collection, transfer, treat- accessories for pumps in
Smart cities need to en- footprint. The Demand-Driven ment, and discharge. Where do you think we are place.
sure 24x7 uninterrupted Distribution system is an inno- With state of the art lacking in our stormwater On the long-term ones,
water supply. Tell us, in de- vative water management patented ‘S – tube’ impeller for and flood management Grundfos in India has success-
tail, about Grundfos’ De- pumping solutions aims at submersible raw sewage programs? How can you fully executed along with 7
mand Driven Dis- minimising cost and energy pumps not only ensure 160 help in proactively ad- years O&M a major flood con-
tribution mm solid dressing this issue? trol station in Mumbai that not
pressure control passage with Sanjeev: We have recently only included 8 numbers of
system. hydraulic experienced heavy downpour pumps with the discharge
S a n j e e v : efficiencies leading to flooding in many capacity of each pump - 6000
Demand-Driven up to 83% major cities like Chennai, liters per second pumps con-
Distribution is but also han- Mumbai, Bengaluru, etc. We trol and SCADA/ Automation,
aimed at providing dle a consis- need to design a systematic etc. Grundfos has also execut-
equated pressure tency of 3%. approach rather than just a ed 4 projects (Pumps plus
supply to all con- As these standard desilting or any SCADA/ Automation) with
sumers in a net- pumps are knee-jerk approach. The sys- the Kolkata Municipal
work and in the installed tematic approach would be to Corporation of nearly the sim-
process, reduce i n s i d e sensitize our municipal bodies ilar capacities.
energy bills, reduce s e w a g e with the help of consultants/
water leakage in the t a n k s , urban planners, etc. Digitalization of water &
system, reduce remote mon- Identify the low lying or wastewater networks
stress on pipes i t o r i n g flood prone areas way ahead of would be integral to smart
which would possi- through sen- the monsoons and have a city projects. How do you
bly defer investments on pipe and limit water losses in a sors is the only option to mon- short-term and a long-term support it?
replacement and repair costs. 24X7 water distribution sys- itor the health of the pumps. approach. The short-term Sanjeev: As a part of its
Grundfos’ Demand Driven tem by effective pressure con- Grundfos design consists of approach can be having business ethics, Grundfos con-
Distribution is a solution trol. built-in temperature sensors, mobile dewatering pumping siders the entire pumping sys-
aimed at addressing the water moisture sensors, and thermal station in place especially in tem. Grundfos optimizes the
pressure issues, directly at the An efficient sewage system switches which enable the the low lying, under passes, way pumps’ measurement and
consumer’s end. This solution would be another key as- pump to provide data and act etc., well in advance. The long- communication units work

Smart Cities Secure Water Supplies While Risks Loom

In a survey, 65% of municipalities expected ‘substantive risks’ to their water supplies. These
risks included water scarcity, declining water quality, flooding and an inadequate or aging
water infrastructure.

By Anne Nielsen

They are fixing leaks in These are just a few exam- plies, has cut its annual water Andersen of the Greater Collaboration across
Johannesburg, topping up ples of how cities are getting consumption in half since the Copenhagen Utility the value chain is
groundwater in Salisbury, smart about managing their 1970s by techniques ranging Company."
essential to building
Australia, and flushing toilets water supplies. There are from sophisticated equipment
with sea water in Hong Kong. plenty more in a Water to find leaks in its network to Water Risks are Mounting resilient cities.
Municipalities around the Resources Group (WRG) installing water meters at The need for action to
world are also adjusting water report, which addresses the households. “Without individ- secure future water supplies is Tao Bindslev
Group Vice President, Head -
pressure to minimize loss and problem of urban dry out. ual water meters, a consumer clear enough.
Water Utility Business,
make their distribution sys- "The City of Copenhagen, has no incentive to save,” says “The issue of water is
tems more efficient. facing dwindling water sup- Planning Manager Jens paramount, and the pressure

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Half the water naturally before it
One city that has success- is pumped into the aquifer 164
fully met the challenge of meters underground. From
diminishing water supplies is The issue of water is here, the rain water can later
Copenhagen. The Danish capi- paramount, and the be pumped up for irrigation
tal has managed to reduce its and industrial uses, according
yearly water consumption
pressure on cities is to the WRG.
from 100 million m3 in the late increasing. Unless This solution not only helps
Private Companies with 1970s to 55 million m3 today. you have the data, prevent flooding, it can also
Specialized Knowledge Have a “That’s a reduction by replenish ground water that
Role to Play in Helping Cities almost half,” says Planning
you won’t know that has become dangerously low S-tube Impeller
Overcome their Water Supply Manager Jens Andersen of the you have, say, a 25% in many areas like Salisbury.
Challenges. “Collaboration Across Greater Copenhagen Utility leakage.And if you Compared to storing water in There is no ‘Distant Oasis’
the Value Chain is Essential to Company. Water metering is an above-ground reservoir, it A study by the US environ-
Building Resilient Sities,” Says Tao one of many strategies that
can’t measure it, you also eliminates water loss mental group Nature
Bindslev, Grundfos Group VP. has helped the city to reach can’t manage it. from evaporation. Conservancy is skeptical of
Photo Courtesy: Christian this remarkable achievement, expensive water projects.
Andersson. he notes. Seth Schultz Private Enterprise has a It contends that cities need
“Without individual water Director of Research - C40 Role to Play to re-think the practice of
on cities is increasing,” says meters, a consumer has no Cities Private companies with establishing new water
Seth Schultz, Director of incentive to save. But after we specialized knowledge such as sources in faraway rivers and
Research of the C40 Cities installed meters, we could see Grundfos also have a role to reservoirs. Ultimately, there is
Climate Leadership Group, a over a period of years that reduce water pressure in the play in helping cities overcome no ‘distant oasis’ that can
global network of large and consumption was reduced by grid, they also reduce leakage their water supply challenges, solve a city’s water problems.
innovative cities taking action an average of 15%.” and minimize wear and tear says Tao Bindslev. Instead, the study points to
to reduce carbon emissions on aging pipes. “Collaboration across the conservation as the most sus-
and climate risks. Among Leaky Pipes Cause Aston- To this end, ‘smart’ tech- value chain is essential to tainable and cost-effective way
other things, he cites a recent ishing Water Losses nologies such as the Demand building resilient cities,” he to address water shortages.
C40 survey of major cities Like many other water- Driven Distribution pressure notes. “Grundfos is working One of the most effective ideas
around the world in which 65% wise cities, Copenhagen has control system developed by with city designers and con- of all, the authors argue, would
of these municipalities are done much to reduce leaks, Grundfos can save both water sultants at every point in the be for municipal water man-
expecting ‘substantive risks’ which can cause astonishing and money by delivering opti- water cycle on creating sus- agers to sit down with farmers
to their water supplies. These water losses. The WRG mal water pressure at any tainable urban designs for and work out some mutually
risks include water scarcity, describes situations in which given time, says Group Vice water management systems.” beneficial ways to conserve
declining water quality, flood- 40% or more of the water that President Tao Bindslev, who irrigation water. For example,
ing and an inadequate or aging is pumped into a distribution heads up the company’s Water Money and Ecology are Ma- massive amounts of water
water infrastructure. grid is lost before it ever Utility business. jor Hurdles could be freed up for urban
reaches the consumer. “This system can automati- Water-wise solutions use if cities would compensate
Copenhagen has Almost “Our leakage losses are cally monitor grid use pat- abound, but so do the hurdles. farmers for establishing more
Cut Water Consumption in now down to just 7%,” says terns with remote sensors and Financing large water projects efficient irrigation technolo-
Jens Andersen. “Thanks to adjust the water pressure is one of the main issues – not gies such as lined canals and

some highly advanced listen- accordingly using a Grundfos least in developing countries, improved delivery systems.
ing equipment, we’ve become software algorithm,” he says. says Seth Schultz. The farmers, meanwhile,
better at finding the holes in “This reduces both water “Just collecting informa- would benefit from the sub-
Without individual our pipes. We’re also better at and electricity consumption tion and data on leakage can sidy and experience increased
water meters, a renewal planning, so we can by up to 20%, and water pipes be difficult and costly in some productivity.
prioritize the oldest and most will last longer because they third world cities, where
consumer has no heavily used areas of the grid.” are less likely to crack.” records are still mostly on Cities are Ready
incentive to save. Water-saving campaigns, The return on investment, paper,” he says. Despite the obvious chal-
rising water prices and a says Tao Bindslev, is “very “Unless you have the data, lenges, Seth Schultz is con-
Jens Andersen growing awareness of the need short. In some cases down to a you won’t know that you have, vinced that cities are both will-
Planning Manager - Greater for conservation have also year.” say, a 25% leakage. And if you ing and able to make the
Copenhagen Utility Company helped reduce consumption, can’t measure it, you can’t changes that are necessary for
he adds. Meanwhile, the city Saving Up for a Non-Rainy manage it.” a sustainable, water-scarce
continues to search for new Day Ecology is also a hurdle. In future. “The good news is that
water sources and has entered Some cities have managed Copenhagen, for example, the city mayors actually have
a water-sharing agreement to address two problems at Jens Andersen reports that it very strong powers in the
with the city of Roskilde, 34 once by harvesting storm is becoming more difficult to water sector, as such cities
kilometers to the west. water and storing it under- get permission to drill for have the ability to make
ground, essentially saving up water in new areas outside the changes in this area. They are
‘Smart’Technologies Take their water for dry spells. city. Communities worry already ramping up their
Off the Pressure In the Australian city of about the consequences of activities dramatically,” he
According to the WRG Salisbury, for example, storm removing more and more says. “So yes, I’m very opti-
Jens Andersen, Photo Courtesy report, many cities have also water is led into an engineered water from their ecosystems, mistic. But I also know how
Christian Andersson. found that if they simply wetland that filters and cleans he says. much more needs to happen.”

32 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


The Internet of Things (IoT)

Starts with a Sensor
The Internet of Things (IoT) always starts with a sensor. After all, things cannot capture
states or carry out actions unless they are fitted with sensors.
By Keller AG

the banks of streams and onto with a pressure transmitter or heavy rain, surprising unsus-
the roads, sweeping away a level sensor, it reliably trans- pecting motorists. A subse-
cars, devastating houses, and mits water levels and pres- quent lawsuit cost the city
killing people. sure data via the GSM mobile nearly US$ 500,000 in the set-
Although weather services phone network by SMS, e- tlement.
usually issue warnings before mail or FTP to those responsi-
severe weather hits, many ble in order to issue flood Inefficient Manual Solutions
towns are poorly prepared for warnings before tragedy At the time of the accident,
The Internet of Things flash flooding. This is hard to strikes. city workers were tasked with
(IoT) always starts with a believe since most regions driving to the roadway site to Level Probe 36 X W
sensor. After all, things have detailed special maps Reliable Flash Flood Alert visually monitor for roadway
cannot capture states or that deliberately highlight the The U.S. National Weather wash over conditions. When ty to send remote alerts to
carry out actions unless danger zones so that the Service records weather- wash over appeared immi- maintenance workers making
they are fitted with sen- places at risk can prepare related fatalities, defined by nent, a crew would erect bar- them aware of the imminent
sors. accordingly. However, these the particular weather condi- ricades to block the roadway. roadway wash overs regard-
IoT is already a widely maps are rarely to be found in tion. In 2013, the NWS report- However, as rain/flash flood less of the time of day.
known and to some extent town halls, fire stations or the ed 82 fatalities over 21 states events often occurred After consulting KELLER
controversial term. Yet, the emergency services, which is related to flash and river overnight, or at times when America, a system including
Internet of Things is all why people largely fail to take flooding. Of these 82, 45% workers might not be avail- the GSM and an Acculevel
around us every day, whether proactive measures. occurred in a vehicle, likely able, this method proved submersible level transmitter
we realize it or not. If a com- Moreover, the special maps unreliable. Unpredictable con- was specified for installation
pany uses automatic, inde- are relatively roughly drawn; ditions made it difficult to at key locations prone to
pendent processes in its orga- obstructive buildings and ensure that operating proce- flooding. KELLER America
nizational measures, we call roads acting as channels are dures be strictly followed. City
this a “smart factory” or not always shown. So, while maintenance managers recog-
“Industry 4.0”. No matter the the maps may identify a prob- nized that an automated solu-
sector, the sensor is ultimately lem, they provide no viable tion must be implemented to
the most important supplier solution. reliably alert them to immi-
of data and thus the key com- Which is why an IoT solu- nent roadway wash-overs.
ponent of the IoT process. tion is capable of identifying
When fitted to an object, dif- dangers early and reliably Flood Alert by GSM
ferent sensors can be connect- raise the alarm for imminent Remote Data Transmission Unit After extensive online
ed to local and global commu- flooding is essential. This and Data Logger GSM-2 research, city officials identi-
nication networks. The final means emergency services fied the KELLER GSM i GSM Software
step in the process is to ana- can be notified automatically, trying to cross flooded road- remote data transmission unit
lyze the data on networked in a matter of seconds, so the ways. as a possible solution. This provided technical support for
computers or in a cloud. IoT appropriate measures can be GSM unit operates by trans- the setup, installation, and
processes are highly cus- taken promptly, even in the Life-Threatening Weather mitting water level or pres- programming of the system,
tomized and are undergoing most remote corners of the Conditions sure data over GSM cellular allowing the responsible city
continuous development. region. In one case in a municipali- networks. Level data can be workers to receive an SMS
KELLER’s GSM-2 remote ty in southern California, a collected via a variety of alert indicating rising water.
Automatic Flash Flood transmitter forms part of vehicle was swept away instruments, which provide After the implementation, the
Warning for Swift Protec- warning systems like these. resulting in the death of the either standard analog (4- city transitioned from manu-
tion against Hazards The GSM-2 is a combination driver. The incident occurred 20mA, 0-5 VDC, 0-10VDC, ally placed, temporary barri-
Flash floods are sudden of an autonomous data logger on a bridge, which is frequent- etc.) or digital RS485 i / SDI12 cades to permanent swinging
and unpredictable. Within and a remote transmitter in ly washed over by flash flood i outputs. The primary advan- gates, which close when flash
minutes, floods can rise over one device. When combined waters during periods of tage of this system is the abili- floods occur.

