Watershed Management

IIT Bombay Course , Prof. T.I. Eldho

Lecture 1: Introduction to Watershed Management

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Watershed Management by Dr. T.I. Eldho, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay. For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in

Course Description :

Introduction and Basic Concepts : Concept of watershed, introduction to watershed management, different stakeholders and their relative importance, watershed management policies and decision making - Sustainable Watershed Approach & Watershed Management Practices : Sustainable integrated watershed management, natural resources management, agricultural practices, integrated farming, Soil erosion and conservation,Watershed Management Practices in Arid and Semiarid Regions, Case studies, short term and long term strategic planning - Integrated Watershed Management : Introduction to integrated approach, Integrated water resources management, conjunctive use of water resources, rainwater harvesting; roof catchment system - Watershed Modeling : Standard modeling approaches and classifications, system concept for watershed modeling, overall description of different hydrologic processes, modeling of rainfall‐runoff process, subsurface flows and groundwater flow - Social Aspects of Watershed Management : Community participation, Private sector participation, Institutional issues, Socio-economy, Integrated development, Water legislation and implementations, Case studies.

Use of modern techniques in watershed management : Applications of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing in Watershed Management, Role of Decision Support System in Watershed Management - Management of Water Quality : Water quality and pollution, types and Sources of pollution, water quality modeling, environmental guidelines for water quality - Storm Water and Flood Management : Storm water management, design of drainage system, flood routing through channels and reservoir, flood control and reservoir operation, case studies on flood damage - Drought Management : Drought assessment and classification, drought analysis techniques, drought mitigation planning.
Water Conservation and Recycling : Perspective on recycle and reuse, Waste water reclamation.

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