FutureWater and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) with support from Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) organised a Final Dissemination Workshop under the project for “Developing a Glacio-Hydrological Model and IWRM Plan for Bhagirathi Basin, Uttarakhand” at Dehradun today.

For the aspects of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Uttarakhand, the SCA-Himalayas project mandated a consortium of international and national level expert agencies led by FutureWater, together with Utrecht University, University of Geneva and TERI – The Energy and Resources Institute to develop a Glacio-Hydrological Model and IWRM Plan for Bhagirathi basin in Uttarakhand.

As part of the project, river runoff for Bhagirathi River has been projected upto year 2100 and different water availability scenarios have been developed. To address the challenges related to the water sector in the basin, an IWRM plan has been developed with the active engagement of all key stakeholders through meetings and consultations. Also, training programmes have been organized for the state officials on glacio-hydrolological and water allocation modelling.

The immersive training programme was conducted on the state-of-art Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAP) modelling by the international experts. All the trainees were awarded with a completion certificate the session.

This workshop and training programme were envisaged to present the final outputs under the initiative and discuss the ways towards effective implementation of IWRM plan in the Bhagirathi River basin.