Upscaling Catchment Processes in Peninsular India (UPSCAPE)

Interviewee: Dr Kaushal Garg, ICRISAT, Hyderabad

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Providing a new way for stakeholders to prioritise investments in agricultural water management interventions, which is based on water budgeting.  This work, done under a project within UPSCAPE, provides evidence-based solutions to address the issues of planning, designing, and implementing agriculture water management interventions in different agro-ecological regions, and also enhance capacity towards impact assessment. The aim of the project was to understand the impacts of the large range of water management interventions, which have been used in India over the last 2 to 3 decades, on upstream development, downstream water bodies and water availability to different stakeholders.  Development agencies, such as the watershed development department, line departments of agriculture, irrigation, Panchayati Raj in India, and anyone working on rainwater harvesting interventions would gain from this work.  
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Dr Kaushal Garg, ICRISAT, India