Schneider Electric, in collaboration with APAC News Network, the Ministry of Jal Shakti and National Institute of Urban Affairs has moved to the second phase of its journey to drive greater sustainability and accelerate the technology adoption for sustainable water management in India. Schneider Electric’s mission is to address the challenges of water management and meet the present need for building sustainability, efficiency, and resiliency in the water sector.
As part of this initiative, the company is working on preparing a skill development program that empowers eco-warriors to become proficient in using next-gen technology. The curriculum would focus on technologies in water governance, efficient operations, management of water and wastewater treatment plants, sustainable water management, technology for water conservation, and efficient desalination process using digital technologies.
Underlining the relevance of leveraging digital technologies for integrating sustainability in water management, G. Ashok Kumar, IAS, Director General – NMCG, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, states, that India is home to 1.4 billion people, and it has been their endeavour to provide them access to clean drinking water at all times. To combat the water crisis, it is critical to make sustainable water distribution networks that are backed by next-generation technology. Schneider Electric, in association with APAC News Network is moving towards the next phase of this initiative which will now see the transition from awareness to technological adoption. He also mentioned that the ministry is also working to imbibe technology in water governance and bring efficient management of wastewater treatment. They are committed to achieving the goals of the Ministry of Jal Shakti and believe that technology can help bridge the gap between the demand and supply of clean water.
Emphasising the need for future-proofing national infrastructure through skilling, Archana Varma, IAS, Additional Secretary and Mission Director, Ministry Of Jal Shakti, Government Of India, reveals that technology is at the heart of every facet and it has the potential to make a great difference to India’s water economy. From water governance to water conservation, technology plays a pivotal role through its predictive nature. It not only helps in planning but also preempts possible issues and keeps industries or municipal corporations prepared. With this initiative, the government expects to regulate the water crisis and provide access to clean water across the value chain.
As per Senthil Kumar, Head of Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric India, the association with the Ministry of Jal Shakti is a testament to the company’s commitment to driving sustainability by harnessing the power of digital technologies. As an impact company, it recognises the importance of collaborating with the public sector for addressing critical issues like water scarcity. Through this curriculum, Schneider Electric aspires to provide hands-on experience in working on software and the latest digital technologies that support sustainable water management. The technology adoption would not only contribute to the modernisation of WWW plants but also equip the working population to benefit from the best-in-class technology.
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