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Project • CRRP2019-01MY-Kumar

Socio-hydrological perspective of climate change adaptation in large riverine islands: Comparative study from India, Bangladesh and Vietnam

Rapid global changes (population growth, urbanization and frequent extreme weather conditions) cumulatively affected local water bodies and resulted in unfavorable hydrological, ecological, and environmental changes in major river systems. Particularly, communities in the isolated riverine islands are worse affected due to their poor adaptive capacities, which is well documented in the contemporary literature. The focal point for the vulnerability of these people lies in the water resources (drinking water availability, agricultural water quality, salt-water intrusion, flooding etc.) and the future interaction between human and water systems. With above background, socio-hydrology can be very relevant approach for enhancing social adaptive capacity as well as for developing resilient water environment. This proposed work strives to explore how nexus of human–water relations can be applied to improve adaptive measures to maintain hydrological cycle along with managing local water needs. Socio-hydrological models will be used to quantify the feedbacks between water resources and society at multiple scales with aim to expedite stakeholder participation for its sustainable management. The expected result will be helpful to sketch projection of alternatives that explicitly account for plausible and co-evolving trajectories of socio-hydrological system, which will yield both insights into cause–effect relationships and help stakeholders to identify safe functioning space.

Project publications

Peer-reviewed publication • 2022

Identifying the Potential Dam Sites to Avert the Risk of Catastrophic Floods in the Jhelum Basin, Kashmir, NW Himalaya, India

Peer-reviewed publication • 2022

Vulnerability and Risk Assessment to Climate Change in Sagar Island, India

Peer-reviewed publication • 2022

Assessment of the ecological risk from heavy metals in the surface sediment of River Surma, Bangladesh: Coupled approach of Monte Carlo simulation and multi-component statistical analysis

Book / book chapter • 2022

Socio-hydrology: A Holistic Approach to Water-Human Nexus in Large Riverine Islands of India, Bangladesh and Vietnam

Peer-reviewed publication • 2021

Integrated approach to quantify the impact of land use and land cover changes on water quality of Surma River, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Peer-reviewed publication • 2021

Promise, premise, and reality: the case of voluntary environmental non‑migration despite climate risks in coastal Bangladesh

Peer-reviewed publication • 2021

Enhancing water supply resilience in a tropical island via a socio-hydrological approach: A case study in Con Dao Island, Vietnam

Peer-reviewed publication • 2021

Socio-hydrological approach to explore groundwater–human wellbeing nexus: Case study from Sundarbans, India

Peer-reviewed publication • 2021

Nexus between water security framework and public health: A comprehensive scientific review

Peer-reviewed publication • 2020

Socio-hydrology: A key approach for adaptation to water scarcity and achieving human well-being in large riverine islands