Solution Exchange Consolidated Reply: Resource lists and ideas for India Water Portal-Referrals; Advice

A consolidated reply of experiences and examples shared by various members of the Solution Exchange Water Community

Compiled by Nitya Jacob, Resource Person and Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate

Issue Date: 17 September 2008

Query: 

From Vijay Krishna, India Water Portal, Bangalore

Posted 16 July 2008

I am Vijay Krishna, manager of India Water Portal, http://www.indiawaterportal.org, a website dedicated to water issues. India Water Portal is an open collaborative platform for compiling and sharing knowledge on the water sector and for dialogue. The Water Portal is supported and maintained by Arghyam, http://www.arghyam.org, a trust based in Bangalore and focussed on water issues.

The Water Portal frequently receives questions on water problems from NGOs and citizens; to help answer these concerns has implemented a “question-answer service.” Many questions that come to us are on water quality, a reflection of the increasing number of water quality issues being seen around the country (for example http://www.indiawaterportal.org/Network/askq/kb/?CategoryID=14).

In most cases, the first step in addressing the problem is to get the water tested and find out the specific contaminants. We have therefore seen the need for a comprehensive listing of good water quality testing labs across the country. A beginning has been made here:

http://www.indiawaterportal.org/blog/index.php/2008/05/20/water-testing-labs-information-required/, but much more information is required.

We therefore request members to provide information on the following:

Names and contact numbers of known and reputed water quality testing labs from across the country

Names and contact details of hydrogeologists or firms that will do hydrogeological studies for people to understand the nature of groundwater in their area, usually relating to help with borewells

Other resource lists that the Portal is compiling are as follows:

Water Quality Field Testing Kits: http://www.indiawaterportal.org/data/kits/

We request additions to these resource lists for use by the broader community and public and also welcome any further ideas/recommendations for taking this effort forward.

Such resource listings will help the Water Portal to respond more effectively to people's requests for help, and will be a resource for use for all community members. Coupled with good information on water quality standards, filtration methods etc., it will empower more citizens to understand their water quality problems, create effective coping strategies and be part of a broader, sustainable solution.

Responses were received, with thanks, from

1.   Arunabha Majumder, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

2.   Yusuf Kabir, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Consultant, Kolkata

3.   Sajitha Joshy, Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO), Ahmedabad

4.   J. Saravanan, Dhan Foundation, Chennai

5.   Vijay Kumar, Chartered Environmental and Water Resources Exploration and Development Associates, New Delhi

6.   Sujit G. Kumar, Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell, Ahmedabad

7.   P. S. Harikumar, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Calicut

8.   Georgekutty Joseph, Socio Economic Unit Foundation (SEUF), Kerala

9.   Nupur Bose, A.N. College, Patna

10.  Anshuman, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi

11.  Dilip Surkar, VIKSAT, Ahmedabad

12.  Murali Kochukrishnan, AFPRO, Bhubaneswar

Summary of Responses

Water quality testing is a critical input for maintaining the supply of drinking quality water, but is often overlooked in the rush to supply drinking water. Water has to be checked at multiple places along the supply route as it has been found the maximum contamination takes place inside consumers’ households, or in the pipelines; water leaving the treatment plants usually meets national and international standards for chemical and bacterial purity.

In their responses to the query, members provided the names of several organizations across India, some regional and others national, who work on water quality testing. These organizations include NGOs, government laboratories and private companies. Several international organizations and organs of the United Nations are also involved in water quality testing.

The World Health Organization has compiled a directory of water testing laboratories in India, along with the National Environment Engineering Research Institute, in 2007.

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has a team of experts based in Delhi and its other offices working on water quality and hydrogeology. TERI has also developed its own field water quality testing kit. Chartered Environmental & Water Resources Exploration and Development Associates, New Delhi, is a company specialized in hydro-geology.

Members provided details of several water quality laboratories in different parts of India. In Gujarat, the Vikram Sarabhai Centre for Development Interaction (VikSat) in Ahmedabad works on rural water supply and related areas. The Gujarat Jalsewa Training Institute has developed modules for water quality testing, and also has testing facilities. The institute is a lead implementing agency for the Water and Sanitation Monitoring Organization, Gujarat. The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) has a full-fledged water-testing laboratory in Surendranagar.

In south India, the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board has a network of laboratories, while the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has another network of laboratories. In Kerala, the Central Water Analysis Laboratory, Kozhikode, is equipped to check both drinking water and industrial effluents. The Socio Economic Unit Foundation, Allapuzha, has a water quality testing laboratory.

