India UK Water Quality Programme

Led by UKRI's NERC and the Engineering & Physcial Science Research Council (EPSRC) and India's Department of Science & Technology (DST), this programme supports research focused on improving water quality by providing a better understanding of the sources and fate of different pollutants and by supporting the development of management strategies and technologies to reduce pollution levels.

Start and end date:

2017-2021

Summary of Projects

Eight projects have been funded through the programme, which range from emerging contaminants to groundwater pollution and water quality monitoring. The projects are as follows and more information on each can be read by clicking on the name of the project.

Future Secular Changes & Remediation of Groundwater Arsenic in the Ganga River Basin (FAR-GANGA) - Understanding the interactions and fate of arsenic for improved public health and economic development
Led by University of Manchester, UK and NIH Roorkee, India.  For more information click here

Impact of Rainwater Harvesting in India on Groundwater Quality with Specific Reference to Fluoride & Micropollutants - Assessing the impact of rainwater used for managed aquifer recharge (MAR) on groundwater quality, and more specifically understanding how dissolved organic matter present in harvested rainwater affects fluoride and other pollutant levels, thereby improving MAR structure design and management practices.
Led by Cranfield University, UK and NIH Roorkee, India. For information click here

REhabilitation of Vibrio Infested waters of VembanAd Lake: pollution and solution (REVIVAL) - Finding solutions for pollution in the critically important Lake Vembanad, the largest body of water in Kerala, India. 
Led by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK, and National Institute of Oceanography, India. For more information click here

Antimicrobial resistance and pollutants: interactive studies and novel sensor technologies - Developing novel sensors to detect and monitor pollutants focussing on studying AMR co-selectors, to improve the understanding of how these pollutants mediated and impact AMR.
Led by Heriot-Watt University, UK and IIT Madras, India. For more information click here

PATHWAYS and evolution of pollutants: Interactions between physical controlling effects, microbial community composition and pollutant biodegradation - Developing improved, validated decision support tools to address the requirements for the protection and enhancement of natural water quality. 
Led by University fo Warwick, UK and IIT Bombay. For more information click here

Fate and Management of Emerging Contaminants (FAME) - Studying the sources and fate of ECs and their interactions in receiving waters and WTPs, to develop novel and sustainable management strategies to improve water quality.
Led by University of Exeter, UK and IIT Madras, India. For more information click here

 Innovative low-cost optical sensor platform for water quality monitoring- Developing frugal and compact multi-channel optical sensors for innovative and cost-effective multiple species monitoring to detect protein, peptides, cytokine, from bacterial and viral pathogens and chemical residues for in-situ and real-time for drinking and waste water monitoring.

Led by City, University of London, UK and IIST Bangalore, India. For more information click here

The development and implementation of sensors and treatment technologies for freshwater systems in India - Improving our ability to determine the presence of pollution in water courses and the developing novel sensing approaches to help reduce or prevent pollution at source. 
Led by University of the West of England, UK and Bose Institute, India. For more information click here