Preliminary consolidated report on the effect of climate change on water resources, prepared by the Central Water Commission and the National Institute of Hydrology, under the guidance of the Ministry of Water Resources in 2008

This is one of the first official reports made available by the Government of India, of a reliable quantitative assessment based on field data

The Preliminary Consolidated Report on the Effect of Climate Change on Water Resources, prepared by the Central Water Commission and the National Institute of Hydrology, under the guidance of the Ministry of Water Resources in 2008, is one of the first official reports made available by the Government of India, of a reliable quantitative assessment based on field data, of the likely effect of climate change on the availability of water resources, i.e. on the glaciers and snow melt, on rainfall and their effect on run off into the river system and their contribution to ground water. In the Report, an attempt has been made to give a brief account of the available studies on possible impacts of climate change on India's water resources, change in India's water needs, climate of India, river basins of the country, present water resources and future demand and supply, impacts of projected climate change and variability, and associated hydrological events and likely vulnerability of regional water resources to climate change. Identification of key risks, research needs and prioritisation of mitigation strategies has also been discussed. Access the report here: Preliminary Consolidated Report on the Effect of Climate Change on Water Resources

The National Institute of Hydrology is a premier institute in the area of research on hydrology and water resources in the country. For more info, click here: http://www.nih.ernet.in/ Central Water Commission is a premier technical organization in the country, in the field of Water Resources and is presently functioning as an attached office of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. For more info, click here: http://cwc.nic.in/ The site of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India, is accessible here: http://wrmin.nic.in/

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