Management of Drainage Basins and Water Resources - AUGDEC 2020

This course will address the fundamentals of river basin management and water resources management such that students effectively understand the complex problems and techniques to manage river basins and water resources. Water is an essential, limited and fragile natural resource that shapes regional landscapes and is vital for ecosystem functioning and human well-being. However, water is a resource under considerable pressure from climate change, population growth, urbanisation, and evolving energy needs resulting in serious consequences for people and the environment. In order to reduce poverty; achieve food security, economic growth and energy security—water is the nexus. Water is a key factor in the achievement of goals.