Smart Water Management System of Tier II Cities in India for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
The water crisis is raging in almost every part of the country or in heavy rains, cities are flooding. No city has ever been wise enough to offer an effective water management system. However, future smart cities could be a role model for other cities where they can take the lead and develop themselves accordingly. In every city the water crisis reached a critical level as it experienced the worst drought. Several other states are fighting droughts, dehydration, loss of leaking water and adequate rehabilitation services. Smart cities can only be called smart if they wisely develop sustainable resources through the integration of new jobs and social responsibility. Water management and harvesting rainwater are very important. Therefore, it is important to speed up the process of implementing water conservation measures by all means to do everything possible to conserve and reuse water. A matter of current concern is that water management in these cities is limited to wastewater treatment, quality monitoring and the conversion of wastewater treatment plants into recycling centers, including power generation and design of a water supply network. However, there are no plans to build new reservoirs or access to old water dams. Smart Water Management became an area of great attention as governments from around the globe incorporate smart policies into their regional, urban and national policies. Possible use of good water management system is extensive and includes explanation for water quality, amount of water, effective irrigation, leakage, flow and pressure, droughts, floods and a lot more. This paper is based on secondary data and tries to focus on the need of smart water management in tier II cities and what steps government is taking for the betterment of water system in these cities.