Strategy I.6

Reassessment of basin wise water situation

a.  Reassessment of basin wise water situation in present scenario including water quality by using latest techniques, 

    with focus on vulnerable areas which inter-alia may include 

       (i) development or adoption of comprehensive water balance based model 

       (ii) fitting models to basin using current data, and 

       (iii) assessment of likely future situation, with changes in demands,land use, precipitation and evaporation.

 

b.  Comprehensive Reassessment of the ground water resources up to Block / Mandal / Taluka level for the entire country

 Studies under Strategy-I.6, i.e. ‘Reassessment of basin wise water situation’

     Basin wise water situation reassessment studies have been initiated by Central Water Commission (CWC) in collaboration with National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC). Reassessment of basin wise water situation in present scenario, including water quality by using latest techniques, with focus on vulnerable areas which inter-alia may include 

  1. development or adoption of comprehensive water balance based model 
  2. fitting models to basin using current data
  3. assessment of likely future situation, with changes in demands, land use, precipitation and evaporation

CWC has conducted pilot studies in Godavari Basin and Brahmani-Baitarani basins for reassessment of water situation in these basins. Based on the methodology finalized in these two studies, reassessment of water situation in other river basins has been initiated by CWC.

In addition, comprehensive reassessment of the ground water resources up to Block / Mandal / Taluka level for the entire country is being undertaken by Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India.