Climate Change Adaptation in Himachal Pradesh: Sustainable Strategies for Water Resources
The Government of India, through the Department of Economic Affairs and the Government of Himachal Pradesh requested to develop a climate change adaptation-focused sustainable water resources strategy for Himachal Pradesh.
This publication lays out a strategy which identifies and presents a broad framework for integrated water resources planning and management, to increase the level of resilience to climate change in Himachal Pradesh. It is based on an assessment of the status of water resources in the state, including the present and planned water utilization examined within a framework of environment, conservation and sustainability. The strategy also examines the present institutional arrangements for water resources management and assesses the requirements for institutional development, strengthening and necessary reform measures to support the development of robust and sustainable water resources management.