Integrated water resource management

The threat of water stress is looming large for India as growing population and rapid urbanisation puts severe demand on the fragile and finite water resources which are increasingly getting stressed and depleted and groundwater levels reaching critical levels. As the Indian economy grows, water scarcity is shadowing the country's ambitions for growth and prosperity. Water scarcity may impede growth; create food shortages and increase reliance on external supplies; exacerbate regional conflicts; and lead to other fundamental problems for society. Integrated water management, or coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, is therefore vital for poverty alleviation, environmental sustenance and sustainable economic development. Geospatial technology has been demonstrating its effectiveness in water management as it creates the possibility for spatial identification of major problems and a more objective definition of priority actions.

Focus Areas:
  • Geospatial for assessment and management of water resources
  • Water efficiency gains with g-tech
  • Geospatial power for water projects
  • River Linking Project
  • National Mission for Clean Ganga


Dr. J R Sharma

Chief General Manager, RCs National Remote Sensing Centre

Dr. M. Prithviraj

Executive Secretary, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology

Mohammad Monowar Hossain

Executive Director, Institute of Water Modelling, Bangladesh

D P Mathuria

Director, Central Water Commission
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SK Sinha

Central Ground Water Board

Dr. M B Joshi

General Manager, Technical & Coordination Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited

Abhineet Jain

Regional Director - Sales Engineering for Asia Pacific region, Digital Globe
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Paritosh Singh Chauhan

Consultant, IIC Technologies
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Dr Venkateshwara Rao

Group Director, Water Resources Group, National Remote Sensing Centre
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Dr Venu Gopal

AP Ground Water Dept


Scientist/Engineer ''SF'', ISRO Satellite Centre
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MK Srinivas

Chief Engineer, National Water Development Agency
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Bentley Systems

Jella Kiran

Scientist, Telangana State Remote Sensing Applications Centre
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