Water & Waste Water

Water & Wastewater

India has the second largest population in the world and faces a water and sanitation crisis. Water.org estimates that more than 163 million people still lack access to clean water, >210 million people lack access to improved sanitation, a staggering 522 million still practice open defecation which in turn contributes to more than 500 children under the age of five dying each day from diarrhea in India. It is estimated by the World Bank that 21% of communicable diseases in India are linked to unsafe water and the lack of hygiene practices.

After two consecutive years of weak monsoons, 600 million peopleof the country’s population face high to extreme water stress.According to the Composite Water ManagementIndex (CWMI)reportreleased by the Niti Aayog in 2018, 21 major cities (Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and others) are racing to reach zero groundwater levels by 2020, affecting access for 100 million people.However, 12 per cent of India’s population is already living with the No Waterscenario, thanks to excessive groundwater pumping, an inefficient and wasteful water management system and years of deficient rains. TheCWMI report also states that by 2030, the country’s water demand is projected to be twice the available supply, implying severe water scarcity for hundreds of millions of people and an eventualsix per cent loss in the country’s GDP. Although there has been some progress made in the past decade, almost 70% of wastewater in India is still not treated. With proper planning and investment, this represents a great opportunity to reclaim water for reuse and alleviate the water and sanitation crisis.

The Union government recently formed a new Jal Shakti (water) ministry, which aims attackling water issues with a holistic and integrated perspective on the subject. The ministry has announced an ambitious plan to provide piped water connections to every household in India by 2024.The ministry has set a tough target at a time when hundreds of millions don’t have access to clean water. In addition, the two moot questions are: What will happen if there is no water to supply? What will happen to all the wastewater that gets generated?At present several Metropolitan cities have wastewater treatment facilities that can potentially treat up to 60% of generated sewage, but lack properly trained staff and resources to operate these facilities. Almost all other Municipalities and Villages do not have wastewater treatment facilities even in the planning stage.

Water and Wastewater Track Themes:

  • 1) Drinking water in Rural and Urban India – challenges and solutions
  • 2) Wastewater treatment – centralized and de-centralized.
  • 3) Storm water management – sustainable solutions
  • 4) Rainwater harvesting – planning and implementation
  • 5) Resource recovery opportunities – challenges and solutions

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Dr. Tata has more than six decades of experience in the field of Water and Wastewater Treatment. He is serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Transformation of Waste Technology, Naperville, IL USA. He retired as the Head of the R &D Environmental Monitoring and Research Division, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, IL USA. He also served on the faculties of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL USA. He coauthored four books and published more than 150 papers and reports.
He received many awards.After his retirement from the Water Reclamatio District of Greater Chicago, he founded a nonprofit organization, Bharathi Theertha, in USA in 2003, and has been devoting his time in doing humanitarian service and projects in India.

Dr. Tata has more than six decades of experience in the field of Water and Wastewater Treatment. He is serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Transformation of Waste Technology, Naperville, IL USA. He retired as the Head of the R &D Environmental Monitoring and Research Division, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, IL USA. He also served on the faculties of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL USA. He coauthored four books and published more than 150 papers and reports.
He received many awards.After his retirement from the Water Reclamatio District of Greater Chicago, he founded a nonprofit organization, Bharathi Theertha, in USA in 2003, and has been devoting his time in doing humanitarian service and projects in India.

Dr. Tata has more than six decades of experience in the field of Water and Wastewater Treatment. He is serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Transformation of Waste Technology, Naperville, IL USA. He retired as the Head of the R &D Environmental Monitoring and Research Division, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, IL USA. He also served on the faculties of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL USA. He coauthored four books and published more than 150 papers and reports.

He received many awards.After his retirement from the Water Reclamatio District of Greater Chicago, he founded a nonprofit organization, Bharathi Theertha, in USA in 2003, and has been devoting his time in doing humanitarian service and projects in India.

