Global Cities That Will See Highest Water Demand by 2025

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 30 August 2012, 11:56 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Bangalore: Water is an essential commodity for survival. Currently, millions of people around the world are facing a great challenge to access safe water. The demand for municipal water is expected to rise by nearly 80 billion cubic meters in the world’s cities by 2025, says a report by McKinsey & Company. These global cities will require an investment of about $480 billion in order to serve the rise in demand. The cities that will see highest water demand are:

Mumbai, India:

Mumbai is expected to lead a growing list of cities that will witness the maximum demand for water by 2025. Mumbai leads the list of the 20 global cities in terms of municipal water demand in the next 13 years. The city is already facing water crisis. As per official estimates, Mumbai needs around 3,450 million litres of water a day. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corp (BMC), Mumbai's civic body supplies 3,087 million litres to households. The lakes together must have at least 12.54 million litres every year. The current collective stock is approximately 2.12 million litres as against 4.24 million litres a year ago. The city may experience the biggest increase in demand for water as per the report.

New Delhi, India:

Delhi takes the second position on the list of Municipal water demand. Delhi is also in the grip of water crisis. It is said that the demand for water will rise as urbanization will grow fast. The city was reeling under shortage of water in June this year. As per experts, Delhi enjoys an average of 229 litres per capita per day (lpcd) against a standard of 135 lpcd, which is not really short of water. However, according to Delhi Jal Board estimates, Delhi loses around 30 percent of the water to leakages and other transmission losses.

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