The state of corporate and government water reporting in India
This report by the Measure What Matters team examines the current state of corporate and government reporting of water sustainability in India. Businesses, governments and global-level actors all gather data on water resources. However, serving different purposes, their accounting systems are rarely harmonized, which can lead to information asymmetries between different scales of governance, leading to a potential risk of mission drift and subsequent resource mismanagement and conflict. This is particularly important for implementing the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report examines the current state of corporate and government water reporting in India. The research assessed the coverage of government water monitoring and common corporate water reporting frameworks in the country across a range of water sustainability dimensions: water use efficiency, infrastructure capacity, risk identification, pollution management, compliance with water-related regulation, and access to clean water and sanitation.