CKIC-DRIIVWater Security

Context and Objectives

Delhi NCR is looking at an increasingly uncertain water future. A host of problems threaten water security of the region such as a water supply system suffering from both quality and availability issues, inadequate handling of sewage in drains, frequent flooding even with a very low intensity of rain, pesticide and metal in the aquatic ecosystem, pharmaceutical and personal care products polluting both surface and ground water etc. The project aligns itself with attaining multiple United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in clean water, sanitation, sustainable cities, and climate action.

Water Security Team

How it Works

The work packages involve:

Work Package 1

Water Resources Assessment and Conservation for water security, involving: Location specific design for rainwater harvesting; In-situ and ex-situ technologies for water conservation; Technologies and guidelines for optimal water utilization.

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Work Package 2

Enhancing Water Productivity through Efficient Management of Technologies: Enabling efficient conveyance and application of water; Standardization of surface and pressurized irrigation systems; Automation of on-farm irrigation technologies.

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Work Package 3

Remediation and Management of Poor Quality Water: Develop and deploy cost-effective solutions for remediating poor quality water; Evolve guidelines for safe use of poor quality water.

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Work Package 4

Groundwater Management Strategies: Identification of groundwater reserves using satellite imageries; Assessment of utilizable groundwater resource potential and management strategies; Management of shallow water table and brackish groundwater for irrigation.

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Work Package 5

Enhancing Resilience to Water Risks: Development of flood monitoring and management system; Development of drought monitoring and management system for enhancing water productivity.

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