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We Believe that Smart City

Technologyhas the Power to
Transform India
Pratap Padode is the Founder and
Executive Director of Smart Cities
Council India. He pioneered equity
research in India by launching
India’s most successful specialized
equity journal, ‘Dalal Street Journal’
as its co-founder. He is the founder
of ASAPP Info Global Group. He has
also launched the India Readiness
Guide which is a custom framework
for India’s city planners. Mayur
Sharma recently talked to him
about his views on Smart Cities
Mission - an urban renewal and
retrofitting program by the
Government of India, and how the
Smart Cities Council looks at its role
in smart city projects.

How will you define “smart water every year. For exam- with water shortages through- for integrating water treat- isolated legacy systems to
water for smart city” for ple, using intelligent water out the world and also for the ment systems with informa- achieve citywide efficien-
our readers? systems, technology is used to development of the ideal tion and control systems for cies can be a significant
Pratap: When defining make an effective use of water smart cities of the future. the ultimate efficient-based challenge. It requires a
“smart water for smart cities” resources by increasing the Effective ways of supplying utilization of water. tremendous amount of time
we must first explain why number of pathways for water water to afflicted cities can and resources to determine
such an intervention is neces- circulation. These systems include the production of What stands in the way of the existing city’s weak
sary. Smart Water systems improve the efficiency of water by seawater desalina- rapid adoption of smart areas that need utmost con-
are needed in order to make water resources in a region by tion and use of recycled water, cities technologies? sideration, e.g. Achieving a
an effective use of water combining IT with different and by managing the overall Pratap: A few issues that 100% efficient distribution
resources, and provide an effi- water treatment systems to circulation of water around stand in the way of a rapid of water supply and sanita-
cient water infrastructure to a make effective use of water. the city efficiently. adoption of smart cities tech- tion.
country that experiences The intelligent water system The concept of an intelli- nologies are: • According to the Ministry
droughts and shortages of has an essential role in coping gent water system is essential • The integration of formerly of Urban Development

34 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


(MoUD), the total amount contributing to the slow have notably fared well under
of investment required to progress of smart city tech- India’s Smart Cities Mission.
complete India’s smart nologies in India. In Surat, under Smart
cities mission exceeds Rs. 5 Cities guidelines, the city has The total amount of investment required
lakh crore over the next 20 You promote cities with already completed projects
years. This translates to an three values: livability, that have improved public to complete India’s smart cities mission
annual requirement of over workability, and sustain- transport connectivity across exceeds Rs. 5 lakh crore over the next 20
Rs. 30,000 crores. The ability. Please explain. the city, increased the number
financing for these projects Pratap: At Smart Cities of buses and their usage, and years.This translates to an annual
is thus a major obstacle to Council India, we envision a reduced travel time through requirement of over Rs. 30,000 crores.
the rapid adoption of smart world where digital technolo- dedicated BRT corridors
cities technologies, as one gy and intelligent design have managed through IT The financing for these projects is thus a
needs to see how these proj- been harnessed to create Management Systems. The major obstacle to the rapid adoption of
ects can all be financed smart, sustainable cities with city has also built a control
using the governments’ pre- high-quality living and high- center that provides a 360- smart cities technologies.
ferred Public-Private quality jobs. degree view of the key func- many of the world’s leading can support multiple applica-
Partnerships (PPP) model. Thus, we promote cities tions for managing the city. smart city practitioners – the tions. The solution consists of
• The successful implementa- that embody our three core The center enables city offi- members and advisors of the advanced metering for water,
tion of smart city solutions values of livability, workability, cials to better allocate Smart Cities Council India electricity, gas and lighting
needs effective horizontal and sustainability as a guide- resources, adopt preventative and the Smart Cities Council. applications, all connected by
and vertical coordination line, so as to work to create a maintenance measures, and The Guide was formed to a singular, centralized system.
between various institu- clean and healthy environ- proactively manage issues help cities create a vision for The network securely trans-
tions providing various ment, facilitate infrastructure that affect the quality of life their future, and to help them mits and receives data to help
municipal amenities, as well development, and provide for citizens in Surat. build an action plan to get to utilities and co-ops make bet-
as effective coordination services without stealing from that better future. It helps ter decisions now and in the
between the central govern- future generations. How do you evaluate the people to understand how future. What often begins as
ment, state governments, performance of a water & technology will transform the smart metering can develop
and local government agen- How are the Indian cities wastewater company in cities of tomorrow, and how into a more robust grid mod-
cies on various issues relat- making progress under smart city projects? people can contribute to ernization effort that supports
ed to financing and sharing smart cities mission? Pratap: To evaluate the enhancing and realizing this wide-ranging system meas-
of best practices and serv- Which are the leading performance of various Indian transformation. It suggests urement and control.
ice delivery processes. cities, and why? water & wastewater compa- goals to aspire for, the features Such a system can be repli-
Many cities chosen under Pratap: According to a nies in smart city projects, and functions to specify, the cated in Indian cities – albeit
the Smart Cities Mission report released by the Smart Cities Council India best practices to gain the not as easily. It would require
have yet to set up a formal Minister of Urban and uses a methodology that looks maximum benefits, and the a growing investment in
authority to oversee their Housing Affairs, Mr. Hardeep at three core parameters to collaborative environment smart city projects by private
smart city projects, thus Singh Puri, 148 projects have form its criteria. It looks upon needed to envisage and assim- companies in India, similar to
been completed till date under the current status of perform- ilate all aspects of smart cities the significant interest in such
India’s Smart Cities Mission. ance and service delivery of together. The India Readiness technological projects in the
Besides this, 407 projects water in cities, and its pre- Guide is intended for mayors, United States. Furthermore,
have started work, and anoth- paredness to transform. city managers, city planners it would require a government
er 237 projects are in the ten- Secondly, we look at the and their staffs. It helps cities regulation that would allow
The Singapore dering stage. So while things state of technology solutions help themselves by providing the monitoring of public and
have progressed slowly until used, and the interventions objective, vendor-neutral private utilities by a central
government is now, there are very encourag- proposed by companies to information to make confi- authority, rather than by
doing a particularly ing signs that India’s Smart improve these technologies. dent, educated choices about smaller local bodies.
City Mission will be success- Lastly, we look at the contri- the technologies that can India is definitely headed
good job with the ful. Further 82 out of 99 cities bution made by these water transform their city. in the right direction in order
policy to promote now have functional Special and wastewater companies, to complete its Smart Cities
smarter and more Purpose Vehicles, who moni- before assigning data vectors What are the most suc- Mission, but a complete tech-
tor, assess and implement to these quantities in order to cessful “smart water tech- nological overhaul would
sustainable cities. their cities smart city proj- evaluate their performance in nology initiatives” you've require foreign expertise and
There, they refer to ects. Furthermore, the state smart city projects. seen globally? Could these investments, as well as a coun-
and central governments have be easily replicated in In- trywide motivation to make
it as a ‘Smart created an efficient system for What is the ‘Indian Readi- dian cities? India a global leader in smart
Nation’, rather than the flow of money, so that ness Guide’? Does it help Pratap: One of the most cities technology.
SPVs are not hindered by urban planners, in terms of successful smart water tech-
a collective mission financial problems. India may water management? nology initiatives I’ve seen Can you cite any govern-
of smart cities.The not finish transforming 100 Pratap: The India globally has been the Sensus ments doing a particularly
cities into smart cities by Readiness Guide is a concep- Advanced Metering good job with policy to pro-
country has a 2020, but the mission is very tual roadmap to address Infrastructure (AMI) solution mote smarter and more
‘technocentric’ much on track – providing growth strategies, by focusing from Sensus, by Xylem. sustainable cities?
smart technologies to 100 on universal principles that The Sensus AMI solution Pratap: The Singapore
vision for future cities by 2020. Cities such as unite key areas of a city. It was helps utilities and co-ops build government is doing a partic-
progress. Pune, Surat, and Ahmedabad assembled with input from a smarter infrastructure that ularly good job with the policy

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ods to track the “health” of the What is so fascinating panies and local and state gov-
water system under hand- about this project, is that it ernments in India to showcase
pumps in rural, poor regions addresses a basic issue for the potential of smart city
of the developing world, using rural communities around the technology in India and bring
One of the most successful smart water low-cost sensors mounted in world in a cost-effective, yet it to the forefront of the coun-
technology initiatives I’ve seen globally the pump handles. At scale, efficient manner. The simple tries agenda. We believe that
this has enabled the hand- monitoring of hand-pumps smart city technology has the
has been the Sensus Advanced Metering pump infrastructure across can not only decrease the power to transform India, and
Infrastructure (AMI) solution from Sub-Saharan Africa to begin workload of those who yet are working tirelessly to
transforming into a large- walk miles just to get their achieve that dream.
Sensus, by Xylem. scale, distributed network for families drinking water, but Subsequently, Smart Cities
to promote smarter and more tric’ vision for future monitoring water supplies. also maximize the use of clean Council India is proud to host
sustainable cities. There, they progress, which aids the gov- This project addresses the ris- water and bring the wastage the ‘Smart Urbanation 2018’,
refer to it as a “Smart Nation”, ernment’s powerful push to ing concerns about shallow down to almost nothing. India’s leading platform for
rather than a collective mis- make Singapore smart. groundwater quantities in government and private
sion of smart cities – a master many countries and is also rel- What will be your role in stakeholders to dialogue and
plan for development, to What is a favourite innova- evant to the sustainable devel- helping Indian cities get derive decisive ways to outline
become a global technology tive smart city pilot or wa- opment of drinking water sup- smart in next 5 years? India’s urban reality and
leader. This is driven by the ter project you've seen re- ply in rural areas in many Pratap: The aim of the future strengthened with the
Singapore governments cently, outside of India? parts of the world. Smart Cities Council India is technological revolution.
deregulated economic struc- Pratap: Recently, there Additionally, the introduc- to provide the latest updates Now in its 5th year, the
ture and tech-powered infra- was a project undertaken tion of information technology about what is happening on Summit, a highly interactive
structure. The countries jointly by the University of in hand pump management is the smart cities development conference and expo, show-
many incubator spaces, gov- Oxford’s Department of revolutionary for intensifying front, gather and disseminate cases cutting-edge technolo-
ernment contract incentives, Engineering Science and and enhancing the resolution resources, collate industry gies, real-world solutions and
and coding programs entice School of Geography and the of shallow groundwater moni- data and showcase achieve- proven strategies that India
start-ups and entrepreneurs. Environment. Their project toring in a sustainable man- ments in this segment. needs to build more livable,
The country has a ‘technocen- uses machine learning meth- ner. We work with private com- workable, sustainable cities.

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Aarhus Vand Eyes India's Smart

Cities Projects
Aarhus Vand is looking at India's Smart Cities project to lend its expertise in setting up
integrated sewage treatment plants with a focus on generating power. To start with it is
looking at Udaipur in Rajasthan to provide its domain expertise.

The co-operation between water loss is great, and if a many palaces and temples
Udaipur and Aarhus was offi- stable water supply is to be located by the lakes.
cially initiated in November of established, it is necessary to Unfortunately, the lakes are
2016 when the Mayor of reduce the water loss. not in a good condition due to
Aarhus, Jacob Bundsgaard, the discharge of untreated
visited Udaipur and signed a Gas and Energy Produc- wastewater and litter.
cooperation agreement. The tion at the Wastewater Therefore, cooperation has
cooperation covers water Treatment Plant been planned on the waste-
management in Udaipur, and Today, one wastewater water structure, separation of
the intention is also to support treatment plant in Udaipur rainwater harvesting and
activities in the State of treats 25 million liters of wastewater, monitoring and
Gujarat through a so-called A Newly Established Pumping wastewater per day, which is possible restoration of lakes.
water hub between Gujarat Station at Fateh Sagar Lake, about 30 percent of the city's Aarhus Vand is a Danish
and Denmark. Udaipur wastewater. In coming years, public limited company owned
Raw Water Intake at Jaisamand Overall, the cooperation the intention is to establish by Aarhus Municipality. Its
Water Treatment Plant in Udaipur. agreement must support June 2017, representatives treatment of the city’s entire activities comprise rainwater
The Supply of Drinking Water increased relations between from Aarhus Municipality and wastewater. Gas production disposal (including climate
should be Based Primarily on India and Denmark, con- Aarhus Vand visited Udaipur has not been established, and adaptation projects), produc-
Surface Water. This Water Comes tribute to poverty eradication, to identify the areas to be cov- due to insufficient supply tion and distribution of drink-
from Lake Jaisamand, improved regulation in the from the public electricity net- ing water, transport and
Approximately 50 km off Udaipur. field of water and furthermore work, the current wastewater purification of wastewater,
support the export opportuni- treatment plant is operated on emptying of private holding
AARHUS MUNICIPALITY ties of the Danish water sector generators. Therefore, the tanks as well as safeguarding
AND Aarhus Vand have in India. plan is for a future treatment a balanced and healthy water
signed a 4-year cooperation The cooperation is plant to produce energy based cycle. It recovers, treats and
agreement with India on the financed by development on the resources contained in distributes 15 million cubic
management of water in the funds through the Ministry of the wastewater. meters of drinking water and
city of Udaipur. It is a co-oper- Foreign Affairs of Denmark purifies more than 30 million
ation at authority level the and supported by a growth Restoration of Lakes cubic meters of wastewater
purpose of which is to pave consultant, who has been Udaipur is a tourist desti- every year at 9 waterworks
the way for Danish exports of employed at the Embassy in A Bridge by the Lake Pichola in nation - especially because of and four wastewater treat-
water technology solutions. Udaipur since August 2017. In Udaipur the beautiful lakes and the ment plants.

ered by the cooperation.

