Journal article

Estimation of industrial water demand in India using census-based statistical data

Naveen Joseph, Dongryeol Ryu, Hector M Malano, Biju George, KP Sudheer, undefined Anshuman

Resources, Conservation and Recycling | Elsevier | Published : 2019


Rising population and industrialisation aided by technological advancements have resulted in increased industrial water demand in India. Industrial water demand accounts for about 8–10 % of the total water demand in the country. Although some national and international organisations report industrial water demand, there is a wide variation in data due to the scarcity of the reliable data and inconsistencies in the methods adopted for quantification. Rather than using these estimates, the census-based statistical data could provide better figures. Therefore, the present study aims to quantify industrial water demand by compiling census-based statistical data collected from various Governmenta..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The M.K.N. Johansen scholarship financially supports the research through the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne. We also thank the three anonymous reviewers and the Editor of the journal for their constructive feedback.