Reassessment of water availability in India using space inputs

Considering the importance of fresh reassessment of water resources availability in the country, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD & GR), Government of India had approved study for “Reassessment of Water Availability of River Basins in India using Space Inputs” for assessing the average annual water resources in the country by CWC with technical support of NRSC on similar lines to that of the pilot studies completed in June 2013 by CWC and NRSC on Godavari and Brahmani-Baitarani river basins. As a consequence of the above, the present study emphasises on quantifying basin scale water wealth by transformation from presently adapted basin terminal gauge site discharge, aggregation to meteorological based water budgeting exercise through hydrological modelling approach.