A first stakeholder consultation workshop was held at The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi on 27 February, 2020.
Mr. Anshuman from TERI presented the background of the Pavitra Ganga project. He explained the rationale and prospects of wastewater treatment and reuse technologies that are being developed and piloted in the Pavitra Ganga Project, at two sites: the Barapulla drain in Delhi and Jajmau in Kanpur.
Mr. D.P. Mathuria, Executive Director-Technical from National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) commended the team for the project and offered support of NMCG towards its successful implementation.
The workshop saw participants from Ministry of Jal Shakti, National Water Mission, Central Pollution Central Board, Delhi Jal Board, technology Providers, research Institutions and non-governmental organizations.
Two breakaway sessions were held during which participants engaged and discussed current opportunities and constraints of wastewater treatment systems with focus on policy and technologies as well as past experiences with wastewater treatment, reuse and resource recovery. Key takeaways of the sessions were presented and discussed with the plenary.
The workshop brought forward valuable insights about technology, legal framework and economic model for implementation of wastewater reuse in a sustainable manner.