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India-UK Workshop on knowledge transfer on the sustainability of innovative wastewater treatment technologies to India: Final Report.

Benson, David; Parker, Brenda; Mishra, Vandana; Muthukumar, K; Sundaram, Senthilarasu


David Benson

Brenda Parker

Vandana Mishra

K Muthukumar


Untreated industrial wastewater pollution, primarily from textile production, threatens water resources in central Tamil Nadu, India, where the Noyyal River flows through several densely populated urban centres. The workshop consequently aimed at knowledge transfer on innovative wastewater treatments between UK and Indian collaborators to potentially address these pollution problems within the river basin, with wider applications to wastewater remediation. A key objective of the workshop was developing recommendations for scaling up these technologies to support future wastewater remediation strategies both in Tamil Nadu and other regions in India. Workshop discussions therefore focused on the viability, accessibility and cost efficiency of technological options, including algal bioremediation, anaerobic digestion and nanoparticles. Primary findings are detailed below but suggest that significant potential exists for scaling up technologies. However, institutional ownership and political support for this process must be further developed within an overall multi-stakeholder collaborative approach.

Report Type Technical Report
Publication Date 2018
Deposit Date Mar 13, 2023