Dr. Amit Pramanik is an environmental engineer with >30 years of progressive experience in the water, sanitation, and public health sector, including non-profit research and consulting in the USA and developing nations. He has a successful record of collaborative work and outreach with world-renowned subject matter experts, volunteers, subscribers, and researchers in the water / wastewater industry; as well as in the planning, management, and direction of research in this arena. Dr. Pramanik currently serves as Executive Director for the not-for-profit One Water Academy, and previously served as the Chief Innovation and Development Officer for The Water Research Foundation.

Dr. Amit Pramanik is an environmental engineer with >30 years of progressive experience in the water, sanitation, and public health sector, including non-profit research and consulting in the USA and developing nations. He has a successful record of collaborative work and outreach with world-renowned subject matter experts, volunteers, subscribers, and researchers in the water / wastewater industry; as well as in the planning, management, and direction of research in this arena. Dr. Pramanik currently serves as Executive Director for the not-for-profit One Water Academy, and previously served as the Chief Innovation and Development Officer for The Water Research Foundation.

Dr. Amit Pramanik is an environmental engineer with >30 years of progressive experience in the water, sanitation, and public health sector, including non-profit research and consulting in the USA and developing nations. He has a successful record of collaborative work and outreach with world-renowned subject matter experts, volunteers, subscribers, and researchers in the water / wastewater industry; as well as in the planning, management, and direction of research in this arena. Dr. Pramanik currently serves as Executive Director for the not-for-profit One Water Academy, and previously served as the Chief Innovation and Development Officer for The Water Research Foundation.

Mr. Mullan by training is an economist. He worked as a Principal in a consulting engineering firm for three decades and specialized in the design, construction, and operation of decentralized wastewater treatment systems. He is currently serving as a Director at the Center for Transformation of Waste Technology.

Mr. Mullan by training is an economist. He worked as a Principal in a consulting engineering firm for three decades and specialized in the design, construction, and operation of decentralized wastewater treatment systems. He is currently serving as a Director at the Center for Transformation of Waste Technology.

Mr. Mullan by training is an economist. He worked as a Principal in a consulting engineering firm for three decades and specialized in the design, construction, and operation of decentralized wastewater treatment systems. He is currently serving as a Director at the Center for Transformation of Waste Technology.

Mr. McCracken has a Master degree in Economics. He also has a Masters degree in environmental science. He has many years of experience in the environmental field working in developing countries. He is currently serving as a Director at the Conservation Foundation, Naperville, IL. He is currently conducting several studies on water quality issues pertaining to rivers and streams and storm water control.

Mr. McCracken has a Master degree in Economics. He also has a Masters degree in environmental science. He has many years of experience in the environmental field working in developing countries. He is currently serving as a Director at the Conservation Foundation, Naperville, IL. He is currently conducting several studies on water quality issues pertaining to rivers and streams and storm water control.

Mr. McCracken has a Master degree in Economics. He also has a Masters degree in environmental science. He has many years of experience in the environmental field working in developing countries. He is currently serving as a Director at the Conservation Foundation, Naperville, IL. He is currently conducting several studies on water quality issues pertaining to rivers and streams and storm water control.

Mr. Dring has been in the Wastewater Industry for approximately 30 years. He is presently employed at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) as Operations Manager at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP). He worked in the Engineering design section for a brief period, but most of his tenure has been in the Maintenance and Operations Department. Mr. Dring has worked in different capacities at five of the seven MWRD Water Reclamation Plants from Sewer Control to Plant Manager of the Hanover Park WRP. He was in charge of the Technical Projects section which was the go between with MWRD and the Environmental Protection Agency and in charge of the Waterways Section which operated the Chicago Area waterways, via locks, gates, and even two -six megawatt generators. These waterways are the means of transporting storm water away from the city as opposed to reversing and discharging into Lake Michigan which is the drinking source for millions of citizens. The past 13 years Mr. Dring has been Operations Manager at two plants, the Stickney WRP and Calumet WRPs. Each plant has their own tunnel and reservoir system which will be the topic of his presentation.

