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Opening on 7 November 2017 00:00 (Brussels local time)3:30 am (Indian Time)
Deadline for proposal submission 27 February 2018 17:00 (Brussels local time)9:30 pm (Indian Time)

Specific Challenge: In recent years, India and Europe have collaborated extensively to enhance and enrich each other’s technological and scientific knowledge and management capacities to cope with increasing stress on water resources. Increasing heterogeneity in the uneven distribution of water resources triggered by climate change, extreme water-related events (floods and droughts) and increasing demand due to population growth and economic development add additional stress to water, environment and food security and to the national economy. Many of these water challenges are common to India and some of the EU Member States. Therefore there is a need for a concerted effort of India and EU to address these issues. This will also help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) agenda on water.

Scope: This action should develop new and/or adapt the most suitable existing innovative and affordable solutions for Indian conditions, both in urban and rural areas, addressing one or more of the following broad challenges:

  • drinking water purification with a focus on emerging pollutants;
  • waste water treatment, with scope for resource/energy recovery, reuse, recycle and rainwater harvesting, including bioremediation technologies;
  • real time monitoring and control systems in distribution and treatment systems.

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