As India heads towards an ever deepening water crisis, we seek to create efficient solutions for managing water resources. These include various initiatives to promote water conservation on the one hand, and on the other, to improve water use efficiency in industrial, domestic and agriculture sectors. To achieve our goal of ensuring long term sustainability of water resources, we focus keenly on policy interventions as well as developing the knowledge and capabilities of all our stakeholders.



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    Sustainable Groundwater Management in Lucknow City

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    Policy Brief

    TERI Advanced Oxidation Technology (TADOX) to treat textile and dyeing wastewater, achieve zero liquid discharge, and enhance water reuse: R&D-based policy recommendations

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    Hiccups in the Himalayas: Reading the Warning Signs in Uttarakhand

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    Water Sustainability Assessment of Chennai

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    Mahindra-TERI Centre of Excellence launches Chennai Water Sustainability Assessment Report

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Mainstreaming Climate-Resilient Water and Sanitation Infrastructure For Long Lasting Impacts

Ms Manisha Jain

In this article, Manisha Jain and Dr Kriti Akansha highlight that it is necessary to support long-term thinking, transformation, flexibility and innovation while taking the associated climate risks into consideration to attain climate resilience. There is a need for a robust framework that ensures climate policies are integrated into all sectors and that planning, implementation, and evaluation are strictly followed.

Microplastics in the Ganga River - How Dangerous is the Situation?

Microplastics in the Ganga River - How Dangerous is the Situation?

Microplastics are recognized as a main source of marine pollution.

Water Crisis in India: The World’s Largest Groundwater User

In this article, Anita Khuller says that with increasing news of areas facing water shortages and drought, saving water and using it more efficiently has become the need of the hour. Globally, providing clean drinking water is becoming a bigger challenge with population growth.

गुरुग्राम के सिकुड़ते तालाबों के लिए बहुआयामी दृष्टिकोण ज़रूरी

Ms Shweta

2025 तक गुरुग्राम की पानी की आवश्यकता 874.3 मिलियन लीटर प्रतिदिन तक पहुंच सकती है और ये आवश्यकता 2007 की तुलना में लगभग तीन गुना अधिक है। पानी की ज़रूरत बढ़ेगी लेकिन साथ ही खबर ये भी है कि इस शहर के जल निकाय खतरनाक स्तर पर सिकुड़ रहे हैं। इसके कारण कई हैं, जैसे - बिल्डरों के अतिक्रमण, सीवेज की डंपिंग, गाद और निर्माण कचरा और इसकी वजह से 55.2 (2007 में) किमी2 से 2025 तक जल निकाय 0.42 किमी2 तक सिकुड़ने का अनुमान है।

हवा से पानी बनाने की मशीन - बुझा सकती है गाँव की प्यास

Ms Shweta

देश में पानी की कमी को हल करने के लिए जल संरक्षण की पारंपरिक समझ को आधुनिक तकनीकी विकास और क्षमता के साथ मिलाने की ज़रूरत है। ‘एयर टू वाटर’ तकनीक दूरदराज और साथ ही दूषित पानी की समस्या झेल रहे क्षेत्रों के लिए पानी की आपूर्ति के अवसर देती है।


Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Showcase Webinar: GHG Emissions from the Domestic Wastewater Sector in India

March 5, 2024
to March 5, 2024

Why is mitigating methane important and what does it have to do with wastewater? Come learn about municipal wastewater and methane emissions in India. We will explore the nexus of water, energy, and methane emissions

World Sustainable Development Summit 2024

February 7, 2024
to February 9, 2024

 7-9 February 2024 | New Delhi

Book Release: TERI Energy & Environment Data Diary and Yearbook (TEDDY) 2022-23

January 23, 2024
to January 23, 2024

TERI Energy & Environment Data Diary and Yearbook (TEDDY) is an annual publication brought out by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 1986. TEDDY presents latest information on energy supply sectors (coal and lignite, petroleum and natural gas, power and renewable energy sources), energy demand sectors (agriculture, industry, transport, residential, and commercial sectors), and environment (local and global). It seeks to support policy research and decision-making by providing policymakers and researchers with the data which can be used to develop actionable solutions.

Water Sustainability Campaign

October 28, 2023
to October 28, 2023



 28 October 2023 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm (IST) 

NTCOE Lecture Series - River City Connect

October 10, 2023
to October 10, 2023

 10 October 2023 | Venue: Hybrid


211cr projects approved for Clean Ganga mission

July 9, 2024 |
July 9, 2024
The Times of India

The study to be conducted by a consortium of institutions, including IIT Roorkee, IIT-BHU, TERI and Hokkaido University, under the Namami Gange programme, aims to assess the temporary impact of population on sewage infrastructure and river water quality and to develop better strategies for future collective projects along riverbanks.