In east India, A N College, Patna, Bihar, has an advanced laboratory for testing water quality. AFPRO, Orissa, has both trained personnel and equipment for water quality testing and hydrogeology. It has nine field units all over India.

Given that the discussion did not touch upon possible new initiatives for IWP to take up in an effort to improve information on water quality standards, filtration methods, etc., it may be constructive to revisit this topic in the future. 

Related Resources 

Recommended Documentation

Directory for Drinking Water Quality Test Laboratories (from Yusuf Kabir, UNICEF Consultant, Kolkata and Arunabha Majumder, Jadavpur University , Kolkata)

Directory; WHO, AIIHPH and NEERI; New Delhi ; 2006

Available at http://www.whoindia.org/en/section33/section35/section45/section431_1492.htm or http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/environment/cr/res16070801.zip (Zipped File, Size: 1.3 MB)

Initiated by WHO, entrusted All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health and NEERI to prepare the directory which also includes status of water quality testing laboratories

Rural water quality laboratories making a difference in West Bengal

Article; by Mr. Anil Gulati; UNICEF; June 2008.

Available at http://www.unicef.org/india/wes_4464.htm

UNICEF, the Central Government and the State Government of West Bengal have set up a network of rural water testing laboratories, a model for other states to follow

Technical papers and books

Listing of papers, publications and books on hydrogeology; by Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee. Permission Required: Yes

Available at http://www.iitr.ac.in/departments/HY/pages/Research+Research_Publications.html

These are the publications of the department since 1972 and have to be ordered from the University directly

Recommended Contacts and Experts  

Dr. A. K. Sengupta, National Project Officer, World Health Organization (WHO), New Delhi 

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi 110011; senguptaak@searo.who.int

Recommended for more information on the directory of water quality testing laboratories and their status across the country

Vijay Kumar, Geophysicist, Chartered Environmental and Water Resources Exploration and Development Associates, New Delhi (from Vijay Kumar)

MIG Flat No. 28, Pocket 2, Block E-2, Sector 15, Rohini, New Delhi 110089; Tel: +91-9810311907; vj2001kumar@hotmail.com; gargvj@aim.com

A ground water resources exploration & development expert with diversified experience in water resources development

Dr. P K Naik, Central Ground Water Board, Nagpur (from Name, Organization, Location)

Central Ground Water Board, New Secretariat Building , 440001 Nagpur , India; Tel: +91-712-2534314; Fax: +91-712-2534391; pnaik@cgwb.org;      

Mr. Naik works with the CGWB at its Nagpur office and is a leading hydrogeologist of India

Dr. D C Singhal, Deparment of Hydrology, Roorkee

Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, 247667 Roorkee

Dr Singhal is a faculty of IIT Roorkee's Department of hydrogeology, with interests in groundwater, geophysics, water quality

Recommended Organizations and Programmes

Gujarat JalSeva Training Institute (GJTI), Gujarat 

Gujarat Water Supply & Sewerage Board, Sector 15, Gandhinagar 382015 Gujarat; Tel.: +91-2712-23941-47; Fax: +91-27-1223243; jmb@hotmail.com; Contact Dr. Marphani

Recommended for more information on water testing labs in Gujarat

Nirmala Water Testing Laboratory (ISO 9001 - 2000 Certified), Gujarat 

C/O-AKRSP(I), Near Raj Sobhag Ashram, Sayla 363430 Gujarat; Tel: +91-2755-280668; sayla@akrspi.org,nwtlsayla@gmail.com

A full fledged water testing lab at Sayla, Surendranagar, Gujarat set up by Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India (AKRSPI)

Central Water Analysis Laboratory, Calicut 

Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM), Calicut (Kozhikode ) 673571 Kerala; Tel.: +91-495-2351871; drpshari@yahoo.co.inhttp://www.cwrdm.org/

Takes care of analysis of water and effluent samples and in addition to full fledged water, bacteriological and biological analysis facilities, it has instruments/kits for water tests

Socio Economic Unit Foundation (SEUF), Kerala 

Regional office, Sarvodayapuram Kattur P.O, Alappuzha, Kerala; Tel.: +91-477-2259218; seuf@sify.comhttp://www.seuf.org

An accredited agency of GoK, with a water quality testing lab conducting physical, chemical and bacteriological analysis of water samples, equipped with instruments

