Water Resource Management


SPECTRA introduced Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plan in Osian, Balesar and Bhopalgarh blocks of Jodhopur in Rajasthan. Integrated water resources management is a systematic process for the sustainable development, allocation and monitoring of water resource use in the context of social, economic and environmental objectives.
Following activities under taken under the project.
Recognition that the VWHSC members are critical to local water resources management.
Preparation of GP-IWRM plans through active participation of its trained members (VWHSC) and Gram Sabha members employing PRA and other techniques; master trainer will act as facilitators in this process.
The economically backward families, women, SC/ST, underprivileged etc. as provided in the Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission Guidelines are part of the plan preparation and implementation processes. The training programme will take care to drive home this key point among the trainees.
Preparation and implementation of GP level IWRM plan through VWHSC and gram sabha members, monitoring and support in conflict resolution / management. The IWRM plan includes a range of activities and sources of funds. For the list of activities below, the funding may be sourced from EU SPP.
Ensuring Drinking water security through RWH, Tankas and other structure.
Ensuring Drinking water security for animals through renovating of old structure.
Promoting Artificial Recharge in existing and proposed water bodies abandoned Hand Pumps, Tube wells and dug wells.
In the villages which have no source of potable quality water, promoting community water treatment plant with VWHSC assurance/commitment for meeting operation and maintenance expenses through cost recovery.
Provision of soak pit for domestic sewage water drainage of individual household or cluster of houses.
Provision of drains in the villages to carry storm/waste water for proper disposal.
Provision of community Tanks with artificial catchments area in fields for meeting drinking water needs of agriculture workers.
Dissemination of IEC messages through painting on walls of schools, community halls and other institutions.
Environment awareness activities among school students through debates, lectures, painting competition, celebrating of World Environment Day, World Water Day etc.