GIST OF SOME IMPORTANT PROJECTS

PROJECT

Preparation of geo-hydrology based Village Level Water Security Plan of Abdasa block villages

The study area falls in Abdasa block, Kachchh. The villages list will be defined by VRTI. For each village, water security plan (WSP) will be prepared. WSP is a guiding document providing overall water scenario, status of different water conservation structures in the villages, estimation of water demand based on drinking water, livelihood and domestic water needs of the population and existing storage capacity. It also provides options for augmenting local water resources through repair and maintenance of existing structures, creating new ones, adopting water efficiency in livelihoods and water reuse. These options are suggested based on community based participatory processes, and observatory methods as well as geo-hydrological data using secondary sources.

duration

August 2020 to March, 2021

field

Geo-hydrology based village level Water Security Plan

partners

VRTI, Abdasa – Kachchh

PROJECT

Preparation of geo-hydrology based Village Level Water Security Plan of Vinchhiya Block, Rajkot

The project “Jalsetu” implementation is carrying out by Rural Program Group of Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in villages of Vinchhiya block of the Rajkot district, Gujarat. The project has been supported by Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (HSS). The main aim of the project is to prepare participatory water security plans for 10 project villages and to evolve approaches for community based processes for long term water securities in the project villages

duration

July 2020 to November 2021

field

Geo-hydrology based village level Water Security Plan

partners

CEE, Jasdan-Rajkot

PROJECT

Increasing drought resilient in Devnadi Basin – Sinnar, Maharashtra.

This is a multi-disciplinary approach based project where a basin of about 600 sqkm has been selected to demonstrate how geology and ecology should be considered for nourishment of livelihood in a basin and how to use these sciences for empowering community for people centric decision making by maintaining natural health of the basin with reliable resource (aquifer) management by community. Under this project major actions have listed are study of geohydrology, monitoring groundwater, training and capacity building of partners and community representatives, village level water security and ecology services management planning. The project is in its second phases where collaborative data base creation is going on and parallel community empowerment processes are under progress.

duration

2019-Onward

field

Climate change and basin management

partners

TNC, Yuva Mitra, IIT-B Vanam Ecologies

PROJECT

Studies Geohydrological Characteristics of Wetlands and develop village level water security plans for wetland and its catchment management in Bihar and Odisa.

This project is aimed to demonstrate how wetlands in flood plain and in coastal areas are playing an important role in groundwater management (water level and Quality) and how to use geohydrological characteristics of catchment area to maintain equilibrium between surface and groundwater by developing decentralized water security plans. In addition to this the entire knowledge transformation to the community for creating sustainable management approaches for wetland. Two wetland i.e. Debkhal chaur in Bihar and Tampra in Odisa have been selected and 10 villages for each wetland identified to create evidences of the participatory wetland management for respective state and to develop wetland management policy.

duration

2019-20

field

Wetland Management and PGWM

partners

WISA

PROJECT

Implementation of the pilot on Building climate Resilience of Communities through Participatory Groundwater Management (PGWM) in Burhanpur and Ratlam District of Madhya Pradesh (India)_UNDP-ACT.

This project is aimed to demonstrate PGWM is tool to build climate resilient communities. The demonstration has planned at two highly climate change affected locations in Madhya Pradesh state. The project activities contain intensive capacity building, demonstration of self-sustain climate actions on water and crop management that can be adopted by communities. In addition to this setting up of participatory hydrological monitoring and standardization of crop water budget tools based on primary data collected by village enablers such as Bhujal Jankar and farmer groups.

duration

2018-19

field

Climate Change

partners

UNDP

PROJECT

K-MARC

Kankavati Managed Aquifer Recharge by Community

This project is one step ahead than all executed projects on PGWM in rural area. The project is aimed to build a learning platform at field level establishing PGWM field laboratory in cluster of villages (19 Villages) where about 23 Action research sites on various PGWM intervention on demand and supply side management will serve the knowledge procurement and dissemination processes to various stakeholders from rural, academic, research and many other stakeholders. There will be a self-sustain lab center run by the Bhujal Jankars in the project area with GIS and other IEC facilities.

duration

2018-21

field

Groundwater Management

partners

WIN Foundation, CGPL and IIT-Gandhinagar

PROJECT

Developing protocols for sanitation management planning based on geo-hydrological characteristics of Bhuj City.

This project is one of the case study level projects coordinating by IIHS Bangalore. There are about 7 cities across the India have identified in different geo-hydrological zones of India to understand sanitation management scenario and to evaluate sanitation protocols for different type of cities at micro i.e ward levels. Bhuj is one of the city where the study is conducted by ACT. Besides Bhuj Chennai and Bangalore are also case cities of this project.

duration

2016-17

field

Sanitation Management Plan

partners

IIHS and Arghyam

PROJECT

Demonstrating participatory groundwater management in Bhuj – A Step towards building water resilient city.

The project has main focus to estimate local water resources within Bhuj as well as nearby area to make city self-reliant for water. The outcome the project have built the confidence that city can also have its own resources but how to incorporate this approaches in urban planning. Various studies were part of this project such as – (01) feasibility studies within 35 cities of Gujarat state for their local water potential and how to link with advance supply system, (02) water economic study of Bhuj city, (03) Developing watershed and groundwater recharge plan by intensive monitoring of groundwater and aquifer mapping and use of such study at (04) ward level decentralized plan.

duration

2014-17

field

Water Resource Assessment, Recharge and Augmentation Planning

partners

Arghyam and Mesoriore

PROJECT

Assessment of Impact of Reject water of RO in Warangal District.

