India-UK Perspective on Water Quality:Threats, Technology and Options (Indo-UK Perspective on Water Quality)

Organization: Royal Society Of Chemistry and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Venue: Dept of Civil Engg

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Event Date/Time: Aug 13, 2013 End Date/Time: Aug 14, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 30, 2013
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Description

India is facing daunting challenges in water sector due to the demands of a rapidly industrialising economy and urbanising society. When potential for augmenting supply is limited and water tables are falling, water quality issues have increasingly come to the fore. Total dissolved solids, nitrates and other pollutants have been rising in water across urban and rural areas in India, particularly groundwater, making it non potable.  While groundwater in urban areas is also affected by organic and microbial contamination, rural areas lack good and low-cost water treatment options, giving rise to health issues.  The workshop looks to bring together experts in these areas from the UK and Africa to share expertise and exchange knowledge in relation to these issues.India is facing daunting challenges in water sector due to the demands of a rapidly industrialising economy and urbanising society. When potential for augmenting supply is limited and water tables are falling, water quality issues have increasingly come to the fore. Total dissolved solids, nitrates and other pollutants have been rising in water across urban and rural areas in India, particularly groundwater, making it non potable.  While groundwater in urban areas is also affected by organic and microbial contamination, rural areas lack good and low-cost water treatment options, giving rise to health issues.  The workshop looks to bring together experts in these areas from the UK and Africa to share expertise and exchange knowledge in relation to these issues.

Venue

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Bangalore
Karnataka
India
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Organizations

Royal Society Of Chemistry and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

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Speakers

Professor Elise Cartmell, Cranfield Water Science Institute, UK Dr Albert Janssen, Shell Water Technology Manager and Wageningen University, The Netherlands  Professor Helen Jarvie, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK Professor Eric Odada, University of Nairobi, Kenya Professor Kevin G McGuigan, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland Professor Romeela Mohee, University of Mauritius, Mauritius  Professor Simon Parsons, Chief Scientific Officer, Scottish Water, UK  Professor Sudhakar Rao, Indian Institute of Science, India Professor B Sarkar, University of Toronto, Canada Professor David Stuckey, Imperial College, UK Professor Shem O. Wandiga, Centre for Science and Technology Innovations, UNESCO Associated Centre and University of Nairobi, Kenya Professor Nishith Verma, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India Dr Vineet K Sharma, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India Professor Arindam Banerjee, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India Professor Mohammad Jawed, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India Professor A K Gupta, Indian Institute of of Technology, Kharagpur, India Professor M Sekhar, Indian Institute of Science, India Professor D Chatterjee, Department of Chemistry, University of Kalyani, India

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