CSEI-ATREE invites you to the launch of Jaltol—a free, open-source water accounting tool, developed with support from, India Climate Collaborative and EdelGive Foundation. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, 30 November 2021 from 3:00-4:30 pm online on Zoom.
Jaltol is a free, open-source QGIS plugin tool that makes water balance estimation easy in grassroot communities. With this plugin, decision makers in the rural water security planning process can get data on their watershed and estimate the water balance at the click of a button. It allows them to make more informed decisions about water management in their panchayat. The plugin provides remote sensing data—rainfall, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, surface water/groundwater storage, land use/land cover—together on one platform in an easy-to-use format, making water accounting easy.
Jaltol was developed as part of CSEI’s Food Futures Initiative that aims to help boost water security and restore degraded agricultural land to improve 150,000 livelihoods in 2000 villages, by 2030. Working towards this goal, CSEI talked to grassroot communities about their water management challenges. At the community level, they identified a lack of water data and hydrological expertise to use the data as critical gaps. CSEI created the Jaltol tool, as they recognised that digital tools could make data easily accessible and address the “expertise bottleneck”.
Date and Time: Tuesday, 30 November 2021 from 3:00-4:30
Join via bit.ly/JaltolRSVP. Once you do, the zoom link will be sent to you before the event.