Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR, has inked an Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore for ‘Development of ground water flow models and preparation of aquifer management plans for parts of Karnataka’.
This mathematical model is being developed as a part of the aquifer mapping and management programme.
“It will render better understanding of existing ground water scenarios, predicting response of ground water system to various stress conditions expected to arise in the future,” the Ministry of Water Resources said, adding that it would also help develop effective management plans incorporating different demand and supply side interventions.
The study will cover an area of 48000 sqr.kms comprising Chikballapur and Kolar districts and parts of Bagalkot, Bangalore Rural, Belgaum, Bellary, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gadag, Gulbarga and Yadgir districts.
The study has to be completed within a year. IISc will present an inception report and a final comprehensive report.
The ministry further said the inception report will include detailed work plan and timelines specific to the study area keeping in view the objectives, scope, methodology, timeline and deliverables outlined in the agreement.