Mr. Dring has been in the Wastewater Industry for approximately 30 years. He is presently employed at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) as Operations Manager at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP). He worked in the Engineering design section for a brief period, but most of his tenure has been in the Maintenance and Operations Department. Mr. Dring has worked in different capacities at five of the seven MWRD Water Reclamation Plants from Sewer Control to Plant Manager of the Hanover Park WRP. He was in charge of the Technical Projects section which was the go between with MWRD and the Environmental Protection Agency and in charge of the Waterways Section which operated the Chicago Area waterways, via locks, gates, and even two -six megawatt generators. These waterways are the means of transporting storm water away from the city as opposed to reversing and discharging into Lake Michigan which is the drinking source for millions of citizens. The past 13 years Mr. Dring has been Operations Manager at two plants, the Stickney WRP and Calumet WRPs. Each plant has their own tunnel and reservoir system which will be the topic of his presentation.

Mr. Dring has been in the Wastewater Industry for approximately 30 years. He is presently employed at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) as Operations Manager at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP). He worked in the Engineering design section for a brief period, but most of his tenure has been in the Maintenance and Operations Department. Mr. Dring has worked in different capacities at five of the seven MWRD Water Reclamation Plants from Sewer Control to Plant Manager of the Hanover Park WRP. He was in charge of the Technical Projects section which was the go between with MWRD and the Environmental Protection Agency and in charge of the Waterways Section which operated the Chicago Area waterways, via locks, gates, and even two -six megawatt generators. These waterways are the means of transporting storm water away from the city as opposed to reversing and discharging into Lake Michigan which is the drinking source for millions of citizens. The past 13 years Mr. Dring has been Operations Manager at two plants, the Stickney WRP and Calumet WRPs. Each plant has their own tunnel and reservoir system which will be the topic of his presentation.

Professor (Dr) Devendra Swaroop Bhargava1, Roorkee University (now IIT)'s retired Professor (Environmental), has taught since 1960 (after, Post-Graduation1 in Public Health Engg., with near 100% results in external examination system) at various Institutions including the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (on deputation by the Indian Govt in 1986 & 1988) and at BE,ME,PhD alma-maters. In between he availed foreign scholarship (through Indian Government) and served the Central Board for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution, New Delhi, Uttranchal Government Advisor (Quality Control Cell) to Mela Adhikhari, Ardh Kumbh Mela-2004, Haridwar. As Editor of Indian Survivor Journal of Institution of Surveyors India, and Indian Journal of Environmental Protection.

Prof. Bhargava authored over 500 research papers/articles & recipient of 32 academic-awards including the UGC's most prestigious SP award shared with likes of AmartayaSen, NarulHasan as WB-Governor, etc, & figures in Marquis Who'Who etc. 2 times Parliament-Questions answered about his researches (LokSabha Q.no.2338/82; RajyaSabha Q.no.195/83). US-Army Chief(Estu) invited him for a research-proposal & 7-NASA-scientists greatly-supported his research in their report "Ocean Color" on Net.

He is Interdisciplinary-Committee Member & Jury of World Cultural Council awarding the Albert Einstein Award in Science & Nominator for Asahi Glass Foundation of Japan's Blue-Planet Prize. Delivered Key Notes at BHU, AMU, JNU (IK.Gujral, ex-PM was Chief Guest) & expert of UPSC, IIT, CSIR, etc. His research studies on the Ganga River especially its extraordinary high self-purifying abilities have extensively been published all over the world.

Professor (Dr) Devendra Swaroop Bhargava1, Roorkee University (now IIT)'s retired Professor (Environmental), has taught since 1960 (after, Post-Graduation1 in Public Health Engg., with near 100% results in external examination system) at various Institutions including the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (on deputation by the Indian Govt in 1986 & 1988) and at BE,ME,PhD alma-maters. In between he availed foreign scholarship (through Indian Government) and served the Central Board for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution, New Delhi, Uttranchal Government Advisor (Quality Control Cell) to Mela Adhikhari, Ardh Kumbh Mela-2004, Haridwar. As Editor of Indian Survivor Journal of Institution of Surveyors India, and Indian Journal of Environmental Protection.