Department of Environment and Water Management, A.N. College , Patna 

http://www.ancollege.org/index.html

Has a state-of-art lab with facility for testing and mapping water quality parameters, with field test kits for preliminary and more precise testing, only multi-functional lab in Bihar

Water Laboratory, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi 

Water Resources Policy & Management (WRPM), Water Resources Division, Darbari Seth Block, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003; Tel.: +91-11-24682100/41504900; Fax: +91-11-24682144/45; http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/environment/cr/res16070805.pdf (PDF, Size: 2 MB); Contact Anshuman; Area Convenor; anshuman@teri.res.in or Ashok Jaitly; Director; ajaitly@teri.res.in

Full fledged water testing lab with state-of-the-art field sampling and analytical instruments, routinely testing various physical, chemical and bacteriogical parameters

Viksat, Gujarat 

Nehru Foundation for Development, Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad-380054; Tel.: +91-79-26856220; Fax: +91-79-26862360; mail@viksat.org / viksat@gmail.comhttp://www.viksat.org/

Working on issues of water conservation, rural water supply and sanitation, integrated water resource management, rain water harvesting, for several years

Action for Food Production (AFPRO), New Delhi & Field Units 

25/1-A, Pankha Road , D-Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058; Tel.: +91-11-28525452/28522575/28525412; Fax: +91-11-28520343; afprodel@afpro.org; http://www.afpro.org

Has specialist staff from Geology, Hydrogeology, Geophysics and Engineering back ground and latest technical equipment for ground water and surface water studies

Geotechnical Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd, Gaborone , Botswana 

P.O. Box: 201675, Gaborone , Botswana or Plot 61687, Unit 2, Block 3, Broadhurst Industrial , Botswana ; Tel.:/Fax: +267-313-2967; cm@info.bwhttp://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/environment/cr/res16070804.pdf (Size: 827 KB); Contact Dr. Ravinder or Mr. Aparao

An NRI group having hydro-geologists/geophysicists from former CGWB, GSI and currently intend to extend services to though their outsourcer in India. 

Sandeep Garg & Company, Noida

584, Sector-15, Part-1, Gurgaon, Haryana-122 001, Haryana; Tel: +91-124-4031993; Fax: +91-11-4033584 sandeep@sgnco.comhttp://www.sgnco.com/; Contact Mr. Sandeep Garg; Tel: +91-124-4031993; sandeep@sgnco.com

The company provides a comprehensive range of water testing servies and environmental analyses

Vitro Labs, Hyderabad

# 2-2-647/A/3, 3rd Floor, Shivam Road , New Nallakunta, Hyderabad – 500 013, Andhra Pradesh; Tel: +91-40-27421389; Fax: +91-40-27423582 vitrolabs@gmail.comhttp://www.vitrolabs.com; Contact Mr. Narasimha Rao; Tel: +91 9849040012

This company is an environmental consultancy that also has hydrogeologists on its staff. It has a modern water testing laboratory

Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi

Pollution Monitoring Laboratory, India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, IV Floor, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110003; Tel: +91-11-24645334; http://www.cseindia.org/html/contact_us.html; Contact Dr. Sapna Johnson

CSE's laboratory conducts water quality monitoring and can test for a wide range of contaminants in food, water, air, soil and biological materials

Development Alternatives, New Delhi

Andheria More, Mehrauli, New Delhi ; Tel: +91-11-26134103; Fax: +91-11-26130817 tara@devalt.orghttp://www.devalt.org/TEMF.htm

This laboratory can test the quality of water (including waste water), and is recognised by Delhi Pollution Control Board to enable industries to check the quality of their effluents

People's Science Institute, Dehradun

252, Vasant Vihar, Phase-I, Dehra Doon - 248 006, Uttarakhand Tel: +91-135-2773849, 2763649; Fax: +91-135-2760334; psiddoon@gmail.comhttp://www.peoplesscienceinstitute.com

PSI's laboratory can test for pesticides, heavy metals and other contaminants in water. The organization has also mobilised citizens' campaigns on water pollution

Central Ground Water Board, New Delhi

NH-IV, Bhujal Bhawan, Faridabad - 121001, Haryana; Tel: +91-129-2419075; Fax: +91-129-2412524; chmn-cgwb@nic.in;http://www.cgwb.nic.in

CGWB is the national authority for macro-level hydrogeological investigations, deep drilling and remote sensing to study subsurface hydrogeological water resources

