Pavitra Ganga Partners

PAVITRA GANGA is a research and innovation project funded by the European Union (Horizon 2020) and the Government of India (Department of Biotechnology - DBT). It started officially 1 February 2019 and will be completed 31 January 2023.

 

VITO

VITO is the coordinator of Pavitra Ganga and is responsible for engaging with the H2020 funding body and coordinating the partners. It is co-leader of the Monitoring, modelling and control, the Project management and the Communication and dissemination work packages. It is involved in developing protocols for guided grab sampling using stationary water quality sensors, spatial emissions inventory approaches, river water quality modelling and water information systems or “dashboarding”. VITO is demonstrating with IEI and IIT Kanpur the full Andicos solution to remove bulk organics and nutrients from wastewater and re-use these organics to produce biogas – backed up by laboratory scale tests and piloting at the Jajmau Standard Treatment Plant, Kanpur. Structured adsorbents are being demonstrated as pretreatment or wastewater polishing technology to remove Chromium pollution from the nearby tannery industry.

 

About VITO

VITO is a Flemish Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) in the area of cleantech and sustainable development with over 750 high-qualified employees who work on international projects all around the world. More information: www.vito.be

FHNW

FHNW is involved in the development of technology-based waste water safety plans and the performance assessment and technology evaluation of all pilots using life cycle assessments (LCA) and life-cycle costs (LCC). FHNW is demonstrating with IIT Kanpur and HBO innovative sorbents and substrates for Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands as a wastewater polishing technology to remove heavy metals and trace organics at the Jajmau Standard Treatment Plant, Kanpur.

 

About FHNW

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) is one of the leading Swiss universities of applied sciences. More information: www.fhnw.ch

IHE Delft

IHE Delft is co-leader of the Water governance, stakeholder engagement & policy support and Pavitra Ganga Technology and Learning Network work packages. It is involved in the analysis of successful and unsuccessful water governance systems and the development of technology-based waste water safety plans. IHE Delft is demonstrating with IIT Delhi the performance of an aerobic MBR in a highly fluctuating open drain situation, at the Barapullah Drain, New Delhi.  The Photo activated sludge (PAS) wastewater treatment system is also being piloted to assess the removal and re-use of nutrients at the Barapullah Drain, New Delhi. IHE Delft is organising a series of workshops based on the delivered technologies and services of Pavitra Ganga, as well as on-line course material.

 

About IHE DELFT

IHE Delft is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and carries out educational, research and capacity development activities in the broad fields of water engineering, water management, environment, sanitation and governance. More information: www.un-ihe.org

TU Delft

TU Delft is the co-leader of the treatment and recovery technologies work package. It is involved in using portfolio decision analysis and multi-stakeholder decision support models to evaluate the desirability of wastewater treatment technologies. TU Delft is demonstrating with IIT Delhi the performance of clean block technologies to remove algae from the Photo activated sludge (PAS) wastewater treatment system and passively treat waste water.

 

About TU Delft

Technical University Delft (TUD) is the largest technical university of the Netherlands and is high-ranking in various world university indices, e.g. number 20 in the QS ranking Engineering and Technology, and 18 in the field of Environmental Sciences. More information: www.tudelft.nl

CNR

CNR-IRSA is involved in the development of the regional water quantity and modelling approach to develop scenarios for impact assessment and planning. It is demonstrating with IIT Kanpur a full-scale pilot of the Self-Forming Dynamic Membrane Reactor to remove bulk organics and nutrients from the wastewater at the Jajmau Standard Treatment Plant, Kanpur.

 

About CNR-IRSA

The Water Research Institute (IRSA) is part of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), and it was established in 1968 as a scientific institution aimed at providing the National Parliament, the Governmental administrations, water management agencies and national industries with the know-how necessary for a rational utilization and protection of Italian water resources. More information: www.irsa.cnr.it

Aquafin

Aquafin NV is the co-leader of the EU-India Business Platform work package. It is involved in developing a road map to exploit wastewater treatment, water re-use and recovery opportunities for selected ULBs in New Delhi and Kanpur. This will include defining the necessary tools and mechanisms for attracting funding and financing for future wastewater treatment projects in the River Ganges Basin.

 

About Aquafin

Aquafin is the sole wastewater treatment company of Flanders (Northern region Belgium) and was established to accelerate the execution of the tasks of the Flemish government for the domestic wastewater treatment on the supra-municipal level for the whole of Flanders. More information: www.aquafin.be

AKVO

AKVO is involved in developing innovative approaches to monitor water quality using mobile (hand-held) sensor devices. Akvo’s in-house developed tools - FLOW and Caddisfly – will be  used to process and visualize information. Training is being given to partners and external stakeholders.

