ASR - Drs McKenzie and Krishan

Groundwater resilience to climate change and abstraction in the Indo-Gangetic basin

Interviewees: Dr Andrew McKenzie, British Geological Survey, UK & Dr Gopal Krishan, NIH Roorkee

Hindi transcript

Drawing a long history of collaboration between BGS and NIH on understanding issues of water quantity and water quality in the Gangetic plains, this interview focusses on– Saline groundwater and the applicability of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR).  Having recently conducted a pilot study in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, the interview will shed light on how ASR works, the requirements to establish such schemes, and the possible future of ASR in India.  It also covers some of the challenges to rolling out this methodology, but also why it is critical not to ignore its potential.  A good candidate for consideration in some of the national water supply and provision programmes.   
Important Links:
Dr Andrew McKenzie, British Geological Survey, UK                 
Dr Gopal Krishan, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India