Following the discussions with
the Indian partners, coopera-
tion will be sought in the fol-
Today, one wastewater treatment plant in lowing areas: The cooperation agreement must
Udaipur city treats around 25 million Reduction of Water Loss support increased relations between
liters of wastewater per day, which is Udaipur wants to establish India and Denmark, contribute to poverty
a stable water supply all
about 30 percent of the city's wastewater. round the clock. Today there eradication, improved regulation in the
In coming years, the intention is to is only pressure on the drink- field of water and furthermore support
ing water system a few hours
establish treatment of the city’s entire daily, and in some places not the export opportunities of the Danish
wastewater. even on a daily basis. The water sector in India.

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What do Water
Customers Think?
Customer engagement is enabling the water industry to plan for the future of resilient and
smart utilities.
By Arup

AROUND THE WORLD, the who managed the project.

water industry is proactively “These included factors such
engaging with customers to as more extreme weather
help define how utilities can caused by climate change, and
become more resilient and the need to upgrade infra-
more efficient, and to provide structure affordably.”
the basis of responsive policy In addition, the team also
for uncertain futures. incorporated the Welsh
Government’s Wellbeing of
Resilient and Efficient Future Generations Act. This
“Governments and regula- showed how DCWW could
tors globally are working with contribute to the outcomes for
water companies to help them the people of Wales that the
become more resilient in act identifies – such as creat-
response to global mega- ing a resilient Wales. This cre-
trends such as climate and ated a much broader under-
demographic change,” standing of customer benefits

explains Ian Gray, who leads than what would have been
Arup’s water asset manage- possible had the review
ment work. “At the same time, focused on just the water
customers and shareholders Water systems are the lifeblood of a city and are increasingly coming company. The framework uses
want companies to mitigate under strain.The question we’re tackling is how we can understand a maturity matrix to assess
familiar shock events, such as the current resilience of the
flooding and drought.”
the resilience of urban water systems to increasing shocks and business and identify different
How can water companies stresses.To build the resilience of any city, the challenge is to actions to improve it along
balance these demands in an recognize and understand the complexity of its urban water with the investment required.
already challenging business These scenarios form part
systems, environment and interconnection with communities and of DCWW’s Water 2050
In Wales in the UK, Dwr stakeholders across the water basin.We are establishing a Vision, which Arup helped to
Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) framework to assess the water resilience of cities in a holistic and deliver.
created a business strategy, The Water 2050 Vision is
for the next 35 years, that mit-
pragmatic way now out for consultation with
igates the risks posed by Dr. Mark Fletcher customers. By the end of July,
shocks and stresses both old Global Water Leader, Arup DCWW had already received
and new. To inform the strat- more than 2,000 responses to
egy, we worked with Welsh an interactive survey of cus-
Water to create a resilience DCWW’s previous safe drinking water and to that customers had told tomer attitudes to water and
framework based on the best- research had shown that its protect the environment. Our DCWW were important to environmental issues. The
practice approach we devel- customers place particular team incorporated these them onto the likely shocks answers to this will help it pri-
oped with The Rockefeller emphasis on the reliability of needs into the resilience and stresses that we’d worked oritize investment, including
Foundation in our City essential services. Above all, framework. with Cardiff University to resilience, over the coming
Resilience Index. they want DCWW to provide “We mapped the things identify,” explains Louise Ellis, decades.

38 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


Arup and The Rockefeller Foundation Collaborate to Help Cities

Cope with Shocks and Stresses to Urban Water Systems

With the support of The Rockefeller

Foundation,Arup developed the City
Resilience Index - a new way to
understand and champion resilience in
cities.The City Resilience Index is helping
cities understand and measure their
capacity to endure, adapt and transform.
Recently,Arup announced it is
collaborating with The Rockefeller
The River Brenig, Tregaron in the county of Ceredigion, Wales UK
Foundation to establish a framework to
help cities better prepare for and respond
Arup, with support from ambition is to create a global system in an accessible, evi- to shocks and stresses to their water
The Rockefeller Foundation, standard for water resilience dence-based and measurable
is establishing a framework to assessment that informs plan- way to inform planning, devel- system. Climate change and rapid
help cities better prepare for ning and investment deci- opment and investment deci- urbanization are placing an increasing
and respond to shocks and sions. sions. The Index has under-
stresses to their water sys- The framework will recog- pinned the 100 Resilient Cities strain on water resources, with cities
tem. Climate change and nize the complexity and scale programme, pioneering the expected to experience increasingly
rapid urbanization are placing of urban water systems and concept of resilience world-
an increasing strain on water consider all elements of the wide and leading to cities frequent flooding and water shortages
resources, with cities expect- water cycle. The ultimate aim around the world seeking to
ed to experience increasingly is to increase the influence of improve their resilience. new knowledge and practical identify key vulnerabilities,
frequent flooding and water cities in driving change and Dr. Mark Fletcher, Arup tools to enable cities to assess but also to improve their deci-
shortages. bringing together stakeholders Global Water Leader said: and plan for resilience. Our sion-making so they can pre-
The first phase, due to run from across a water basin area “Water systems are the aim is not only to help cities pare for a changing future.”
until January 2019, will see the to deliver better outcomes. lifeblood of a city and are
development of the City Water The project is aligned with increasingly coming under
Resilience Framework The City Resilience Index strain. The question we’re
(CWRF), giving cities of all (CRI), developed by Arup tackling is how we can under-
sizes a guide to understanding together with The Rockefeller stand the resilience of urban
and measuring the resilience Foundation. The CRI articu- water systems to increasing
of their water systems. The lates the resilience of an urban shocks and stresses. To build
the resilience of any city, the
challenge is to recognize and
understand the complexity of
its urban water systems, envi-
ronment, and interconnection
with communities and stake-
holders across the water
basin. We are establishing a
framework to assess the
water resilience of cities in a
holistic and pragmatic way.”
Dr. Fred Boltz, University
of Massachusetts Amherst,
CWRF Steering Group Chair
said: “This work will plug a
gap in our understanding of
the complexities of urban
Valve Tower on the Upper Neuadd Reservoir, Glamorgan, Wales, UK water systems. It will develop Tools Developed Included a Best Practice Resilience Framework

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Building Resilience in a Cityis the

Workof a Generation
Michael Berkowitz is the President
at Rockefeller Foundation. He
joined the foundation in August
2013 to shape and oversee the 100
Resilient Cities. Previously, he has
worked at Deutsche Bank, most
recently as the Deputy Global Head
of Operational Risk Management
(ORM). Here, he talks about the
concept and project of ‘100 Resilient
Cities’, its economic challenges and
smart water technologies, in an
interaction with Mayur Sharma.

Why the increasing atten- earth’s population lives in these stresses include high range of issues from water
tion everywhere to 100 Re- cities and three-quarters of unemployment; an overtaxed security, to mobility to health-
silient Cities? What is this the world’s GDP is concentrat- or inefficient public trans- care to affordable housing.
project all about? ed in cities. These cities are portation system; endemic
Michael: 100 Resilient increasingly connected and violence; or chronic food and What is the role of a CRO
Cities - Pioneered by The interdependent and they are water shortages. By address- (Chief Resilience Officer)
Rockefeller Foundation For the first time in all increasingly susceptible to ing both the shocks and the in this project?
(100RC) is dedicated to help- the effects of climate change. stresses, a city can better Michael: The CRO is an
ing cities around the world history, more than All of this makes our cities respond to adverse events and innovative, senior position in
become more resilient to the 50% of the earth’s vulnerable. 100RC helps cities is more capable of delivering city government that acts as
physical, social, and economic prepare for both fast and basic functions in both good the city’s point person for
challenges that are a growing population lives in slow-moving disasters includ- times and bad, to all popula- resilience building, helping to
part of the 21st century. cities and three- ing sudden and unexpected tions. To date in India our coordinate all of the city’s
Globally, we are experiencing disruption such as earth- cities have created more than resilience efforts.
the convergence of three
quarters of the quakes, floods, disease out- 60 actionable initiatives to CROs are an important
mega-trends: globalization, world’s GDP is breaks, etc. but also the improve the lives of residents part of how we’re trying to
urbanization and climate stresses that weaken the fab- and strengthen the city for the solve two major problems
change. For the first time in
concentrated in ric of a city on a day to day or future. cities face:
history, more than 50% of the cities. cyclical basis. Examples of These initiatives address a • First, cities are complex

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systems made of an array of global industry leaders and pal government silos and
smaller, distinct actors like innovators, including curating encourage inter-department
government agencies, local a platform of resilience-build- collaboration, there also needs
businesses, and offices of ing tools and services from the to be collaboration across bal-
international organizations; private, public, academic, and By 2030, India is expected to have 87 ance sheets so that the city
and they often don’t com- non-profit sectors. More than cities with a population exceeding 1 knows it is getting the most
municate or interact with 100 organizations have agreed out of every dollar spent.
one another as much as to donate more than USD 250 million and is expected to add 300 million
they should; million in goods and services urban residents to cities by 2050.This What are the most suc-
• Second, the solutions cities to the cities in our network cessful “smart water tech-
develop are often not treat- including Indian company creates an expected USD 1.5 trillion nology initiatives” you've
ed as scalable knowledge. Navigem. These engagements infrastructure demand per year for the seen globally, and could
Cities regularly solve prob- help cities better define their these be easily replicated
lems that already have been problems and let the private next decade. Each of the four Indian cities in other cities?
addressed by other cities, sector develop better solu- in our network is also a ‘smart city’and we Michael: Many of the most
when instead they could be tions and services that can be successful water initiatives
modifying solutions and les- scaled across markets. want to use these four as pilots for what it that we’ve seen at work in our
sons learned in other cities, For example, in Bangkok, can mean to be both Smart and Resilient network can be replicated and
tailoring them to be more Dutch company Deltares is our cities are studying how to
cost-efficient and effective. working with the city to help in India. adapt these solutions for local
They do this by working them create a long-term vision offer to the network - an Committee to advise 100RC use. In Rotterdam for exam-
across government depart- for water management that expertise it could teach as well on policy and advocacy strate- ple, they have developed
ments to help cities address takes into account how the as knowledge gaps it wanted gies and help us identify and water parks that serve as
and understand their own city has grown, its current to fill by learning from other prioritize key urban issues. water retention ponds in wet
complexities; bringing togeth- infrastructure needs and gaps cities. Surat, which joined the weather and as public parks
er a wide array of stakehold- and the expected impacts of network in the first wave of What are the economic when it’s dry - easing the pres-
ers from the public, private climate change. admissions in 2013, became challenges for resilient sure on drainage systems and
and community level; leading the first city in India to release cities? improving social cohesion. In
the Resilience Strategy Have you selected any a comprehensive Resilience Michael: Building New York, the city is working
process to develop a roadmap cities in India for this proj- Strategy in April 2017. Since resilience in a city is the work on what it calls the ‘Big U’ - as
for strengthening the city in a ect? What was the proce- then we have been working of a generation. It takes time sea wall with public parkland
holistic and inclusive way; and dure and criteria to select closely with the CRO and the and requires forward-thinking and community spaces incor-
encouraging the city to make those cities? What is the Commissioner to implement a investment. Cities do not have porated - that will protect
plans and decisions using a outcome so far? number of projects with a the luxury of solving singular lower Manhattan from sea
resilience lens. Our global net- Michael: We have four focus on cleaning up the River problems but rather need to level rise. In Singapore, they
work of CROs works together cities in India in the 100RC Tapi and improving last mile invest more wisely so that are converting concrete
to problem solve, develop best network: Chennai, Jaipur, connectivity to make the city’s solutions can deliver multiple drainage canals into streams
practice and share solutions Pune and Surat. All of the public transport system more benefits and solve multiple and parkland improving water
that can be scaled for use in cities in our network were effective. Chennai and Pune problems with single inter- management, biodiversity and
multiple cities. selected through a global com- have CROs on board and will ventions. While this can be adding more green space for
petition that took places in release preliminary resilience cost efficient in the long run, it social cohesion and improved
What is the role of public three stages over three years. assessments shortly and often requires higher invest- health outcomes. In Jakarta,
and private sectors? As we had over 1100 appli- Jaipur is currently interview- ment up front and this can be the city is studying how com-
Michael: We recognize the cations to join the network we ing CRO candidates and will difficult for city leaders, budg- munity-scale waste water
challenges our cities face can’t had to work very carefully to appoint one in the first quar- et planners and investors treatment facilities can give 8
be solved by the public and develop a set of criteria for ter of this year. Membership alike. As much as the CRO million more residents access
philanthropic sector alone. To selecting cities and this in the 100RC network is works to break down munici- to piped sewerage.
build a truly resilient city, the process evolved over each already bearing fruit for these
public and private sector round of admissions. cities. A delegation from Surat
must work together and they We wanted a mix of differ- attended a network learning
must also work with civil soci- ent kinds of cities with differ- exchange in Rotterdam and
ety, non-profit organizations, ent kinds of challenges in dif- now these two cities have a
academic institutions and ferent geographies. We also deep connection that has led In Surat, we are working with the city on a
community groups. looked for city leadership that to collaboration on water and
Each sector has a role to was progressive and commit- waste management. In early major clean up and improvement of the
play as an important part of ted to participating in the net- 2016, Chennai hosted a water River Tapi and its waterfront.This will not
building resilience is breaking work and putting the city management workshop to dis-
down silos and encouraging through the resilience strate- cuss best practice manage- only improve access to clean drinking
collaboration. Private sector gy process. Each city also had ment of the Pallikarani Marsh water, it will also strengthen the
organizations bring the best to have a reason for joining - a to protect the city from flood-
and brightest experts and recent shock or increasingly ing. Our Indian cities are also relationship Surtis have with their river
tools to our cities. In order to problematic stress that moti- taking a lead globally. Earlier improving transportation and health
foster this kind of collabora- vates it to want to do this this year, Pune Commissioner
tion we have developed a set work. And finally, we wanted Kunal Kumar joined our glob- outcomes and helping to protect the river
of strategic partnerships with each city to have something to al City Leaders Advisory for future generations.

