Natural Resource Management

Agricultural Water Management (AWM) Typologies

NITI Aayog estimated that India’s GDP by 2050 could be lost by 6% due to water scarcity. Given the growing climate-induced uncertainties and the centrality of water in India’s largely agrarian and rural livelihoods, building the resilience of agriculture to climate change is critical. Towards this goal, GIZ India has been implementing the Indo-German project on ‘Water Security and Climate Adaptation in Rural India’ (WASCA) with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and the Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS) since 2019. Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the project aims to improve water security and rural climate adaptation through better management of rural water resources. The project is operational at national level and in select 10 districts of five states namely Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka.