Water Governance and Technologies in the South-West National Capital Region of Delhi: Challenges of Transformative Sustainable Change, Prof. Pranav Desai
Prof. Pranav N. Desai
Professor, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Purpose: The significance of water governance and inclusive urbanisation is reflected in the recently launched sustainable development goals. The present study is an attempt to focus on the Gurgaon-Manesar urban complex that forms part of one of the world’s top fifteen global mega cities, and likely to witness greater strains of urbanisation. Despite a planned structure, this region lacks a proper mechanism for adequate water, power supply, and sewage handling devices. Groundwater is the primary source of water supply, while the construction sector is the major consumer. This unsustainable consumption of water has led to some deterring consequences.
Methodology/Approach: To analyse the sustainable use of water and technologies, the present study will attempt to combine the eco-innovation system perspective with the pathway approach. The study has generated primary data through interviews with NGOs and planners.
Findings: The major thrust will have to be the augmentation of water resources, greater participation, and government intervention.
Keywords: Eco-Innovation System, Governance, India, Pathways, Sustainability, SDG, Technologies, Transformation, Water.