ALIGARH: Professor Nadeem Khalil, Department of Civil Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University recently participated in the one-day conference ‘Jal Manthan’ organized by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India.
Prof. Nadeem, while making a presentation on “Wastewater Treatment, Its Safe Reuse and Recycle in Rural India”, talked about the natural processes of wastewater treatment using low-cost sustainable technologies like constructing Wetlands for rural areas and focusing on its potential under the prestigious ongoing Ganga Clean-up Mission. He pointed out that rural sector in India has remained neglected with wastewater management facilities, though about 70% of India’s population lived in villages, which is also responsible for major pollution to Indian rivers, especially Ganga and Yamuna.
Prof. Nadeem also highlighted the result of successful implementation of Indo-European Union research project, Safe-guarding Water Resources in India with Green & Sustainable Technologies (SWINGS) developed at the Aligarh Muslim University.
“A general consensus emerged at the conference to bring together various stakeholders involved in river rejuvenation schemes, water supply and sewerage boards, municipalities, pollution control boards and academicians to deliberate the indigenous research and best practices for water resources and wastewater management,” said Prof. Nadeem.