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1 NATIONAL WATER MISSION Ministry of Water Resources

2 Objectives Conservation of water, minimizing wastage and ensuring its more equitable distribution both across and within States through integrated water resources management

3 Identified goals 1. Comprehensive water data base in public domain and assessment of impact of climate change on water resources 2. Promotion of citizen and State action for water conservation and augmentation 3. Focused attention to vulnerable areas including overexploited areas 4. Increasing water use efficiency by 20% 5. Promotion of basin level integrated water resources management

4 Water sector some important 4 issues Large number of stakeholders, Involvement of many Ministries / Departments, Key role in implementation to be played by States, and Numerous cross cutting issues Therefore, Consultative process adopted for preparation of Mission Document

5 Mission Document consultation 5 process Steering committee under Secretary (WR) comprising of representatives from: - ministries concerned - professional organisations - academic institutions / experts - NGOs

6 Mission Document consultation 6 process (Contd.) In-depth examination of related issues through sub-committees on: - policy and institutional framework - surface water management - groundwater management - domestic and industrial water management - efficient use of water for various purposes - basin level planning and management

7 Mission Document consultation 7 process (Contd.) Active involvement of various stakeholders: - sub-committee on efficient use of water chaired by Additional Secretary, MoA - sub-committee on domestic & industrial water chaired by Joint Secretary, MoUD - representatives of States included in all sub-committees - experts / academic institutions / NGOs in all sub-committees

8 Mission Document consultation 8 process (Contd.) Consultants with wide experiences associated with preparation of the reports of the sub-committees Mission document examined by experts and members of the steering committee at various stages Draft Mission Document circulated to all States / UTs and other stakeholders with request for their observations / suggestions

9 Mission Document consultation 9 process (Contd.) Draft Mission document uploaded on web site of the Ministry A Workshop held on 17 th March 2009 with representatives from States / Central Ministries / NGOs / Academic institutions In view of suggestions from various sources, participants of the workshop, experts etc., draft Mission document revised by incorporating the suggestions

10 Mission Document consultation 10 process (Contd.) Draft Mission Document submitted to PMO on 27 th May 2009 Draft Mission Document circulated by PMO to all members of Prime Minister s Council on Climate Change on 15 th June 2009 A presentation made in PMO on 2 nd March 2010 Mission Document revised Revised Mission Document was considered by Prime Minister s Council on Climate Change on 28 th May 2010 and the Document was broadly agreed.

11 Strategies Goal 1: Comprehensive water data base in public domain and assessment of impact of climate change on water resources 1. Review and establishment of network for collection of additional necessary data [ ] 2. Development & implementation of modern technology for measurement of various data [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 3. Developing inventory of wetland [ ]

12 Strategies (contd.) Goal 1: Comprehensive water data base in public domain and assessment of impact of climate change on water resources (contd.) 4. Research and studies on all aspects related to impact of climate change on water resources including quality aspect of water resources with active collaboration of all research organizations working in the area of climate change [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 5. Re-assessment of basin wise water situation [ ] 6. Projection of impact of climate change on water resources [ ]

13 Strategies (contd.) Goal 2: Promotion of citizen and State actions for water conservation, augmentation and preservation 1. Development of water resources information system and webenabled ground water information system and placing them in public domain [ ] 2. Empowerment and involvement of Panchayati Raj Institutions, urban local bodies, Water Users Associations and primary stakeholders in management of water resources with focus on water conservation, augmentation and preservation [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan]

14 Strategies (contd.) Goal 2: Promotion of citizen and State actions for water conservation, augmentation and preservation (contd.) 3. Promoting participatory irrigation management [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 4. Sensitization of elected representatives of over-exploited areas on dimensions of the problems and to orient investment under MNREGP towards water conservation [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 5. Incentives for water neutral and water positive technologies in industries [ ]

15 Strategies (contd.) Goal 2: Promotion of citizen and State actions for water conservation, augmentation and preservation (contd.) 6. Encouraging the participation of NGOs in various activities related to water resources management, particularly in planning, capacity building and mass awareness [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 7. Involve and encourage corporate sector / industries to take up, support and promote water conservation, augmentation and preservation within the industry and as part of corporate social responsibility [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan]

16 Strategies (contd.) Goal 3: Focused attention to vulnerable areas including overexploited areas 1. Expeditious implementation of water resources projects particularly the multipurpose projects with carry over storages benefitting drought prone areas and rain deficient areas. [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 2. Promotion of traditional system of water conservation expeditious implementation of programme for repair, renovation and restoration of water bodies [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan]

