In an effort to address the water safety issues facing Delhi, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) will work together to conduct research and development initiatives in the field of water supply and distribution. This includes research into the transport, treatment, recycling, reuse and disposal of wastewater.
Together they are developing a smart operating and management framework for DJB’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Furthermore, education and training modules for in-service officers of DJB will also be developed through the collaboration.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by IIT Delhi and a Delhi Jal Board, both sides will work to develop policies and best practice initiatives for wastewater treatment and reuse/recycling to achieve the goal of no waste into sewers and rivers. Yamuna, according to the institute.
In addition, IIT Delhi and DJB will collaborate to build shared knowledge platforms and disseminate data and information products to improve the understanding of water and wastewater management alternatives for NCT of Delhi.
“The Memorandum of Understanding envisages a partnership between IIT Delhi and Delhi Jal Board, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, based on shared interests in water and wastewater management and policy infrastructure within the overarching domain of flood protection and its sustainability under current and future climate scenarios,” 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 in issues of common concern such as operation and management, policy and planning of water and wastewater infrastructure,” said Prof. Dhanya CT, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
“The MoU between IIT Delhi and the DJB is of mutual benefit and serves as an indication of continued interest in collaborating to largely use the findings of the international collaboration funded by the UKRI to address the water safety issues facing NCT Delhi,” said Prof. AK Gosain, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
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