The Clean Air for Delhi Through Interventions, Mitigations and Engagement (CADTIME) project aims to understand what is required to deliver significant reductions in levels of air pollution (within the confines of factors which are under our control) through affordable, effective interventions that consider and respond to future changes. CADTIME brings together a consortium of institutions and experts from across both India and the United Kingdom with the goal of addressing air quality issues that affect people's health in Delhi. This goal will be achieved through the development of an Integrated Action Plan (IAP), detailing strategies and potential interventions for mitigating air pollution in both the city, and surrounding region. The IAP will be based on development of a sound understanding of the current contributing factors to air pollution across the domestic, transport, industrial and agricultural sectors, for Delhi, as well as forecasting of how those sectors will change across the short, medium and long terms.
Key partners on the CADTIME project are Newcastle University (UK), University of the West of England (UK) and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India), with assistance from the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (India) and CSIR-Central Road Research Insitute (India). The project is being lead by Dr Anil Namdeo of Newcastle University in the UK, and by Dr S.M.Shiva Nagendra of IIT Madras in India. It started on the 30th of November 2016, and will run to the 29th of November 2020. Sponsors of the project, as part of the APHH Programme, include the National Environmental Research Council (UK), the Medical Research Council (UK), the Ministry of Earth Sciences (India) and the Department of Biotechnology (India).