At the second India International Water Summit discussions were centered on better-framed Public Private Partnership (PPP) models for sustainable and durable water projects. Private players like SPML Infra who were participating in the debate said that the biggest barrier was the lack of information with the urban local bodies with respect to water lines and water supply maps. These small towns are often unwilling to accommodate a private company since the belief is that water is a commodity supplied only by the government.
The other issue that needs to be rectified is the hoarding and over consumption of water since water supply is limited. Aamir Jariwala, Head, Corporate Strategy said that people hoard water since it comes for a limited amount of time if water supply is 24x7 the need to store water and exploit the resource will be curbed.