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Project description

This four-year initiative, backed by the EU's Horizon 2020 and India's DST/DBT, continues the legacy of SARASWATI, fostering water cooperation between Europe and India for a sustainable future.

Water Treatment - withvideo
Identifying Best Available Technologies for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery for India

Saraswati 2.0

7 Indian States
10 Technology Pilots

Find out more about the 10 Pilot Sites all over India in this new project Saraswati 2.0

Kickoff meeting
Kick-off Meeting

The official project kick-off meeting was held in September 2019 at IIT Kharagpur, India.

Meeting Mumbai india 2023
Consortium Meeting

The Project Consortium Meeting, in Mumbai, India held in 2023


Brief Description

SARASWATI 2.0 is a four-year Horizon 2020 project jointly funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement nº 821427 and by the Department of Science and Technology (DST)/Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. The project finds its framework under the call topic: SC5-12-2018 EU-India water co-operation. It builds on previous EU-India projects, in particular on the SARASWATI project that was implemented from 2012 to 2017.

The acronym SARASWATI is based on the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science. Also the name of the lost holy river in India, the acronym draws attention to the importance of rivers and at the same time of knowledge and science to protect and recover the rivers.

The project is coordinated by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria, from the EU side, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, from the Indian side. The consortium comprises of a total of 17 institutions of which 9 are European, 7 are from India and one partner is from Israel.


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