Objectives

The project is essentially aimed at:

  • Developing innovative bio-technological wastewater treatments for enhancing wastewater agricultural reuse.
  • Co-creating innovative combinations of bio-treatment, recycling of water and high-value products, and bio-productions for the development of biotechnologies and agri-business in Europe and India towards a “green growth”.
  • Improving water use efficiency through improved agronomics, plant breeding and new irrigation technologies.
  • Enhancing stakeholder participation in the co-creation process and Europe-India cooperation through Mirror Cases approach and INNOVA platforms.
Specific objectives of the project include
water4Crops aimed at:  Developing innovative bio-technological wastewater treatments for enhancing wastewater agricultural reuse

water4Crops aimed at: Developing innovative bio-technological wastewater treatments for enhancing wastewater agricultural reuse

  1. Develop and demonstrate integrated treatment processes for agro-food industry effluents targeted at recovery of economically useful components and recycling of water suitable for irrigation
  2. Selection and optimization of fungal consortium to remove contaminants from municipal wastewater for re-use in agriculture
  3. Enhancing water use efficiency through improved irrigation systems, agronomic practices and using validated simulation models
  4. Assess impacts of treated wastewater on soil, crop produce and groundwater quality
  5. Increasing saline wastewater use efficiency through Integrated Mangrove-Fishery Farming System
  6. Mapping and characterization of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for drought tolerance related traits in maize, sorghum, pearl millet, chickpea and tomato
  7. Improving drought adaptation using marker-assisted breeding and trait-based selection approaches in maize, sorghum, pearl millet, chickpea and tomato
  8. Evaluate and optimize the proposed combinations of bio-treatment and wastewater reuse from a perspective of supporting green growth and to boost interaction between knowledge organisations and industries of the European and Indian parties