Strengthening CWRM Planning for Building Resilience - WASCA II
Water Security and Climate Adaptation in Rural India (WASCA) is a three-year Indo-German project launched in April 2019 with the objective of mainstreaming integrated approaches to planning for water security and climate adaptation in rural areas. The project, led by a partnership between the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), aims to strengthen this planning process at the district level. This is planned through the co-development of: 1) a report on district-level typologies and a protocol for sub-district clustering using secondary data on hydrogeological, agronomic and socio-economic parameters; 2) a compendium of water supply augmentation and demand management technologies and practices for achieving higher water productivity and delivering ‘more crop per drop’ in WASCA pilot districts; and 3) a practitioners’ guidebook for monitoring and impact assessment of water-related interventions. The project will inform and benefit the design and implementation of water-related interventions improve climate resilience at the state, district, and sub-district level. The typology will improve contextualization and prioritization of land and water interventions at the district and sub-district level. The practitioners’ guidebook will benefit district and sub-district level government officials and line staff, as well as civil society organizations and policy makers engaged in similar activities.