To address the water security issues facing Delhi, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) will collaborate to conduct research and development initiatives on water supply and water distribution. This will include research on wastewater transport, treatment, recycling, reuse and disposal.
They will jointly develop a smart operation and management framework for DJB’s water and wastewater infrastructure. In addition, through the collaboration, education and training modules for DJB duty officers will also be developed.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by IIT Delhi and a Delhi Jal Board, the two parties will work to develop policy initiatives and best practices for wastewater treatment and reuse /recycling in order to achieve the objective of zero waste discharge into the sewers and the river. Yamuna, the institute said.
Additionally, IIT Delhi and DJB will work together to create shared knowledge platforms and disseminate data and information products to enhance understanding of water and wastewater management alternatives for Delhi’s NCT .
“The MoU aims to foster a collaborative partnership between IIT Delhi and Delhi Jal Board, Govt. from the Delhi NCT, based on shared interests in the field of water and wastewater management and policy infrastructure in the overall field of water security and sustainability in the scenarios current and future climates,” said Udit Prakash Rai, CEO, Delhi Jal Board.
“This MoU will provide a platform to facilitate collaboration between IIT Delhi and DJB in joint studies, research, training and data sharing on issues of common concern such as operation and water and wastewater infrastructure management, policy and planning,” said Prof. Dhanya CT, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
“The Memorandum of Understanding between IIT Delhi and DJB is of mutual interest and demonstrates the continued interest in cooperation to primarily utilize the results of UKRI-funded international collaboration to address issues water security challenges faced by NCT Delhi,” said Prof. AK Gosain, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
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