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Krishna River Basin Water Accounting applications for Water Policy Development and Water Governance


As new water-related investments are made around the world, it is critical to get a better understanding of the status of surface and ground water resources as well as existing demands in basins and sub-basins. All sectors using or having a direct & indirect impact on water, as well as on relevant decision-making, require accurate and consistent information on available water resources. This can be supported by water accounting (WA).

WA can help client countries assess and understand the sustainability of existing and future use patterns, even for policy interventions and investments in non-water sectors (e.g., agriculture, energy, transport, industrial, environment). WA is also an important tool for overall water governance. 

The use of WA methodologies is also becoming increasingly important at the World Bank as part of the due diligence required under the Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF), and in supporting project planning and implementation.  On the latter, WA can effectively be used to ensure that (I) projects are designed to minimize negative externalities, (ii) that effective M&E tools are utilized, (iii) to keep policy makers informed of potential trade-offs and impacts, and (iv) that ex-post evaluations can easily be undertaken. 

This webinar will introduce the principles of water accounting, from inception to prospects, and opportunities to further foster institutionalization of water accounting applications. The event will also feature the water accounting plus experience in the particular case of the Krishna Basin (India) to highlight the underlining benefits of using water accounting, lessons to inform how best water accounting can be better operationalized and institutionalized, and way forward by taking advantage of advances in remote sensing, environmental sensors, communication systems and informatics. For more than two decades, water accounting has been applied as part of different projects and programs in the basin to better identify the underlying causes of water scarcity and support water policy development and water governance.

Event Date: 28th September, 2021
Time: 6:30PM IST
Meeting Online Platform: Zoom
Meeting ID: 974 2026 1267
Meeting Passcode: Z2!rjtZ3Q8


Last Updated: 28-09-2021 01:19 PM Updated By: Admin

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