It is widely estimated that India has existing and emerging challenges of availability of enough quantity and quality of water and sanitation to fulfil the increasing demands in various parts of the country. The WATSAN Centre of WIN Foundation will champion and lead in developing technology driven solutions that are novel, unique and affordable to provide clean drinking water solutions to millions of people in India, with minimal or most effective use of energy.
Water and Sanitation
Anandshala to Jeevanshala
Participatory Groundwater Management (PGWM) Program
Institution and Capacity building including (i) Village level “Bhujal Jankars” with knowledge of hydrogeology, water budgeting and coordinating village level action groups and (ii) Community / Village mobilization through farmer and women groups, and Implementation steps including (i) developing comprehensive Village water security plans (ii) Water storage and recharge structures – building new ones and rejuvenating existing ones, (iii) Demand management initiatives like cropping changes, drip irrigation etc.
In 1st term, focus was on Capacity building and Supply side activities. In the 2nd Term, focus was on Demand side activities and in the current ongoing 3rd Term the focus is to bring technology interventions for smarter supply and demand side management, while continuing to strengthen capacity building.
PGWM has also extended its activities to the Khambhailya, Devbhumi Dwarka Dist., Gujarat, to apply the concepts and develop specific strategies, practices and protocols for another hydrogeological region, that of Coastal Saurashtra. This aims to validate methodology to apply PGWM practices to a another hydrogeological region.
Pilot scale material and system development for Arsenic and Fluoride removal
MICRO-COMPONENTS QUANTIFICATION OF END USES OF HOUSE-HOLD WATER CONSUMPTION
Sustainable Cyber - Physical Water Control and Management System
a) Evaluation of the existing regional SCADA pilot for rejuvenation, on Kudasan regional water branch network covering 40 villages in Gandhinagar district; b) Pilot implementation of the system at IIT Gandhinagar, using cost effective sensors and 5G – Loral communication network, to demonstrate its effectiveness, c) Design of SCADA solution for village water distribution system at village level, d) Smart water leakage detection algorithms using minimum sensors in a complex network.