17 Strategies (contd.) Goal 3: Focused attention to vulnerable areas including overexploited areas (contd.) 3. Physical sustainability of ground water resources Pursuing enactment of bill for ground water regulation and management [enacted in 11 States, enactment to be in other States] expeditious implementation of programme for conservation of water through recharge of ground water active community participation in ground water regulation and management promotion of Panchayat / district level model for ground water regulation etc. [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan]

18 Strategies (contd.) Goal 3: Focused attention to vulnerable areas including overexploited areas (contd.) 4. Intensive programme for ground water recharge in overexploited, critical and semi critical areas [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 5. Conservation and preservation of wetlands [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 6. Intensive programme for addressing the quality aspects of drinking water particularly in rural area [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan]

19 Strategies (contd.) Goal 3: Focused attention to vulnerable areas including overexploited areas (contd.) 7. Promotion of water purification and desalination [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 8. Systematic approach for coping with floods [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan]

20 Strategies (contd.) Goal 4: Increasing water use efficiency by 20% 1. Research in area of increasing water use efficiency in agriculture, industry and domestic sector [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 2. Incentivize recycling of water including waste water [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 3. Development of eco-friendly sanitation system [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan]

21 Strategies (contd.) Goal 4: Increasing water use efficiency by 20% (contd.) 4. Improving efficiency of urban water supply system [ ] 5. Efficiency labeling of water appliances and fixtures [ ] 6. Promotion of water efficient techniques and technologies [ ] 7. Undertake pilot projects for improvement in water use efficiency in collaboration with States [ ]

22 Strategies (contd.) Goal 4: Increasing water use efficiency by 20% (contd.) 8. Promote Water Regulatory Authorities for ensuring equitable water distribution and rational charges for water facilities [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 9. Promote mandatory water audit including those for drinking water purposes [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 10. Adequate provision for operation and maintenance of water resources projects [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan]

23 Strategies (contd.) Goal 4: Increasing water use efficiency by 20% (contd.) 11. Incentive through award for water conservation and efficient use of water [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 12. Incentivize use of efficient irrigation practices and fully utilize the created facilities [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan]

24 Strategies (contd.) Goal 5: Promotion of basin level integrated water resources management 1. Review National Water Policy [ ] Review in MoWR [ ] Consultations with States and other stakeholders [ to ] Adoption of revised Policy by the Government [ ] 2. Review State Water Policies [ ]

25 Strategies (contd.) Goal 5: Promotion of basin level integrated water resources management (contd.) 3. Guidelines for different uses of water e.g., irrigation, drinking, industrial uses etc. particularly in the context of basin wise situations [ ] 4. Planning on the principle of integrated water resources development and management

26 Strategies (contd.) Goal 5: Promotion of basin level integrated water resources management (contd.) 5. Inter-basin integration particularly for augmentation by converting surplus flood water into utilizable water [continuing activity, to be expanded during XI and XII Plan] 6. Ensuring convergence among various water resources programmes [continuing activity]

27 Monitoring mechanism Monitoring at National Level Monitoring at State Level

28 Monitoring setup at national level Board under Hon ble Minister (WR) High Level Steering Committee under Secretary (WR) Technical Committee under Chairman, CWC Mission Secretariat

29 Secretariat 1. Mission Director 2. Advisor (Technical) 3. Advisor (Co-ordination and Monitoring) 4. Other supporting staff (through outsourcing / redeployment)

30 Priority areas Research, studies and capacity building - Development of WRIS and GWIS - Research & studies on all aspects related to impact of climate change on water resources - Reassessment of basin wise water situation - projection of impact of climate change particularly in vulnerable areas - Research in areas of increasing water use efficiency & undertake pilot projects - Capacity building & awareness programme for PRI, WUA, ULB etc. with active involvement of NGOs

31 Priority areas (contd.) Improvement in management practices - Promote PIM - Encourage NGOs participation, particularly in planning, capacity building and mass awareness - Involve and encourage corporate sector / industries to take up and support water conservation, augmentation and preservation within industry and part of corporate social responsibility - Adequate provision for operation and maintenance - Incentivize use of efficient irrigation practices and full utilization of created facilities - Incentivize wastewater treatment and recycling of water including waste water

32 Priority areas (contd.) Expeditious implementation of specific strategies - Expeditious implementation of projects particularly multipurpose projects with carry over storage benefitting drought prone and rain deficit areas - Promotion for traditional system of water conservation - Intensive programme for GW recharge in over-exploited areas with active involvement of PRIs, ULBs and NGOs - Conservation and preservation of wetland - Systematic approach for coping with floods - Convergence of projects for improvement of quality with water resources projects

33 Priority areas (contd.) Policy and planning - Review of National Water Policy - Preparation of guidelines for different use of water particularly in the context of basin-wise situation - Planning on the principle of integrated water resources development and management

34 THANKS

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