Harnessing Technology for Mitigating Water Woes in the City of Bengaluru

13 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2020 Last revised: 17 Aug 2022

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Lakshmi Shankar Iyer

Christ University

S V Giri

CHRIST(Deemed to be University)

Date Written: January 2, 2020


Industrialization has caused most of the world's environmental problems like climate change, water security issues, biodiversity issues among others. Water-related issues like water scarcity, lack of water quality, water sanitation issues, lack of proper water resources management are some of them. Urbanization, population increase, pollution has led to an increase in water demand. Water being the elixir of life, is essential for the day-to-day living of an individual. The Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies like AI, IoT, Blockchain, Machine Learning have the capability of bringing solutions to these issues. The current study focuses on the water woes of Bengaluru, a fast-growing urban city, due to its migrating population. The woes are also due to the irresponsible behaviour of builders converting lakes into real estate infrastructure leading to clogged drains, excess sewage creation and flooding. A huge mismatch between demand and supply of water is created due to these issues. Before the city hits the Day Zero – no water day, it is significant to set up water infrastructure along with technology implementation which will help resolve this burning issue at the earliest.

Suggested Citation

Iyer, Lakshmi Shankar and Giri, S V, Harnessing Technology for Mitigating Water Woes in the City of Bengaluru (January 2, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3516768 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3516768

Lakshmi Shankar Iyer (Contact Author)

Christ University ( email )

Hosur Road, Near Dairy Circle
Bengaluru, 560076

S V Giri

CHRIST(Deemed to be University)

Hosur Road
Bangalore, 560029

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