Energy Intensive Water Management to Achieve Zero Carbon Footprint: A Case Study in Semi-Arid Region, India
The study looks into areas around NCT region that have deep soil conditions along Yamuna River and are known for having ground water resource potential. The site selected has a complex mix Landuse including residential, administrative & industrial setup along with a warehouse & other supporting facility. As assessment of onsite water demand is made on the basis of liter par day demand for various functions within the site and an estimation of water availability on site with respect to surface & ground water resource potential as well. The potential for rainwater harvesting potential and recycled water potential is also assessed. The study also makes suggestions regarding reversing and improving the declining trends of the ground water table conditions which are burdened because of overexploitation/over extraction. Corresponding to the actual demand & reduced demand of water, an estimation of carbon footprint for water-based energies is estimated. This is further supported by solar exposure analysis for assessing the entire site potential for harnessing solar energy. This helped in proposing on site renewable energy generation possibilities along with ground water improvement. This leads to the innovative idea of energy intensive site with zero carbon footprints for water pumping systems.
Water Recycling, Rainwater harvesting, Stage of Ground Water Development, Carbon Footprint
Fatima, K. (2016). Energy Intensive Water Management to Achieve Zero Carbon Footprint: A Case Study in Semi-Arid Region, India. International Journal of Environment and Sustainability, 5(4).