Assessment of climate-induced Long-term water availability in the Ganges Basin and the impacts on energy security in South Asia

This project, entitled “Assessment of Climate-Induced Long-term Water Availability in the Ganges Basin and the Impacts on Energy Security in South Asia”, is funded by the Asian-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN). The project aims to inform decision makers, relevant stakeholders and energy project investors about future water availability under climate change conditions, as well as water supply-demand balance and water risks for existing and planned power plants from the present to 2050. Developed a novel approach on an integrated assessment of the water-energy nexus by using various modelling techniques (hydrological modelling, water demand projections) together with first-hand data collection from power plant field surveys. Three case studies were conducted for India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The case study in India covering four selected sub-basins, namely Chambal, Damodar, Gandak and Yamuna, provides a detailed assessment on future water availability, water demand, water supply-demand balance and the water risks for existing and planned thermal power plants at the sub-basin and district levels.