Current Projects

Smart-water system:
To get real-time information on water consumption and quality.
Low-cost sensors for critical contaminants:
ICCW is developing low-cost fluoride sensors and low-cost arsenic sensors.
Real-time national database of groundwater quality:
This is an ambitious project to provide a reliable ready reckoner of groundwater quality in India for any stakeholder.

International Centre for Clean Water (ICCW)

International Centre for Clean Water (ICCW), an initiative of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), performs research and nurtures technologies through collaborations with industry and academia, and incubates start-ups to tackle socio-economic issues related to water at the grassroot level.

Initially funded by the HT Parekh Foundation, ICCW is a brainchild of Prof T. Pradeep, Padma Shri Awardee and Institute Professor.

ICCW began its journey in 2019. Located in the IITM Research Park, Chennai, India, this 21,000 sqft-centre offers a world-class infrastructure for water research, water quality analysis, product development, incubation and pilot production. The centre also offers consultancy, training and implementation support to emerging technologies.

ICCW has seven exclusive laboratories dedicated to sustainable clean water technologies. The Centre partners with various governments, co-operatives and industries. U.S.-based companies Marmon Group and Buckman Laboratories are consortia members of ICCW. It collaborates with corporates, universities and NGOs for effluent management, cutting-edge research and community welfare, respectively.


As part of its mission to promote start-ups, ICCW has collaborated with Akamai Technologies in their Flagship Accelerator program to mentor start-ups in the water sector having the potential to create social impact.

For more information, visit us at iccw.world

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