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Project • CBA2013-06NSY-Shrestha

Enhancing the Groundwater Management Capacity in Asian Cities through the Development and Application of Groundwater Sustainability Index in the Context of Global Change

The project aims to enhance understandings of policy makers and relevant stakeholders in selected Asian cities and develop their capacity to assess their situation of groundwater management through customization and application of “groundwater sustainability index (GSI)” by themselves via various mean such as e-conferences and regional workshops. The project can set the baseline for knowledgebase on groundwater sustainability in each city, and this can contribute to increase their adaptive capacity to water scarcity intensified by climate change and other socio-economic changes as well as to mitigate problems associated with excessive use of groundwater, such as land subsidence. Through proposed activities, communications among policy makers, scientists, and local stakeholders will also be enhanced.

A general framework and city specific groundwater sustainability index; Increase of understandings on status of groundwater development and use in each city; Enhanced capacity of groundwater managers by improving the knowledge on groundwater sustainability index as a tool and its application; and Enhanced collaboration for better groundwater management among participant countries which comes from sharing experiences in regional workshops.