IIT Tirupati and Ground Water & Water Audit Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh
IIT Tirupati (IITT) entered into an MoU with Ground Water & Water Audit (GW&WA) Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, chiefly to promote interaction between GW&WA Department and IIT Tirupati in mutually beneficial areas of ground water resources assessment and sustainability and to enhance research and development interests between the two organizations. The proposed modes of collaboration will principally include sharing of real-time groundwater monitoring wells’ data, training of GW&WA Department employees by IITT, sponsoring of R&D projects and eligible employees of R&B Department for pursuing M.S./M.Tech./Ph.D. degrees at IITT. The major focus of collaborative efforts will be on evaluating and developing techniques for ground water sustainability in the face of increased demand for agricultural water and climate change.