About the Course
Growing population and increased water demand from different sectors along with consequences of climate change are threatening the water security of this country by imposing significant strains on river basins and water networks. To mitigate and adapt these strains that developed with compounded effect of climate change, and to maximize the potential economic opportunity that a well-managed water resource system can offer,
there is a need for a proactive approach and comprehensive understanding of improved adaptive strategies.
This course will offer practical examples and case studies of how adaptation research in the Europe and Indian context can contribute to guide
policy makers in water and other environmental sectors to make better decisions on water Security.
1. Understanding implications of climate change for adaptation planning
a. The new scenario framework – RCPs, SSPs and SPAs
b. Climate change in India – scenario uncertainties and why?
2. Understanding the combined impacts of climate and socio-economic change
a. Future socio-economic change and the implications of using sectoral vs system/multi-sectoral models for Impacts and Adaptation
b. Using models to understand the hydrological impacts of climate change in India
3. Adaptation in the ‘real world’ and in models
a. Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Global/ Local examples
b. Constraints on adaptation and how models handle adaptation
4. Successful climate change adaptation
a. How to define successful adaptation
b. Climate change adaptation in India and Europe
5. Institutional adaptive capacity
a. Change Adaptation by Water Management Institutions in India
b. Best practice in modelling impacts of and adaptation to global climate change
The audience for this short-term course is professionals at organizations that manage
environmental resources, teachers and students from different national institutions & universities, policy organizations with urban / peri-urban, coastal or watershed-based focus and NGOs and other professionals working in water sector.
Participants from abroad : US $150
Industry/ Research Organizations: INR 15000
Faculty from Academic Institutions: INR 8000
Students from academic institutions: INR 3000
The above fee include all instructional materials, computer use for tutorials and assignments, laboratory equipment usage charges, 24 hour free internet facility. The participants will be provided with accommodation on payment basis.
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