Chennai, 03 August 2023: Dr. Amit Gross, a distinguished Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Director of Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR), the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research has partnered with the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) for an academic undertaking centered on clear water options.
Dr. Gross is famend for his experience in varied areas associated to water remedy and environment friendly useful resource administration. His analysis actions embody the remedy and environment friendly utilization of marginal water, sludge, and bio-waste, together with wastewater, agricultural wastes, and contaminated groundwater. He is dedicated to growing waste administration practices that facilitate environment friendly reuse and reduce environmental air pollution.
This collaboration between Dr. Amit Gross and IIT Madras goals at addressing the important problem of fresh water shortage, which has develop into a urgent concern throughout the globe. By leveraging their collective experience, the ZIWR-IITM group can be collaborating on a joint on-line course, exploring modern approaches in analysis, workshops, and academic applications in an array of water-related matters. The matters cowl water provide, mitigation of environmental dangers related with contaminants in water sources, remedy of wastewater and greywater for reuse functions, together with nutrient and vitality restoration. An MOU has been signed and permitted between the colleges, and the group has labored to create a curriculum for their on-line course: Water and the Environment: Current Challenges & Solutions.
IIT Madras, acknowledged for its pioneering analysis and technological developments, has a dedication in the direction of sustainable improvement and its robust tutorial group makes it a perfect associate for this endeavor. Together, Dr. Gross and IIT Madras goal to develop sensible options that tackle the challenges confronted within the area of fresh water.
Talking concerning the ongoing undertaking, Dr. Amit Gross stated, “As a part of the ZIWR exercise, I’m excited and proud to group up with Prof. Thalappil Pradeep from IIT Madras and to affix on this new collaboration – which is an element of a bigger effort between Israel and India – involving completely different stakeholders from the water sector: analysis, trade, and authorities. Being a really massive nation dealing with so many water-related points, India has the potential to make a long-lasting international change and it’s a privilege to participate on this endeavor with the superior applied sciences and data from Israel. In phrases of the setting and water points world wide, I’m hopeful that our efforts will result in a major impression.”
“This is an excellent initiative to deal with the challenges in water, collectively with probably the most famend teams of the world, that too from Israel, which is a pacesetter in water applied sciences. In the course of time, we’ll construct on the collective experience of the taking part establishments, extending to different universities, industries, water utilities, startups, directors, and thought leaders from each the international locations and internationally”, Prof. Thalappil Pradeep, Professor, IIT Madras and undertaking lead added.
This collaboration marks a major step ahead within the pursuit of sustainable water administration and underscores the significance of worldwide partnerships in tackling water-related challenges. The undertaking’s outcomes will contribute not solely to tutorial developments but additionally to the welfare of communities worldwide, significantly these affected by water shortage and air pollution.