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

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

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
Address
Jal Bhawan, Nehru Colony, B-block
248001 Dehradun
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Prakash Chandra Kimothi (Mr.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY
India
EU contribution
€ 242 044
Address
Jal Vigyan Bhawan
247667 Roorkee Uttaranchal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Narayan C. Ghosh (Dr.)
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROORKEE
India
EU contribution
€ 72 260
Address
Indian Institute Of Technology
247667 Roorkee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pradeep Kumar (Prof.)
VEOLIA WATER (INDIA) PVT LTD
India
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Prithviraj Road 9 Marble Arch B 1
110011 New Delhi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nina Notario (Ms.)
ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI
India
EU contribution
€ 233 961
Address
Sardar Patel Road
600025 Chennai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elango Lakshmanan (Prof.)
SPT CONSULTANCY SERVICES PARTNERSHIP
India
EU contribution
€ 42 092
Address
Vadivelu Street 33/1 Perambur
600 011 Chennai
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thirunavukkarasu Munuswamy (Mr.)
MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF RAIPUR
India
EU contribution
€ 16 200
Address
Malviya Road Chattisgarh
492001 Raipur
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anjana Krishnan (Ms.)
ARUN GULATI
India
EU contribution
€ 22 200
Address
Tyagi Road Jai Complex D 8
248001 Dehradun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arun Gulati (Mr.)
COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
India
EU contribution
€ 341 750
Address
Anusandhan Bhawan, Rafi Marg 2
110001 New Dehli
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Shakeel Ahmed (Dr.)
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
India
EU contribution
€ 266 332
Address
Powai
400076 Mumbai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shyam Asolekar (Dr.)
DHI - (INDIA) WATER & ENVIRONMENT PVT LTD
India
EU contribution
€ 80 772
Address
Nsic Stp Complex Okhla Industrial Estate Nsic Bhawan 3Rd Floor Phase Iii
1100020 New Delhi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Debasis Sarangi (Mr.)
KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 318 202
Address
Cicerostrasse 24
10709 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gesche Gruetzmacher (Dr.)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 346 886
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wolfram Kloppmann (Dr.)
Zentrum fur Umweltmanagement und Entscheidungstheorie
Austria
EU contribution
€ 208 462
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Norbert Brunner (Dr.)
Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden
Germany
EU contribution
€ 316 201
Address
Friedrich-list-platz 1
D-01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Illgen (Ms.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 298 267
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Saroj Sharma (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE IWMI
Sri Lanka
EU contribution
€ 149 640
Address
127 Sunil Mawatha
10120 Colombo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Khisty Amol (Mr.)
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Declan Page (Dr.)
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 79 100
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Catherine Gicquel (Ms.)