The aim of the India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC) is to promote cooperation and collaboration between NERC-MoES water security research in order to establish a platform for, and legacy of, long-term partnerships and dialogue between Indian and UK water researchers, water policy-makers and water businesses.
Application to be a lead(UK) for UEI – GFES, Building cross-sectoral collaborations to understand the dynamic interactions across the water-energy-food nexus, Central India
Theme: Building cross-sectoral collaborations to understand the dynamic interactions across the water-energy-food nexus
Sectoral focus: Water resource management and supply
Regional Focus: Central India
Deadline for submission of application webform : 31st July 2018
Applicants notified of outcome : 6th August 2018
ACWADAM is organising a 3 day training and a 1 day workshop at Kolkata on Groundwater Management and Governance with special reference to the context of Eastern India in general and West Bengal in particular.
Background : West Bengal is experiencing a changing groundwater scenario in the context of drinking water security and increasing livelihood dependency in the form of irrigated agriculture. This change is manifested in different ways in different hydrogeological regions of the state. The intensive groundwater based agriculture in western parts of the state, the increasing competition between drinking water and agriculture in the alluvial plains of the state and the changing forest cover and land use change affecting spring discharge and seasonality in the northern mountainous regions of the state. The problems linked to arsenic and salinity are further deteriorating the state of drinking water sources.
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India is suffering from 'the worst water crisis' in its history with about 60 crore people facing high to extreme water stress and about two lakh people dying every year due to inadequate access to safe water, Niti Aayog said in a report today.
The report, titled 'Composite Water Management Index' released by Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari, further said the crisis is only going to get worse."By 2030, the country's water demand is projected to be twice the available supply, implying severe water scarcity for hundreds of millions of people and an eventual 6 per cent loss in the country's GDP," the report noted. For more details, click here