The KWRIS will comprise a spatial system bringing together quantity-quality-condition aspects of surface water, groundwater and water dependent ecosystems. A decision support system comprising a GIS based information system will be developed. This system will support in assessing the water balance, yield estimation, catchment calibration for water resources department. KWRIS will enable the water resources Information interoperability will be the key across different departments to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged for intra and inter departmental use in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating different schemes and programmes in an effective and efficient way with utmost economic considerations.
KWRIS and its utility for different stakeholders
K-WRIS, is resourceful database and supports various purposes and is a Decision Support System (DSS) tool, among others for several stakeholders. The departments that will provide the data will benefit with an easy retrievable of historical data for their use and for long term planning of their work, as the data from other departments gets integrated at K-WRIS level. The major benefits include:
- Easy reach and single-entry point Data
- Near real time Data
- Data Integration platform
- K-WRIS as Decision Support System (DSS) tool
- Water Resources Information Interoperability
- Data provided by one department becomes the input for working by other department
- Data use by the source department
- Endurance of K-WRIS for Planning and Policy update
- Contribution of K-WRIS for supporting economic growth
Overview of the Benefits
- Easy reach and single-entry point Data:Easy reach of users / user departments through a single-entry point from which users can now search and download a variety of water resources data.
- Near real time Data:It is important to note that, for the purpose of sustainable development of water resources, “real time” does not always mean occurring immediately, but rather refers to information that is produced and made available in a relatively short and relevant period of time and within a timeframe that allows action to be taken in response, creating a feedback loop.
- Data Integration platform: KWRIS is “one-stop shop” approach, provides access to a large amount of data related to water, agriculture, remote sensing data urban water supply, rural water supply, Minor irrigation, water quality etc., KWRIS encompasses the hydrological, meteorological, Soil moisture, Water quality, socio-economic, spatial data layer, satellite images as well as basic hydrological model output and water balance in the state.
- K-WRIS as Decision Support System (DSS) tool: KWRIS DSS is an interactive software-based water resources information system intended to help government agencies, stake holders & public make an informed decision with tools viz, yield estimation, crop water requirement, weather forecast models, futuristic urban water demand, water management at reservoir, crop water productivity & water use efficiency etc.
- Water Resources Information Interoperability: Water Resources Information interoperability will be the key across different departments to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged for intra and inter departmental use in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating different schemes and programmes in an effective and efficient way with utmost economic
- Data provided by one department becomes the input for working by other department: Data provided by one department becomes the input for working by other department, example: agriculture department data with respect to crops that can be grown in a given agro-ecological zone will serve as an input for Water Resources Department and Minor Irrigation Department for planning the water releases at appropriate times.
- Data use by the source department:Meteorological data is being collected by various agencies of the government and the various data sets can be utilized for planning viz., rainfall, stream flow and all meteorological data collected and shared by WRD, Revenue department and MI&GWD will be of ease of access use for planning additional projects and/ or sharing water to water stress areas at times of need and necessity.
- Endurance of K-WRIS for Planning and Policy update: All productive and livelihood systems are dependent on reliable Water Resources Information System (WRIS) and hence the need for a robust K-WRIS for enabling SMART Planning and Policy update for the overall development of the state.
- Contribution of K-WRIS for supporting economic growth: Among the various resources, WATER is the key for all life and livelihood systems that derive economic good and a healthy society, and hence the need for a robust K-WRIS.