Ready Set Go


Sl. No. Task Time Schedule
Manual, protocols, methods, models, etc.
1 Provide protocols/guidelines needed for the selection and establishment of model watersheds and benchmark sites in association with LRI Partners (Set 1 & Set 2 MWS) Within 3 months of signing the contract
2 Provide operation manual for installing required instruments/equipment, maintenance, and data collection from model watersheds and benchmark sites Within 6 months of signing the contract
    Provide a manual that details step by step:
  • Methods/models for estimation of various components of water balance (ET, surface & profile soil moisture, runoff at field scale, deep percolation/groundwater recharge)
  • Instruments/probes/sensors needed to collect in situ/ground truth data with respect to above components of water balance
  • Remote sensing products needed for hydrological assessment and procedures for using the same
Within 4 months of signing the contract
4 Provide protocols, guidelines, data requirements/indicators and methodology to be followed for characterizing the watersheds into surplus or deficit based on the water balance or for grading them into different categories based on the status of ground water exploitation Within 6 months of signing the contract
5 Provide a framework/template needed for preparation of Hydrology Reports and Atlas at the watershed level Within 6 months of signing the contract
6 Prepare a Manual/Field Guide on Hydrology for collection of field data Within 4 months of signing the contract
Trainings and Workshops
7 Train project technical partners (hydrology and LRI) in carrying out hydrological assessment Within 4 months of signing the contract
8 Train Watershed Department staff, NGOs, other departments, community, etc., in using outputs from hydrological assessment As and when needed
9 Co-ordinating with DSC&WD in organizing stakeholder workshops for orientation of the project partners, project staff, line departments, NGOs and others Within 3 months of signing the contract
10 Facilitate the DSC&WD and other line departments to prepare their DPR for watershed interventions and their field validation As and when needed
11 Participate in the stakeholder workshops organised by DSC&WD in project districts for validating the watershed treatment plans (DPR) and incorporate the outcomes into the DPR As and when needed
Field work
12 Establishment of one model watershed each in the REWARD program districts with all necessary instruments/equipment for hydrological data collection for training project technical partners Within 9 months of signing the contract
13 Hydrological assessment report in model watersheds allotted- baseline and periodic reports
14 Facilitate the LRI partners to survey the watersheds for Hydrological assessment (under Set 1 & Set 2) and produce agreed outputs (see section below) within given timeframes Throughout the project period
15 Monitor hydrological data in allotted model watersheds and benchmark sites till the end of the project Throughout the project period
16 Migration of all data collected to Digital portal developed/ maintained by DSC&WD Throughout the project period
17 Periodic review and setting priorities related to field work, correlation and data interpretation, data integration, generation of thematic layers and authentication Throughout the project period
18 Undertake refinement and validation of the hydrology models in model MWS based on the feedback and develop necessary guidelines, flow charts and sequence of activities to be followed for use/ adoption in the watershed areas under REWARD Program Within 2 years of the Program
Advisory services
19 Provide technical support to the pilot on participatory ground water management Throughout the project period
20 Provide water advisories (soil moisture and irrigation) and hydrological outlook (season-wise) for use in the pilot on agro-advisories services Throughout the project period
21 To provide data and other inputs needed for the establishment of Management Information System (MIS) for the watershed programs of DSC&WD and their periodic updating Throughout the project period
22 Provide inputs and expertise needed for the development of any new models/decision support systems/Mobile applications planned based on the need assessment carried out under REWARD program in association with other project partners Throughout the project period
23 Provide inputs needed to develop new DSS in collaboration with DSC&WD and project partners Throughout the project period
24 Refine/modify the criteria, guidelines, flowcharts related to the hydrology DSS already developed and to provide necessary support to validate the DSS developed based on the feedback from the users Within 2 years of the Program
Supervision & Quality Assurance
25 Supervise periodically in both field and lab hydrology work being carried out by partner institutions and provide report to DSC&WD on quality of work being done. Once in 6 months
26 Guide the SAUs and other agencies on hydrology related studies and review the data generated and its utility Throughout the project period