In the Waste to Wealth theme, we envisage the demonstration of self-sustainable integrated waste to wealth technologies in line with Government of India initiatives like Unnat Bharat, AtmaNirbhar Bharat, and Swachh Bharat. One immediate societal impact would be in the form of a clean and sustainable environment for almost 58 million people of the Delhi NCR.
With a rapidly increasing population density and sprawl, NCR-Delhi having a population of 17 million and area of 1483 sq.km. is looking at an increasingly uncertain water future. A host of problems threaten water security of the region including quality and availability issues, inadequate handling of sewage in drains, frequent flooding, pesticide and metal in the aquatic ecosystem. This vertical aims to deliver a comprehensive array of technologies, best practices, and training materials that will be of use to both government machinery as well as public.
Air pollution is the largest environmental health risk factor in India. In 2019, 1.67 million deaths were attributed to air pollution. Lost output from morbidity and mortality due to air pollution caused an estimated 1.36% loss in GDP, with Delhi suffering the highest per-capita economic loss. In this theme led by CERCA, IIT Delhi, 12 research organisations and think-tanks across the national capital region joined hand to find out solutions to the air pollution problem in this region by identifying and resolving the hurdles in implementing clean air action plan.
The theme Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Healthcare will bring together expertise in medicine, genomics, and artificial intelligence to create healthcare solutions. A key focus will be to create a preventive, predictive, and responsive backbone for India's healthcare challenges through cutting edge technology, research and skilling solutions.
The sub-theme on Green Mobility is focused to bring together academia, industry, policy planning bodies and government departments together to promote and adopt the EVs for public transportation purpose. The prime objective is to look into various issues pertaining to the charging infrastructure, Battery swapping stations and the grid issues from the distribution utility prospective.
The theme Effective Education would involve students in research and innovation in both industry and academia to improve their conceptual understanding and develop analytical and critical thinking abilities. More importantly, students would actually work on those problems that need science-based solutions, which would enable them to understand how to apply knowledge to solve real life problems.
DRIIV, an S&T cluster of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, successfully hosted a momentous conference on ‘Role of Open Access in Equitable Climate and Health Action: Prevention, Response, and Financing’ under the esteemed aegis of G20-CSAR. The conference, convened on August 8th, 2023 at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi, served as a vital platform for global dialogue and collaboration on climate-health synergy... read more
The experts, including NITI Aayog Member V K Paul and ICMR Director General Rajiv Bahl, highlighted….heat-related injuries. Ancient germs frozen in ice for a long time might be released and pathogens could move to new places due to the climate change, experts have warned. The changing climate….could also lead to more waterborne and zoonotic diseases, they said at a conference by DRIIV, an initiative of OPSA to the government... read more
Scientific Secretary of the PSA office, said, “Climate change heightens the risk of vector-borne diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and the transmission of zoonotic diseases. Indirectly, it affects food systems, nutrition, water access, housing, education, and care.” Maini called for a comprehensive approach involving science, technology, and innovation to combat these challenges... read more
DRIIV’s conference, convened on August 8th, 2023 at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi, served as a vital platform for global dialogue and collaboration on climate-health synergy. This event, organised under the esteemed aegis of G20 CSAR, underscores the vital role that open access to data, research, and resources play in shaping equitable solutions to these challenges... read more
The conference, aimed to bridge critical gaps in climate-health research, foster cross-border cooperation and discuss strategies for resilient health systems. The inaugural session also saw the launch of the DRIIV Handbook. Dr. (Mrs.) Parvinder Maini, Hon’ble Scientific Secretary, O/o PSA to the GOI, delivered a keynote address that illuminated the conference’s core objectives and underscored the necessity for collective action.... read more
Climate change’s far-reaching consequences on health are widely acknowledged, ranging from disrupted weather patterns such as heat waves, floods, and cyclones to the surge of vector-borne diseases and antimicrobial resistance. This event, organised under the esteemed aegis of G20 CSAR, underscores the vital role that open access to data, research, and resources play in shaping equitable solutions to these challenges... read more
The experts, including NITI Aayog Member V K Paul and ICMR Director General Rajiv Bahl, highlighted another worry – heat-related injuries and as temperatures go up, the risk of getting hurt from the heat becomes higher. Dr. Paul said, ‘As ice melts because of warmer temperatures, these ancient germs might be released. This adds another layer of concern to the already complex issue of health and climate change.’... read more