New Project (2022-2025)

Water and soil analysis: Creation of a twin of the digital village for environmental management.
Village :- Nallampatti panchayat town, Erode district, Tamil Nadu.
Prof - T. Pradeep
Dept. of Chemistry
Automatic control of rural water supply schemes.
Village:-Padur and Paandeswaram in Tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu.
Prof -Sridharakumar Narasimhan
Dept of Chemical Engineering
Prof -Shankar Narasimhan
Dept of Chemical Engineering
Improvement in water, wastewater and solid waste management for a clean and healthy village.
Village:-Vallipuram in Chengalpattu district, Tamil Nadu.
Prof -Ligy Philip
Dept. of Civil Engineering
Prof -B.S. Murty
Dept. of Civil Engineering


  • Creating economical technologies for greywater and wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse depending on the hydro-climatic, socio-economic and resident requirements
  • Conducting large scale monitoring on qualitative parameters on water quality and on the complex water and wastewater infrastructure systems through IoT to ensure service delivery and protect public health  
  • Implementing methodologies for integrated planning of large scale but decentralized water and wastewater infrastructures
  • Building technologies for treating effluents from water intensive industries such as the textile industry 
  • Working towards water reclamation and recovery of value added products
  • Initiating sustainable water management practices in industrial sector


  • Rejuvenating water bodies to benefit from their water ecosystem services 
  • Protecting water bodies through active stakeholder involvement  
  • Restoring local streams in the proposed innovation villages


  • Creating Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) for rural and peri-urban areas 
  • Managing aquifer recharge and rainwater harvesting as means of flood protection
    • Identifying chronic problems encountered by micro-irrigation systems and finding economical solutions for these problems 

    (Example - clogging problems in drip irrigation)

    • Providing guidelines on cropping pattern by studying location specific water balance, climatic and soil 
    • Ideating and implementing farm and community level rainwater management for agricultural purposes  
    • Preparing the Village/ Panchayat / Block level water maps  
    • Innovative funding for impactful and long term water projects

Parts Of Water Cycle


Expected Outcomes

Quantifiable goals set –

  • For every project undertaken in a model village or town (innovation village)
  • For addressing the industrial problems
  • Fostering active engagement with the government and other organizations to push the agenda of sustainable water management

Expected Returns for Aqua MAP

  • Firmly established Alumni Engagement Model
  • Growth in knowledge and expertise in Aqua MAP personnel
  • Collective competence in project implementation
  • Capability to address the complex real-life problems through consortia approach
  • Establishing credibility as an entity, which can deliver solutions having wide impact and application
  • Creating a new body of knowledge with interdisciplinary research
  • Nurturing improved relationships with governments and other key stakeholders

Expected Returns on a National Level

  • Demonstrated model of success through collaborations with communities, industries, academia and technology professionals
  • Constructing a database on management practices and technologies which could be deployed in other parts of the country
  • Setting the global benchmarks in water security, water quality and sustainable water management
  • Creating the potential for increasing economic activity, and employment generation 
  • Related benefits in the domains of health, education, poverty alleviation with commensurate economic gains
  • Aiding India to fulfill its UN Sustainable Development Goals – Water and Sanitation (Goal 6)