Managing water distribution in Rajasthan, India
Benchmarking water distribution with hydraulic simulations and analyses
The western Indian state of Rajasthan is known for its natural beauty and colourful history. However, 60% of the state’s land is desert – the main cause of its acute water supply deficiency. In the context of water distribution, benchmarking is an effective tool to identify critical components of the water distribution system where interventions are required. In order to benchmark the water supply and distribution system in Rajasthan, we conducted hydraulic modelling of the system in 222 towns. In so doing, we helped the state government in their objectives of equalising water pressure and enabling its equitable distribution.