Wastewater Treatment and Reuse: Challenges and Solutions in India

24 Jan 2024 24 Jan 2024

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and VITO, along with Indian and European Partners, have executed a joint project titled "Pavitra Ganga: unlocking wastewater treatment, water re-use and resource recovery opportunities in India". The project aims at showcasing innovative, cost effective and energy efficient solutions for the treatment of (unregulated) drains in India. By improving the existing treatment installations, as well as decentralized sewage treatment for urban and peri-urban settings, we will take advantage of the economic and development opportunities of water re-use and recovery of resources within the framework of the Circular Economy.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Create policy and social support for innovative technologies through engagement of stakeholders, suggesting water government solutions and supporting policy makers.
  • Map, evaluate and improve promising wastewater treatment and reuse technologies that can address Indian challenges in an efficient manner.
  • Deliver actionable, robust, smart, and comprehensive solutions for quality and quantity monitoring, control and management of water resources
  • Validate the selected innovative technologies for real water challenges in Indian settings at open-innovation test sites
  • Establish long lasting cooperation in capacity building and knowledge sharing
  • Establish future market uptake and post-project exploitation of the demonstrated innovations

About the conference

As the project nears its conclusion, we are organizing a Final Conference titled "Wastewater Treatment and Reuse: Challenges and Solutions in India". The primary objective of this conference is to showcase the project's outcomes, including the water reuse and resource recovery options from wastewater and proposed technological and management options to complement conventional STP (Sewage Treatment Plant) approaches in India. Besides this, a sharing of professional knowledge and enhancement of skills of relevant stakeholders will also be a part of the conference.

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