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this number will only grow. one thing that is clear is that from the 100 Resilient
Another city we often cite cities need to make smarter Cities project?
as a model for good gover- investments that will yield Michael: There is a huge
nance is Rotterdam in the financial and resilience bene- opportunity for cities in India
We have four cities in India in the 100RC Netherlands. As a low-lying fits in long term. In order to to be both Smart and
coastal city, Rotterdam has achieve this, some of the cities Resilient. India’s cities are
network: Chennai,Jaipur, Pune and long faced water challenges in our network have been suc- growing faster than almost
Surat. Surat became the first city in India and has become expert at cessful in applying for grants anywhere else in the world. By
water management. However, from national governments or 2030, India is expected to have
to release a comprehensive Resilience as a port city with an incredi- issuing bonds. Some of the 87 cities with a population
Strategy in April 2017. Chennai hosted a bly diverse population, cities in our network have exceeding 1 million and is
Rotterdam also began to used the city resilience frame- expected to add 300 million
water management workshop in 2016 to develop social cohesion chal- work to re-orient the entire urban residents to cities by
discuss best practice management of the lenges. The city has found city budget to ensure spend- 2050. This creates an expect-
many ways to tackle its water ing addresses priorities in a ed USD 1.5 trillion infrastruc-
Pallikarani Marsh to protect it from and social issues together and holistic and inclusive way. ture demand per year for the
flooding. Pune Commissioner Kunal has even begun to export their In India, this will mean next decade. While this is an
expertise to other cities. Just close collaboration between enormous challenge, it also
Kumar has joined our global City Leaders last year, Rotterdam and city, state and national gov- presents an opportunity to
Advisory Committee to advise 100RC on Surat signed a series of MOUs ernments to ensure that reimagine India’s cities using
to work together on water and spending priorities and the smart, resilient infrastructure
policy and advocacy strategies and help waste management chal- impact on cities are genuinely and innovative, data-driven
us identify key urban issues. lenges. In late 2017, Santiago understood and informed by solutions. Each of the four
de Chile hosted a network solid analytics and account- Indian cities in our network is
While many of these solu- In Cape Town, we are working exchange for several cities ing. Ultimately, any city that also a Smart city and we want
tions don’t necessarily rely on closely with city leadership to including Jakarta, Sydney, can find a way to monetize the to use these four as pilots for
cutting edge technology, new better understand the impact Miami and Manchester to dis- resilience dividend will be suc- what it can mean to be both
and innovative technology is of and help the city prepare cuss best practice metropoli- cessful in finding funding for Smart and Resilient in India.
essential for gathering and for the dams potentially run- tan governance and collabora- thoughtful, well-designed Part of this is about using data
understanding the data neces- ning dry in April should cur- tion across metro-regional projects that make the city to inform both problem fram-
sary to know that you’re rent drought interventions boundaries. This rich more resilient. ing and solution development
developing the right solution not succeed. Here in India, in exchange will provide further but it’s also about investing for
and making the right invest- Surat we are working with the insight for the rest of our net- India has planned to de- multiple benefits and design-
ment. This is where we can city on a major clean up and work in terms of best practice velop its 100 Smart Cities ing smart solutions that pro-
see the difference that new improvement of the River governance approaches to over the next few decades. tect the city’s most vulnerable
technology can bring to solu- Tapi and its waterfront. This embedding resilience into the What can these cities learn populations.
tions that have been tried and will not only improve access to fabric of cities.
tested around the world. clean drinking water, it will
also strengthen the relation- How should the city plan-
“Water safety and secu- ship Surtis have with their ners finance their city de-
rity” is a major issue nowa- river improving transporta- velopment initiatives?
days. Do you address it? tion and health outcomes and Michael: Deep, strategic
Michael: Water safety and helping to protect the river for collaboration between More than 100 organizations have agreed
security is a major issue for future generations. resilience and finance practi- to donate more than USD 250 million in
most cities in the world. Over tioners is crucial for a truly
70% of all the cities that Can you cite any govern- resilient city. It is vital to inte- goods and services to the cities in our
applied to be in the 100RC ments doing a particularly grate resilience into opera- network including Indian company
network cited water - either good job with policy to pro- tional and financial decision-
too much, too little, or both - mote more resilient, more making processes. This Navigem.These engagements help cities
as a key concern and reason sustainable cities? means bringing key financial better define their problems and let the
for wanting to join the net- Michael: One model many and resilience stakeholders to
work. Nearly all of the 36 City cities look to instructively is the table to align planned private sector develop better solutions
Resilience Strategies that Singapore. As a small island expenditure with desired and services that can be scaled across
have been released to date with little to no natural resilience outcomes.
contain initiatives that resources, the government In order to secure funding, markets. For example, in Bangkok, Dutch
address the city’s relationship has had to be extremely pru- resilience practitioners and company Deltares is working with the city
with water in some way. Our dent in how it manages devel- city planners need to be able
cohort of Platform Partners opment, land use and to quantify the economic to help them create a long-term vision for
includes about 20 organiza- resources and it has made a value of potential investments water management that takes into
tions that deal with water, cli- concerted effort to build a in resilience which will allow
mate change and related risk clean, green and healthy city. them to prioritize and cost- account how the city has grown, its
mitigation. In Rotterdam we More than 30% of the city is justify resilience-building current infrastructure needs and gaps
held a network learning covered in green space and interventions.
exchange on best practice with new policies intended to While there is no one right and the expected impacts of climate
water management strategies. encourage vertical greening, solution for every city model, change.

42 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


Tech Update: Upgrades in SUEZ

InSight System
InSight’s secure, cloud-based interface uses data and analytics to ensure assets operate at
higher levels of reliability, efficiency, and output.


• Latest InSight release offers

improved data management and
reporting capabilities to enable
water treatment professionals to
better manage an entire fleet of
assets and plants.
• New Geomapping technology
provides enhanced visibility and
transparency into key metrics.

prise, plant or even asset level.

Improved visualizations - includ- InSight's Asset Fleet View has been Enhanced to Provide At-a-Glance of the Overall Health
ing a new geomap feature - and sim- of Both Plants and Assets, Offering Users Real-Time Visibility into Performance.
plified navigations aim to make
InSight easier to use, while expanded
reporting and file management fea- ating costs,” said Ralph Exton, Chief New data-oriented views provide
tures enable sharing and analysis of Marketing Officer, SUEZ - Water easy access to the information used
key data points at all levels of an Technologies & Solutions. on a daily basis.
organization. The new enhancements to InSight
“As one of our core digital solu- include four main capabilities: Multi-site Reporting
tions, it’s crucial that InSight contin- InSight’s expanded multi-site
Ralph Exton ues to evolve to meet the dynamic Geomap and Asset Fleet View reporting capability provides a new
needs of our customers and the water New dashboards provide level of visibility and transparency to
INCORPORATING MODERN DIG- industry as a whole. Offering faster enhanced views of all the assets man- an organization.
ITAL design trends and best prac- and more comprehensive access to aged and key performance indicators
tices, the latest InSight release from data and reporting, the latest InSight across multiple plants. Enhanced File Management
SUEZ offers users greater visibility upgrade helps users to make better Users are offered additional struc-
and transparency into the operations business decisions, eliminate Modernized User Interface and ture and flexibility within the file
they manage - whether at an enter- unplanned downtime and lower oper- Navigation management feature of InSight.

InSight's Geomap Feature Displays a Map View of the Location of Plants and Assets as well An Example of the Trending Feature in Action, Monitoring Asset Performance Over a
as Important Metrics Such as Overall Health and Other KPIs Monthly Period.

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PUB Breaks Ground for

Conveyance System of Deep
Tunnel Sewerage System Phase 2
An integral component of DTSS Phase 2, the enhanced deep tunnels convey every drop of
used water for treatment and further reclamation into NEWater.

enhance its operations and

maintenance. Engineered for
an operational life expectancy
of 100 years in a corrosive
sewer environment, the deep
tunnels will be lined for corro-

Under DTSS Phase

2, a NEWater
factory to be
integrated with the
Tuas WRP will be
built to facilitate
water recycling,
contributing to the
goal of increasing
NEWater supply
PUB, SINGAPORE’S The deep tunnels in Phase purification to produce Water Reclamation Plant. 19 from 40% to up to
NATIONAL water agency, 2 will connect to the existing NEWater, or discharged into Tunnel Boring Machines will 55% of total water
recently held a ground-break- deep tunnels in Phase 1 serv- the sea. be used to dig at depths of
ing ceremony for the ing the eastern part of between 35 meters to 55 demand in long-
enhanced conveyance system Singapore and the public Constructing the DTSS meters below ground and term.
of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage sewer network to create one Phase 2 under the sea to create 40 km
System (DTSS) Phase 2 to seamless integrated system. To be built using the tun- of deep tunnels and 10 km of sion protection – especially
mark the start of construction The whole of Singapore will be nelling method, this massive link sewers. The remaining against microbiologically-
works. Officiated by Guest of served by the DTSS when 100km used water conveyance 50km of link sewers will be influenced corrosion, with an
Honour, Minister for the Phase 2 is complete by 2025. network for DTSS Phase 2 constructed using a micro- additional water-tight mem-
Environment and Water Used water will be conveyed will run largely under the Ayer tunnelling method known as brane coating the tunnel sec-
Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, from the DTSS via gravity to Rajah Expressway (AYE), pipe jacking. tion running undersea. The
the ceremony was held at the three centralized water recla- crossing undersea at Tuas The conveyance system in deep tunnels will also be the
site of DTSS Phase 2’s first mation plants for treatment, Bay and ending at deep inlet Phase 2 will incorporate first project in Singapore to
tunnelling shaft. before it undergoes further shafts within the future Tuas advanced technologies to use air jumpers in the opera-

44 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


associated link sewers. reduction in land taken up by Isolation Gates

Concrete Segmental
Tunnel (Primary Lining)
Concrete Segmental Expected to complete by 2025, used water infrastructure Shafts are designed with
Tunnel (Primary Lining)
DTSS Phase 2 will extend the once it is fully completed, gates to be lowered into the
Inner Secondary Inner Secondary Lining deep tunnel system to cover from 300 hectares in the deep tunnels, temporarily iso-
Lining (MIC* (MIC* Resistant Concrete)
Resistant Concrete)
the western part of Singapore, 1990s to 150 hectares in the lating the tunnels in the event
Water proof Lining
HDPE Lining
including the downtown area long term. The land freed up that repairs are required.
*MIC - Microbiological Induced
HDPE Lining and major upcoming develop- by DTSS is equivalent to During which, the incoming
Corrosion ments such as Tengah Town about 214 football fields. used water flow will bypass
and Jurong Lake District. The DTSS Phase 2 deep the isolated part of the tunnel
Under DTSS Phase 2, a tunnels will incorporate the via the link sewer network and
NEWater factory to be inte- following innovative and rejoin the tunnel downstream.
tions of its air-flow manage- DTSS Phase 2, PUB. grated with the Tuas WRP advanced features: The gates allow for the tunnel
ment system. will be built to facilitate water Microbiological- to be dry and safe for man
Advanced maintenance What is the Deep Tunnel recycling, contributing to the Influenced Corrosion (MIC) access.
features of the deep tunnels Sewerage System (DTSS)? goal of increasing NEWater - Resistant Concrete Air Jumpers as Part of
include the use of embedded A superhighway for used supply from 40% to up to 55% A secondary lining of Air Flow Management
fibre optics for remote sens- water management, the DTSS of total water demand in the Microbiological Influenced DTSS Phase 2 is the first
ing and monitoring of struc- is a core water infrastructure long-term. Tuas WRP will also Corrosion (MIC) - Resistant project in Singapore to use
tural integrity, and tunnel which provides a cost-effec- be co-located with NEA’s Concrete and High Density Air Jumpers (AJs) to min-
shafts innovatively designed tive and sustainable solution Integrated Waste Polyethylene (HDPE) is used imise the number of Odour
with gates to isolate tunnel to support Singapore’s contin- Management Facility to protect against corrosion, Control Facilities (OCFs) as
sections for used water flow ued growth and meet its long- (IWMF), to harness potential particularly from bacteria and part of Air Flow Management.
diversion, enabling safe main- term needs for used water col- other micro-organisms pres- AJs are installed at ground
tenance access with no dis- lection, treatment, reclama- ent and from gaseous fumes in level along the tunnel length
ruption to used water con- tion and disposal. the sewer environment. For to manage air-flow within the
veyance. The DTSS uses deep tun- tunnel sections that under- tunnel. The AJs help to push
“The construction of the nel sewers to convey used cross the sea, an additional odorous air rising from the
conveyance system for DTSS water entirely by gravity to water-proof membrane layer deep tunnel back down, where
Phase 2 will pose a new set of centralised WRPs located at
The is installed between the con- it flows to the OCFs down-
exciting challenges for us, as the coastal areas. The used implementation of crete segment and the sec- stream, located away from
we look forward to dig deep to water is then treated and fur- ondary lining to minimise any residential areas. The odorous
navigate through a variety of ther purified into ultra-clean,
entire DTSS will water ingress into the tunnel. air is then treated before
ground conditions in the high-grade reclaimed water result in a 50% These linings ensure the being released.
Jurong Formation as well as called NEWater, with excess reduction in land longer term life-span of the About PUB, Singapore’s
tunnel beneath existing treated effluent discharged to tunnel. National Water Agency
underground infrastructure the sea. taken up by used Remote Sensing and PUB is a statutory board
and even under the sea. The DTSS Phase 1, comprising water Monitoring via Embedded under the Ministry of the
Fiber Optic System Environment and Water
infrastructure.The Fibre optic cables will be Resources. It is the national
land freed up by cast into the concrete primary water agency, and manages
lining around the deep tunnel Singapore’s water supply, water
DTSS is equivalent to enable remote monitoring catchment and used water.
to about 214 of the long-term structural PUB has ensured a diversi-
integrity of the tunnel, critical fied and sustainable supply of
football fields. when other construction water for Singapore with the
works are underway in the Four National Taps (local catch-
synergies. vicinity, or during other events ment water, imported water,
The completed DTSS will such as seismic activity. NEWater, desalinated water).
Integrating DTSS Phases 1 and 2 also streamline the used
water network with three cen-
DTSS is a more cost-effective the North and Spur Tunnels, tralized collection and treat-
and sustainable way of meet- the associated link sewers, the ment points: Changi WRP in
ing Singapore’s used water Changi WRP and outfall, was the east, Kranji WRP in the
needs and securing NEWater completed in 2008. A north and Tuas WRP in the
supply for the future than sim- NEWater factory, located on west.
ply renewing and expanding the rooftop of the Changi Once Phase 2 is in place,
the existing conventional used WRP, was built in 2010 to the existing conventional
water infrastructure. PUB facilitate large-scale water WRPs at Ulu Pandan and
will continue to harness recycling. Jurong, as well as intermedi-
advanced technologies to The DTSS Phase 2 con- ate pumping stations, will be
enhance Singapore’s used veyance system comprises the progressively phased out and
water management system South Tunnel which conveys the land freed up for higher
and ensure its water sustain- domestic used water, the value development. The
ability for the future", said Mr Industrial Tunnel for non- implementation of the entire
Yong Wei Hin, Director of domestic used water and DTSS will result in a 50% Advanced Features of New DTSS Superhighway