 

About AKVO

Akvo is a non-profit foundation headquartered in the Netherlands that builds open source internet and mobile software to support international development partnership networks, and  has staff in 13 countries across five continents. More information: akvo.org

AQUA-Q

AQUA-Q is responsible for installing and demonstrating the AquaTrack technology to monitor the quality of the water after the aerobic MBR piloted at the Barapullah Drain, New Delhi. It is demonstrating with IIT Delhi the AquaQ ozone polishing technology to remove pharmaceutical residues and pathogens in water. 

 

About AQUA-Q

AQUA-Q has a wide applied consulting experience (>20 years) concerning municipal and industrial water treatment in Sweden and Finland. The main focus of the company is now to develop, demonstrate and provide innovative technical solutions for real-time online monitoring & sampling of microbiological water quality. More information: aqua-q.se

Teri

TERI is the scientific coordinator of Pavitra Ganga and is responsible for engaging with the DBT funding body and coordinating the Indian partners. It is co-leader of the Water governance, stakeholder engagement & policy support, the Project management and the Communication and dissemination work packages. It is particularly involved in the analysis of successful and unsuccessful water governance systems and the facilitation of workshops and dissemination events.

 

About TERI

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), is an Indian autonomous research institute committed to every aspect of sustainable development. TERI’s research activities were initiated in the field of energy and expanded soon to cover the environment, biotechnology, forestry, energy and the whole range of sustainable development issues including water resource management. More information: www.teriin.org

IITD

IIT Delhi is the co-leader of the Monitoring, modelling and control, and the On-site piloting and performance evaluation work packages. IIT Delhi is the project manager and facilitator of the Kanpur Case Area and is closely involved with the technology and service innovations at Kanpur.

 

About IIT Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is one of the Twenty Three IITs created to be Centres of Excellence for training, research and development in science, engineering and technology in India. Established as College of Engineering in 1961, the Institute was later declared as an Institution of National Importance. More information: www.iitd.ac.in

IITK

IIT Kanpur is the co-leader of the Pavitra Ganga Technology and Learning Network work package and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board work packages. IIT Kanpur is the project manager and facilitator of the New Delhi Case Area and is closely involved with the technology and service innovations at New Delhi.

 

About IIT Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur is established by the Government of India and it was the lead institute in the Consortium of seven IITs (IITC) that prepared Ganga River Basin Management Plan (GRBMP) for the National Ganga River Basin Authority chaired by the Prime Minister of India. The Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) established at the Institute is a comprehensive think-tank for the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD & GR). More information: iitk.ac.in

Ion Exchange India

Ion Exchange India is the co-leader of the treatment and recovery technologies and the EU-India Business Platform work packages. IEI is demonstrating with VITO and IIT Kanpur the full Andicos solution to remove bulk organics and nutrients from wastewater and re-use these organics to produce biogas – backed up by laboratory scale tests and piloting at the Jajmau Standard Treatment Plant, Kanpur. It is involved in developing a road map to exploit wastewater treatment, water re-use and recovery opportunities for selected ULBs in New Delhi and Kanpur. This will include defining the necessary tools and mechanisms for attracting funding and financing for future wastewater treatment projects in the River Ganges Basin.

 

About Ion Exchange India

Ion Exchange India is a pioneer in water and wastewater treatment business and also a market leader in selling a variety of systems based on processes including membranes and ion exchange adsorbents for water and non-water applications. More information: www.ionindia.com

IRAP

IRAP is involved in the development of the regional water quantity and modelling approach to develop scenarios for impact assessment and planning, the hydrological baseline assessment of the two case areas and the assessment of successful and unsuccessful water governance systems, the perception, needs and critical issues related to the delivery of successful wastewater treatment projects.

 

About IRAP

Institute for Resource Analysis is a non-profit research organization engaged in multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research in the field of natural resources, on issues which have significant practical and policy relevance in India. IRAP’s goal is to promote sustainable systems for management of natural resources and their related services, particularly land and water resources, for improved water security, food security, livelihoods and environment. More information: irapindia.org

HBO

HBO is co-leader of the On-site piloting and performance evaluation work package. HBO is demonstrating with IIT Kanpur and FHNW innovative sorbents and substrates for Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands as a wastewater polishing technology to remove heavy metals and trace organics at the Jajmau Standard Treatment Plant, Kanpur.

 

About Hochschule Bochum

The Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bochum) specializes in various fields of engineering and business. HBO is widely acknowledged for its activities in the field of renewable energy. The Civil Engineering department has special strengths in the areas of water management and environmental engineering including the hydraulic Engineering laboratory and the International Geothermal Centre. More information: www.hochschule-bochum.de