Articles | Volume 374
Proc. IAHS, 374, 63–67, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-374-63-2016
Proc. IAHS, 374, 63–67, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-374-63-2016

  17 Oct 2016

17 Oct 2016

Impact of climate change and anthropogenic pressure on the water resources of India: challenges in management

K. Shadananan Nair

Data sets

Population Enumeration Data (Final Population) Government of India http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/population_enumeration.html

Climatological Services India Meteorological Department (IMD) http://www.imd.gov.in/pages/services_climate.php

Climate Change and India: A 4x4 Assessment Ministry of Environment & Forests http://www.moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/fin-rpt-incca.pdf

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Short summary
The paper assesses the impact of climate change and anthropogenic pressure on the water resources of India and its reflections on different sectors. Changes in water availability in two decades from now under an altered climate have been estimated using hydrological model, based on the projections from climate models. Existing policies and adaptation strategies have been critically reviewed to suggest guidelines for adaptation and mitigation measures in the water sector.