S.NO Title of the Project Sponsoring Agency Period of Project Amount Rs/- in lakhs Status of the Project
1 Strategic Planning For Water Resources And Implementation Of Novel Biotechnical Treatment Solutions And Good Practices (SPRING) (Indo-Europe Water Challenge Collaborative Project) BT/IN/EU-WR/60/SP/2018 DBT, Govt. of India 2020-2024 146.4028 Ongoing
2 Mobile based asset mapping for Panchayats / Equivalent Bodies of West Godavari District on GIS Platform NRSC-ISRO, Hyderabad 2017- 2018 18.18 Completed
3 Ground Truth Verification Of Land Use / Cover, Andhra Pradesh State And Ported To Bhuvan’s Portal Directly Using Mobile App. NRSC-ISRO, Hyderabad 2017- 2018 2.7 Completed
4 Mobile based asset mapping for Panchayats / Equivalent Bodies of East Godavari District on GIS Platform NRSC-ISRO, Hyderabad 2017- 2018 21.38 Completed
5 Assessment of the quality of drinking water sources of Godavari western delta, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India. (No.DST/TM/WTI/2K14/18 3) WTI-DST 2014- 2016 35.43 Completed
6 Impact of aquaculture on soils and groundwater quality in parts of the coastal tracts of Godavari central delta, Andhra Pradesh Mission Cell : Solar energy and Water, DST New Delhi 2012- 2015 29.93 Completed
7 Spatial Data base Generation on Lithology, Structure, Geomorphology of Northern part of Kolleru - Upputeru catchment using Remote sensing and GIS techniques. NRDMS Division, DST, New Delhi 2009- 2014 31.39 Completed
8 Application of probiotics in treating drinking water Mission Cell : Solar energy and Water, DST New Delhi 2009- 2012 33.57 Completed
9 Evaluation of land and water management systems of Kolleru lake and its adverse effects on fragile coastal geo-environment using spatial information techniques SERC Division, DST, New Delhi 2007- 2009 9.52 Completed
10 Collaborative research program on Kolleru lake and Upputeru estuary rehabilitation study WAGENENGI N UR, Nether Lands 2006- 2007 15 Completed
11 Integrated Geo-Environmental evolution for sustainable development on watershed basis using remote sensing, GIS and Conventional data sets. NRDMS Division, DST, New Delhi. 2005- 2008 20.45 Completed


  • To evaluate the quality of water and develop methods to remove contaminants and make it suitable for drinking and domestic purpose. The developed technologies are to be transferred to the public / society.

  • To conduct research that will ultimately provide potable water.

  • To enhance our areas of research to climate change dynamics and its environmental impacts including sea level rise and sea water intrusion, coastal dynamics, develop models on water quality and irrigation water management to predict future scenarios in order to sustain the deltaic plains for the future generations

  • To evaluate the land and water management practices on a micro-level and adopt sustainable management practices


The WET Research Centre comprises of Water Quality Centre (WQC) and Soil Analysis Centre (SAC). The WQC operates in two laboratories that include a physico-chemical laboratory and a micro-biological laboratory.

These centres / laboratories perform analysis on samples including soils, wastes, effluents, plant materials, etc., The faculty and Research staff associated with different labs i.e. physico-chemical, biological and soil analysis labs, work closely with public / society and provide them results of analysis and appropriate solutions.


The Lab is equipped to perform physical and chemical analysis on water, soil, wastes and effluents using state of the art analytical equipment, in the following categories:

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  • Inorganic analysis of all types of water samples including drinking water, wastewater and effluents.

  • Analysis for suitability of water / soil for Construction / Poultry / Aquaculture / Industry etc., by estimating metals, soils, anions, cations etc.,

  • Analysis of elements such as Total Organic Carbon, Nitrogen, Sulphur etc., of solid samples like soil, vegetation and waste.

  • Analysis of Water samples for alkalinity, acidity, dissolved solids, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, heavy metals, pesticides etc.


The WQC Lab performs / assays the detection of pathogenic bacteria in water/soil/effluents samples for

  • Total Coliforms

  • Fecal Coliforms

  • E-Coli

  • Salmonella.



Physico-Chemical Characteristics:

  • pH

  • Total Dissolved Solids

  • Electrical Conductivity

  • Salinity

  • Turbidity

  • Ammonia

  • Nitrite

  • Nitrate

  • Iron

  • Lead

  • Zinc

  • Cadmium

  • Manganese

  • Chromium

  • Available Chlorine

  • Chloride

  • Residual Chlorine

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Sulphates

  • Alkalinity

  • Hardness

  • Dissolved Oxygen

  • BOD

  • COD

  • Phosphates

  • Nitrogen

  • Phosphorous

  • Suspended Solids

  • Organic Matter

  • Inorganic Matter

  • Total Organic Carbon

  • Pesticides

Bacteriological Characteristics:

  • Most Probable Number (MPN)

  • Total Fecal Coliform

  • Total Bacterial Count by plate count method

  • E.Coli by plate count method

  • H2S Vial Test


The SAC is well equipped to analyse soils for various Physico-Chemical parameters in the following categories:

  • Soil analysis for inorganic minerals to check their optimum range

  • Analysis of soil for its suitability in construction / agriculture by analysing percentage of silt, sand, clay etc.,

  • Analysis of elements such as total organic carbon, sodium, potassium, zinc, copper, iron, manganese etc.,

  • Soil analysis to assess the impact of aquaculture practices on agriculture


  • pH

  • TDS

  • Electrical Conductivity

  • Total Organic Carbon

  • Nitrogen

  • Sulphur

  • Phosphorus

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Zinc

  • Iron

  • Manganese


  • Chromatography

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS)


  • U.V S Gas pectrophotometer

  • Magnus-MLX Microscope with Digital camera

  • Biological Incubator

  • BOD & COD Equipments

  • Millipore Unit

  • pH meter

  • TDS meter

  • Equipment for classical analysis

  • Equipment for MPN tests and pathological microbes

  • Kjeldahl Apparatus

  • Flame Photometer

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Name of the Centre Name Of The Head/Coordinator Name of the Co-Coordinator Name of the Member(s)
Water and Environment Technology Research Centre (WET) Dr. PARK Raju Dr. P. Raghuram

Dr. M. Jagapathi Raju

Dr. A.S. Raju

Dr. G. Suribabu

Dr. T. Rambabu

Dr. Thokhir Basha Shaik

N. Siva Kishan

J. Jeevan Kumar