Must conserve 20% of water for future: WRD

July 4, 2024 |
July 4, 2024
The Times of India

The chief engineer of the water resources department (WRD), Mr Pramod Badami, said that to ensure sufficiency for Goa in the future, the state must start conserving 20% of the water available in the state. Mr Badami said The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) should carry out a study on the water usage patterns in Goa at present.

TERI to collect discarded fishing nets from beaches

June 17, 2024 |
June 17, 2024
Herald Goa

The initiative to prevent marine pollution by collecting discarded plastic fishing nets is set to expand across Goa's entire coastline. Spearheaded by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the project initially targeted four beaches – three in North Goa and one in South Goa – collaborating with stakeholders like the state fisheries department and the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB).

TERI and Deendayal Port Authority Host Final Conference on "Transition of Business Operations to Water Neutrality"

June 14, 2024 |
June 14, 2024
Krishak Jagat

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Deendayal Port Authority (DPA) successfully concluded a pivotal conference on the "Transition of Business Operations to Water Neutrality." This event marked the culmination of a collaborative effort to implement sustainable water management practices within the port's operations and its surrounding ecosystem under phase one of the study.

Leachate Contamination: Leachate pollution at Bandhwari Landfill Site: TERI Study

May 16, 2024 |
June 10, 2024
Times of India

MCG has asked The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to conduct a study on leachate contamination at Bandhwari landfill site and its surrounding areas, according to officials. The study is to determine if leachate from the landfill is seeping into nearby areas and identify the direction of its movement. The corporation seeks to gather the crucial data that will help in assessing environmental and health risks associated with the landfill site.

Infinitely recyclable packaging can help reduce marine litter

June 9, 2024 |
June 9, 2024
The Times of India

Chairperson of the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), Mr Mahesh Patil, said that to protect marine life and environment, people need to promote infinitely recyclable packaging options like aluminium cans. He was speaking after a clean-up drive organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), to mark World Oceans Day on 8 June 2024. The drive led to the collection of around 400kg of marine litter from Miramar beach.


Integration of TADOX® technology to achieve net zero in textile wastewater treatment: Policy recommendations based on pilot study in a CETP

February 8, 2024

Textile & Coloration Industry faces the most challenging issue of removal of colour and dissolved organics due to the presence of complex dyes and pigments in the effluent, which are not being able to be removed by conventional and biological treatment technologies. Which in turn impacts the biological treatment making is shock prone and leading to inadequate treatment with discharge of coloured effluent through drains in the rivers.

Benchmarking Industrial Water Use Efficiency in India: Opportunities for Water-Intensive Industries

February 8, 2024

The rapid expansion of population and industrial activities in India has led to acknowledging the critical importance of water conservation. Addressing the escalating water usage within water-intensive industries is essential, given their significant contribution to the economy alongside their substantial impact on water resources. Amongst the water-intensive industries, thermal power plants are the highest consumer of water, followed by pulp & paper, textiles, and iron & steel industries.

Emerging Role of Blue Finance in the Asia-Pacific Region

October 29, 2021

The policy brief critically examines pathways in which the funding gap for implementing SDG 14 targets can be bridged, using tools such as well-defined regulatory framework and collective partnership.

Food and Land Resources: Incorporating Watershed-Based Approaches for Better Sustainability-Productivity Balance

August 4, 2021

The overall purpose of watershed programmes is to enhance incomes, provide food security through sustainable agriculture and prudent management of natural resources. This directly corresponds to SDG 1 and 2, i.e. No poverty and Zero Hunger respectively.

TERI Advanced Oxidation Technology (TADOX) to treat textile and dyeing wastewater, achieve zero liquid discharge, and enhance water reuse: R&D-based policy recommendations

March 22, 2021

The policy brief focuses on innovation in textile wastewater treatment with emphasis on integration of TADOX at secondary treatment stage or at pre-biological stage


Multidisciplinary research on natural resource conservation

We conduct water audits and quality testing that typically include: Estimation of building water use; recommendations of water saving fixtures; estimation of landscape water demand based on input on the soft areas, plant species factors, and the climatic factors; estimation of rainwater harvesting potential and recommendations on the reuse and recycling of treated waste water and rainwater, and appropriate waste-water management schemes and systems.


Director, Water Resources