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LOTUS – Low-cost innovative technology for water quality monitoring

India is facing severe challenges in the provision of drinking water, waste-water treatment and management of water systems. Only around 30 percent of the population have access to drinking water from a treated water source and often only for a few hours during a few days each week.

LOTUS, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, is proposing a LOw-cost innovative Technology for water quality monitoring and water resources management for Urban and rural water Systems in India.

The project, that will be launched on February 1st 2019, assembles 21 outstanding European and Indian organisations (large industrial enterprises, public institutions, research institutes, SMEs and NGOs from 5 European countries and from several regions of India) with the aim to co-create, co-design and co-develop innovative low cost technology for tackling India’s water and sanitation issues.

EGM is in mainly charge of the electronic of the low-cost sensor