"Eco-India" has kicked off. Together with nine international partners adelphi has launched the project focusing on current research in the field of water purification and monitoring.
The overall aim of Eco-India is to design and develop innovative cost-effective solutions for sustainable community-based water and wastewater treatment systems. This will include the introduction of appropriate technology to remove contaminants, and up-grade and monitor the water quality. These systems will be deployed at a pilot village in an arsenic affected water stressed region in West Bengal.
adelphis activities comprise of conceptualisation and design as well as evaluation of the integrated water supply including surface water management, natural water treatment technologies including horizontal roughing filters and slow sand filters as well as reed bed filters and the setup of the 24x7 water supply. adelphi also has the role of the collaboration manager between the Indian and European Consortium.
Eco-India is a collaborative project comprising of partners from India, EU and associated member states funded by the FP7 of the European Commission and the Indian Department of Science and Technology. The coordinators are the School of Water resource Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata on the Indian side and Tyndall University College Cork, Ireland, on the European side.