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Water Recycling Plant Design

Reduces Water Consumption by
62 Percent
Bentley Software helps ensure water-efficiency by recycling up to 62 percent of an Australian
township’s wastewater for non-potable use.
By Aidan Mercer

lenges from difficult terrain

and tight deadlines, the proj-
ect team required precision
engineering to deliver the
project on time and on budget.
To overcome these challenges,
MWH utilized global
resources and implemented
an integrated and collabora-
tive design approach using
Bentley software.

Optimizing Information
Harnessing resources from
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,
and Pune, India, MWH
required collaborative soft-
ware to seamlessly integrate
workflows among the multi-
site design teams. “Being a
multi-national company, we
don’t always have the skills we
Googong’s Water Recycling Plant will Meet the Water Demand of 18,000 Residents and Ensure Sustainability by only Using the Equivalent Water need in our home office.
Needed for 6,500 People. Therefore, we do a lot of draft-
ing in our Pune, India, office.
Creating a Water-Efficient the construction of expensive GTPL wanted a design that Googong. That water then We used ProjectWise® to con-
Culture desalination plants in recent used membrane bioreactor would be gravity fed from the trol the models and drawings,”
Googong is a pristine site years have not sufficiently technology (MBR) as the tanks to Googong residences explained MWH head CAD
located in New South Wales, relieved the New South Wales foundation for an integrated for drinking and showering. designer Terry Sowden.
less than 20 kilometers south- region from the effects of a 10- water cycle with a dedicated Wastewater, runoff water Implementing an integrated
east of Canberra, Australia’s year drought, GTPL incorpo- water recycling plant that from the properties, and rain- design approach using
national capital. Googong rated a water recycling plant would meet water demand water were also needed to be Bentley Navigator allowed
Township Proprietary into the Googong greenfield and ensure sustainability by collected and pumped into the MWH to simultaneously deliv-
Limited (GTPL), a newly development project. only using the equivalent water recycling plant to be fil- er drawings and models with
formed partnership, is devel- Googong retained MWH water needed for 6,500 peo- tered and disinfected. This managed version control, and
oping the area into a self-con- Global to facilitate the plant ple. To begin the cycle MWH water was then sent to the capitalize on the time differ-
tained community comprising design based on its expertise had to tap into the main sup- water recycling storage tanks ence between Australia and
schools, parks, shops, busi- working on some of the ply line to Canberra for fresh to be gravity fed back to the India to keep the project mov-
nesses, and 6,200 homes for world’s largest and most sig- potable water, and feed that residences for irrigation, toilet ing along the tight schedule.
18,000 residents. Given that nificant water and natural water into assigned potable flushing, and household wash- MWH used 3D modeling
severe water restrictions and resource projects. water storage tanks in ing. Facing complex chal- from concept through detailed

46 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


photos. On day five, the final

spool slotted in perfectly, and
there were a lot of relieved
and happy faces,” stated
constructing this. We were
able to make the changes in
the model and then have the
Excel spreadsheet quickly
updated,” explained Sowden.
In addition to sub-terrain

It’s a great pleasure to
recognize the
outstanding team
Overcoming Terrain and piping, the above-ground facil- that delivered the
Site Restrictions ities had a limited footprint
Another challenge facing imposed by the developers to Googong Water
MWH was managing the site allow more space to accom- Recycling Plant, which
constraints of the Googong modate homes as well as to was delivered to a
area. Located on a six-meter minimize noise to the resi-
design, including earthwork, potable water being fed from a sloping terrain overlaying rock dences. The above-ground high standard and on
roads, structures, piping, and single water line to Canberra, formations, the AUD 7 million pumps needed to be shielded a tight time frame.The
mechanical equipment. MWH had just a six-day tie-in water treatment project by the bioreactor wall from client has voiced
Information mobility kept window to tap into the city’s required optimum cut-and-fill the homes for noise preven-
design and construction on water supply before the sup- ratios to minimize costly rock tion and had to maintain an appreciation, noting,
schedule. The team used auto- ply to Canberra was threat- excavation for the under- equivalent gap on all sides for in particular, the
matic signoff to issue draw- ened. Precise modeling was ground piping and services. maintenance purposes. 3D stakeholder
ings and models, and i-models crucial to establishing the MWH used PlantWise® to lay collaborative modeling was
kept data integrity to the DN1800 pipe connection with- out the yard piping separated essential to meeting these challenges through
client on site. MWH used 3D in this time constraint. The in three strata with services requirements, and enhanced which the MWH team
models, via Navigator and i- spool pieces for the pipe that on top, process piping in the communication among the helped them to
models, in review meetings were designed based on the middle, and drainage on the designers and constructors to
and two-day workshops plant model and they had to bottom. Working with many ensure plant integrity. navigate.
involving all stakeholders be absolutely millimeter per- gravity-fed pipes that required
early in the design process. fect and had to fit within the a 300 millimeter separation Advancing Water Manage- Marshall Davert
This provided MWH with inconsistent incline of the between each pipe and numer- ment President,
valuable insight on where to pipe. With four circumferen- ous pipe crossings, MWH With an integrated design MWH Global
locate valves and pumps and tial welds required to attach needed to accurately define approach using ProjectWise
how they would operate as the spools, each taking six the location of the directional (collaboration and model
part of the plant under vari- hours to complete, there was changes within the model and control), Bentley plant design helped identify clashes, mini-
ous scenarios. no room for error. MWH accommodate changes in real applications (piping design), mize changes during con-
With this information, the relied on Bentley software to time from construction crews AECOsim Building Designer struction, and reduce opera-
design team could identify create intelligent collabora- already onsite. (BIM), InRoads® (civil design), tional costs. The real payoff,
and address operational, tive models enabling the team With the Export and Navigator (3D model however, is that wastewater
maintenance, construction, to streamline design and Coordinates function in reviews), MWH delivered its from Googong homes is now
and clash and dimensional analysis and ensure accuracy Bentley PlantWise, MWH was drawings on time and met the treatable and the new inte-
issues at the 3D model review to fit the spools and keep the able to input thousands of project deadline. The project grated water cycle will reduce
stage before beginning con- project on schedule. coordinates for each separate delivery team brought life to potable water consumption by
struction. This saved signifi- Within the six-day tie-in pipe and automatically export the 3D plant models using 62 percent.
cant time that might other- period, each day was predicat- that information to an Excel LumenRT, Bentley’s immer-
wise be spent making costly ed on the success of the prior spreadsheet. Using this func- sive visualization software,
changes later in the process. day’s work, with the fifth day tion accelerated information integrating fly-through anima-
being the most crucial as the sharing allowing design and tions and presenting the
Accurate Modeling Estab- final spool was to be fitted. construction to occur simulta- water-efficient design during
lishes Freshwater Connec- “There were a lot of nervous neously. “While we were still township consultations. The
tion people monitoring the designing, the construction 3D visualizations helped instill
With Googong’s fresh progress on site and through people were on site actually Googong’s residents with a
richer understanding of proj-
ect intent and revealed where
FACT SHEET • Ensure timely delivery and operation to the plant would situate in the
coincide with township development. greenfield development.
Organization: MHW Global Products Used Bentley’s collaborative
Location: New South Wales, Australia • ProjectWise, AECOsim Building Designer, software enabled MWH to
Project Objectives InRoads, Bentley Navigator, PlantWise, work closely with construc-
• Deliver a water treatment plant using and LumenRT tors, providing valuable infor- Aidan Mercer
MBR technology with an integrated water ROI mation including material
cycle. • The water plant design will reduce the take-offs, tabulated 3D coordi- About the Author
• Reduce potable water consumption for the community’s potable water consumption nates, and spool piece equip- Aidan Mercer joined Bentley
new greenfield community. by 62 percent. ment lists to minimize con- in 2010 and is currently
• Minimize wastewater discharge to the • Identifying operational, maintenance, con- struction costs. Engaging Industry Marketing Director for
environment by substituting recycled struction, and design issues using 3D mod- operations, construction, water and wastewater, electric
water for household use and urban irriga- eling enabled MWH to meet an aggressive maintenance, and design staff and gas, communications, and
tion. deadline and minimize risk. during the model reviews government.

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The complexity of water and
wastewater treatment plant design
requires a geographically diverse,
multi-disciplined team involving
collaboration across consulting
firms, contractors, and owners. The
steady transition to 3D and
intelligent, multi-discipline models
is empowering organizations to
capitalize on the use of digital
engineering models to achieve data
integrity and continuous
information flow throughout the
operational life of these assets.
Shaun Severin - an industry
consultant with Bentley’s Design
Modeling Group, shares insight on
the demands and directions of this
evolving design engineering
discipline, in an interaction with
Mayur Sharma.

What is driving the de- mechanical and structural in intelligent digital engineer- enabled by clash detection, engineering models retain
mand for scalable and piping, supports and hangers, ing models that allow informa- design review, cost estimation, their integrity into the han-
open 3D design models? HVAC, structural steel, and tion to be preserved, aug- online vendor equipment, pip- dover process - a critical fac-
Shaun: There is growing reinforced concrete. Open mented, and validated from ing and electrical components tor for a treatment plant since
emphasis on applications that data models simplify data preliminary design through catalog, material manage- handover demands absolute
can plan, design, operate, and sharing and expedite projects successive lifecycle stages. ment, and construction plan- engineering accuracy. This
maintain water and waste- because existing designs, This results in lower risk, ning, sequencing, and moni- detailed information becomes
water treatment infrastruc- models, and associated data improved asset performance, toring. the driver of a highly intelli-
ture more intelligently, specif- and catalogs can be reused. and reduced costs. Decreases And, yes, we find that open gent, consistently accurate
ically applications that include Ultimately, the efficiencies in design and construction data standards accommodate model that supports excel-
support for the electrical, established in a successful costs through greater engi- standard data formats and lence in form, function, and
mechanical equipment, design process should result neering efficiencies should be integrity so that these digital output during the entire oper-

