WATSCAN india

WATSCAN Tool for Water Planning and Assessment (2017)

WATSCAN 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.

Primary Functions

  • Design a basket of strategies for balanced water demand and supply management in the watershed

Detailed Description

CII-TWI has developed an innovative Water Planning & Assessment Tool (WATSCANTM) 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.

It can be used for designing a basket of strategies for balanced water demand and supply management in the watershed

• 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.

Results show that application of WATSCAN can

• 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 sustainability

Application Highlights

• 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

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