Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance


Interactive Webinar Discuss and Disseminate – Series 4

23 April 2021 | 3.00 pm – 4.15 pm IST


The growing water scarcity across the country prompted the Government of India to launch National Jal Jeevan Mission to ensure India’s water security and to provide access to safe and adequate drinking water to all Indians at affordable service delivery charges, thus leading to an improvement in the living standards of communities. The decline in water availability and its reduced quality, associated with a rise in population growth, vast expansion of industrial and agricultural activities, and climate change-driven hydrological cycle alterations have become a global phenomenon. Hence, monitoring and surveillance of water quality is now imperative, leading to communities prioritising it as much as access to water.


As water quality monitoring systems are significant in terms of operation of water supply, the verification of the safety of drinking water, and investigation of disease outbreaks, preventive measures and validation are governed by public, private and community-led agencies. Hence it is mandatory to understand the monitoring and surveillance protocol for the successful implementation of the mission to fulfil the objective of long–term drinking water security in India.


The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), an institution of academic excellence, wants to enable a cross-learning functional update in water quality systems in order to empower stakeholders with regard to methodical monitoring and service delivery in achieving the goal of the National Jal Jeevan mission.



Encourage key institutions and relevant stakeholders to focus on the critical areas in water quality monitoring and surveillance.


Welcome Note

Geetha Krishnan
Head – Urban Practitioners’ Programme & Digital Blended Learning
IIHS, Bengaluru



Dr.  Subha Muthu Kumar,
Senior Consultant, Urban Practitioners’ Programme
IIHS, Bengaluru



1. Dr. Rahul Kumar, Scientist , Bureau of Indian Standards, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, GoI
Topic: Standards for Stakeholders on Safe Drinking Water


2. Dr. P.N. Rao, Scientist (Retd.), Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Jal Shakti, GoI
Topic: Ground Water Quality Assessment


3. Dr. K. Maruthi Prasad, Scientist (Retd.), Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Jal Shakti, GoI
Topic: Water Quality Surveillance Process



Session time    Topic
3.00 pm – 3.05 pmIntroduction and Session Highlights
3.05 pm – 3.25 pmStandards for Stakeholders on Safe Drinking Water
3.25pm –  3.45 pmGround Water Quality Assessment
3.45 pm –  4.05 pmWater Quality Surveillance Process
4.05 pm  – 4.15 pmQ&A Session and Closure


Participant Profile:

Practitioners from Water Boards, Public Health Engineering Department, Public Works Department, District Water Sanitation Mission, State Water Sanitation Mission, Rural Water Supply, Gram Panchayats, Policy makers, Academicians, and Researchers will benefit vastly from this webinar.


For any queries contact:

G. Harish | Mobile: +91 99808 09906 | Email: harishg [at] iihs [dot] ac [dot] in
Senior Associate, Urban Practitioners’ Programme at IIHS


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