National action plan for climate change: National water mission related policies and actions

Training Course
Engineering Staff College of India, Centre for Climate Change) (ESCI)
08-10 Oct 2013
India (Hyderabad)
Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI) campus

Water is a primary medium through which climate change will have an impact on people, ecosystems and economies. Climate change is one of the basic drivers of change for water, alongside demographic, economic, social and technological forces. Policies, laws and finance also condition the impact of these basic drivers. Climate change can affect water resources directly, but also indirectly through its impact on the other drivers. The impact of climate change on water resources around the globe has serious implications like, changing water levels and climatic temperatures which in turn affect the economy and future as a whole. In addition, water resources are depleting day by day due to the exponential demand from sectors like irrigation, domestic consumption and industry. Along with quantity, quality is also deteriorating mainly due to the indiscriminate use of ground water to hazardous levels, pollution of rivers and improper management of waste water. Depleting water resources necessitates water conservation strategies to be adopted at the national, state and local levels. Managing water has always entailed the management of naturally occurring variability. Climate change threatens to make this variability greater, shifting and intensifying the extremes, and introduces greater uncertainty in the quantity and quality of supply over the long term. The challenges to water resources management today, and those likely to emerge in future, are getting more complex, demanding greater attention in developing increased human and institutional capacities, infrastructure and management services in integrating the diverse water uses and responding to changing demands and supply scenarios. Course objectives: This is an approach towards making the Indian professionals aware about climate change impact on people, ecosystems and economies, to gain a better understanding of climate science, impacts and challenges, integrated water resource management, including quality aspects of water resources, minimizing wastage and ensuring its more equitable distribution both across and within States through integrated water resources development and management. The five identified goals of the Mission are:

  • comprehensive water data base in public domain and assessment of impact of climate change on water resource;

  • promotion of citizen and state action for water conservation, augmentation and preservation;

  • focused attention to over-exploited areas;

  • increasing water use efficiency by 20%; and

  • promotion of basin level integrated water resources management.

Course coverage:

  • Global warming and climate change

  • Climate and water use

  • Eight core national missions launched by Prime Minister’s office

  • National Water Mission and its implementation (for improvement of water use and efficiency)

  • Water use efficiency (need and scope of improvement in the different water use sectors like irrigation, drinking water, industry)

  • Ground water issues and water usage

  • Positive water balance

  • Water and industry: Impacts of high water requirements in industries and relevance to climate change

  • Water conservation methods in industries, case study

  • National Water Policy 2002


Methodology includes class room lectures with audio visuals, interactive sessions through group discussions, case studies, exercises etc. Emphasis would be laid on sharing of experiences of participants. Active participation is solicited from participants.

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What is included in the event fee

Fee includes course material, course kit and twin-sharing or single AC accommodation as per availability, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee and snacks. 10% discount on course fee is available for participants who do not need accommodation. 10% discount for three or more participants, if sponsored by the same organization.

Target audience

  • Junior, Middle, and Senior level officers from irrigation and command area departments, agriculture, metro waterworks, Panchayat Raj and Rural of different states, Ministries of Water Resources, Urban and Rural Department, major and small scale industries of the Government of India, Public Health Departments, NABARD, sewerage boards, municipalities, municipal administrations and industries having high water usage.

  • Executives from Central Pollution Control Board and State Pollution Control Boards.

  • Organizations/consultants/industries/education and research organizations dealing in environment studies

  • Government organizations and NGOs

  • Any industry staff dealing with environmental compliance and related matters.

  • Academia and research institutions, water development and management.

How to register

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