Did you know that more than 2 billion people are experiencing water stress, and the number only stacks every day?
It's known that water is a vital resource, and its scarcity has been a growing global concern. But the bigger problem is not just water scarcity; it is the fact that –scarcity is not an isolated problem. While many view water scarcity as a single issue it is always combined with several hidden problems such as mass migration, school dropouts, social inequality, malnourishment and many more.
Although India is a tropical country with abundant of water resources, we still suffer from acute water shortage across 50 percent of our territories. This shortage is not due to the unavailability of water but rather due to the lack of clean drinking or usable water. While clean water is available at places, its affordability is also a significant concern adding to the social stress of the people.
While there are no simpler ways to reduce these added social stresses, one way of solving the unavailability of clean water is Water Stewardship. A unique technique, water stewardship, is the use of water that is socially and culturally equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically beneficial, achieved through a stakeholder-inclusive process that includes both site- and catchment-based actions.
With the right infrastructure and necessary policy support, it can be achieved across the country and help solve the issues related to water and the other associated issues that underlie it.
According to recent statistics, the consumption of water by manufacturing industries will be 400% of what it was in 2000 in 2050. Therefore, it is only an alarming signal for industries to take up the initiatives of water stewardship for the goodwill of their businesses, operations, and society as a whole.
Understanding these risks and taking an initiative to do our part for our society, we at Galaxy Surfactants Ltd are striving to do just that. With a focus on valuing every drop of water, we have taken up water conversation and stewardship across all our manufacturing units and functions. With stringent targets for water reduction in our Egypt and India Operations, we have ensured that our manufacturing units are Zero Liquid Discharge Unit since May 2017. In addition to this, Galaxy has cumulatively harvested 250 Million Litres of Water through multiple projects through recycling, condensate recovery, steam recovery and have even incorporated several water stress adaptation projects.
Our ambition is not just to become water positive and water secure, but also to bring in a greater positive change in the environment for the larger good of society.