The Shrishti Eco-Research Institute (SERI) started in 1995 with the aim towards a clean environment with the help of natural technologies; eco-technologies to treat wastes. The major objective of SERI is to develop low cost, efficient, indigenous technologies based on natural and ecological principles for the river basin management. Since its creation, SERI has effectively and successfully employed pollution control technologies using eco-technological principles to treat the pollution at source.
Eco-technological treatment systems developed by SERI have been employed to treat wastewaters containing textile dyes, cyanide and toxic metals also to a satisfactory level. SERI has worked on the control of pollution and ecological designing of about 30 lakes and 10 streams/rivers all over India including Konkan, Western Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha, Andhra Pradesh, and Rajasthan.
As a private small-scale institute for applied research, SERI is at the edge within science and industry and will be the leader of WP3 and will thus monitor the implementation of the NaWaTech implementation sites, including the establishment of an operation and monitoring framework and the assessment of the overall sustainability. Moreover, SERI will support ESF and seecon for the coaching and training of SMEs (WP5) and be responsible for identification of NaWaTech business opportunities. SERI will also support the research activities from WP2 (focusing on bank filtration and soil aquifer treatment). Moreover SERI will participate in the development of sustainability criteria and the assessment of high potential natural water treatment configurations (WP1). SERI will also support the activities of task 5.2 (development of technical notes) and support seecon for the development of the NaWaKit.
SERI is the leader in the development and implementation of innovative eco-hydrology technologies (e.g. green bridges; vegetation filters). SERI has revolutionised the approach to treat the waste flowing through streams and rivers and to control pollution of lakes in India. Among other it has successfully implemented the Udaipur’s Ahar River Ecological Restoration Project, where the freshwater turtles, which ran away 20 years agodue to pollution, came back within 63 days restoration activity. It has also designed the restoration project for the Noyyal River at Tiruppur (Tamil Nadu state, India) ground activities will start shortly.