ARRPET was initiated to conduct a study to assess the growing concern on environmental degradation in Asia by a working group, each tackling a specific problem in a structured manner.
Funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) andco-ordinated by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), ARRPET involves National Research Institutions (NRIs) from 8 Asian countries namely, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
ARRPET Iwhich commenced from January 1, 2001 was completed on June 30, 2004. ARRPET I aimed at conducting research on environmental issues relevant to Asia in the fields of wastewater, solid waste, air pollutionandhazardous waste.
ARRPET II aims at application of results from ARRPET I at pilot scale . The activities in ARRPET Phase II will be carried out from January 1, 2004 – December 31, 2010.