The situation is dire.
India is just too ill-equipped in preparation of the impending water crisis.
I want to significantly increase the catchment of freshwater resources with the aid of sustainable and modern water harvesting techniques.
Artificial lakes should be made. Look at Dubai with her fake beaches. Powai lake is a living example of one. Why can't we identify more such properties and do it? Why can't each building, each open space have a big-ass tanky on the top?
It's always worth considering observing sensible governance adopted by countries who have been taking the lack of water as a resource seriously. Australia is a remarkable example.
What I love about them is that they charge everybody for water. The concept of having to pay for water in your monthly maintenance bill in the urban areas is something that could help control wastage.
The miser in each one of us will probably be far more conscious about water being wasted if we are made to explicitly pay for every litre.
We should also implement a more efficient water management system in the toilet. Why can't we have the half flush / full flush option? Seems fairly simple. You go pee pee you do a half flush and you go poo poo and do a full flush. And no reason why the water itself can't be recycled.
I have this morbid idea that World War III is more immediate than we know. And I won't be surprised if it is about water.