Water resource management & supply in Central India: report of Grassroots Field Exposure session February 2019

Sinha, Sumit; Kumar, Pankaj; Gagnon, Alexandre. 2020 Water resource management & supply in Central India: report of Grassroots Field Exposure session February 2019. Wallingford and Pune, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, 9pp. (UKCEH Project no. C05962)

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The India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC) promotes cooperation and collaboration between the complementary priorities of NERC-MoES water security research. This report presents an overview of the joint India-UK scientific Grassroots Field Exposure Initiative held in Bhopal from 25th-27th February, 2019. The event was convened by the IndiaUK Water Centre co-coordinators Dr A.K. Sahai (Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India) and Dr Harry Dixon (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, UK). The initiative was organised by IUKWC Secretariat in collaboration Dr Pankaj Kumar (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal, India), Dr Alexandre Gagnon (Liverpool John Moores University, UK) and Dr Sumit Sinha (University of Leeds, UK). The event aimed to gain a closer perspective of the management of water at ground level, its associated issues and the use – and need for - scientific outputs by end users in central India. To tackle the multi-faceted and intertwined nature of the various water related issues in the region the focus of the event was sub-divided into three major sectors for easy and efficient analysis of regional water balance: Agriculture & water resource; Domestic energy & water resource; Energy and industrial water resource. The event was multi-sectoral with focus on water supply and resource management for Agriculture, domestic and energy sectors. This was the field based interactive approach to discuss and understand the grass-root level status quo by scientists from both India & UK. Scientist interacted with the end users and tried to understand their techniques and traditional knowledge and discussed about various socio-economic aspects of the local water user scenario. Indian Institutions including the National Institute of Hydrology- Roorkee, Jamia Millia Islamia University- Delhi, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, Amity UniversityJaipur, TERI School of Advanced Studies- New Delhi, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)- Pune, Indian Institute of Soil Sciences- Bhopal, Central Institute of Agriculture EngineeringBhopal and Banaras Hindu University- Varanasi participated in the event. UK participants included experts from the Loughborough University, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, University of the West of England, Liverpool John Moores University, Cranfield University, University of Plymouth, University of Dundee and University of Leeds.

Item Type: Publication - Report
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Water Resources (Science Area 2017-)
Funders/Sponsors: NERC, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), India
Additional Keywords: India-UK Water Centre
NORA Subject Terms: Hydrology
Date made live: 08 Dec 2020 10:33 +0 (UTC)

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