The key tasks are to:

  • T1.1 River water sample collections upstream and downstream of WW discharge points and near drinking raw water intakes in the two rivers. Samples will be collected twice a year (during summer and winter months) to account for seasonal variability. The samples analyses include for the conventional pollutants (including heavy metals) and ECs (from Pharmaceuticals, personal care products and pesticides). The analyses of ECs will be carried out using available techniques (including gas/liquid cartography mass spectrometry);
  • T1.2 Collection of aquatic flora samples from the highly contaminated stretches and analysis of ECs in them. We plan to collect samples from CPCB suggested locations and review the sampling plan based on T1.1 results. Attempt will be made to analyze the metabolites of various ECs;
  • T1.3 Collection of undisturbed sediment samples from the river beds to analyze the concentration of ECs with respect to depth. This will give a history of EC deposition;
  • T1.4 Establishment of the correlation between wastewater discharges and ECs concentrations in the rivers and relationship between historical ECs data and potential influencing factors;
  • T1.5 Assessment of PCPs and pharmaceuticals consumption patterns
  • T1.6 Review of international practice, policy, regulations and synthesis to support country specific decision making;
  • T1.7 Comparison of Indian situation/data with the results of UK CIP 1 and 2 results, where available, and identification of synergies.