48 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


ating life of a water or waste- • Plant Instrumentation ect developer to store all proj- managing tags in the facility, and share design data, ana-
water treatment plant. Systems Design: Design ect data in a connected data and to use reality modeling lyze costs, and accelerate
and model plant instrumen- environment to provide all rel- with point clouds and photo- project delivery.
Have measurable benefits tation systems integrated evant professionals access to graphs to capture existing
been achieved to the de- with piping and mechanical the latest documentation and plant conditions. Much is said about collab-
gree that an industry best process equipment designs. facilitated selection of the best oration in the design
practice has emerged for Utilize schematic data dur- possible water quality moni- What about modeling phase. Do collaboration,
these “intelligent” design ing design for in-line instru- toring equipment. The out- structural components? work sharing, and reality
projects? mentation devices. come was that design work Shaun: In intelligent modeling lead to added
Shaun: In order to capital- • P&ID Deliverables was completed 50% faster, design applications, the types benefits in the handover
ize on the value of digital engi- Generation: Rapidly create documentation quality was of structural components that and operation phases?
neering models, users have intelligent P&IDs with com- 70% greater, errors were lim- can be modeled are not limit- Shaun: A truly collabora-
determined by consensus that ponents verified against ited, project costs shrank, and ed. These structural compo- tive, integrated, multi-disci-
their plant design and analysis project piping specifica- the workflow process was eco- nents include beams, pline plant design and analy-
solution must have several tions. Generate reports with nomical and simplified. columns, braces, slabs, walls, sis solution brings applica-
vital capabilities. Through critical project information footings, rebar, stairs, circular tions together in a symbiotic
their successful project imple- including the valve, line, and We have been hearing a lot stairs, handrails, ladders, steel working relationship where
mentations, users have equipment lists that can be about intelligent P&IDs connections, and foundations. the whole reflects, and is
proven that intelligent model- exported to Microsoft providing an index for Drawing capabilities include greater than, the sum of its
ing is effective, not only from Excel, or connected to a managing tags in the facil- steel fabrication and rebar parts. In this scheme, designs
preliminary design through plant project database for ity and across applica-
construction and operations, project-wide reporting. tions. Can you elaborate?
but also as a way to retrofit • Intelligent Isometric Shaun: Advanced applica-
designs, to visualize facility Production: Extract iso- tions make it possible to
configurations, and to stream- metrics from multiple 3D design and model plant instru-
line workflows. Here are the sources and automatically mentation systems that are
system capabilities that are produce isometrics. The integrated with piping and
mandatory for successful tagged component informa- mechanical process equip-
results: tion contained within the ment designs. These applica-
isometrics may be linked to tions also expedite designs
• Multi-discipline Plant asset information systems with accurate 3D models of
Design: The ability to inte- so rich engineering data is raceways, duct banks, and
grate plant design disci- available over the complete cable trenches. Additionally,
plines to produce high project lifecycle. structural disciplines can take
integrity multi-discipline placing drawings that can be are coordinated, work is
plant models and utilize tailored to user standards. As shared, and plant infrastruc-
interactive 3D design for an example, Southern Water ture is modeled in a comple-
civil, structural, mechanical took this approach when it mentary digital design space.
equipment, piping electrical needed to incorporate front- The 3D models and asset
raceway, and HVAC plant end engineering services as a information that result from
systems. Combining physi- core component of its plan to this process remain invaluable
cal plant design with provide more efficient water in guiding decision-making
schematic design allows for and wastewater treatment when the project moves into
the comparison of 2D and service to four jurisdictions in the operations phase.
3D plant models. The model South-eastern England. Since Furthermore, this kind of
facilitates the production of the interoperability of the cho- integration syncs critical engi-
detailed material take-off sen software palette gave the neering disciplines and relat-
reports for all plant com- utility a basis for managing ed plant systems and exploits
modities. FEED (front-end engineering spot-on engineering data for
• 3D Interference Analysis: design), it could establish a foolproof design performance
Increases accuracy with advantage of intelligent mod- common platform to gather simulation. The implications
automatic clash detection Are you seeing economic eling for precise detailing of
across 3D piping, structure, metrics that support these reinforced concrete, metal
equipment, electrical, and system demands? work, and steel structural
HVAC. Shaun: To cite a specific projects. Any change in a 3D
• Plant Electrical Systems example: Bentley’s Promis.e model can trigger an automat-
Design: Intelligent application was deployed for ic update of design drawings,
schematics increase the the electrical design of an documentation, schedules, A truly collaborative, integrated, multi-
speed and quality of plant automated water quality mon- and fabrication details. The discipline plant design and analysis
electrical systems design. A itoring and control system as 3D model also takes automatic
3D electrical layout can be part of a project to redirect receipt of any 2D drawings.
solution brings applications together in a
performed against a 3D the water supply of Even for plant upgrades and symbiotic working relationship where the
plant model referenced Khabarovsk, Russia to an retrofits, there is a need to
from common plant design underground source. The reuse legacy P&ID drawings,
whole reflects, and is greater than, the
applications. application enabled the proj- to create intelligent P&IDs for sum of its parts.

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Navigator, AECOsim Building drawings were unneeded; with the digital asset held in
Designer, OpenPlant, and clash detection before con- an information management
AutoPLANT to achieve col- struction was easier, and system enables operators to
laborative development of 3D model input from operations make better decisions when
digital engineering models and maintenance took place planning maintenance, in
and involve operational teams during design review. operating assets, and in devel-
Asset Lifecycle Information Management
(ALIM) must be considered a best
practice in asset management as it
provides a managed and structured
framework that preserves and sustains
the creation, collation, dissemination, and
sharing of information about assets.

for data rising out of the van- Could you cite a couple of
guard modeling technologies examples to validate opti-
are enormous. Now, all the mization metrics that have
information obtained and already been achieved?
aggregated during the design Shaun: Let me give your
stage has a profound effect on readers two excellent exam-
the lifelong successful per- ples as cases in point:
formance of any project. In the first example,
ProjectWise, Bentley
What, specifically, is con- Navigator, AECOsim Building
sistently optimized Designer, Bentley Raceway
through the deployment of and Cable Management, and
a multi-discipline plant de- OpenPlant PID were deployed
sign and analysis solution? on an expansion project to
Shaun: Here is a partial increase the capacity of a in the design of a new thermal How does a multi-disci- oping both strategic and tacti-
list, based on input from our wastewater treatment plant hydrolysis plant at the pline, collaborative 3D de- cal asset management plans.
users’ experiences, that out- in Burlington, Ontario and to Seafield Wastewater sign model incorporate
lines optimized results: implement tertiary capacity. Treatment Works in and utilize BIM methodolo- The litany of benefits of an
Keeping the existing plant Edinburgh, Scotland. To gies? enterprise-wide asset lifecycle
• Piping stress can be ana- open during the expansion achieve the project’s primary Shaun: Asset Lifecycle information management
lyzed and simulated for hot was a necessity. The solution goal of improving the treat- Information Management approach that integrates BIM
and cold operating condi- involved creating a 3D model ment of sludge before it enters (ALIM) must be considered a and asset management to
tions. of the existing plant that the digestion system, all best practice in asset manage- water operators includes, but
• 3D interference analysis incorporated drawings that pipework and cabling had to ment as it provides a managed is not limited to:
can detect and resolve spanned almost half a century be run above ground and the and structured framework
clashes across 3D piping, and ensured proper integra- new plant had to be built in a that preserves and sustains • Cost savings in design
structure, equipment, elec- tion of specific assets into new confined space while main- the creation, collation, dis- through common modeling
trical and HVAC systems intelligent design models. taining existing plant opera- semination, and sharing of and connected data environ-
prior to construction, and These models shared consis- tions. The integrated applica- information about assets. ments
can reduce false clash tent data definitions across 13 tions quickly created specifi- Indeed, BS 1192-3 has been • Project cost savings through
results. facilities as well as the under- cation-drive pipework, mod- published specifically to engineering information
• Intelligent schematics can ground network of piping and eled, and then shared the extend BIM into the opera- management and collabora-
produce better electrical utilities. Numerous tangible above-ground pipework with tions and maintenance lifecy- tion among project teams
system designs in less time. benefits transpired: a 25 per- the pertinent project team cle phase of assets. • Better insights into long-
• Existing plant condition cent reduction in modeling members. The team reviewed Leveraging appropriate, reli- term operational perform-
data can be captured, ana- costs; coordination time cut pipework changes with the 3D able, and timely data and ance and understanding of
lyzed, and put in context to by at least 50 percent; model model and made the model information across the plant asset reliability
model brownfield projects quantities generated in 75 per- design available to all stake- lifecycle is therefore vital for • Better understanding of the
and improve their overall cent less time; and - perhaps holders in order to facilitate effective best practice asset impact of design decisions
quality and integrity. best of all - Bentley early-stage feedback. management. The digital on lifecycle performance
• Thoroughly dynamic, flexi- Navigator’s role in the installa- Impressive outcomes validat- engineering model delivered and costs
ble modeling quickly tion of a temporary waste ed the solution. There was a from the capital project phase • Reduction in project start-
reveals a wealth of possible thickener saved an estimated more cost-effective design; can then become the back- up costs and management of
design options for infra- USD 1 million in CAD costs by drawings and their approval bone of an information man- construction costs
structure components, allowing the existing plant to time were eliminated; the agement strategy, implement- • Reduction in total expendi-
regardless of what form, remain partially in service. draft process was completed ed for any asset management ture through optimization
size, or complexity they pos- In another case, MWH one month earlier than usual program. Being able to com- and control of OPEX and
sess. used ProjectWise, Bentley because detailed pipework pare the “as-operated” asset CAPEX

50 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


The 3-day conference looked into the synergistic policy options between various sectors
linked with water resources in the country and draw a roadmap to address these challenges
for the development goals of 2030.
By EW News Bureau

AN INTERNATIONAL CON- Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Rejuvenation Arjun Ram

FERENCE was organized on Roorkee and Central Ground Meghwal expressed concern
the ground water issues in Water Board (CGWB) under that there is no proper regula-
New Delhi, India with a theme the aegis of Ministry of Water tion on the use of ground
of “Ground Water Vision 2030 Resources, River Development water. He said ground water
- Water Security, Challenges and Ganga Rejuvenation, regulation and governance are
and Climate Change Government of India. quite complex and need to be
Adaptation” from December Inaugurating the event in tailored to suit local condi-
11-13, 2017. The conference was New Delhi, Union Minister for tions.
organized by the National Water Resources, River Union Minister for State for
Development and Ganga Water Resources, River

Rejuvenation, Road Development and Ganga domestic needs and 65% of the water quality in many areas
Transport and Highways and Rejuvenation Dr. Satya Pal irrigation water requirement from the geogenic source of
Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari Singh emphasized that an inte- and 50% of industrial and contaminants such as arsenic.
Nowadays, water is said that Water, Power, grated view of water is urban water needs are sourced The conference discussed
Transport, and required. Isolated planning on from our ground water these burning issues in 10 focal
the most crucial Communication are four major surface water, ground water, resources. Over-exploitation of themes spread over three
issue for our country. sectors which contribute to the and river water will be a fruit- ground water has started days. It looked into the syner-
Proper conservation national economy. less exercise. He hoped that an threatening the sustenance of gistic policy options between
He said that geology of integrated view will emerge agricultural activities in many various sectors linked with
and storage of water every district and region is dif- from this conference. key regions in country includ- water resources in the country
resources can ferent and region-wise micro- Delegates from 15 countries ing Punjab, Bundelkhand, and and draw a roadmap to
increase the planning is needed. Scientists attended the conference and Rajasthan posing a grave address these challenges for
should devise economically 250 research papers were pre- threat to the food security in the development goals of 2030.
agricultural income and technologically viable sented, including 32 Keynote future. Moreover, climate The aim of IGWC-2017 was
of the farmers, solutions for water storage and papers. The conference took change is expected to alter the to provide a common platform
industrial conservation, he added. stock of present status and ground water recharge for policy planner, researchers,
In her address to the con- challenges of ground water regimes across the country academician, water managers,
production, and help ference, Union Minister for management in the country due to increase in extreme professionals, industrialists,
in employment Drinking Water and Sanitation under the changing water use rainfall events. Over-exploita- technocrats, researchers and
generation. Sushri Uma Bharti said that and climatic scenarios and tion of ground water has also aspirants to discuss and pres-
rivers are flowing for thou- provided a common platform started affecting the ground ent their views.
Scientists and sands of years and there was for policy planners,
researchers should no problem. Only for the last researchers, professionals and
think of innovative few decades, we are facing technocrats to discuss and
problems of pollution and present their view on emerg-
methods for scarcity. She said the sense of ing issues related to ground
recycling of water responsibility has to be culti- water management. During the past decades, ground water
and its further use in vated among industrialists, The conference has taken
usage in the country has grown many
farmers and the common man place at a time when water sce-
irrigation and who are using river water. nario in the country, especially folds and today 80% of the rural
industries. Water management should be the ground water scenario, is
taught in schools and universi- getting worse day by day. domestic needs and 65% of the irrigation
Nitin Gadkari ties, the Minister added. During the past decades, water requirement and 50% of industrial
Union Minister for Water
Union Minister for State for ground water usage in the
Resources, River Development
Water Resources, River country has grown many folds and urban water needs are sourced from
& Ganga Rejuvenation
Development and Ganga and today 80% of the rural our ground water resources.

