A seasoned professional with over 16 years of water sector experience in techno-commercial operations, business development of Water and Engineering sector. He is Chemical engineer with merit of having Master degree in Urban water engineering from UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands.
At Bentley Systems, he is associated as a water solutions consultant and looking across South Asia region. He assists utilities, municipal councils and consultants to address water projects challenges for successful implementation of water supply and sewerage projects. He renders honorary services to NGO’s, water policy organizations. He endeavors for successful implementation of sustainable water management pathways across competing priorities of water for eco system, human consumption and economic growth.
Topic: Transforming our world of urban water system | Agenda for sustainable path
Governments endeavor to deliver water with assured quality and quantity to citizens, and treat waste water to protect public health. A significant amount of public money is spent every year for maintaining and upgrading water facilities and waste water management infrastructure. This calls for bold and transformative steps to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path with respect to water security.
It includes judicious use of technology to realize the vision of development of water infrastructure. Technology today offers holistic and smart approach to manage every element of water infrastructure value chain, which is essential for development of nations. It delivers this through:
- Integrated mapping of Urban water systems for successful transition towards water sensitive cities
- Adaptation of technologies for meet urban water project challenges and uncertainties in line with ground reality
- Simplification of hydro-social contracts for advancing water management practices
In recent years, progressive and adaptive approach by project owners and institutions has shown promising results in several countries in Asia. It’s leading to an “e-revolution” in water sector for advancing infrastructure.
Enabling technologies address key project challenges, and complexity across all stages of projects, including planning, construction, operations and asset management. It simplifies the design and analysis efforts of complex water and waste water network systems to deliver project objectives. Engineers develop computer based project replicas with scientific hydraulic and hydrological methods, to help project owners/consultants choose most optimised solutions from CapEx, OpEx or TotEx point of view.
These solutions identify system bottlenecks, necessity of requisite rehabilitation, identification water loss and energy optimisation from comprehensive network maps to device future strategies. Comprehensive waste water network modeling tools help to avoid cross contamination and flooding in urban areas. Engineers get empowered to analyze, design, and operate the systems in line with industries best management practices. This reassures informed decisions to minimise public expenditure, prioritize investments and maximise project outcomes.
Thus, adaptation of holistic technological solutions simplifies the hydro-social contracts needed to effectively expedite sustainable water cities transition. It will empower holistic urban planning with involvement of all project stakeholders to create sustainable water sensitive urban cities.