JUSCO has been conferred with Highly Commended Certification as “ One of the most effective water service providers on the Indian Subcontinent” during the GWI Global Water Award 2008 function held on 21 April 2008 in London. During the conference Mr Sanjiv Paul, Managing Director, JUSCO, was invited to give a presentation on “The Effective Management of Water – The JUSCO Story – Lessons to be learnt”.
JUSCO was nominated under “Water Company of the Year” category along with three other international water giants namely Veolia Water, Beijing Capital and CH2M Hill. JUSCO is the first and the only Indian water company to have received this certification. The certification is recognition to JUSCO towards significant contribution to the development of international water sector particularly in Asia and Indian Subcontinent, where considerable improvement has been witnessed in the Utilities that JUSCO is operating at Jamshedpur. JUSCO is also actively involved in Private Sector Participation programmes with some key Indian utilities e.g. Kolkata, Haldia, Bhopal, Gwalior, Muzzafarpur, etc.
Global water scarcity is a crisis on the scale of global warming, but in many ways it is more pressing. It is happening now. Across the world from the California's San Joaquin delta, through the Mediterranean fringe and the plains of Central and Southern Asia to the coast of Northern China, the over exploitation of non-renewable water resources is scarring the environment, creating conflicts between communities, and sapping economic growth.
The solutions undoubtedly involve technologies such as desalination and water reuse, as well as better demand management, but how can we implement them in ways which are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable? The award is recognition to those water companies that have created impact for sustainable solutions.
On 1 April 2008, JUSCO was conferred with yet another prestigious award i.e. The 5th Asia Water Management Excellence Award at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. JUSCO is the first Indian Water Company to receive this prestigious award.
The Asia Water Management Excellence Awards is awarded once every two years and is widely recognized as Asia’s most prestigious awards for the water and wastewater sector. Amongst the past winners include PUB Singapore, Penang Water Supply, Malaysia and Manila Water, Phillipines.