Low Base Flows & Livelihoods in India

  • Low Base Flows & Livelihoods in India
  • Low Base Flows & Livelihoods in India
  • Low Base Flows & Livelihoods in India
  • Low Base Flows & Livelihoods in India

Client: IIT Delhi, DFID, UK

Details:

The capability of the hydrological modeling to generate various scenarios emerging in consultation with the local communities has been demonstrated. The evaluation of the implications of such interventions at the local level as well as at the level of the drainage system is also provided through the modeling. This scientific methodology is the only way to ascertain the outcomes that are environmentally sustainable as well as socially equitable.

Small scale interventions are mainly for soil and water conservation, at the village level and fulfill the requirements of a small community. It is essential to generate biophysical information that can be used to generate scenarios which in turn can help in local level planning and management of land and water resources while keeping track of upstream downstream connectivity. The project ‘Low Flows and Livelihoods in India’ (LOWFLOWS) seeks to demonstrate the methodology for generation of biophysical information through hydrological modeling. Generic computer applications that can be used to determine the effect of different policies, scenarios, and alternative measures on the output of a complex water resources system have been developed. The project has selected two watersheds one each in the States of Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

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