Promoting EU - India collaboration in Environment
India’s environmental challenges are diverse and wide-ranging, requiring quick answers to prevent further degradation of the environment:
- Waste water: With depleting water resources, pressure on industry to recover and recycle waste water is mounting. More than 300,000 SMEs in India, with 90% of them employing no wastewater treatment, offer considerable scope for technology transfer.
- Clean Development Mechanism: India is a major player in the field of CDM. Projects are in the sectors of energy efficiency, fuel switching, industrial processes, municipal solid waste and renewable energy.
- Clean air technology: Urban air quality in India has been declining due to upward trends in power consumption, industrialization and vehicular use, crying for urgent technological solutions.
- Waste management: The growth in municipal solid waste in India’s urban centres has outpaced the population growth in recent years, needing viable cost effective solutions.
- Chemical management: A vast chemical industry, populated by SMEs, with poor environmental and safety standards, requires environmentally sound and sustainable management.
EBTC environment cluster focus areas:
Climate change, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); clean water; clean air; waste management; chemicals management.
EBTC Water Partnership
EU Expertise, Technology and Solutions for India Water Development Programme
To facilitate the participation of the EU SMEs in the Indian market, EBTC has become the exclusive strategic partner of India Water Development Programme (IWDP) for the European Union (EU).
IWDP is a structured programme of ETI Dynamics (UK) that aims at increasing the uptake of environmental technologies across India wherever interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder partnerships for water can be designed into path-breaking projects.
The EBTC Water Partnership (EWP) has been constituted to support the deployment of EU technologies and expertise in IWDP's pioneering projects with a vision of establishing effective EU-India collaborations. In short, EWP is a strategic platform for EU businesses, clusters, organisations, research institutes and platforms (programmes) to collaborate, innovate and establish their presence in the evolving India water and wastewater sectors.
Salient Features of EWP Membership
- Preferential access to IWDP projects to offer EU-based technological solutions or implementation services with a multifaceted consortium for a project in India.
- More than 50 water and waste projects identified and secured. IWDP will develop these projects as a principal agent in collaboration with the strategic partners (members).
- 3-4 projects are released every month by IWDP. EWP's Nodal Partners will get a 6-8 weeks head start over the other interested non-partners.
- Some examples of IWDP's projects that EU Nodal Partners will have access to are:
– 8 small sewage treatment plants
– 50 MLD tannery effluent plant
– 300 MLD waste water treatment plant
– 200 MLD pulp & paper effluent treatment plant
EBTC has also partnered with ReserWater Innovation Foundation that is India's first water innovation cluster. Strategic Partners will also get opportunity to partner with the Foundation.
Modes of Joining
- Nodal Partner: The partner will play the role of a multiplier for EWP and therefore IWDP
- Technology/Knowledge Partner: The entity will join as a member to offer its unique technology, knowledge or solution to Indian market. This could spread across engineering, instrumentation, modelling, research or other unique offering.
EWP is actively identifying and recruiting nodal partners. For further details please download the brochure and submit an expression of interest or please contact EBTC Environment Sector Specialist, Mr. Monish Verma at firstname.lastname@example.org.