India-Eu projects

The EU, through its research and innovation programme ‘Horizon 2020‘ and the Government of India (DST and DBT) is investing ca EUR 40 million (INR 323 crores) on  seven projects, among which, PANIWATER which have an average duration of 4 years.

The key focus areas of these projects are: improving the quality of drinking water, waste water management and real time monitoring and control systems are, which have been selected through a competitive peer-reviewed process. In total, 130 entities will be part of these seven projects, ranging from universities, research labs, private sector and municipalities.

Besides supporting India’s Ganga Rejuvenation initiative, the projects will also support transfer of European technologies to India, which would require them to be tested, demonstrated, and customized to suit Indian needs at an affordable cost. The cooperation will also lead to increased scientific excellence while ensuring that at the end of the project, the technology can be deployed and be of benefit to the entire Indian population

The other India-EU H2020 water cooperation projects are:


bIo-mimetic and phyto-techNologies DesIgned for low-cost purficAtion and recycling of water



Unlocking wastewater treatment, water re-use and resource recovery opportunities for urban and peri-urban areas in India


LOw-cost innovative Technology for water quality monitoring and water resources management for Urban and rural water Systems in India


Saraswati 2.0

Identifying best available technologies for decentralized wastewater treatment and resource recovery for India


Potential and Validation of Sustainable Natural & Advance Technologies for Water & Wastewater Treatment, Monitoring and Safe Water Reuse in India



develops integrated water resource management for clean and safe water supply