Hazards Centre, New Delhi

92-H 3rd floor, Pratap Market, Munirka, New Delhi 110 067; Tel: +91-11-26187806; haz_cen@vsnl.net;http://www.hazardscentre.org/

Hazards Centre has a laboratory to test drinking water from commonly-occurring pathogens and chemical contaminants

National Test House, Kolkata

National Test House, Block - CP, Sector - V, Salt Lake City , Kolkata - 700 091, West Bengal ; Tel: +91-33-23673870; Fax: +91-33-23673868; dgnth@wb.nic.inhttp://www.nth.gov.in/

NTH is one of the oldest testing houses in India . This government-run institution tests, among other things, drinking water for a range of contaminants

Ion Exchange in Whitefield, Bangalore

682, 1st Main ( Syndicate Bank Road ), 1st Stage, Indira Nagar, Bangalore 560 038; Tel: +91- 80-3989 0909; Fax: +91- 80-2529 5795; bngcro@ionexchange.co.inhttp://www.ionindia.com

The company produces end-to-end environmental solutions, including water testing and supply systems

Shiva Analyticals India Limited, Bangalore

Plot No.24 D (p) and 34 D, KIADB Industrial Area, Hoskote, Bangalore , Karnataka; Tel: +91-44-27971322 ;www.seekandsource.com/shivaanalytical; Contact Mr. V K Gupta; Tel: +91 9880106073

The company's laboratory tests for a variety of parameters on drinking water and other materials

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand; hydro@iitr.ernet.in;http://www.iitr.ac.in/departments/HY/pages/index.html

The Department of Hydrology researches hydrogeology in different geological zones of India and has a complement of faculty and researchers

Bhagavathi Ana Labs Limited, Hyderabad

Bhagavathi Ana Labs Ltd, 1-10-250, Ashok Nagar, Hyderabad-500020, Andhra Pradesh; Tel: +91-40-27634891; Fax: +91-40-27634891; ab@bhagavathianalabs.comhttp://www.bhagavathianalabs.com/; Contact Mr. Bh Haribabu; Managing Director; Tel: +91-40-23356908

Bhagavathi Ana Labs Limited is a professional services company providing environmental consultancy, environmental engineering, analytical and quality testing

Sipra Labs (P) Ltd, Hyderabad

Space 7, 4th Floor, Nilgiri, Adiya Enclave, Ammerpet, Hyderabad-500038, Andhra Pradesh; Tel: +91-40-23734720; Fax: +91-40-23746871 sipra@sipralabs.comhttp://www.sipralabs.com/; Contact Mr. V. Satyanarayana; Managing Director

The company has an advanced laboratory for pharmaceuticals testing as well as testing for water quality

Envirocare India Pvt Ltd, Madurai

Plot No. 43, Second Street, Harvey Nagar, Madurai - 625016, Tamil Nadu; Tel: +91-452-4355103; Fax: +91-452-2611127 eci@envirocareindia.comhttp://www.envirocareindia.com/

Envirocare offers turnkey environmental solutions including water testing and analysis. It has a team of environmental scientists and engineers

Recommended Portals and Information Bases

ISO Certified Water Testing Laboratory, TWAD Board, Chennai

http://www.twadboard.gov.in/main_public_iso.html

Contains addresses of the labs of Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD), Government of Tamil Nadu

District Environmental Laboratories, TNPCB, Chennai

http://www.tnpcb.gov.in/laboratories.asp?src=district.html

Provides contact information of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) laboratories where water is tested for quality parameters

Recommended Tools and Technologies

Drinking Water Testing Kit 

Test Kit; Owned by TERI; Information available at http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/environment/cr/res16070806.pdf(Size: 2 MB); Contact Anshuman; Area Convener; anshuman@teri.res.in or Ashok Jaitly; Director; ajaitly@teri.res.in

User friendly, informative, compact, low cost, lightweight, designed to conduct physical and semi-quantitative test and planned for use in remote and rural areas

Jal Tara Portable Water Testing Kits

Equipment; Owned by Development Alternatives, New Delhi ; Information available at http://www.cleanindia.org/jaltarakit.htm.

