SMART Water Metering

Posted by Global technology interface on December 06, 2021


The issue of water scarcity affects every family in India, but its wastage also begins from every house. As per the reports published by the Niti Aayog, with a population of more than 1.3 billion, India faces an ongoing challenge of providing adequate water for residential and industrial consumption and it has been forecasted that the country’s water supply will meet only half of demand by 2030. Most of us think that the water shortage is a “government problem”. It’s high time that we all accept that the government can do little unless it embraces technology to track consumption, find, and conserve water. Water conservation and storage are still not a priority and most Indian households waste ample water during the day. Change needs to start at the grassroots, something that is not happening yet. At the moment there is a dire need for more innovations in the water conversation and it is also expected that India is likely to witness significant growth in the water sector with a lot of focus on smart water metering and cutting down non-revenue water. 

 

Several startups in India are getting into this domain and approaching builders and housing societies and getting people to track water usage autonomously and save consumption. Some of them are highlighted below;

 

Flintobox has rolled out a social initiative ‘Flinto Change-Makers’. The initiative is built with a strong intent to raise a generation of kids that is empathetic, socially responsible and work towards creating a sustainable world for everyone to live in. The one-of-its-kind initiative enables children to learn complex concepts like water conservation, gender equality through fun and engaging games. Amidst rising concerns towards climate change and water crisis, this initiative is aimed to save up to 90 billion litres of water in a year, if every child from 6 lakh+ Flinto family uses it.

 

Chennai-based WEGoT has developed a platform that integrates three resources that all households use – water, electricity, and gas which helps measure, manage and conserve them easily. Its water management digital platform captures and shares real-time data on daily water usage patterns with clients, incentivising them to save water over time.

 

Simply Smart Technologies founded in Pune, this company allows smart metering of water consumption. It offers solutions for hostels, societies, townships, and commercial buildings to save water and electricity. The Pune-based startup’s smart water meters help gather data from multiple water meters and send it to the cloud server.

 

Uravu Labs, a Bengaluru-based startup, is addressing India’s water crisis in its capacity. They have developed a solar thermal-based device called Aquapanel to produce drinking water from the air.

 

ArchEnerg International Renewable Energy and Building Trade Cluster was established in 2007 with the aim of creating an economic and social model based on renewable energy efficiency that moves green economy enterprises and society towards a more sustainable future. The SMART technology here is being deployed to supply water uniformly to all and it proposes smart monitoring and control of quality and quantity of the water supplied to the houses. 

 

At the moment our country needs more and more startups and people to take charge of the problem and together work toward environmental sustainability and water conservation. Water conservation will be a major issue in the coming years and India will have an immense growth opportunity that will give more opportunities to the start-ups to innovate and design more water-efficient water meter systems.

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