IIT Madras has established an Inter-disciplinary Water Management & Policy Centre to solve water problems in India. Called ‘AquaMAP,’ the Centre is being established with support from IIT Madras Alumni who are providing a seed grant commitment of Rs.3 crore.
This Centre will provide smart solutions for challenging water problems by designing scalable models by leveraging innovative technologies. These models would be implemented at chosen locations across the country, as a proof of concept.
The key outcomes envisaged from AquaMAP in the Medium/Long Term include capability to address complex real-life water problems through consortia approach; get established as an entity, which can deliver solutions having wide impact and application; complete successful pilot studies in at least six water innovation villages/towns, that can be showcased as replicable models for water management and policy implementation, within the country and set up a Hydro-Informatics Laboratory.
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