Micro Water Management Toolkit for Sustainable Water Resource Areas in Climate Vulnerable Coastal Regions

Lack of adequate management of groundwater resources leads to rapid depletion of groundwater tables and pollution by intruding saltwater in fragile coastal areas on Basanti, India. It is worsened by impacts of climate change, population growth, and competition for freshwater resources. A micro water resource management toolkit consisting of IoT sensors and cloud-based data services enables Indian district administrations to minimise disasters and save costs in terms of public health, water security and agricultural production.

The long-term objective is sustainable use and management of groundwater resources. Transparency for all (via mobile apps) in water resource availability will allow for higher level of inclusiveness and social fairness. Coping with climate change and overexploitation of groundwater is the overarching basis for the project design, and engagement of local resources and creation of local jobs for youth and women (for operating and maintaining the water monitoring technologies) to create more ownership is fundamental in the solution.

Administrative Partner Danish Association for Sustainable Development (UBU)
Key Commercial Partner Dryp
Other Partners Enggrob & Singh, Joygopalpur Gram Vikash Kendra (JGVK)
Country India
Sector Green technologies
Open / Closed Open
Duration January 2024 - June 2025
Approval Year 2023