SWINGS project (titled "Safeguarding Water Resources in India with Green and Sustainable Technologies") started in September 2012 due to the interest of implementing integrated and optimized solutions for wastewater reuse in different areas of India. A consortium of 10 partners from Europe and 11 partners from India, consisting of R&D, companies, SME, NGO and local body organisations with complementary expertises to improve the water reuse and sanitation in developing regions in India using low cost, easy to adopt, sustainable and zero discharge methodology based on biological and natural systems.
SolarSpring joins the european-indian consortium of SWINGS to supply India with clean water. At a time with an urgent need to conserve water resources, efficient sanitation systems, water recycling and re-use play a key role in sustainability. They can ensure that the vital resource Water is recovered from waste and can be re-used at the same time as protecting human health and the environment. In particular, the SWINGS project will enlist already optimized municipal WW treatment concepts and combine "green" and sustainable technologies. The result will be enhances water recycling and re-use, decreased energy consumption, and production of useful by-products from the process as secondary resources. Thus, treated WW will be transformed to soil enrichment resource, to irrigation water, to aquaculture farm feed, via sustainable sanitation that safeguards the local drinking water supply in India.
The starting point of the SWINGS project will be anaerobic digestion (AD) and constructed wetlands (CW) that will be configured with environmentally sustainable disinfection technologies.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2013-2015) under grant agreement n° 308502.
link to the project website