Preparation of Ganga River Basin Management Plan

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This presentation by Prof. Vinod Tare describes the Objectives, Challenges, Approach and Process of the new Ganga River Basin Management Plan of the IIT Consortium and the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India.

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  • Preparation of Ganga River Basin Management Plan

    1. 1. Saturday, August 28, 2010<br />IIT Kanpur<br />Preparation of Ganga River Basin Management Plan<br />by<br />Coordinator: <br />Dr Vinod Tare, Professor<br />Environmental Engineering and Management Programme<br />Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur<br />KANPUR - INDIA<br />
    2. 2. Challenge<br />Protecting the river system<br /><ul><li>Un-polluted Flow ( )
    3. 3. Longitudinal, lateral and vertical connectivity
    4. 4. Adequate space for various river functions
    5. 5. Ecological entity
    6. 6. Continuously flow ( )</li></ul>Adequate provision for soil, water and energy <br />Growing population, urbanization, <br />industrialization and agriculture <br />
    7. 7. Our Philosophy<br />Can not afford to Experiment with River Like Ganga!<br />Precautionary Principles must apply wherever knowledge gaps and uncertainties exist<br />Apply modern science and new technologies but with traditional wisdom<br />GyanDhara + Jana Gyan<br />Supportive Capacityand Assimilative Capacity<br />
    8. 8. Scope<br />Maintain<br />Adequate flow and Appropriate Quality in the River<br />Water Resources Planning at the Basin Level<br />Influence of Agriculture, Industrialization, Urbanization, etc. <br />
    9. 9. Our Approach<br />FGM<br />WRM<br />Water Resource Management<br />ENB<br />NATIONAL RIVER<br />River with unique Ecosystem and Biodiversity <br />Gangotri<br />Environmental Quality and Pollution<br />Ganga Sagar<br />EQP<br />SEC<br />Socio-Cultural Heritage<br />Geomorphological Changes: Erosion, Sediment Transport/Deposition And Floods<br />PLG<br />COM<br />GDM<br />
    10. 10. Fluvial Geomorphology<br />
    11. 11. Trajectories<br />of change<br />Intact<br />Turning point<br />Restored<br />Degraded<br />Created<br />
    12. 12. The Mantra:<br />Thirteen actions are prohibited on approaching the scared waters of the Ganga, namely:<br /><ul><li>Defecation
    13. 13. Ablutions
    14. 14. Discharge of wastewater
    15. 15. Throwing of used floral offerings
    16. 16. Rubbing of filth
    17. 17. Body shampooing
    18. 18. Frolicking
    19. 19. Acceptance of donations
    20. 20. Obscenity
    21. 21. Offering of inappropriate praises or even hymns in a incorrect way
    22. 22. Discarding of garments
    23. 23. Beating and
    24. 24. Swimming across, in particular </li></li></ul><li>GRBMP – Some Issues<br />Annual Water Availability (Present and future including climate change scenarios) V/S Water Demand (Present and Future)<br />Adequate Storage – On the River, Off the River Ponds/Reservoirs/Ground Water Recharge<br />Supportive Capacity<br />E Flow Only in the River, at least up to Varanasi<br />Dilution is not the solution to pollution<br />Point Sources to be completely eliminated and Catchment Protection Strategy to Control Diffused Pollution/Non Point Pollution<br />Demand Management – <br />Agriculture/Industrial/Domestic<br />GAP – Issues  Technology but PLG!<br />Local Bodies – Low priority for Waste Management!<br />River Pollution Control Authority<br />Engagement with Stakeholders - Transparency<br />

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