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Simulated water resource impacts and livelihood implications of stakeholder-developed scenarios in the Jaldhaka Basin, India

Bruin, Annemarieke De and Condappa, Devaraj De and Mikhail, Monique and Tomer, Sat Kumar and Sekhar, Muddu and Barron, Jennie (2012) Simulated water resource impacts and livelihood implications of stakeholder-developed scenarios in the Jaldhaka Basin, India. In: Water International, 37 (4, SI). pp. 492-508.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2012.708976

Abstract

This paper shows how multidisciplinary research can help policy makers develop policies for sustainable agricultural water management interventions by supporting a dialogue between government departments that are in charge of different aspects of agricultural development. In the Jaldhaka Basin in West Bengal, India, a stakeholder dialogue helped identify potential water resource impacts and livelihood implications of an agricultural water management rural electrification scenario. Hydrologic modelling demonstrated that the expansion of irrigation is possible with only a localized effect on groundwater levels, but cascading effects such as declining soil fertility and negative impacts from agrochemicals will need to be addressed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article is belongs to Routledge journal Taylor & Francis LTD.
Keywords: agricultural water management;smallholder livelihoods; scenario;groundwater;SWAT;Brahmaputra
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 08:26
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 08:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/45217

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