Indian Institute of Science

IISc partners with Scottish institute for low-cost wastewater treatment system

ndian Institute of Science (IISc) researchers have tied up with a consortium of scientists led by the James Hutton Institute, University of Glasgow, and the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), on a project funded by the Scottish government.

The project is aimed at delivering a low-cost, decentralised wastewater treatment system. According to a statement from IISc, a pilot facility has been set up at the Berambadi Primary School in the Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka.

It was inaugurated on Wednesday by Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney. Speaking on the occasion, Swinney said it was Scotland’s duty to share its expertise and experience in the area of wastewater treatment with the wider world.

According to Rachel Helliwell, Project Coordinator and a senior research scientist at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland, the initiative, which aims to improve public sanitation and environmental health in rural India, draws on the excellence of scientists from both Scotland and India.

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