CHENNAI: The International Centre for Clean Water (ICCW) at IIT-Madras is going to collaborate with DG TAKANO, a Japanese firm, to introduce new clean water technologies in India.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between ICCW and DG TAKANO recently to collaborate on projects on clean water and to develop innovative products that will solve existing societal and environmental challenges in the area of clean and safe drinking water.
T Pradeep, in-charge of ICCW, said conserving water efficiently needs technological partnerships between nations and this is a timely beginning.
DG TAKANO will provide its expertise in cutting-edge Japanese sustainable technologies and support ICCW to collaborate with Japanese companies to develop innovative products and technologies. It will also hire interns from IIT-Madras.
Amuro Osman, head of global sales and marketing, DG TAKANO, said, “The projects we undertake will be in the fields of clean water, water treatment, water security and stewardship covering raw water and wastewater.”
ICCW and DG TAKANO will undertake new projects and will conduct joint research to resolve the water crisis. The projects will focus on the implementation of proven technology, field testing of emergent technology, developing new technology, educational training and internship programmes.