EXPRESS WATER January, 2018 51


The Art of Living organization hosted this ‘River Rejuvenation Conference’ to find ways to
tackle looming water crisis.
By EW News Bureau

December at its center in holders, policymakers and Government of India, among

Bengaluru. beneficiaries deliberate upon a others.
Organized in association roadmap for conserving exist- The conference had ses-
with International Association ing water resources, revive sions on thought-provoking
for Human Values (IAHV), the water bodies, plan for sustain- topics such as: Status of river
conference had an immense able infrastructure for water, basin across peninsular India,
significance as it aimed to find and study the socio-economic efforts made so far in rejuve-
scientific and sustainable ways impact of the river rejuvena- nating rivers in India, rele-
to address the worst water cri- tion models that have worked vance of Geospatial technology
sis the country is facing in four so far. in river rejuvenation, social-
decades. At least 54 percent of Apart from Gurudev, the economic impact assessment
the sub-continent has turned speakers at the conference in Kumudavathi Basin, impact Terna River in Maharashtra Before
into a water-stressed dust included Kiran Kumar, evaluation of interventions for and After Restoration
bowl with many rivers rapidly Chairman, ISRO, Prof. Roger groundwater recharge, sus-
drying up. Experts opine that Falconer, School of tainable agriculture and liveli- engaged in reviving 33 dying
by 2025, the country will be Engineering, Cardiff hood post river rejuvenation, rivers in four states
Village Women Working at facing an acute water crisis if University, Ashok Dalwai, and role of the Government in (Maharashtra, Karnataka,
Naganadhi River Project no preventive measures are Additional Secretary, river rejuvenation, among oth- Tamil Nadu and Kerala), bene-
taken today. Agriculture, Government of ers. fitting 3,000 villages. The con-
AS PART OF the ongoing The two-day conference India, Aparjita Sarangi, Joint The Art of Living has been ference also aimed to add a
efforts to bring about a long- saw leading national and glob- Secretary, Rural Development working to rejuvenate rivers major impetus to this move-
lasting and inclusive solution al scientists, academics, stake- and Panchayat Raj, since 2013 and is currently ment for water.
to the country's water prob-
lems, the Art of Living hosted
a conference on “River
Rejuvenation” from 5-6

Water is the basis of
life and we need to
protect and preserve
the sources of water.
This conference will
vastly contribute to
evolving eco-friendly
methodologies for
rejuvenating water
bodies across India.
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi
Founder - The Art of Living
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at Vedavtahi Site

52 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


Over four days, the event brought together over 3,000 professionals from 82 countries of the
global water community.
By EW News Bureau

THE WATER AND 82 countries of the global

Development Congress is a water community. New ideas
global event that provides a were discussed and shared,
platform for national, regional new collaborations fostered,
and international cooperation and new solutions to some of
on water. It bridges the gap the greatest water, waste-
between the science and prac- water and sanitation chal-
tice of water management, lenges were identified.
connecting it with industry, Water Professionals were
financial institutions, civil inspired by vision for transfor-
society and policy-makers, to mation of water in Argentina
deliver practical solutions outlined by Minister Rogelio
that help achieve the globally Frigerio and Under Secretary
agreed 2030 Sustainable Pablo Bereciatura. Professor
Development Goal vision for Barbara Evans, IWA
water. Over four days (13-16 Development Award for
November 2017), the Water Water Research, reminded us
and Development Congress & to be people focused not infra- provision around the world; renowned economist Jeffrey Sustainable Development
Exhibition in Buenos Aires, structure obsessed when and Marco Antonio Cevallos, Sachs introduced 3Ts: Trade Goals (SDG) commits govern-
Argentina brought together working to deliver solutions to IWA Development Award for Resources; Transform Water ments to halving the propor-
over 3,000 professionals from the massive gaps in sanitation Water Practice set the exam- for Safe Use; and Traits of tion of untreated wastewater
ple for how management crops resistant to drought; and and substantially increasing

vision can lead water utilities 3Fs Finance, Fairness and recycling and safe reuse by
in emerging economies to Funding; And from South 2030. In collaboration with
deliver vastly improved serv- Africa, Dhesigen Naidoo high- OFID, IWA launched the
The challenge that the water sector and ices, even to the poorest in lighted that dealing with cli- Wastewater Report 2017 - the
water professionals have set themselves this society. mate change and global water theme for UN-Water World
Guangzhe Chen, from the risks requires us to relate the Water Day in 2017. The report
week is to turn those challenges and risks World Bank, argued that busi- SDGs to the global economy aims to illustrate the waste-
into an opportunity that delivers benefits ness, as usual, was not an and introduced us to the water challenge and reuse
well beyond the water sector - how we, as a option if we were to achieve Climate Change Grief Cycle. opportunity in eight cities
universal access to water and We saw a shared vision of the across the globe, presenting a
sector, can drive the global agenda to meet sanitation and established the future from three Young Water roadmap to 2030 and identify-
the needs and expectations of billions of scale of what lies ahead - we Leaders who proposed new ing priorities and benefits to
citizens by improving water availability, need to find US$ 114 billion per ways of achieving business and meeting SDG target 6.3.
year to reach those goals; governance resilience: we need With over 100 exhibitors,
safety and security.This meeting has Eleanor Allen from Water for forward-looking solutions but including country and themat-
brought extra energy and focus on how we All, asked us to explore innova- should also get inspiration ic pavilions, the exhibition
address the challenges, manage the risks tive financing mechanisms to from traditional methods, from again proved to be a valuable
meet the huge investment public-private partnership networking place in the con-
and identify the opportunities. needed to reach the SDGs, and models to thinking a hundred gress, where exhibitors and
to seek out non-traditional years ahead infrastructure delegates exchanged solutions
Kala Vairavamoorthy
ways of funding water and finance models. and innovations to inspire
Executive Director, International Water Association (IWA)
sanitation for all; The Target 6.3 of the global change.

EXPRESS WATER January, 2018 53


Looking forward to 2018, BlueTech Research Chief Executive Paul O’Callaghan anticipates
circular economy thinking and explains why his team is good at picking successful water
By BlueTech Research

THE CIRCULAR ECONO- ers energy and water from Companies are invited to
MY originated in the solid brewery wastewater, which share their innovation needs
waste sector but is now they do through an innovative as well as success stories that
extending into water and The jockey is the business model called a Water demonstrate where they want
wastewater, which is why it inventor or founder, Energy Purchase Agreement to get to. Mapping to those
has been chosen as the head- (WEPA). Cambrian con- needs are the technology com-
line theme for BlueTech but the technology structs, installs, owns and panies, handpicked by
Forum 2018. It is the sustain- can reappear and go operates the client’s waste- BlueTech Research’s team of
able alternative to the make- on to succeed with a water treatment system while experts, that also form an
use-dispose linear economy the client pays for the service important part of BlueTech
we all know and posits the different rider. by the gallon. Forum.
ambitious aim to eliminate the Technologies like FO,
need for the use of materials. sludge gasification, Reducing Consumption Successful Innovation
In practical terms, this Increasingly BlueTech’s The analysis we have car-
means keeping resources in and advanced analysts are observing a man- ried out internally shows that
use for as long as possible, pharma treatment date for companies, particu- the success rate of BlueTech
extracting the maximum are slow growth larly on the industrial side, but Forum’s showcase innovation
value from them whilst in use also in the municipal sector, to companies is over twice indus-
and recovering and regenerat- areas and generally move in a very clear way to try average. We used two met-
ing products and materials at power required, but less speaking the winners the circular economy. This rics to identify ‘successful’
the end of each service life. water is lost to leaks so not as are those that stay means reducing the consump- companies – those whose
The first stage of achieving a much treated water is tion of raw materials, carbon- turnover hits US$10M per
circular economy then is to required. Another benefit is the distance. based fuels, energy and water annum or if they’re acquired
avoid using things in the first that less damage is caused to across the production process through non-distressed acqui-
place. pipeline infrastructure, so Paul O’Callaghan and ultimately, eliminating sition.
Chief Executive, BlueTech
The word ‘dematerialize’ again, consumption of waste. The BlueTech Research
has come into use and in a dig- resources is reduced in At BlueTech Forum, we Innovation Tracker provides a
ital age, we have opportunities terms of pipe repair and have a strong track record of live, online tool to track the
to dematerialize in new ways. maintenance. that epitomises this approach. bringing together sustainabili- most important innovative
An obvious example is a CD - Engineers need the scope Working closely with industri- ty champions from global cor- technology companies in the
it is no longer necessary to to design systems from cradle al clients, EOSI takes by-prod- porate leaders such as water sector and we randomly
manufacture CDs because to grave so that the recovery ucts like glycerin from the GlaxoSmithKline, Procter & selected 84 of those tracked
music can be stored and opportunities are fully antici- waste disposal line and con- Gamble, Nestle, L’Oreal, companies that were founded
accessed digitally on our pated, whether it is product, verts them into MicroC, a Unilever, Coca-Cola and between 2000-2004.
smartphones. materials or upcycling. We product that can be used as a Barrick Gold Corporation. In Our analysis showed that
need to work across sectors so carbon source in denitrifica- 2018 we continue that tradi- 12.5% succeeded, 20% failed
Optimization that waste materials from one tion at wastewater treatment tion, providing a platform at and 67.5% are still operation.
In water distribution, an industry can identify an outlet plants. This offsets the use of our event in Vancouver for Of those successful 12.5%, the
example might be the opti- in another. methanol, a fossil fuel based those companies to describe breakdown showed that 8%
mization of energy consump- Environmental Operating product. their in-house initiatives to were acquired and 4.5% were
tion. By piping water at lower Solutions Inc (EOSI) is a US Massachusetts-based address water risk through doing turnovers in excess of
pressure, not only is less company with a technology Cambrian Innovation recov- circular economy strategies. US$10M.

54 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


We then looked at 50 com-

panies our analysts had hand-
picked for the Innovation
Showcase at BlueTech Forum
over the last seven years,
which mapped to key industry
trends that we had anticipated
in 2010-2014. This research
showed a much higher rate of
success than the average, at
27.5%. Of these, 15% were
acquired and 12.5% achieved
turnovers of US$ 10M or more.

Analyzing Failure
While we were pleased to
see the success rates were
above average, we were also
equally interested to see that
our failure rate was also high-
er than the industry average -
35% failed.
What we took from this,
was that the companies we
picked tended to either make
it or not, but they did not hang
around the middle. When we
looked more closely at the
data, we found that in a num-
ber of cases, the technologies
had gone on to succeed, but in Jodi Glover, Chief Executive of RealTech, Briefs Delegates on Her Award-Winning Technology at the BlueTech Forum Innovation Showcase
somebody else’s hands.
For example, MaxWest had the founder or the investor. I the line when it really starts to is necessary to maximize the Attendees learn about the
a gasification technology, but call it the selfish water tech- kick into gear. Failure to capi- return on value creation and emerging technologies neces-
the investor called time and nology gene. The technology talize on a technology can be balance risk-reward with sary to future-proof their
the asset was sold in a dis- moves forward inexorably and down to overly ambitious tar- time. technology portfolio, will
tressed state to PHG. The is indifferent to the interest of gets and mismatching expen- The Innovation Showcase understand how macro driv-
technology lives on with the investor. diture to revenue. is part of BlueTech Forum, ers link with themes to create
plants in Tennessee and My advice is to take a rea- which takes place in technology market opportuni-
Massachusetts under devel- Promising Technologies sonable time horizon on Vancouver, Canada on 6-7 ties and identify the best the-
opment. From our own perspective, investment and development June 2018. matic areas for strategic
Forward Osmosis (FO) BlueTech is pretty good at of a technology and pace your- investment and acquisition.
specialist Hydration picking companies - that is self. It is like picking a horse - BlueTech Forum Attendees can also partici-
Technologies Innovations shown by our 27.5% - but we you decide which race to be in The BlueTech Forum is a pate in intelligence briefings
shut down, but the founder are even better at picking first - FO perhaps - then you boutique industry event which led by market sector experts,
opened a new company - Fluid promising technology areas. pick your horses. brings together the world’s network with industry peers,
Technology Solutions (FTS) - We are finding that even if The jockey is the inventor leading water technology help identify solutions and
and the same FO technology given technologies pass or founder, but the technology companies, entrepreneurs, concierge facilitated network-
is now being applied success- through the hands of their can reappear and go on to suc- investors, and executives from ing.
fully to projects in China. M2 founder or another company, ceed with a different rider. leading research centers to About the BlueTech
Renewables ran out of money, eventually they are succeed- Technologies like FO, sludge network and hear cutting- Research
the assets were sold, but the ing. gasification, and advanced edge presentations on market BlueTech® Research provides
same microscreen technology Companies are unpre- pharma treatment are slow trends and insights. investors, water companies,
is now available from Hydro dictable. There are many growth areas and generally The event focuses on researchers and regulators with
International and somehow uncontrollable elements in speaking the winners are strategic investment opportu- the latest information at their
throughout these changes, the place including the relation- those that stay the distance. nities in industrial water and fingertips. It provides clarity
investor, Sail Ventures, has ships between investors and While speed and agility wastewater including mining, and critical analysis of emerging
managed to hang on in there. founders and management may be key at the start of the oil & gas and food & beverage. water technology market areas.
When you get into success and it takes time for a technol- journey, patience and tenacity This high level event explores BlueTech Research maps and
and failure, it is necessary to ogy to make that journey. are often rewarded in the mid- technology trends in water analyzes water technology inno-
define whose perspective you Often the person to benefit term stayer. An early exit may reuse, decentralized treat- vation landscape. It is focused
are talking from – and what from an innovation is not the be a good strategy for a start- ment, energy and resource on what is changing and how
we see is that the technology person who started it – it is up company, but once it has recovery, smart water, water- new approaches, new technolo-
appears to be the real winner the person who happens to be more than five full-scale com- as-a-service and innovative gies and new needs are reshap-
in all of this, not necessarily holding it seven years down mercial plants in operation it business models. ing water technology market.

