Support for the National Action Plan on Climate Change Support to the National Water Mission

  • Support for the National Action Plan on Climate Change Support to the National Water Mission
  • Support for the National Action Plan on Climate Change Support to the National Water Mission
  • Support for the National Action Plan on Climate Change Support to the National Water Mission

Client: Assistance Provided to ADB by Prof. A.K Gosain and Dr Sandhya Rao

Details:

The Technical Assistance to Support the National Water Mission of the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) was developed following a request from the Department of Economic Affairs on behalf of MOWR for ADB to assist towards the preparation of specific studies which would help to operationalise the National Water Mission (NWM) of the NAPCC. The study commenced in August 2010 and was completed end July 2011.

The study’s main outputs are strategic frameworks to identify and address the main areas of adaptation to climate change at two levels.

  1. Strategic Frameworks for the India Water Systems: Broad strategies for water resources related to climate adaptation and the establishment of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
  2. Strategic Frameworks for Three Pilot Sub basins: Location specific strategic frameworks for the three pilot sub basins selected as focal areas for study and planning. For each sub basin, strategies were developed to address present issues and projected adaptation needs. These cover the scope for increased water efficiencies and other parallel measures to use water more sustainably and equitably.

The study was implemented in close coordination with central and state Governments. It involved a high level of participation and consultation at all levels, including a detailed participatory rural appraisal with farmers and extensive consultations with stakeholders including civil society groups and researchers. The approach has been to assess the climate change issues and the hydrological response to them along with an in depth assessment and diagnosis of the specific problems of the three selected sub-basins.

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