Prof. Bhargava authored over 500 research papers/articles & recipient of 32 academic-awards including the UGC's most prestigious SP award shared with likes of AmartayaSen, NarulHasan as WB-Governor, etc, & figures in Marquis Who'Who etc. 2 times Parliament-Questions answered about his researches (LokSabha Q.no.2338/82; RajyaSabha Q.no.195/83). US-Army Chief(Estu) invited him for a research-proposal & 7-NASA-scientists greatly-supported his research in their report "Ocean Color" on Net.

He is Interdisciplinary-Committee Member & Jury of World Cultural Council awarding the Albert Einstein Award in Science & Nominator for Asahi Glass Foundation of Japan's Blue-Planet Prize. Delivered Key Notes at BHU, AMU, JNU (IK.Gujral, ex-PM was Chief Guest) & expert of UPSC, IIT, CSIR, etc. His research studies on the Ganga River especially its extraordinary high self-purifying abilities have extensively been published all over the world.

Professor (Dr) Devendra Swaroop Bhargava1, Roorkee University (now IIT)'s retired Professor (Environmental), has taught since 1960 (after, Post-Graduation1 in Public Health Engg., with near 100% results in external examination system) at various Institutions including the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (on deputation by the Indian Govt in 1986 & 1988) and at BE,ME,PhD alma-maters. In between he availed foreign scholarship (through Indian Government) and served the Central Board for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution, New Delhi, Uttranchal Government Advisor (Quality Control Cell) to Mela Adhikhari, Ardh Kumbh Mela-2004, Haridwar. As Editor of Indian Survivor Journal of Institution of Surveyors India, and Indian Journal of Environmental Protection.

Prof. Bhargava authored over 500 research papers/articles & recipient of 32 academic-awards including the UGC's most prestigious SP award shared with likes of AmartayaSen, NarulHasan as WB-Governor, etc, & figures in Marquis Who'Who etc. 2 times Parliament-Questions answered about his researches (LokSabha Q.no.2338/82; RajyaSabha Q.no.195/83). US-Army Chief(Estu) invited him for a research-proposal & 7-NASA-scientists greatly-supported his research in their report "Ocean Color" on Net.

He is Interdisciplinary-Committee Member & Jury of World Cultural Council awarding the Albert Einstein Award in Science & Nominator for Asahi Glass Foundation of Japan's Blue-Planet Prize. Delivered Key Notes at BHU, AMU, JNU (IK.Gujral, ex-PM was Chief Guest) & expert of UPSC, IIT, CSIR, etc. His research studies on the Ganga River especially its extraordinary high self-purifying abilities have extensively been published all over the world.

Alan has worked with multiple International companies throughout his career. He holds both British and American Citizenship and mainly resides in N. Carolina USA. During his career Alan has been involved in automotive braking systems, high precision bearing technology and precision pneumatic instrumentation. Alan has held Senior Director roles with Thomson Industries of America, Fairchild Industrial Products and Rotork PLC. He is currently working in a consulting role for Binder Group Germany on an International basis.

Alan has worked with multiple International companies throughout his career. He holds both British and American Citizenship and mainly resides in N. Carolina USA. During his career Alan has been involved in automotive braking systems, high precision bearing technology and precision pneumatic instrumentation. Alan has held Senior Director roles with Thomson Industries of America, Fairchild Industrial Products and Rotork PLC. He is currently working in a consulting role for Binder Group Germany on an International basis.

Alan has worked with multiple International companies throughout his career. He holds both British and American Citizenship and mainly resides in N. Carolina USA. During his career Alan has been involved in automotive braking systems, high precision bearing technology and precision pneumatic instrumentation. Alan has held Senior Director roles with Thomson Industries of America, Fairchild Industrial Products and Rotork PLC. He is currently working in a consulting role for Binder Group Germany on an International basis.