SPARC Workshop on
"Recharge Process of Springs and Its Management to Mitigate Anthropogenic and Climate Change Impact for Water Security: A case study in part of Kumaun Lesser Himalaya, India"
During January 21-22, 2020
Organised By : GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology (GBPUA&T)
Pantnagar-263145, Distt. - Udham Singh Nagar Uttarakhand State
BACKGROUND OF SPARC PROJECT
Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) sponsored by Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian institutions and the best institutions in the world from 28 selected nations to jointly solve problems of national and international relevance.
Ground water contributes to nearly 65 per cent of total irrigated area of the country and nearly 85 per cent of the rural drinking water supply. The limited ground water resources in the country are under threat due to the increasing demands of growing population, urbanisation and industrialisation Govt. of India has recently launched ambitious Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL) which has been designed with the principal objective of strengthening the institutional framework for participatory groundwater management and bringing about behavioural changes at the community level for sustainable groundwater resource management
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
- To identify and prepare an inventory of the springs
- To explore indigenous knowledge about springs through key informant interviews of local stakeholders in the study area;
- To carryout isotopic and chemical characterization of selected springs and to identify recharge sources and zones of springs using environmental isotopes.
- To carryout hydrologic analysis including determination of residence /travel time of recharged water.
- To develop and implement priority-based sustainable water management plan with involvement of local community using appropriate recharge and water storage structures awareness program and capacity building.
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