Amity Institute of Water Technology and Management (AIWTM) envisions a world that recognizes the value of water and ensures that it is inclusively shared and used sustainably, equitably and efficiently by all.
The Institute promotes cutting edge research with current burning issues and also teaching to generate human resource in the field of water resource management and research.
The institute is working hard towards developing a society in which people manage their water and environmental resources in a sustainable manner. The aim is that all sectors of society, particularly the poor, can enjoy the benefits of basic services they need to thrive now and in the future.
The institute strives to play an integral role in enabling India to make substantial progress towards achieving water security by 2022. It is our endeavour to develop the institute into a world class centre of excellence in training, research and consultancy in the water sector.
We believe that the best way to tackle water crisis with the ultimate goal being the eradication of poverty – is to strengthen water governance among public and private sectors alike. The political, social, economic, administrative systems and processes that influence water’s use and management need to work together in a synchronised manner.
The mission of the Institute is to contribute to the education, research and training of professionals in water sector, to expand the knowledge base through research and to build the capacity of sector organizations, knowledge centers and other institutions active in the field.
The Institute is focused to create and advance solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges so as to regulate and manage the sustainable utilization of water resources, to coordinate related policies by combining our core competencies and hard work through effective participation, monitoring and awareness creation for socio-economic development of the society as a whole.
The groundwater level is sinking due to overuse of our available water resources. The Institute is working hard towards reviving the deteriorating quality of Yamuna and Ganges. It has also developed a cost effective and digital water testing kit.
The Institute is also working towards the prevention of leakage from old and rusted pipelines so as to avoid the contamination of water resources. Amity Institute of Water Technology and Management is also working in the field of nanotechnology for water purification purposes. The composite nanoparticles emit silver ions which have the ability to destroy the contaminants in water.
The Institute aims to develop low cost water purification techniques which can be commercially saleable. It believes in the use of efficient water conservation resources like use of sprinklers for watering plants so as to reduce water wastage and use of softeners in taps.
Membranes also play an integral role in water purification techniques and are integral to modern water treatment processing. AIWTM stresses on more intelligent approach to water management by deploying precision irrigation systems and computer algorithm along with modelling which is already benefitting a lot of farmers in the developed countries. Drip irrigation technology saves large amounts of water while improving horticultural results. It places water directly on the soil, above the feeder roots, instead of spraying it into the air or over the surface of the ground at high pressures and volumes.
Rainwater catchment may also be a good way to replace water from other potable sources.
The Institute is also planning to launch a specialized course on Water Technology and Management. We have also conducted various conferences, seminars, workshops on the occasion of World Water Day every year so as to sensitize the students and faculty about the current water challenges.
Many people living in urban areas even in advanced economies still do not have their sewage adequately treated and waste water is often discharged untreated into rivers and estuaries or used as irrigation water. The solution lies in developing new technologies which prove promising to transform waste water into a valuable resource for energy generation and a source of drinking water. Modular hybrid activated sludge digestors for instance are now removing nutrients to be used as fertilizers and are in turn driving down the energy required for treatment by up to half.
There is also an urgent need to increase the development and usage of reverse osmosis units by companies to treat high volumes of water. Water reuse systems treat wastewater by various technologies including filtering, bioremediation and ozone exposure.
AIWTM believes that as these water purification and conservation technologies develop more in the developing countries like India, we will see cheaper, more potable treatment systems and we will start to move away from massive centralized treatments which are time consuming and highly expensive.
The Institute aims to transform water conservation and management in India by changing the mindset and behaviour of stakeholders resulting in more effective and sustainable water management practices at the grass root level. It aims to develop strong internal governance mechanisms that provide clear directions to its operations, partnership development, and management.
The prime focus of the institute is to facilitate development of skilled professionals in water sector with a community perspective to address the growing need of trained human resources in the sector.
The Amity Institute of Water Technology and Management (AIWTM) will achieve its vision statements by the following actions:
The Institute has three main goals: