Water stewardship for industries: the need for a paradigm shift in India

This report aims to provide a macro level overview of water-related risks to and from Indian businesses, their response mechanisms and the opportunity for businesses to embark on a water stewardship journey. The report addresses a number of questions and concerns related to industries water risk perception, as well as gauge, how industries have responded to mitigate them. The report, also highlights the opportunities that exist for industries to improve their direct operations through better water management and efficiencies and prospects across their supply chain that help improve their revenues, profitability and brand image. In order to answer these questions, and provide a framework for these opportunities, six industrial sectors were reviewed, including thermal, steel, textiles, beverages, sugar, pulp and paper based on primary and secondary research.