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IUKWC Workshop Nov16: Developing Hydro-climatic Services for Water Security – Session 6 – Item 2 - D_Maulik

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IUKWC Workshop Nov16: Developing Hydro-climatic Services for Water Security – Session 6.2 edited Dipanjana Maulik

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IUKWC Workshop Nov16: Developing Hydro-climatic Services for Water Security – Session 6 – Item 2 - D_Maulik

  1. 1. Dr. Dipanjana Maulik Senior Environment Officer Department of Environment Government of West Bengal 30th November 2016 India Water UK Centre, IITM Pune
  2. 2.  Non availability of location specific information  Irregular updates  In accessible information  Unidirectional information channel  Information (even if available ) is scripted in hard core scientific language
  3. 3.  Downscaling of Global Circulation Models To district level, block level, ward level  Regular Updates  Improved accessibility  Platform for feed back sharing  Starting dialogue in common language or use of “interpreters”
  4. 4.  Limited monitoring stations or scanty historical data  Limited finance and human resource  Gap in communication and information network  Who will volunteer?  Is there any body available?
  5. 5. “The changes in terrestrial water storage (TWS) and global cryosphere together explain nearly the entire amplitude(83+23%) and mean directional shift (within 5.90 + 7.60) of the observed motion.” (Ref: Adhikari and Ivins, Climate-driven polar motion:2003-2015, Climatology, 2016, page 1-10)
  6. 6. • GCP (Global Circulation Pattern) • PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation) • AMO (Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation) • IOD (Indian Ocean Dipole) • NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) • OACP (Ocean Atmospheric Circulation Pattern) In search of global climate forcings, which causes local precipitation extremes
  7. 7.  The types and extent of data requirement by scientists and researchers  Knowledge about new findings  Identification of the priority area  Level of Simplification permissible  Requirement at user end for articulating and negotiating with the scientists and the policy makers  Dealing with uncertainty  Setting performance indicators in mutually agreed manner
  8. 8.  A forum like India UK Water forum  Global Climate Change Information Services or SACOF  A Climate Change Information System (CCIS)  Continuous dialogue with executing departments  Direct interaction with the filed level workers  Networking and informal discussion with the scientists
  9. 9.  Distribution of water as resources Agriculture, Industry, Domestic  Irrigation and flood control  Management of urban flooding  Impact of sea level rises in coastal regions  Conservation of water as resources  Protection and Improvement of water quality
  10. 10. - Scale of 3 -5-10 years for policy makers - Scale of six month to one year for administrators - Scale of 2-3 pentads for field level execution - Real time information
  11. 11. Zone wise – Basin,Coastal, Agroclimate District wise Block level Ward wise
  12. 12.  Calibration  Cross checking data of different agencies  Identifying and analyzing anomalies  Raising the concern in appropriate forum
  13. 13.  State Action Plan on Climate Change has been prepared  Vulnerability assessment studies are completed/on for Kolkata, coastal area and Darjeeling  Project approved for district level downscaling  Considering a project on Extended Weather Forecasting  Expanding the river research institute  Awarded State Specific Action Plan on Water Sector  Sensor based online monitoring of water level at different pumping stations
  14. 14. Thank you Contact email id: dipanjanamaulik@gmail.com

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