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Task Outline

Sl. No. Task
Manual, protocols, methods, models, etc.
1 Provide protocols/guidelines needed for the selection and establishment of model watersheds sites (Set 1 & Set 2 MWS) for hydrological investigations in the REWARD program districts
2 Provide operation manual for the establishment, maintenance, and data collection from model watersheds and in bench mark sites by LRI/hydrology partners
    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.
4 Provide guidelines/methodology to be followed by project LRI partners for carrying out well inventory, selection of observations wells and frequency of data collection for monitoring ground water level, recharge, discharge and ground water quality at the watershed level
    Provide methodology and guidelines required for :
  • Estimation of water balance and water budget at the watershed level.
  • Estimation of ground water draft at the watershed level
  • Deciding the location of water harvesting and recharge structures at the watershed level
  • Monitoring of benchmark sites in Set 1 area, including instrumentation, frequency of data collection, interpretation of data, etc.
6 Provide methodology and guidelines for validation of technical design of watershed treatment plans and measurement of technical outcomes through monitoring model watershed and benchmark sites.
7 Provide protocols, guidelines, data requirements/indicators and methodology to be followed for characterizing the watersheds into surplus or deficit based on water balance and grading them into different categories based on the status of ground water exploitation
8 Provide a framework/template needed for integration of LRI, Hydrology and other datasets, generation of thematic maps and preparation of LRI + Hydrology Reports and Atlas at the watershed level
9 Prepare a Manual/Field Guide on Hydrology to guide the project partners in data collection, interpretation, generation of reports/atlas, integration of hydrological outputs in DPR preparation, monitoring and other activities as per the objectives of REWARD Program
Trainings and Workshops.
10 Train project technical partners (hydrology and LRI) in carrying out hydrological assessment as detailed in the above-mentioned manuals/protocols/methods
11 Train Watershed Department staff, NGOs, other departments, community, etc., in using outputs from hydrological assessment
12 Co-ordinating with DSC&WD in organizing stakeholder workshops for orientation of the project partners, project staff, line departments, NGOs and others
13 Facilitate the DSC&WD and other line departments to prepare their Detailed project report (DPR) for watershed interventions and their field validation
14 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
Field work.
15 Establish minimum one model watersheds in the REWARD program districts with all necessary instruments/equipment for hydrological data collection
16 Carry out hydrological assessment in allotted areas under Set 1 & Set 2 and produce agreed outputs (see section below) within given timeframes
17 Monitor hydrological data in allotted model watersheds and bench mark sites till the end of the project.
18 Migration of all data collected to Digital portal developed/maintained by DSC&WD
19 Periodic review and setting priorities related to field work, correlation and data interpretation, data integration, generation of thematic layers and authentication
20 Undertake refinement and validation of the hydrology models developed under SUJALA III project (wherever applicable) 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
Advisory services.
21 Provide technical backstopping support to the pilot on participatory ground water management (to be executed in the field by Ground Water Department??). This will include support in design of the pilot, instrumentation needed, methods/models to be used, generation and validation of data and user-friendly tools for communities for decision making, etc.
22 Provide water advisories (soil moisture and irrigation) and hydrological outlook (season-wise) for use in the pilot on agro-advisories services.
23 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
24 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
25 Provide inputs needed to develop new Develop Decision Support System (DSS) in collaboration with DSC&WD and project partners
26 Refine/modify the criteria, guidelines, flowcharts related to the hydrology related DSS already developed and to provide necessary support to validate the DSS developed based on the feedback from the users
Supervision & Quality Assurance
27 Supervise periodically (at least once a quarter for each partner) 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.
29 Guide the SAUs and other agencies on hydrology related studies and review the data
generated and its utility