Assessment of water consumption and Reutilization potential in hospitality sector- a Case study of delhi

KAFEEL, AHMAD and SANJOY, MAJI and SIDDHARTHA, GAUTAM and SIRAJUDDIN, AHMED (2015) Assessment of water consumption and Reutilization potential in hospitality sector- a Case study of delhi. In: Third International Conference on Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Engineering - ASEE 2015, 11-12 APRIL 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Water use across various sectors in India is on the rise. Delhi being the capital city of the country attracts lots of migrant population which resulting pressure on required infrastructure particularly demand of water. Delhi as a capital city have rapidly expanding centre of government, trade, commerce and industry, therefore, it is an instructive location for studying the water recycles options by hospitality sector. In Delhi city there are about 37 five star hotels, 20 four star hotels and 44 resorts/motels. The hospitality industry consumes a large quantity of fresh water to provide and maintain hygiene and recreational standards as per guests’ expectations. The Delhi city has been experiencing severe water scarcity in terms of supply and demand for a very long time. It is getting worse day by day due to increasing demand of water with the economic liberalization and globalization. This paper presents an estimate of water consumption and thereby analyzing the reuse potential by the hospitality industry. The study is helpful in formulating a framework for effective conservation & use of water as a natural resource using best water management practices including recycling options by the hospitality sector of Delhi. For this study data of water consumption and waste water generation is provided by the hospitality industry to the Department of Environment, Government of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The study finds that around 18.5 mld of fresh water can be saved through suggested water management practices by the hospitality industry of Delhi which can be further utilized for water supply of around 1,37,000.00 population. The National Capital Region of Delhi is a water scarce region which can have sufficient water if suggested recycling options are adopted for water conservation and management. This is essential for the sustainable development of the region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water consumption, Water recycling, Hospitality sector, Hospitality industry, Hotels, Hotel industry, Water reutilization
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 10:14
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 10:14

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