EXPRESS WATER January, 2018 55


Marseille Uses the Potential of the

Mediterranean for Heating and
Cooling Buildings
The Euros 35 million Thassalia marine geothermal plant project is the first of its type in
Europe and will provide a sustainable energy source for 500,000m2 of buildings - currently
the largest urban renewal operation in Southern Europe.
By Bryan Orchard

turning the calorific energy of

the Mediterranean Sea into
space heating and cooling,
with the construction of a gen-
eration plant in Marseille har-
bour. Called the Thassalia
Marine geothermal project,
the Euros 35 million plant is
the first of its type in Europe
and will eventually provide a
sustainable energy source for
500,000 m2 of buildings in the
new Eco-Cité
Euroméditerranée, currently
DEVELOPING NEW SUS- the largest urban renewal
TAINABLE, ecologically operation in Southern Europe. Courtesy of ENGIE Group (Seawater Circuit, Priority Pump: KSB Mega CPK 250-400 Noridur® Anti-corrosion
acceptable technologies for The new Eco-Cité Steel, Fluid: Seawater, Nominal Flow: 720 m3/h, Nominal HMT: 48 mCE, Suction Pressure: 3 bar, Rotation
heating and cooling domestic Euroméditerranée occupies Speed: 1500 rpm, Yield: 80%, Power: 160 kW)
and commercial premises has 480 hectares in the heart of
been challenging the the Marseille, between the 70% reduction in greenhouse 2014, the plant was inaugurat- of the plant and distribution
resources of many energy commercial port, the Old Port gas emissions for the eco-city, ed on 17 October 2016. network are pumps, which is
companies around the world. and the TGV station and plus a 40% reduction in elec- The basic premise of the where the know-how and
Harnessing the potential of offers housing, shops, hotels, tricity consumption and 65% project concerns the creation products of KSB was essen-
the sun, sea tides and cur- restaurants, commercial reduction in water consump- of a hot and cold water net- tial. The thermal plant is sup-
rents, the wind and heat premises, public services and tion. work throughout the plied with seawater pumped
trapped deep beneath the cultural facilities. The devel- Euroméditerranée perimeter. from a depth of 7m by six cor-
earth’s surface have all proved opment of the Thassalia plant The Thassalia Plant It is innovative in several rosion-resistant Norstur®
to be successful technologies is central to the Eco-Cité The development of the ways. Firstly, Thassalia is a KSB CPKN pumps, each
to varying degrees. To these Euroméditerranée being Thassalia plant by the Engie thermo-refrigeration plant equipped with a 160 kW vari-
can be added the thermal given HQE (High Quality Group commenced in 2010 that delivers heating and cool- able speed motor, for a total
energy of the sea. Environment). As a referral and brought to together the ing, where most often the net- flow of 1000 lt/s. The problem
The sea provides enor- project for renewable energy expertise of its subsidiaries works in France are separate. of corrosion by warm seawa-
mous potential as an energy due to the recovery of about ENGIE Coffley and Secondly, energy is drawn ter is peculiar to this project,
source for the world’s popula- 70% of the marine Climespace. Working with from seawater, and lastly it is with the pumped water reach-
tion that lives within 100-kms thermics/frigories, Thassalia ENGIE Group right from the the first European project to ing up to 25°C in summer and
of a coastline. This has not has an extremely high energy very start was KSB France, circulate heating and cooling its permitted discharge tem-
gone unnoticed by the ENGIE efficiency coefficient com- which supplied pumps, valves throughout the whole of an perature being 30°C. The
Group which has developed pared to an equivalent infra- and the engineering resources eco-city of this magnitude. parts of the pump in contact
energy from tides and cur- structure equipped with of its services agency based in with the fluid have therefore
rents around the world. Now stand-alone heating air condi- Aix-en-Provence. How it Works been made of special Noridur®
it has turned its attention to tioning units. The result is a Operationally launched in Central to whole operation duplex steel (KSB design,

56 January, 2018 EXPRESS WATER


600 were also installed. in 2015 was "only" 461 "KSB Service" specialists.
TeraWatt hours. It is there- • Equipping the installation
Benefits fore understandable that the with technologies that will
Significant "collateral" EU has set ambitious targets contribute to the energy effi-
benefits must also be credited for our products through the ciency of the installation.
to marine thermal energy. On Energy-related Products Examples would be the
the environmental front, the (ERP) Directive. SuPremE® reluctance motor
centralized production of cold KSB's response, which can (IE5), PumpDrive 2 speed
favors a reduction of the heat go far beyond these objectives, controller, and PumpMeter
island effect in the city, a fac- is called Fluid Future. This intelligent pressure sensor.
tor that would have been cre- "global" device functions on
ated a multiplication of indi- many levels. With regard to Summary
vidual units. Moreover, in a the drive, the motor of the The current and future
refrigeration network, the pumping unit can save about residents and workers of
roof terrace surfaces are 10%. By working on optimiz- Euroméditerranée Éco-cité
Courtesy of ENGIE Group (Hot Water Circuit, Priority Pump: KSB MCPK cleared due to the removal of ing the hydraulic efficiency of will reap the benefits of a
150-500, Conveyed Fluid: Softened and Treated Water, Temperature: cooling towers on the top of the pumps, savings can reach heating and air-conditioning
90°C, Nominal Flow Rate: 345 m3/h, HMT Nominal: 110 mCE, Suction the buildings. Their removal 20%. By analyzing and opti- network that is energy effi-
Pressure: 3 bar, Rotation Speed: 1500 rpm, Yield: 74%, Power: 160 kW) also limits noise pollution and mizing the entire circuit, the cient and environmentally
drastically reduces the risk of potential can rise up to 60%! friendly created by a thermal
Uranus equivalent B6). Mega-CPK pumps (8 in total) bacterial contamination, The search for the energy plant with an installed power
Noridur® is used for highly each displaying a nominal legionella being just one saving in a fluid transport cir- 19 megawatts hot and 19
corrosive and slightly loaded HMT of 110 mCE or 120 mCE example. cuit concerns both new and megawatts cold capability.
products, such as warm sea- depending on the motors, At the financial level, the existing installations. For the For KSB France, the prob-
water but also for concentrat- their power ratings ranging price of the energy produced latter, moreover, the results lems which they had to over-
ed acids and flue gases in from 160 kW to 355 kW. This is about 10% lower for central- can be spectacular. Indeed, come involved providing
desulfurization processes. "secondary network" require- ized cold production com- not only are the technical pumps and valves that would
For the same reasons, the ment was a determining fac- pared to a solution using indi- solutions in place subject to have to resist higher than nor-
discs of AMRI Isoria butterfly tor in the choice of pumping vidual units. In addition, cen- improvement but also it is not mal levels of corrosion. In addi-
valves which perform the iso- solutions. Indeed, the require- tralization is less sensitive to unusual for the needs of the tion, other key factors that had
lation or regulation functions ments of the specifications increases (if any) in electricity installation to have evolved to be addressed included pro-
of seawater intake are pro- were very high not only in and gas tariffs. over time (new process, modi- viding pumps with high yields
tected with a Halar corrosion terms of height, but also in fication of the network, etc). for limiting power consump-
coating. These valves - from efficiency and speed. Thus, Pumping Energy Efficiency tion, contributing to the award
DN 50 to 700 - provide both the Mega CPK retained yields Pumps are components of The Fluid Future device of HQE label, and minimizing
manual and pneumatic actua- up to 84% at speeds of 1500 systems that consume large consists of four phases: the acoustic power of pumps to
tor operation. The sea water, rpm and 1750 rpm. quantities of electricity and avoid "neighborhood" noise
which ranges in temperature An alternative to this therefore have great savings • Analysis of the hydraulic nuisance. And finally, KSB will
from about 14°C in winter to arrangement would have been potential. To illustrate the A system in place and determi- provide a rapid response for
22°C in summer, supplies heat to consider a more "light" figure to illustrate the high nation of the load profile. maintenance and repair
exchangers connected to ther- solution in terms of pump stakes: the annual consump- • Selection of the adapted throughout the life of the plant.
mo-refrigeration pumps sizes, making them easier to tion of industrial pumps in the solution (hydraulic, drive, About the Author
(TFP), bringing calories to install and less expensive. EU is 300 TeraWatt hours (= automation) resulting from Bryan Orchard is an interna-
heat when the water is cold However, in this case, there 300,000 GigaWatt hours). By the collected data. tional freelance journalist who
and frigories to refresh when was no pump sufficiently pow- way of comparison, France's • Control of the installation specializes in water and envi-
it is hot. The TFPs and refrig- erful enough to provide the total electricity consumption and/or commissioning by ronmental engineering.
eration units can then pro- required HMT alone, so it
duce heat or cold as required. would have been necessary to
It should be noted that supple- resort to pumps in series.
mentary gas boilers complete Such a mode of operation
the installation in order to would have been riskier in
guarantee continuity of serv- terms of reliability for the
ice in all circumstances. operator, so this option was
The energy is then trans- finally discarded.
ported to the In addition to these pump-
Euroméditerranée buildings ing duties, the auxiliary cir-
for heating or air-condition- cuits are equipped with
ing, via a hot water network Etanorm pumps operating at
(60°C) and a chilled water net- 650 m3/h for 30 mCE and
work (5°C). The length of the with a power of 75 kW and
3-km network demanded pow- Etaline pumps for the heat
erful pumping solutions with exchangers and recycling
strong HMT on both hot and duties. Furthermore, 150
chilled circuits. AMRI Boax B valves, with Ice Circuit Courtesy of ENGIE Group (Priority Pump: KSB Mega CPK 200-500, Conveyed Fluid: Softened and
These two circuits are each manual or pneumatic control Treated Water, Temperature: 9°C, Nominal Flow: 760 m3/h, HMT Nominal: 120 mCE, Suction Pressure: 3 bar,
equipped with four KSB ranging from DN 100 to DN Rotation Speed: 1750 rpm, Yield: 84%, Power: 355 kW)

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created 70 MLD new STP
capacity and rehabilitation of
75 MLD existing STP capaci-
Sewage generation esti-
mated in 97 towns and cities Over 3000 Million Litres Per Day (MLD) of
along the main stem of river sewage is generated by the towns
Ganga in the states of
Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, situated on the main stem of river Ganga.
Bihar, Jharkhand and West Against this, sewage treatment capacity
Bengal is 2953 MLD. The
existing installed capacity available is 1580 MLD. National Mission
along the main stem of river for Clean Ganga has sanctioned projects
Ganga in towns and cities of
Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, for creation of additional 1570 MLD
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Interacting with the Captains of Indian Bihar, Jharkhand and West capacity and these projects are at various
Trade and Industry on Ganga Rejuvenation, in Mumbai Bengal is 1580 MLD. 63 no. of
projects for creation of 1582 stages of implementation.
EW News Bureau approval has been given to MLD capacity of STPs have
one project for laying of sewer been sanctioned and are at related to augmentation and includes “Pollution abatement
Projects worth Rs. 295 lines in some of the uncovered various stages of implementa- up-gradation of conveyance for rivers including river
Crore Approved by NMCG areas in Haridwar at an esti- tion. drains, Primary Effluent Ganga” as one of the objec-
Three of these projects mated cost of Rs. 4.68 crore. 84 STPs (1579 MLD) were Treatment Plants (PETPs), tives.
pertain to sewage manage- Varanasi: A project worth constructed under various Common Effluent Treatment Further, GIZ, Germany has
ment in West Bengal at an Rs. 11.73 crore for repair and programmes (GAP, NGRBA, Plants (CETPs) and Common been providing technical
estimated cost of Rs. 278.6 retrofitting of various ghats and state projects) along river Chrome Recovery Plant cooperation to the project
crore, one relates to sewage was approved. Ganga main stem. It has been (CCRP) at Jajmau in Kanpur, ‘Support to Ganga
management in Uttarakhand reported that many of the Banthar and Site-II in Unnao. Rejuvenation’ under the Indo
at an estimated cost of Rs. STPs Under Ganga Action existing STPs are either non- In the event, the above direc- German Bilateral
4.68 crore and one project Plan functional or underutilized tion is not carried out in its Development Cooperation
worth Rs. 11.73 crore is related Ganga Action Plan (GAP) and many of them do not meet true spirit, then the tannery and has committed an amount
to ghat improvement works in was launched by Government standard norms prescribed by industries at Jajmau shall be of Euro (€) 3 million.
Varanasi. With these of India for cleaning of river Central Pollution Control directed to be shut down and The Japan International
approvals, all projects related Ganga in 1985. Under GAP, Board (CPCB). NMCG has would be shifted to a new Cooperation Agency (JICA)
to sewage management in 1098.31 MLD sewage treat- accordingly sanctioned up- industrial site. has sanctioned two loans
high pollution load towns ment capacity was created. In gradation/rehabilitation for 23 aggregating JPY 43.755 billion
along river Ganga have been 2015, Namami Gange such STPs. For other 57 STPs, Foreign Assistance for for the Ganga Action Plan II
sanctioned. Programme, an integrated the consultant has been Ganga River Cleaning Project (Varanasi) (GAP II)
West Bengal: Sewage Ganga conservation was engaged to study these STPs Last year, the Ministry of and the Yamuna Action Plan
management works in launched by Govt. of India. and develop Detailed Progress Water Resources, River Project III (YAP III) in Delhi.
Kamarhati and Baranagar Under Namami Gange Reports (DPRs) to make them Development, and Ganga World Bank has sanctioned
Municipalities (60 MLD STP, Programme Government has functional as per design stan- Rejuvenation had signed a a loan of US$ 1 billion to
de-silting of sewer lines, etc.) sanctioned 93 sewage man- dards. Memorandum of Government of India (GOI) for
at an estimated cost of Rs. agement projects at a cost of Understanding (MoU) with funding the National Ganga
172.10 crore under PPP-based Rs. 14,167.94 Crore. These Closure of Tanneries Along the Netherlands. The area of River Basin Authority
hybrid annuity mode, pollu- projects aim at creating 2205 Ganga River cooperation under the MoU Projects.
tion abatement works for MLD sewage treatment National Green Tribunal
river Ganga in Berhampore capacity apart from rehabili- (NGT) has stated that the Draft Ganga Law
Municipality (3.5 MLD STP tating 564 MLD capacity State of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Ministry of Water Resources, River Development, and
and sewer network) at an esti- Sewage Treatment Plants UP Jal Nigam & Uttar Ganga Rejuvenation had constituted a committee for the
mated cost of Rs. 52.2 crore (STP) and laying 4762 km of Pradesh State Industrial preparation of Draft Act on river Ganga. The committee has
and sewage management sewerage network. Of these, Development Corporation submitted draft bill titled “The National River Ganga
works in Nabadwip 19 projects have been com- (UPSIDC) with due consulta- (Rejuvenation, Protection, and Management)” Bill, 2017 last
Municipality (9.5 MLD STP pleted creating 155 MLD new tion with Director NMCG and year. It is presently under examination by a committee con-
and renovation of 10.5 MLD capacity, rehabilitating 17 Central Pollution Control stituted by the Ministry of Water Resources, River
STP) at an estimated cost of MLD existing capacity and Board (CPCB) will submit a Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, under the
Rs. 54.3 crore have been 343 km sewerage network. In complete project report giv- Chairmanship of Director General, National Mission for
approved. addition, projects in Haryana ing time bound program for Clean Ganga (NMCG).
Uttarakhand: Here, the (Panipat and Sonepat) have completion of the project

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