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Date: 09.08.2007 Time: 11.00 A.M - 12.30 AM Venue: BIRDS Training Center, Muthyalapadu Topic: Sustainable approaches in demand side management of groundwater.

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1 Date: Time: A.M AM Venue: BIRDS Training Center, Muthyalapadu Topic: Sustainable approaches in demand side management of groundwater Faculty: P. Ravi Kumar International Learning Workshop on Demand-side Management of Groundwater 30 July - 10 August 2007

2 Theme of presentation 1.Sustainability 2.GMCs at a glance 3.Linkages 4.Funds mobilization 5.Up-scaling

3 Which activities of project will sustain? Participatory Hydrological Monitoring (PHM) concept Farmer Water School (FWS) concepts Dissemination methodologies Peoples institutions & networks Resource mobilization methodologies Linkages developed within & outside India and Global PHM network

4 GMC Groundwater Monitoring Committee at Habitation (50% Women) HU level GMC network (HUN) 50% women HUN 1W+1M AGUA -State/Nodal level GMC network (with 50% women) District/Basin level GMC Network at Gundlakamma (DLN) 50% women NGO level GMC network (50% women) NGO level GMC network 1W+1M GRAMA SABHA Landless water user GMCs & GMC networks at a glance Progressive farmer SHG leader Opinion leader BUA leader Rythu mitra GP members 3W+3M 1W+1M 3W+3M GRAMA SABHA Landless water user GMCs & GMC networks at a glance Progressive farmer SHG leader Opinion leader BUA leader Rythu mitra GP members

5 Linkages – What? Groundwater Monitoring Committees (GMCs) & Hydrological Unit Networks (HUNs) are broadly linked with 3 agencies –With Government departments –With Peoples elected representatives –With Marketing agencies Farmer-officers workshops conducted Exposure visits & interface meetings organized

6 Why with Government departments? To mobilize programs related to water & agriculture like: –Subsidized water saving devices (drip, sprinklers etc.) –Rotary weeders –Subsidized wormy-compost units –Subsided seeds and fertilizers –Horticulture development programs

7 Why with peoples representatives? Influence the local government to avail subsided benefits Influence the water policies in favor of groundwater users Inclusion of new schemes at HU level and basin level Mobilize various schemes related to water & agriculture

8 Why with marketing agencies? Assured marketing facilities for member farmer produces Bargaining for better prices Branding as water saved produces Strengthen unity among groundwater user farmers Creating common fund to take forward demand side management of Groundwater For sustainability of PHM activities

9 Mobilizing funds – How? Funds needed for replication and sustainability of PHM concept Tapping programs from local government Mobilizing funds/resources from State & National governments Mobilize funds & support from bilateral & multilateral agencies Mobilize funds & support from International development / donor agencies

10 Up-scaling Skills & capacities of existing peoples networks on demand side management of groundwater Replicate/disseminate PHM concept to other draught prone areas of the state Replicate PHM concept to other states of the country Extend technical support to other countries of the globe on request

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