Contact B-32 TARA Crescent , Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110 0016; +91-11-26134103; temf@devalt.org

Jal-TARA has been designed for citizens, NGOs, students and public authorities to monitor water quality and protect our scarce fresh water sources from getting polluted

Low cost water quality testing kit

Equipment; Owned by People's Science Institute, Dehradun; Information available at http://www.peoplesscienceinstitute.com/activities/eqmg/Brief_waterQualityKit.html. Available for downloading (http://www.peoplesscienceinstitute.com/Briefs/Low-Cost%20Water%20Quality%20Testing%20Kits.pdf; 113 KB)

PSI's water quality testing kit tests four parameters and can be used by householders. A more comprehensive kit checks for 12  parameters and is for use by organizations

Related Consolidated Replies

Water Purification Technologies for Flood Affected Bihar, from G. Padmanabhan, United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), New Delhi (Experiences; Referrals). Disaster Management Community and Water Community. Issued 9 September 2008

The query drew responses from a wide range of people on commercial and other technology for water purification that can be used at the household level in disasters

Responses in Full 

Arunabha Majumder, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

WHO entrusted All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health and NEERI to prepare a Directory of drinking water quality testing laboratories in India Including the status of water quality testing laboratories. I was associated with the work at AIIH&PH. This was completed in 2006. You may kindly contact Mr A. K. Sengupta senguptaak@searo.who.int, WHO, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi.

Yusuf Kabir, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Consultant, Kolkata

The following link contains the directory of drinking water quality testing laboratories as mentioned by Prof Majumder – http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/environment/cr/res16070801.zip (Size: 1.3 MB)

Sajitha Joshy, Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO), Ahmedabad

To know more on testing labs in Gujarat, do call Gujarat JalSeva Training Institute (GJTI) on the following number:

Telephone: +91 27 12 239 41 - 47

Fax: + 91 27 12 232 43

Dr. Marphani of GJTI is quite resourceful.

And for research or any other queries on geohydrology, do contact Mr. R. N. Shukla, a geohydrologist at rnshukla14@gmail.com

J. Saravanan, Dhan Foundation, Chennai

Check the following link http://www.twadboard.gov.in/main_public_iso.html. It contains addresses of the labs of Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board, Government of Tamil Nadu.

Also check http://www.tnpcb.gov.in/laboratories.asp?src=district.html which gives the TNPCB laboratories where water is tested.

Vijay Kumar, Chartered Environmental and Water Resources Exploration and Development Associates, New Delhi

Thanks for giving opportunity to serve community on water resources exploration and development.

Following are one of few group of hydro-geologists or firms that  are having finest experienced and will do hydro-geological studies for people to understand the nature of groundwater in their area, usually relating to help with bore wells and recharging of ground water sources.

1.      Vijay Kumar

Chartered Environmental & Water Resources Exploration and Development Geophysicist, am a ground water resources exploration & development expert and have diversified [over three decade] experience in water resources development. I had coordinated / supervised a multi-disciplinary team of experts on water resources development as principal consultant. Refer below links more about his services.

http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/environment/cr/res16070802.pdf (Size: 205 KB)

http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/environment/cr/res16070803.pdf (Size: 927 KB)

 Profile link:

a.       http://www.bidnetwork.org/person-60001-en.html

b.       http://www.wesnetindia.org/fileadmin/attachments/Resumes/567_Vijay_kumar.pdf (Size: 106 KB)

Address:

MIG Flat No. 28, Pocket 2,
Block E-2, Sector 15, Rohini
Delhi 110 089

Mobile: +91 9810311907

E-Mail ID: vj2001kumar@hotmail.comgargvj@aim.com

Integrated Geotech Service URL: http://eco-friendlyindustrialconsultingservices.page.tl/Home-.htm

Geo Technical, Environmental & Water Resources Consulting Services, listed at IndiaMART.com URL:[http://dir.indiamart.com/cgi/compcatsearch.mp?ss=Geo%20Technical%2C%20Environmental%20%26%20Water%20Resources%20Consulting%20Services&searchfor=comp&modid=DIR]

RWH URL: http://www.bidnetwork.org/artefact-70985-en.html

Geotechnical Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd, Gaborone , Botswana

Dr. Ravinder/ Mr Aparao,

An NRI group having hydro-geologists / geophysicists from former CGWB, GSI and currently intend to extend services to though their outsourcer in India . Refer below link for more about GCS, Botswana - http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/environment/cr/res16070804.pdf (Size: 827 KB)

Postal Address:

P.O. Box: 201675, Gaborone , Botswana

Address:

Plot 61687, Unit 2, Block 3, Broadhurst Industrial , Botswana

Tel/Fax: 00267 313 2967

Email ID: cm@info.bw

Sujit G. Kumar, Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell, Ahmedabad

AKRSP(I) has set up a full fledged water testing lab at Sayla, Surendranagar, Gujarat . The details are as follows:

