Water is the support for life. Providing access to clean water has been identified as a grand challenge by the National Academy of Engineers. Water is associated with a variety of infectious diseases and public health. Infectious disease can be fatal for children, women, and elderly people. Our vision is to create technological innovation in detecting, preventing, and managing water-linked health and wellness issues that affect people’s lives. Based on SAWDIN framework (Sustainable Solution With Appropriate Technological Development and Innovation). We will achieve this goal via prioritized research, education, innovation, and entrepreneurial activities. Our initial global partner country is India and our partnering educational institution is Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur. Our targeted seed regions are two eastern States in India – Orissa and West Bengal. A bilateral workshop was hosted between Purdue University and India in March 2013 at IIT Kharagpur. In addition to the multidisciplinary faculty members and students from IIT Kharagpur and Purdue, other collaborating partners or contributors were from representatives from UNICEF India, a medical professional, representative from non-governmental organization (Water Initiative Orissa), and an irrigation engineer.

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Suranjan Panigrahi, Purdue University

Prefaces and Acknowledgments

Suranjan Panigrahi, Purdue University
Sudhindra Nath Panda, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Suresh V. Garimella, Purdue University
Sunando DasGupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

A System-Based Analysis and Approach for Water-Linked Health and Wellness in Low-Resource Setting

Suranjan Panigrahi, Purdue University

Rural Drinking Water Situation: Challenges and Opportunities in West Bengal

S.N. Dave, United Nations Children’s Fund, Kolkata, India
A. Shunmuga Sundarraj, Water Safety and Security Consultant, India

Quantification and Control of Nonpoint Source Pollution of Water Resources to Minimize Health Hazards

R.K. Panda, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Gurjeet Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha
D. Halder, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Human Health Concerns of Drinking Water Chemical Contaminants in Eastern India

Jennifer L. Freeman, Purdue University

Drinking Water Contaminants: Maternal and Fetal Health Risks

Arun Bhaskar V., Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Koel Chaudhury, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Ground Water Monitoring in Odisha State

Susanta K. Pattanaik, GWS&I

Sampling Frequency for Quality Water Data, Thinking About the Sampling Frequency

Ronald F. Turco, Purdue University
Megan Heller Haas, Purdue University

Water Technology Landscape and Right to Clean Drinking Water—An Indian Perspective

K.D. Raju, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur

An Introduction to Economic Frameworks for Consumer Decision Making Related to Water-Linked Health and Wellness

Nicole Olynk Widmar, Purdue University
Benjamin M. Gramig, Purdue University

Addressing the Social, Cultural, Gender, and Equity Dimensions in WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Health), Orissa, Through Consumer Participation

Lalatendu Acharya, Purdue University

Rainwater Conservation and Reuse for Increasing Agricultural Sustainability of Rain-Fed Upland Ecosystem in Eastern India

S.N. Panda, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Flood Modeling Within the Context of Sustainable Water Resources Management

Venkatesh Merwade, Purdue University

Invited Guest’s Reflection: Water Quality Issue in Selected Region in Orissa—An Eastern State of India

Ajit Kumar Panda

Pictures and Reflections

Suranjan Panigrahi, Purdue University