Key Messages

AMRUT 2.0, launched by the Indian Prime Minister on 1 October 2021, focuses on making all urban centres in the country water secure. Promoting a circular economy through a ‘City Water Balance Plan’, focusing on recycling and reuse of treated sewage, rejuvenation of water bodies, and water conservation are some of the key goals of this mission. Leveraging the latest global technologies concerning water is another focus area. While the scheme is expected to renew interest in using digital technologies in the water domain, it is of extreme importance to look at urban water holistically and integrate climate change-induced risks in proposed city water plans.

AI Can Make Cities Water Secure