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Namma Bengaluru: Resources being pooled to predict rain and tackle floods

IISc, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre and other organisations will analyse data from ongoing projects to get accurate information to provide location-specific flood forecasting within the city to help mitigate floods. Find link to the full article here.

IISc to map out 50-year climate change impact

The study, led by Professor Pradeep Mujumdar (Department of Civil Engineering, IISc) in collaboration with Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), will guide the Telangana State Government on climate change and its impact on water availability and agriculture. Find link to the full article here.

Monitoring drains to generate flood alerts

Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Centre in collaboration with IISc is installing sensors at outlets and inlets of major lakes. Find link to the full article here.

Extreme rainfall leaves cities floundering (by S. GopiKrishna Warrier).

Independence Day was unusually wet and waterlogged for residents of Bengaluru in Karnataka. Heavy rains started near midnight when they were asleep, and by morning, it had poured 128 mm. Localities in and around Koramangala in the southern part of the city went under water, with parked vehicles nearly submerging. Find link to the full article here.

The precarious situation of India’s water problem (by Hari Pulakkat).

Water is a precious but dwindling resource for India, but till a decade ago the country had very few hydrologists who could model the state of its resources using advanced methods. As more scientists began to study ground water, river flows and evapotranspiration, they ran into a serious problem that affected the quality of their work. The country’s water data were largely hidden from public view, and what were available were poor or untrustworthy. Find link to the full article here.

Don’t rain on the monsoon parade (by PP Mujumdar).

It’s time to start looking for alternative ways of managing an all too possible drought. Topping the list has to be a more responsible management of water resources during non-summer periods. Water must be respected as a precious resource, not a commodity that can be taken for granted, so that we have adequate water for the summer.Find link to the full article here.

Team studying cauvery basin hydrology to predict demand. (by Mihika Basu)

Stating that there has been a severe water shortage in severe water shortage in several pockets of the Cauvery river basin over a period of time, researchers from Bengaluru, Hyderabad and the UK, have started a first-of-its-kind comprehensive project to study the hydrology (rainfall, water flow) of the entire basin and look at predicting water demands for the next few years based on the effects of climate change, type of crops, amount of water used for agricultural purpose and the extent of urbanisation.Find link to the article here.

IISc, Japanese firm join hands to study agriculture sector. Find link to the article here.

Extreme rainfall not because of global factors: study. Find link to the article here.

Global warming signals still unidentifiable in extreme rainfall over India. Find link to the article here.

Present methods to predict droughts may be unreliable under climate change. Find link to the article here.

Climate change affects Ganga significantly, finds IISc study.Find link to the article here

How much water should be released from a reservoir? Find link to the article here