Nirmala Water Testing Laboratory (ISO 9001 - 2000 Certified)

C/O-AKRSP(I), Near Raj Sobhag Ashram, Sayla - 363 430

Tel.: 02755 - 280 668 / sayla@akrspi.org / nwtlsayla@gmail.com

P. S. Harikumar, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Calicut

There is a laboratory at Calicut, Kerala which takes care of analysis of water and effluent samples. In addition to  full fledged water,  bacteriological and biological analysis facilities, the lab has  instruments like Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with Graphite Furnace (M Series Thermo USA), Gas Chromatograph CP 3800 (Varian USA), VA Computrace 797 (Metrohm Switzerland), Ion meter, Sonde multi-parameter analysis kit,  Nova (E Merck) , UV Visible spectrophotometer (Hitachi) etc The contact  address is given below

Central Water Analysis Laboratory,

Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM)

Calicut (Kozhikode ) 673571 Kerala

Tel.: 0495 2351871, e-mail: drpshari@yahoo.co.in; website: http://www.cwrdm.org/

Georgekutty Joseph, Socio Economic Unit Foundation (SEUF), Kerala

Socio Economic Unit Foundation (SEUF), an accredited agency of Govt. of Kerala in the water and sanitation sector is having a water quality testing lab. The lab is equipped with instruments like spectrophotometer and conducting physical, chemical and bacteriological analysis of water samples except for heavy metals and pesticides.  It is located in the campus of Alappuzha regional office and the address is given below

Socio Economic Unit Foundation

Regional office

Sarvodayapuram Kattur P.O

Alappuzha, Kerala

Tel.: +91-477-2259218; e-mail: seuf@sify.com; website: http://www.seuf.org

Nupur Bose, A.N. College, Patna

Department of Environment and Water Management, A.N. College, Patna, has built up a state-of -art lab with facility for testing and mapping water quality parameters. We have Field test kits for preliminary testing, UVS and AAS for confirmatory and more precise testing.

Right now we are testing water, soil, agricultural produce as well as biological samples for testing arsenic and fluoride infiltration. This is the only multi-functional lab in Bihar at present.

Anshuman, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi

Water related issues specifically on resource availability, quality and governance has been the centre of concern across different hydrogeological regime engulfing the rural and urban populations across India. Recognizing the importance of this valuable natural resource, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has dedicated a team of experts to investigate and provide solutions for water related issues while conducting research in water sector under its Water Resources Division.

The division under the group "Water Resources Policy and Management" (WRPM) (amongst several other focus areas) undertakes hydrogeological and water quality studies besides having a full-fledged Water laboratory that is ISO 9001: 2000 certified and equipped with state-of-the-art instruments. TERI has also developed its own "Water testing field kit" that gives an opportunity to evaluate water quality on the spot, help in decision making for water usage and is beneficial for a wide user group including rural communities, NGOs, students and public authorities.

The links below provide details of water testing field kit & water laboratory at TERI. Any queries and information are welcome at the under mentioned contact details.

http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/environment/cr/res16070805.pdf (Size: 2 MB)

http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/environment/cr/res16070806.pdf (Size: 2 MB)

Contact details:

Mr. Ashok Jaitly, Director, Water Resources Division or Mr. Anshuman, Area Convenor, Water Resources Policy and Management, Water Resources Division

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Darbari Seth Block, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road , New Delhi . 110 003

Mobile: +91-9899809115; Tel.: +91 24682100, +91 41504900, Ext – 2312; Fax: +91 24682144, 24682145; e-mail: anshuman@teri.res.in; Website: http://www.teriin.org

Dilip Surkar, VIKSAT, Ahmedabad

You may consider listing 'VIKSAT' as a resource agency on the India Water Portal. VIKSAT has been working on issues of water conservation, rural water supply and sanitation, integrated water resource management, rain water harvesting, for several years. VIKSAT has its head office at Ahmedabad and six field offices in Gujarat . More details on its website www.viksat.org

Murali Kochukrishnan, AFPRO, Bhubaneswar

AFPRO is a pioneer organization working in the field of water resource Development for the past 42 years in INDIA . The organization has good manpower resources and the latest technical equipment for ground water and surface water studies. The specialist staff available is from Geology, Hydrogeology, Geophysics and Engineering Back ground. It has its Head Office at New Delhi and 9 field units all over India . The organization can be visited through the website www.afpro.org for broader understanding.

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