Workshop 1

SARASWATI 2.0 is a collaborative research project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Program and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. It aims at identifying best available and affordable technologies for decentralized wastewater treatment with scope of resource/energy recovery and reuse in urban and rural areas. Ten pilot technologies in 7 Indian States demonstrating enhanced removal of organic pollution (BOD, TSS), nutrients (particularly Nitrogen), organic micro-pollutants and pathogens have been implemented. All pilots allow for resource recovery contributing to the principles of a circular economy and all pilots will undergo a comprehensive performance assessment complemented by an extended sustainability assessment. This will allow identification of best available and affordable technologies for the Indian context. In addition, suitable automation and control strategies will be tested and recommended, taking into account the presence of operators and their level of knowledge and expertise.

The workshop will present results of this work.