IISc Collaborates with Western Sydney University for Groundbreaking Research on Recycled Water in Indian Agriculture

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is excited to announce a significant partnership with Western Sydney University – The College. This collaboration aims to advance research in the field of recycled water utilization for agricultural purposes in India.

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As part of this collaboration, five joint scholarships have been established, jointly funded by WSU, IISc, and the University of Agricultural Science. Out of these scholarships, two are allocated to IISc, focusing on investigating the impact of wastewater reuse on the availability of surface and groundwater resources for agricultural use. Additionally, these scholarships will support research efforts in wastewater treatment methods suitable for agricultural applications.

The research initiatives will be spearheaded by Dr. Lakshminarayana Rao, Associate Professor at the Center for Sustainable Technologies, IISc, and Dr. Dharma Hagare, Senior Lecturer in Sustainability Engineering and Leader of the Nutrient, Energy, Water, and Materials Recycling Group (NEWMARG). Dr. Hagare also serves as the Associate Dean International (South Asia) at the School of Engineering, Design, and Built Environment, Western Sydney University.

This collaboration represents a significant step toward addressing water sustainability challenges in Indian agriculture and holds great promise for the future of water resource management in the region.