India, the second largest population in the world, is facing a water crisis with over 600 million people facing acute water shortage, as per a report by Niti Aayog, the government think-tank. India’s water crisis is expected to worsen, threatening the country’s food security as over 80 percent of our water is used in agriculture.
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Study on groundwater crisis in Mehsana district of Gujarat. It includes data on groundwater table from 1976 - 2008. It also includes data on energy consumption for pumps in the region.
Multi-district assessment of water safety (M-DAWS) in Gujarat - A study by Water and Sanitation Management Organisationposted 9 years 7 months ago
This report by the Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) is based on the analysis of Multi-District Assessment of Water Safety (M-DAWS) carried out in 8 districts of Gujarat (Vadodara,Valsad, Mehsana, Gandhinagar, Kachchh, Surat, Ahmedabad and Dangs) , where ensuring adequate and safe drinking water to the people has been looked upon as a huge challenge needing urgent action during years 2007 and 2008 .
The Multi-District Assessment of Water Safety (M-DAWS) programme was undertaken by Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) with financial and technical support from UNICEF.
A large number of farmers and well operators were interviewed in the process. Data was also collected from the power utility that supplies power to this region. Along with this the climatic peculiarities of the region, farmers and well users perceptions on ground water management and use were also collected.
To adapt or not to adapt - the dilemma between long term resource management and short term livelihoodsposted 11 years 7 months ago
This chapter from the book 'The Agricultural Groundwater Revolution: opportunities a