A lmost every city in India can claim to be a ‘river’ city – with a river running through or by it. Besides rivers, most Indian cities also house a variety of other waterbodies such as lakes, tanks etc. But with these surface waterbodies getting increasingly polluted, depleted or simply built over, cities have turned to groundwater to meet their needs –and unchecked, rapacious withdrawal of groundwater by them has led to plunging levels of the resource.
This is a situation which leaves cities in dire straits in these climate change-risked times. Changing rainfall patterns, reduced numbers of rainy days, and the incessant pressure on resources due to the maddening rate of urbanization makes recharging of groundwater a major challenge.
Centre for Science and Environment, a New Delhi based think tank is inviting you to understand the challenges of groundwater management in the cities near rivers and the technical and institutional solutions to meet these challenges.
This webinar is a part of a 3-year duration CSE programme – ‘Capacity building initiative focusing on ‘Making Ganga basin cities water sensitive’, supported by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and is part of the series of ongoing efforts by NMCG aimed at ensuring convergence of Namami Gange Mission with national flagship urban missions (AMRUT 2.0, Smart Cities, SBM 2.0, HRIDAY, NULM), and other missions (Atal Bhujal Yojana, Jal Jeevan Mission, Jal Shakti Mission).
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Vivek Kumar Sah
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|DR. VENKATESH DUTTA
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|DR. SHASHANK SHEKHAR
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|DR. VINEET K GAHALAUT
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