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Karnataka State Specific Action Plan (KSSAP) on water: Towards Water Security, Safety and Sustainability: 2050

Government of India, through the Ministry of Water Resources has launched National Water Mission as part of the larger National Action Plan for Climate Change in order to address the issues faced by water sector. Accordingly, State Specific Action Plan for water sector is formulated based on assessment of demand and supply (sources) of water, taking into account the vulnerability to climate change. Along with the GRAAM, KSSAP conducted a study on water.

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Project Snapshot:

Project Name Karnataka State Specific Action Plan (KSSAP) on water: Towards Water Security, Safety and Sustainability: 2050
Project Sanction Date 01 Dec 2018
Project Period Dec 2018 to Dec 2019
Project Location Karnataka
Project Supported By
Implementation Partner Governance and Democratization
Project Team


Project objectives:

Critical analysis of existing water, water policies, regulations, institutions and various ongoing interventions / Schemes / Programmes related water resources. Identify current and future development needs and challenges in all aspects and to formulate performance indicators for each of the water cycle/ dimension component including SDG’s. Formulate annual State / UT Water Budgets and a comprehensive and integrated water plan for water security, safety and sustainability till 2050. Develop strategic action plan, including location and context specific contingency plans to manage the impact of climate change. Document assessment / Impact of Climate Change and to formulate a strategic action plan to manage the impact of climate change

Project Result / Accomplishments:

  • Improved urban water governance is the needed to access safe drinking water.
  • Integrated urban water management (IUWM) systems should be effectively functional by bringing together water supply, sanitation, stormwater and wastewater management. These should be integrated with land use planning and economic development.
  • Sustainable sanitation which may include separate collection of wastewaters from households and industry to promote reuse and treatment of wastewater

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