ACT as one of the partner organization has worked with WASSN to assess the impact of RO plant’s reject water and how to resolve the issues in Warangal district. Under this assignment about 10 village pilot survey has been held and based on the assessment a workshop has planned at state level to propose RO reject water management plans.

duration

2014-15

field

Impact Assessment

partners

WASSAN

PROJECT

Facilitating Participatory Groundwater Management and governance through integration with IWMP under Neeranchal.

The project has been implemented in four districts i.e. Kachch, Surendranagar of Gujarat and Udaipur and Jodhpur of Rajasthan. Important components of the projects were District level situation analysis, need assessment, Developing training program for IWMP team members, Establishment of monitoring network in all four watershed areas. Developing aquifer based watershed management plan, holding state level workshops with SLNA, carry out micro plans for 5000 ha water send in each district. and developing tool kit for aquifer mapping for watershed region.

duration

2014-16

field

Geo-hydrology Study and Planning

partners

UNDP

PROJECT

Detailed Surface and hydro geological studies and planning for water conservation, rain water harvesting and artificial recharge to groundwater in Nana Layja study area Kachchh district Gujarat (28 Villages).

Detailed Water resource inventory of all wells and surface water inventory. Village level geological, geo-morphological mapping, slope mapping. Groundwater quality assessment in details and salinity zoning, recharge potential zoning. Village and cluster level groundwater management strategies and planning. 3200 lakh implementation cost.

duration

2013-14

field

Geo-hydrology

partners

Infrastructure Lease and Finance Services, (IL&FS) Mumbai

PROJECT

Geo-hydrological studies in Mithiya river basin area in Dedtalai cluster of Madhya Pradesh – 6 Villages.

Detailed geo-hydrological surveys and mapping in Mithiya river basin through primary data collections and aquifer mapping. Well inventory, pumping tests, groundwater recharge estimation, recharge potential zoning and micro planning using GIS and remote sensing techniques. The Implementation cost of the project has 70 Lakh. Role of AKRSP(I) was funding.

duration

2011-12

field

Geo-hydrology

partners

Agakhan Rural Support Program (India) (AKRSP(I))

PROJECT

Participatory Groundwater Management Phase-I Demonstrating Participatory Groundwater Management in Gujarat towards scientific framework and Phase-II Mainstreaming PGWM and Scale up efforts towards achieving drinking water securities in Kachchh and North Gujarat.

Studies on Various Aquifers to characterize their hydraulic properties develop their supply side and demand side management framework and protocols with community. Develop and executed various capacity building program for different stake holders, aquifer management institution set up. Demonstrate drinking water source protection protocol. Constituting farmer’s group, village groundwater management institute, advocacy, holding mass awareness programs, generating various tool books, manual, process documentation on PGWM. Developing cadre of BJs and mainstream them for GW management related Services. the project spreads over a shared aquifers of Kachchh and N. Gujarat in about more than 400 villages. Implementation of regions specific recharges techniques. The project is still going on and phase two will be finish by July 2017.

As part of facilitation ACT has worked in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States with WASSN where ACT has trained WASSAN team member to train Bhujal Jankars and then handhold with the team for about 2 years to trains 18 Bhujal Jankars as master trainers. During this trainings Geo-hydroloigcal studies in about 4 different type of geological conditions have been held participatorily and findings of the same has been converted in to customized training module to engage community for groundwater management.

duration

2011-17

field

Action Research on Participatory Groundwater Management and Facilitation of Partnership

partners

Arghyam

PROJECT

Study on Land & Water Resource Potential for Integrated Water Management and Agriculture Development Planning for Kachchh Distract.

Survey of all water resources of 950 Village of Kachchh. Village wise demand supply estimation. Water resource management strategies for different geo-hydrological cluster of district. Cost benefit of water resource development and management structures. Block wise groundwater management strategies based on water balance. Advocacy at district level to involve CSR to execute the water security plans in their respective CSR project areas.

duration

2011-14

field

Water Resource Management Planning

partners

Federation of Kachchh Industrial Association (FOKIA)

PROJECT

Studies on Hydro-geological Aspects and Land and Water Resource Development planning in villages of Rukmavati Basin of Mandvi Taluka – 46 Villages in Mandvi Block – Kachchh District.

Detailed Water resource inventory of more than 4000 wells and 530 surface water inventories. Basin level geological, geo-morphological mapping, slope mapping. Groundwater quality and water level monitoring for three years, salinity zoning, recharge potential zoning. Village and cluster level groundwater management strategies and planning. Bhujal Jankar and Cluster committee training and formation fo River Basin management institution.

duration

2009-11

field

Aquifer Mapping based Integrated River Basin Management

partners

Vivekanand Research and Training Institute (VRTI)

PROJECT

Geo-hydrological studies to understand salinity pattern and water resource planning of farm pond project villages, Taluka: Khambhaliya and Kalyanpur, District: Jamnagar, Gujarat.

Detailed geo-hydrological surveys and mapping in 42 coastal villages through primary data collections and aquifer mapping. Well inventory, pumping tests, groundwater recharge estimation, recharge potential zoning and micro planning using GIS and remote sensing techniques. Groundwater sampling and quality analysis. Understanding salinity pattern and salinity zone mapping. Role of CSPC was funding and coordinating with their local partners.

duration

2008-10

field

Water Security Plans

partners

Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell (CSPC)