Workshops/Reports/presentations in Water Sector
Workshop with Maharashtra Engineering Colleges on drinking
water research (September 12, 2014).
CTARA launches TDSC, a development solutions cell (supported
by the batch of 1987),
A compendium note on recent research
by CTARA in drinking water.
A presentation made to arghyam foundation (2012) on the data used
by CTARA in drinking water.
Village level study and designs
(Ongoing/proposed) Preparing tanker schedules for Sangli
district drought-affcted talukas.
The North Karjat Feasibility Study (2010). This study analyses the
possibility of a multi-village scheme for north Karjat taluka, a
tribal region which faces repeated drinking water stress. The
study arrives at a design of a 6MLD MVS with about 60,000
beneficiaries with source as the Pes river. The per-capita
investment is with the givernment norms of Rs. 2300.
short version (pdf)
The Anjap-Sugave Multi-village scheme Failure Analysis (2011). This
study analyses a poor performing MVS in the north Karjat area. The
study engages in design verificiation, stake-holder survey,
simulation of schedules, and other tools. It concludes that there
are a few major technical issues-(i) poor design for tail-end
habitations, ownership issues, and a possible implementation
problem with Borivali ESR.
The Tadwadi-Morewadi Single-Village scheme failure analysis.
This study analyses a single village scheme failure. After going
through the documentation at the MI office and through several
field visits, the conclusions are (i) elevation of GSR is too low
to serve both habitations, (ii) inordinate delays and poor
handover protocol, and (iii) compromised source.
Analysis of Tanker-fed villages in Thane for Multi-village
schemes (draft). This is an ongoing study for a multi-village
scheme for north Mokhada taluka, a highly stressed region.
A presentation on the data used by us in drinking water
research. This covers groundwater, census, simulation, regional
and GO level, DDWS and so on.
The Mograj GP case-study (in progress). This studies Mograj
GP and all its habitations for their water solutions. We see that
there is a disparity between DDWS data and the situation on the
ground. We exploare the causes for the same.
The Dhamni report,
Jambhulwadi report and the
Mograj report and
the KMZ file
Also, the proposed GP reporting format:
The Mokhada tanker-fed and Karegaon amalgamated MVS
feasibility study (2013, Nikhil Hooda).
Regional and Policy Studies
Policy analysis of NRDWP and DW outcomes.
(2013, Pooja Prasad, Vishal Mishra, Milind Sohoni), to appear in
Review of the July 2012 WB Urban Water Report. This is a
policy study of a World Bank report on urban water systems. EPW
Vishal Mishra: Regional Drinking Water Security-M.Tech.
Pankhuri Agrawal: Regional Drinking Water Planning-M.Tech.
Bharat Lele, Nikesh Ingle, Field Stay Report, Palsunde,
Groundwater and Watersheds
Temporary Home for Thane Drinking Water project. This looks
at a GIS planning tool for district administrations. It also
displays our analysis of the groundwater data for Maharashtra
spanning over 3000 observation wells.
link . Also see M.Tech thesis report of Lalit and Ravi.
A review of the GW trend assessment protocols of GoI and GoM
and possible changes, by Rahul Gokhale (appeared in Current Science).
Analysis of variance in legacy GW data of GoM,
by Rahul Gokhale, appeared in Journal of Earth and System Sciences.
Ikharicha Pada village report and summer research (Hemant
Belsare and Vishal Mishra)
Ikharicha Pada GW simulation. This is a presentation on an
ongoing work on MODFLOW/GMS based simulation of a watershed
intervention in a habitation in Mokhada.
Restructuring Watershed Programs from the Water Security
Perspective, M.Tech. Project by Hemant Belsare, 2013.
report (6M, pdf)
A Research Proposal on the use of "thumbnail" GW models.
Hemant Belsare, 2014.
Groundwater Model for a Watershed in Mokhada taluka, Palghar district, M.Tech. thesis, Parth Gupta, 2016.
Understanding Groundwater Flows in Hilly Watershed of Mokhada
and Jawhar (Palghar dist.), M. Tech. thesis, Lakshmikantha N. R., 2017.
Modelling and Water Balance for a Highly Irrigated Region
(Sinnar tal., Nasik dist.), M. Tech. thesis, Anish Holla, 2017.
Jalswarajya Questionaire and data
GSDA district GW assessment formats