Water

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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    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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Articles

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।

पानी की बचत और संरक्षण की दिशा में चार अहम कदम

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
जल संरक्षण के प्रयास या वर्षा जल संचयन के प्रयास स्थानीय स्तर पर होने चाहिए और स्थानीय प्रयासों के बिना जल संरक्षण के प्रयास व्यापक अभियान का रूप नहीं ले सकेंगें पानी के पुनर्चक्रण और पुन: उपयोग को अपनाया जाना चाहिए। ट्रीटमेंट के तरीकों में प्राकृतिक उपचार प्रणाली को शामिल किया जाना चाहिए गैर सरकारी संगठनों, स्थानीय निकायों और व्यक्तियों को स्थानीय पंचायतों के साथ गहनता से जल संरक्षण के काम में शामिल किया जाना चाहिए जल प्रबंधकों और नीति निर्माताओं को जल प्रबंधन प्रशिक्षण दिया जाना

वेटलैंड्स: एक बहुमूल्य प्राकृतिक सम्पदा

Ms Vaishnavi Barthwal

आज वर्ल्ड वेटलैंड्स डे है। दुर्लभ, लुप्तप्राय प्रजातियों, बाढ़ नियंत्रण, जलवायु परिवर्तन के प्रभाव को कम करने में वेटलैंड्स का बड़ा महत्व है लेकिन बढ़ते शहरीकरण, बाँध निर्माण, जलाशयों में अपशिष्ट के प्रवाह के कारण ये वेटलैंड नष्ट हो रहे हैं।

हर घर जल: चुनौतियाँ और अवसर

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
,
Dr Shresth Tayal

पेयजल आपूर्ति में भारत का अनुभव नया नहीं है। जल जीवन मिशन कार्यक्रम से पहले, ग्रामीण घरों में पेयजल आपूर्ति प्रणाली के प्रावधान में एक बड़ी राशि खर्च की गई थी। 'जल जीवन मिशन' के लिए वित्त वर्ष 2020-21 के बजट में 11,500 करोड़ रुपये रुपए आवंटित किए हैं। इस कार्यक्रम को एक बड़ी सफलता बनाने के लिए कुछ महत्वपूर्ण मुद्दों को जल्द हल किया जाना चाहिए।

पटियाला और लुधियाना के कूड़े से भरे तालाबों में आई जान : फिर से हुए लबालब

Ms Shweta

सालों पुराने तालाब कूड़े के ढेर में तब्दील हो रहे थे। लेकिन इन सिकुड़ते तालाबों को टेरी और यूबियल ने मिलकर सामुदायिक सहभागिता से पुनर्जीवित किया है। सबकी भागीदारी से ये तालाब अब पानी से लबालब भर गए हैं। घटते भूजल स्तर के लिए एक तालाब का बड़ा महत्व है। इस तरह के प्रयास जारी रहने चाहिए।

पानी की होगी कमी: वर्षा जल संचयन को बनाना होगा एक जन आंदोलन

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

जल संसाधन सीमित और दुर्लभ हैं। पानी घट रहा है और साल 2050 तक यह कमी एक बड़ा संकट बन सकती है। ऐसे में हमें वर्षा जल संचयन जैसे जल संरक्षण के स्थायी तरीकों को अपनाना चाहिए। वर्षा जल संरक्षण न सिर्फ मैदानी बल्कि पहाड़ी इलाकों के लिए भी ज़रूरी है।

Events

Report Launch and Panel Discussion on 'Water Sustainability Assessment of Gurugram'

July 28, 2021
to July 28, 2021

Mahindra Lifespaces (MLDL) and Sustainable Habitat Program, TERI are jointly releasing a study on 'Water Sustainability Assessment of Gurugram' on the occasion of 'World Nature Conservation Day'.

'Live with Water' – Project launch

July 2, 2021
to July 2, 2021

TERI in partnership with the Government of Netherlands is holding the launch event of the project ‘Live with Water’ that aims design a school education programme for students of grades 6-8 to generate awareness on treated wastewater use and it potential for water sustainability.

Curtain Raiser Event to WSDS 2022: Sustainable, Equitable and Resilient Water Use

June 4, 2021
to June 4, 2021

The curtain raiser event of the Summit was held on the theme of Sustainable, Equitable and Resilient Water Use, on 4th June 2021, the eve of the World Environment Day 2021.

On 4th June 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM IST

Online Training and Capacity Building (OTCB) Certificate Programme: Developing Treated Wastewater Reuse Facilities

March 8, 2021
to March 22, 2021

The certificate programme will train participants on wastewater reuse facilities from a technical point of view while sensitising them on challenges faced by the water sector

From 8th to 22nd March 2021, 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM IST

Monitoring of community wastewater for early signalling the spread of COVID-19 in Chennai City

December 11, 2020
to December 11, 2020
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The Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak caused by infection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) turned out to be one of the worst pandemics of the century spreading across to 216 countries with more than 48.88 million cases recorded and 1.23 million deaths till date.

News

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

June 8, 2021 |
June 8, 2021
Construction Week Online

The Mahindra-TERI Centre of Excellence (CoE), a joint research initiative of Mahindra Lifespaces® and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has launched a report highlighting the potential water challenges in Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA).

Not only oxygen, Delhi is struggling for water too. Covid is making it worse

May 21, 2021
| Ms Niyati Seth
| Ms Sonia Grover
| The Print

Amid the second wave of Covid-19, recent headlines have highlighted the issue of lack of sufficient oxygen reserves in Delhi's hospitals, since the demand for oxygen has increased manifold. As the national capital struggles for the lifesaving gas, the rise in Covid-19 cases calls for a check on other resources as well, such as water, whose demand has also gone up due to measures like hand-washing emerging as primary Covid-prevention ways.

Water — preserving a precious resource

March 21, 2021
| Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
,
| Dr Shresth Tayal
| The Hindu Business Line

Today, water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the worsening impacts of climate change. The annual per capita water supply in India is declining. Pressure on water resources generate risks especially for companies and municipal bodies and these have the ability to affect the cost and revenues as well as assets. Hence, it is necessary to make a proper valuation of water.

Are we at sea on marine plastic pollution?

November 11, 2020
| Mr Karan Mangotra
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| Mr Kaushik Chandrasekhar
| The Financial Express

India is considered the twelfth-largest source of marine litter and is projected to become the fifth-largest by 2025. The Ganga has been documented as one of the top-five rivers dumping plastics into oceans. India, as per 2017-18 estimates, consumes 16.5 mt of plastic annually, 43% of which was towards the manufacture of single-use plastic material. The Covid-19 outbreak has exacerbated this situation, with the pandemic demanding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as suits, masks and gloves that are often discarded in unscientific ways.

Innovation in Textile Wastewater Treatment: Integrating Advanced Oxidation to Achieve ZLD and Enhance Water Reuse Efficiency

August 30, 2020
| Dr Nupur Bahadur
| Everything About Water

This article focuses on innovation in Textile wastewater treatment with emphasis on integration of Advanced Oxidation Technology (AOT) leading to complete treatment and mineralization of dyes and chemicals, reduction in sludge generation, bypassing bioremediation or integrating AOT with existing biological treatment systems to improve biodegradability, reduce load on downstream tertiary treatment and help in achieving ZLD and enhance water reuse efficiency, together making overall wastewater treatment much more affordable and sustainable.

COVID-19 and water industry: Challenges and opportunities in the new normal

June 30, 2020
| Dr Nupur Bahadur
| Everything About Water

The roadmap for the water industry in the ongoing pandemic and post COVID Era is pretty clear and what is required in this fight against COVID-19 is the coordinated efforts from various stakeholders, With each challenge lies an opportunity; what is required is the will, enforcement, Leadership, Policy, newer, advanced, efficient and adoptable technologies and above all a revolution in Water industry to happen.

Policy

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

Detecting SARS-COV-2 in wastewater An Early Warning Signal for Covid-19

February 10, 2021

The Policy Brief is a result of the research study titled ‘Monitoring of Community wastewater for early signaling the spread of COVID-19’, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) jointly undertaken by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), SRM Institute of Science & Technology (SRMIST), & Mu Gamma Consultants Pvt Ltd (MGC).

Monitoring of community wastewater for early signalling the spread of COVID-19 in Chennai City

December 14, 2020

Wastewater has emerged as a good indicator for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 as confirmed by several research studies across the globe through the detection of SARSCoV-2 Ribo Nucleic Acid (RNA) in faeces of symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

Discussion Paper: Aligning India's Sanitation Policies with the SDGs

January 31, 2020

Our paper dwells on the policies, programs of the 'sanitation' subsector and explores current government policies in India for the linkages with ‘sanitation’ component of the SDG 6 as well as their implications for the other SDGs.

Climate change impacts on Himalayan glaciers and implications on energy security of India

November 8, 2019

Climate change has a strong influence on the precipitation over the Himalayas as well as melting response of glaciers or snow cover in Himalayas. This, in turn, affects the runoff pattern of rivers draining from the glaciated catchments of Himalayas. Three major river catchments along with their several tributaries originating from Indian as well as Nepal part of Himalayas receive a significant contribution from the Himalayan cryosphere, especially during the non-rainfall lean period of the year.

Critical policy interventions to fast forward micro irrigation in India

August 1, 2019

The increasing demand of water in agriculture, along with inefficient methods of irrigation, has aggravated the problems of water scarcity in India. There is a huge potential for micro irrigation systems (drip and sprinkler) to improve water efficiency in agriculture.

Services

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.

Associate Director, Water Resources
Area Convener, Water Resources Policy & Management
Area Convener, Centre for Himalayan Ecology
Area Convener, TADOX Technology Centre for Water Reuse