>Net positive water, as Intel defines it, means the company is returning more freshwater to local communities than it takes in. <
I assume the trick depends on what you consider "freshwater".
The trick might work like:
1. Pull in x liters of water from some river, do not count it as "freshwater intake" as that water contains something that needs to be filtered before human consumption or being used in processes
2. Treat that x liters to make it usable for some process in the fab
3. Use it in that process
4. Put it back to the river and count it as "freshwater returned"
Voila - net positive water achieved.
Is the water in india's rivers contaminated enough to make a plausible argument to not count it as "freshwater" and thus achieve the 394% reclamation?