CII Water Institute has developed an innovative Water Planning & Assessment Tool (WATSCAN) which is an integrated IT driven, GIS and Remote Sensing based information system that enables comprehensive watershed evaluation, aimed at devising community-centric water management interventions. It is a robust Tool that enables spatial and temporal analyses using various datasets that include:
▷ Satellite data on topography
▷ Satellite data for land-use/cover
▷ Indian Meteorological Department daily gridded rainfall data
▷ Digitized soil databases
The Tool derives the outputs based on a strong mathematical interplay of various inputs and parameters.
▷ Proper siting of water schemes/ infrastructure for efficient water delivery.
▷ Evaluating area-wide availability of water, access & demand-supply analysis.
▷ Developing an improved water scenario and water framework.
▷ Recommending technological, policy and institutional interventions for improving lives and livelihoods of community over the short, medium and long term.
Improve water productivity 20-30 % in the short term
Improve water use efficiency 40-50 % with cost effective strategies
Enhance opportunities to dovetail water-related industry initiatives with Government programs
Reduce water risks thereby ensuring long-term water
▷ On the basis of the discussions had with the Government of India, CII has taken upon itself the Mission of improved water scenario across drought-prone regions with support from its members.
▷ 50 districts across 10 drought affected/prone states for evaluation have been identified.
▷ Extensively working in the state of Maharashtra on water management across 13 districts.
▷ Successfully applied to Udaipur in Rajasthan, Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh, Gurgaon in Haryana, and drought-prone district, Pune in Maharashtra