Strategic Planning for Water Resources, Development and Implementation of Novel Biotechnical Treatment Solutions and Good Practices

General Progress

  • Details of Conferences/ Oral presentations/ Poster presentation/Seminars

  • Tarun Gangar, Sanjukta Patra. Bioremediation of antibiotics in surface waters through multi-enzyme driven approach. North-East Research Conclave, NERC 2022.Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India. May 20-22,2022.
  • Tarun Gangar, Sanjukta Patra. Point sources as major contributors of antibiotic pollution: A quantitative assessment of antibiotics. International conference on Green Energy & Sustainable Environmental Technology (GESET-2022) KIIT (Bhubaneshwar, Odisha) (Oral presentation). September 15-16, 2022.
  • Sanjukta Patra. An overview of developments under SPRING Project from Indian Consortium. Varanasi as Water Smart City, IIT BHU, Nov. 25-26, 2022 (Invited Lecture)
  • Sanjukta Patra, Bhaskar Kalita, Risha Hazarika, Bhaskar Das. Microbes in agro-waste utilization and fermentation technology. International Conference on Key Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Agri-Food Chain”- KETSAC-2022, NIT Rourkela, Odisha, India, December 9-11, 2022. (Keynote Speaker)
  • Sanjukta Patra. Advances in aptamer engineering for biosensor development in tuberculosis diagnosis. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Mathematics, Engineering & Science. IEEE, Kolkata Section, November 11-12, 2022 (Invited Lecture)
  • Sustainable resource recovery through optimal treatment and use of oilfield produced water (Poster presentation); Authors: Moumita Bhaumik, Priyank Kumar Chauhan, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Chinmay Hazra, Debasree Kundu, Ramkrishna Sen; International Conference on Water Safety 2022; 22nd June to 24th June, 2022; UiT Norway.
  • Development of a Bio-oxidation System for Sustainable and Integrated Water Resources Management (Poster presentation); Moumita Bhaumik, Debasree Kundu, Chinmay Hazra and Ramkrishna Sen; 4th Biological Engineering Society Conference 2022 (BESCON); 4th November to 6th November, 2022; Bose Institute, Kolkata.
  • An overview of developments under SPRING Project from Indian Consortium. Ramkrishna Sen. Varanasi as Water Smart City, IIT BHU; Nov 25th to 26th, 2022; IIT BHU.
  •    International Workshop on “Health Restoration of Water Bodies in Varanasi” Date: 31.05.2022 (Tuesday)
  • International Workshop on Varanasi as ‘Water Smart City’ Date: 25- 26 November 2022
  • A Stakeholders workshop on SPRING - EU India H2020 program was conducted on 23rd Nov 2022 at Water and Environment Research Technology Centre, SRKR engineering College – India
    • Highlights of the workshop:
      • Presentations of all the 14 partners (online and offline) to update the stakeholders regarding the individual activities and efforts toward addressing the objectives involved under the SPRING Project.
      • Direct interaction between foreign delegates and local stakeholders (Bhimavaram) including public representatives, Government Engineers from water resources division and Farmers from both aqua and agriculture sectors.
      • Demonstration of Bio-oxidation technology to the foreign delegates and the stakeholders.
      • Field visit of foreign delegates in the Godavari study area.

Any other details of projects:

  • MOU signed 
    • Gujrat Jal board --FWF, PAL INEUWF 2022 for Technology adoption WASTE WATER TREATMENT WWT

An aerial view of the Gosthani-Velpuru Canal the Highest Contaminated canal system in the Godavari Delta-based is presented in the link below. The potential sources of pollution from domestic Sewage, Industries, Agriculture, Aquaculture etc. are followed from the origin of the canal to the final destination.

Video link

Published articles/book chapter


SPRING Factsheet