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Earth Institute Research Projects

Water-Agriculture-Livelihood Security in India

Lead PI: Kamal Vatta

Unit Affiliation: Columbia Water Center (CWC)

June 2012 - May 2017
Inactive
Asia ; India ; Gujarat ; Punjab ; Bihar
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The CWC is working to promote climate change adaptation and water sustainability while improving farmer livelihood and food security in 3 key regions in India, Gujarat, Punjab, and Bihar.

OUTCOMES: Integrated assessment of the hydro-climatology, crops, water, and energy systems; Economic analysis of short and long-term farmer and state level outcomes relative to climate, water, and energy scenarios; Farm-level implementation for assessing and promoting specific water and energy saving methods.

SPONSOR:

U.S. Agency for International Development

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$1,174,903

RESEARCH TEAM:

Kapil Kumar Narula

KEYWORDS

climate change farmers adaptation water water sustainability

THEMES

Sustainable living