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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Course Curriculum

Introduction to Watershed Management Details
Watershed Management & Stakeholder Analysis Details
Watershed Management Policies Details
Sustainable Watershed Management Details
Agricultural Practices & Watershed Management Details
Watershed Management in Arid Regions & Strategic Planning Details
Mod-02 Lec06 Soil Erosion & Conservation Details
Integrated Water Resources Management Details
Conjuctive Use of Water Resources Details
Rainwater Harvesting System Details
Rainwater Harvesting & Roof Catchment System Details
Watershed Characteristics Details
Watershed Delineation & Modeling Details
Hydrologic Processes Details
Watershed Modeling Details
Hydrologic Modeling Details
Numerical Watershed Modeling Details
Subsurface & Groundwater Flows Details
Social & Community Aspects of Watershed Management Details
Socio-economy, Private Sector Participation & Gender Issues Details
Integrated Development, Water Legislation & Implementation Issues Details
GIS & Applications in Watershed Management Details
Remote Sensing & Applications in Watershed Management Details
Decision Support Systems & Applications in Watershed Management Details
Integrated Watershed Modeling Using Numerical Methods, GIS & Remote Sensing Details
Applications of Knowledge Based Models in Watershed Management Details
Surface Water Quality & Pollution Issues Details
Groundwater Pollution Problems & Transport Processes Details
Water Quality Modeling Details
Environmental Guidelines for Water Quality Management Details
Storm Water Management Details
Urban Drainage System Details
Flood Routing Details
Flood Control & Management Details
Drought Assessment Details
Drought Analysis Details
Drought Mitigation Details
Water Conservation Details
Water Recycling Details
Water Reclaimation & Reuse Details

This course is delivered by IIT Bombay , as part of NPTEL Free Courses sponsored by Govt of India.

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