TERI is an independent, multi-dimensional organization, with expertise in research, policy, consultancy and implementation. TERI is proud to have innovators and agents of change in the energy, environment, climate change and sustainability spheres, having pioneered conversations and action in these areas for over four decades.
The institution believes that resource efficiency and waste management are the keys to smart, sustainable, and inclusive development. TERI’s work across sectors is focused on:
TERI’s research and research-based solutions have had a transformative impact on industries and communities. It has fostered international collaboration on sustainability action by creating a number of platforms and fora. Research gets translated into technology products, technical services, as well as policy advisory and outreach. Headquartered in New Delhi, TERI has regional centres and campuses in Gurugram, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Mumbai, Panaji, and Nainital. A 1200+ team of scientists, sociologists, economists, and engineers engages in and implements insightful, high quality action-oriented research and transformative solutions supported by the state-of-the-art infrastructure.
With an aim to develop and implement integrated solutions for sustainable water management, the Water Resources Division provides services in core areas, such as applied research, training, and implementation. The group is continuously expanding its horizon of work to address the emerging challenges of the sector. The main competency of the division is in the following thematic areas: quantitative and qualitative assessment of water resources; water audit and water foot-printing; water-use efficiency including water conservation; wastewater treatment, recycle, and reuse; watershed and river basin management; urban water demand management; drinking water supply and sanitation sector; water quality and pollution studies; groundwater management; high altitude glacio-hydrological studies and policy analysis.
The division has undertaken field studies and suggested strategic actions for enhancing water use efficiency in various sectors like agriculture and industries through various projects and contributed towards one of the goals of the National Water Mission. The division is also working on the important aspect of exploring opportunities for wastewater treatment, reuse and resource recovery for urban and peri-urban sites in India with a consortium of leading institutes from India and Europe. The division has also been instrumental in assisting the corporate sector at grass-root level by undertaking implementation-based activities, such as pond rejuvenation for groundwater recharge to promote water conservation, a goal of the National Water Mission. Further, the division also undertook the construction of thousands of individual household toilets in the state of West Bengal to support Swachh Bharat Mission of the Government of India. The division has also been regularly carrying out outreach and capacity-building programmes for various stakeholders on different themes of water with the main focus on enhancing water use efficiency, water conservation and river basin management.