Pavitra Ganga Project

Webinar: Reaching zero water pollution in India through low-cost innovative solutions

Western Europe
Online; Webinar

On 8 June 2021 at 10:00 (CET) Pavitra Ganga is organising a joint webinar with other EU-India Water projects in the context of the European Green Week 2021. This webinar will present an overview of EU-India projects, how each projects tackles water governance as well as socio-economic issues and how the selected technologies will remove and manage pollution. IHE Delft is member of the Pavitra Ganga consortium. Tineke Hooijmans is the project leader on behalf of IHE Delft sub projects.


The European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme and the Government of India have decided to co-fund 7 outstanding projects to co-create, co-design and co-develop innovative low-cost technologies for tackling India’s water and sanitation. These projects have been working jointly for the past year and a half to address comprehensively water pollution challenges.

The webinar starts with a keynote presentation from Anshuman (TERI), project coordinator in India. He will present the challenges that India faces and the possible ways to achieve zero pollution. After that, participants get an overview of the involved India-EU Water projects and their approaches, followed by a Q&A session and a panel discussion.

10:00 Keynote - Can India achieve zero water pollution? by Anshuman, TERI (Pavitra Ganga) 

10:15 PANIWATER project: “Water treatment technologies to remove biological and chemical contaminants from wastewater and drinking water” by Kevin McGuigan (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland)

10:30 LOTUS project: “How is the LOTUS technology improving water quality in India ?” by ...

10:45 INDIA-H2O project: “Bio-mimetic and Phyto-technologies designed for low-cost water purification and recycling” by ....

11:00 Pavitra Ganga: “The opportunities to deliver zero pollution in India through wastewater treatment and resource recovery” by Paul Campling (VITO)

11:15 PAVITR project: “Potential and validation of sustainable natural and advanced technologies for water & wastewater treatment and reuse in India” by Mirko Hanel (Technology Transfer Centre Bremerhaven)

11:30 - 12:00 Q&A and Panel Discussion                                                      


Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory. Register for the event here


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