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CSIR-NIIST Offers to Support for Greywater Treatment and Reuse

In Trivandrum
February 20, 2024

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:
CSIR- National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST) has offered to extend technical expertise to meet the goals set out as part of the national mission programs in waste management such as greywater treatment and reuse.

Presiding over a two-day capacity building programme for officers of the Kerala Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Agency (KRWSA) on Grey Water Treatment and Management, CSIR-NIIST Director Dr C Anandharamakrishnan said the institute’s expertise in this area could be leveraged in collaborative efforts for the benefit of the community.

Dr. Dinesan C, IAS, Executive Director KRWSA, inaugurated the programme held last week, which was attended by around 70 officers of KRWSA from different districts.

The technical sessions covered different aspects of greywater treatment, followed by a field visit to operational grey water treatment and reuse systems established on the NIIST campus.The programme was coordinated by scientists of CSIR-NIIST’s Environmental Technology division.

A constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), NIIST Trivandrum is a leading institution engaged in conducting advanced research and development programmes in areas relating to effective utilization of resources of the region, which are of fundamental importance to the country.

CSIR NIIST is also a leader in R&D programmes in agro-processing and technology, chemical sciences and technology, materials science and technology, micro processing and technology, environmental technology. The institute has established state-of-the-art facilities for conducting advanced research.