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Introduction to the Concept of Demand side Groundwater Management. Date : 30 July 2007 Time : 16.00 to 17.00 hrs. Venue : Aalankrita Resort, Hyderabad Topic : Concept of demand side Management of Groundwater Faculty : Dr. K.A.S.Mani. Conventional Approaches to water management.

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Introduction to the concept of demand side groundwater management

Introduction to the Concept of Demand side Groundwater Management

Date : 30 July 2007Time : 16.00 to 17.00 hrs.Venue : Aalankrita Resort, HyderabadTopic : Concept of demand side Management of GroundwaterFaculty :Dr. K.A.S.Mani


Conventional approaches to water management
Conventional Approaches to water management Management

  • Controlling (denying) access

  • legislating

  • advising (dictating)

  • designing projects/schemes for recharge, watershed etc

  • Top down approach (Bureaucratic)

  • Make easy choices

Focus on Supply Side


Alternative approach
Alternative Approach Management

  • Free access

  • Institution Building

  • Provide Knowledge and Skills

  • Manage water use -Improve efficiency, increase water productivity-without negative economic impacts

  • Bottom up approach (Stake holder driven)

  • Change the way we think about groundwater

  • Make Difficult choices

Focus on Demand Side


Pre-Requisites for Demand Side Management Management

Approach

  • Appropriate institutional structure –Operational level

  • Improved knowledge base of stake holders, planners

  • Access to Critical Information

  • Decentralized Planning

  • Stakeholders participation in decision making


Critical components Demand Side Management Management

Approach

  • Change perceptions on water use

  • Plan water use matching with availability

  • Build capacity- Non Formal Education techniques

  • Innovate methods in efficient water use

  • Water use be made cost effective

  • Reallocate Investments from big structures to communities

  • Create awareness at political level


Instruments for Change Management

  • Institution & Gender

  • Governance

  • Demystify science & Technology

  • Democratic Decision Making

  • Self Regulation (as opposed to Regulatory)

  • Linkages


Institution gender
Institution & Gender Management

  • Community Institution at habitation level federated at Drainage level

  • Equal Representation of all stake holders

  • Effective participation, democratic decision making

  • Pressure group

  • Lobbying


Governance
Governance Management

  • Decentralized local level governance

  • Stakeholders exercise their control in managing the resources optimally

  • Different users (Direct/indirect) including marginalized and poor participate in management

  • Evolve local plans and rules for sharing and equity


Demystify science technology
Demystify science & Technology Management

  • Enhance Capacity and skill of communities

  • Involve communities in technical data collection

  • Use community assets for monitoring - instead of dedicated monitoring wells

  • Offer systematic technical training without dilution of technology

  • Share data with community

  • Engage community to deliberate on data


Democratic decision making
Democratic Decision Making Management

  • Create Awareness on resource availability

  • Appreciate Resource distribution in space and time

  • Identify different water needs and performance efficiencies

  • Identify appropriate water use system matching with resource

  • Form pressure group to implement sustainable practices


Self regulation
Self Regulation Management

  • Take tough choices

  • Incorporate market sense.

  • Shift water use as required

  • Tread non-traditional path


Linkages
Linkages Management

  • Build Linkages at all levels

  • Lobby for common good

  • Mobilize funds

  • Influence elected bodies

  • Influence policy decision


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