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Enhancement of natural water systems and treatment methods for safe and sustainable water supply in India

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282911

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 781 225,40

  • EU contribution

    € 3 499 620

Coordinated by:

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland

Objective

Saph Pani addresses the improvement of natural water treatment systems such as river bank filtration (RBF), managed aquifer recharge (MAR) and wetlands in India building on a combination of local and international expertise. The project aims at enhancing water resources and water supply particularly in water stressed urban and peri-urban areas in different parts of the sub-continent. The objective is to strengthen the scientific understanding of the performance-determining processes occurring in the root, soil and aquifer zones of the relevant processes considering the removal and fate of important water quality parameters such as pathogenic microorganisms and respective indicators, organic substances and metals.
Moreover the hydrologic characteristics (infiltration and storage capacity) and the eco-system function will be investigated along with the integral importance in the local or regional water resources management concept (e.g. by providing underground buffering of seasonal variations in supply and demand). The socio-economic value of the enhanced utilisation of the attenuation and storage capacity will be evaluated taking into account long-term sustainability issues and a comprehensive risk management.
The project focuses on a set of case study areas in India covering various regional, climatic, and hydrogeological conditions as well as different treatment technologies. The site investigations will include hydrological and geochemical characterisation and, depending on the degree of site development, water quality monitoring or pre-feasibility studies for new treatment schemes. Besides the actual natural treatment component the investigation may encompass also appropriate pre- and post treatment steps to potabilise the water or avoid clogging of the sub-surface structures. The experimental and conceptual studies will be complemented by modelling activities which help to support the transferability of results.
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Coordinator

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Address

Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 374 975

Administrative Contact

Arnulf Bohnacker (Dr.)

Participants (19)

Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan

India

EU Contribution

€ 66 276

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY

India

EU Contribution

€ 242 044

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROORKEE

India

EU Contribution

€ 72 260

VEOLIA WATER (INDIA) PVT LTD

India

EU Contribution

€ 24 000

ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI

India

EU Contribution

€ 233 961

SPT CONSULTANCY SERVICES PARTNERSHIP

India

EU Contribution

€ 42 092

MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF RAIPUR

India

EU Contribution

€ 16 200

ARUN GULATI

India

EU Contribution

€ 22 200

COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

India

EU Contribution

€ 341 750

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY

India

EU Contribution

€ 266 332

DHI - (INDIA) WATER & ENVIRONMENT PVT LTD

India

EU Contribution

€ 80 772

KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 318 202

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 346 886

Zentrum fur Umweltmanagement und Entscheidungstheorie

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 208 462

Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 316 201

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

EU Contribution

€ 298 267

INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE IWMI

Sri Lanka

EU Contribution

€ 149 640

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Australia

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 79 100

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282911

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 781 225,40

  • EU contribution

    € 3 499 620

Coordinated by:

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland