Monthly Archives: November 2009

Guidelines for preparing proposals for Asian G-WADI pilot basin(s)

This guideline has been prepared to facilitate the willing partners to develop proposal to submit a basin/basins in a country as G-WADI pilot basin. In order to name a basin(s) as a pilot site for G-WADI Asia, a proposal should be completed in accordance with the guideline provided below. The guideline explains the reporting requirement and provides evaluation criteria and instructions for submission, and format of the proposal document.

Get the full document, Guidelines for Preparing Proposal Document for GWADI_Asia

Pilot basin (study area) under G-WADI program in India: Hard Rock Aquifers in Krishna Godavari Inter-stream Semi-arid region

India is a vast country and more or less all type geological, agro-climatic conditions exist. As per the objectives of the G-WADI the following areas are studied.

Aquifers in different type of hard rocks exist in more than two third part of the country. Majority of them are in semi-arid climate and due to heavy exploitation, the aquifer systems are under stressed. Managing water resources and particularly groundwater is a major issue of concern due to natural aspect of the geological complexity, climate change and man-made aspects of over-exploitation. Hard rock aquifers are not extensive in nature due to its complex geological settings and compartmentation that is a common feature. Therefore, a group of watersheds (aquifers) in granitic terrene in the Krishna-Godavari inter-stream region is being studied for the pilot study. They have several common features e.g., they belong to semi-arid climate and are in granitic terrene but at the same time are different in their land-use, interventions, groundwater exploitation and groundwater quality. The proposed group consists of following 3 watersheds, the progress of each are listed below.

For details, please download the doc file: prog_GWADI-Asia_Oct2009