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Smart, Cost-effective Solutions for Water Treatment and Monitoring in Small Communities in India. Decision Support System Integration

Objective

Fresh water of sufficient quality for human consumption is becoming a scarce resource and its availability is a concerning issue in India whose growing wealth and population create increasing needs leading to higher water consumption while quality standards for drinking water are being enhanced. In this context the overall objective of Water4India consists in studying the different centralized and decentralized options for water treatment at community level in India taking into account resource availability, management, treatment solutions, water quality, economic, environmental and social factors. Water monitoring is of capital importance at each step of the process: different technologies will be considered in the frame of a Water Safety Plan. A Decision Support System (DSS) will be developed based on the previously stated information to assess policy makers take the appropriate decisions to solve the existing problem with drinking water.
Water4India will deliver two forms of water availability assessment: the quality and quantity of available water
and the resource management with information on current and expected water requirements. The quality of
available water will be studied using Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment.
The DSS must find the optimal solution considering not only its cost but the overall sustainability of the process, paying particular attention to energy consumption and obtaining for this purpose, the friendliness of the proposed technologies and their adaptation to the social environment. The proposed technologies of the DSS will be applied in two places with different climatic and social situations that will constitute the pilot sites validating the developed work. Finally, a dissemination and best practice step will be carried out in order to define how the results of the project will be communicated to users and guarantee large scale implementation results which can be widely deployed into EU-India water technological business network.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SOLINTEL M&P SL
Address
Avenida De Jerez 33
28514 Nuevo Baztan
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 457 101,15
Administrative Contact
Juan Manuel Mieres Royo (Mr.)

Participants (10)

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 321 295
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arnulf Bohnacker (Dr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 199 840
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
KWR WATER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 237 608,85
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerard Van Den Berg (Mr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 140 480
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ableson Pam (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 249 938,48
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Clarke Enda (Dr.)
ADIN HOLDINGS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 295 240
Address
Hadar Street 30
46290 Herzliya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raanan Adin (Mr.)
AMIAD WATER SYSTEMS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 307 550
Address
D N Galil Elyon 1
12335 Amiad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adva Zach- Maor (Ms.)
SOLARSPRING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 213 840
Address
Christaweg 40
79108 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcel Wieghaus (Mr.)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 252 480
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jesús Antonio Barona Ballesteros (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Australia
Address
Broadway Building 1 Ultimo Nsw
2007 Sydney
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Saravanamuth Vigneswaran (Prof.)