A stringent audit on water supply and energy use, and a comprehensive plan on the present supply, deficit and additional requirement projected for future use are essential for an efficient water management system for the city, Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana said.

He was speaking at a workshop on integrated water supply organised by TERI at GVMC on Tuesday.

Besides, augmenting supply by replacing old pipelines, de-silting of reservoirs and water conservation were essential, he said. With the present expenditure on supply working out to be more than revenue, a comprehensive plan keeping in view the needs for the next two decades and funding were key to meeting the water requirements, he felt. CDIA South Asia Co-ordinator Paul Schuttenbelt said attention would be paid on new technical know-how and desalination. Senior Programme Manager B. Elangovan underlining the growing importance of the city said future needs would be taken into account while preparing plans.

Associate Director (Water Resources) of TERI Anshuman made a presentation on the expenditure, revenue and loopholes collated on the basis of information and statistics provided by GVMC officials.

Trishita Ray Burman gave details of financial requirement and estimates. Vivekanand Honnungar gave details of the schemes proposed.

Additional Commissioners K. Ramesh (General), B. Nagendra Kumar (Projects) and P. Purnachandra Rao (Finance), Chief Engineer B. Jayarami Reddy, Superintendent Engineers V. Chandraiah and Suryajyothi participated.

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