It is widely estimated that India has existing and emerging challenges of availability of enough quantity and quality of water to fulfill the increasing demands in various parts of the country. Introduction of technology and innovations in the sector at all possible levels of water and waste management operations, through lab/pilot studies, demonstrations and evidence based advocacy; would be the main approach of the foundation.
The WATSAN Center will champion and lead in developing technology driven solutions that are novel, unique and affordable to provide clean drinking water to millions of people in India, with minimal or no electric power consumption. WatSan Center plans to support innovative alternatives to reverse osmosis technology, such as nano based capacitive deionization, electro-coagulation and other novel technologies. The center will also support pilot projects to demonstrate how sewage and effluent contamination can be avoided and pollution of river bodies and environment be prevented.