Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development (CISED)

Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development (CISED)
Review of right to water: Human rights, state legislation, and civil society initiatives in India
The report engages with the idea of rights (and the right to water) to bring questions of social justice and equity to the forefront. Posted on 19 Oct, 2010 07:33 AM

This study by CISED is a review of the rights discourse in the context of water, based on academic and popular literature on rights and civil society initiatives as well as government documents regarding water and related subjects.

Micro-watershed database for Maharashtra: Compilation by FoRWARD
This spreadsheet compiled by FoRWaRD contains taluk/tehsil level data of the status of recent and current watershed projects in Maharashtra
Posted on 12 Aug, 2009 06:02 PM

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Exploring options for sustainable water management in the Malaprabha river basin - Proceeding of the final stakeholder workshop held in November 2008 in Belgaum, Karnataka
The workshop brings together shared understanding of the issues related to land and water management of Malaprabha river basin, concerns and assist in developing strategies at stakeholder levels. Posted on 03 Jun, 2009 03:17 PM

This document deals with the proceeding of the final stakeholder workshop titled “Exploring options for sustainable water management in the Malaprabha River Basin”. The one day workshop was jointly organised by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development (CISED) and the Norwegian Institute of Water Research (NIVA) at Belgaum on 5th November 2008.

Integrated river basin modeling framework to support payments for watershed services by Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
The report presents a review of the hydrological and water allocation models and an evaluation of their ability to support PES-analysis (payment for environmental services) in Malaprabha river basin Posted on 28 May, 2009 10:07 AM

Integrated Modelling This report by NIVA and CISED has been prepared as part of the India-PES initiative, which was a collaborative effort undertaken on a pilot basis, by CISED and NIVA, for the development of integrated tools and consulting services for Watershed Management and 'Payments for Environmental Services' (PES) in India. Tools and methodologies developed as part of this initiative were tested in the Malaprabha river basin in the state of Karnataka, and the PES implementation was focussed on Participatory Irrigation Management.

Feasibility of payments for watershed services - a report by CISED and NIVA
The report describes the basic concept of payment for ecosystem services (PES) in the context of watershed services, and examine its potential for watershed development projects in India. Posted on 11 May, 2009 03:43 PM

This report in two parts titled "Feasibility of Payments for Watershed Services" is an outcome of a literature review taken up as part of the India PES Project, a collaborative initiative of CISED and NIVA.