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Title: Hydrological process monitoring for springshed management in the Indian Himalayan region: field observatory and reference database
Authors: Dass B.
Sen, Sumit
Sharma A.
Hussain S.
Rana N.
Sen D.
Published in: Current Science
Abstract: The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) has experienced accelerated changes in climatic seasonality and land use–land cover. Researchers envision understanding the process controls of water fluxes and their hydro-geological and ecological implications but scarce in situ data in the IHR hinders scientific research. Our work discusses an integrative technique for springshed monitoring for insights into hydrological processes and understanding integrated measurement strategies. Initial emphasis was on instrumentation and data collection from two headwater watersheds, instrumented with advanced field-based monitoring platforms in Pauri-Garhwal and Almora districts of Uttarakhand. We describe the observatory setup and discuss the pilot sites’ general characteristics followed by the monitoring concept, infrastructure and initial datasets of the pilot sites. The social dimension of the spring water use and governance is also analysed in brief. Such a springshed management approach is the way forward for water security in the IHR. © 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Citation: Current Science, 120(5): 791-799
URI: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs/v120/i5/791-799
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/23003
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: Automatic weather station
evapotranspiration
hydrological observatory
Montane ecosystem
springshed management
ISSN: 113891
Author Scopus IDs: 57223083021
15840367400
57223086898
57223086899
57223090995
57224557669
Author Affiliations: Dass, B., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247 667, India
Sen, S., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247 667, India
Sharma, A., People’s Science Institute, Dehradun, 248 001, India
Hussain, S., People’s Science Institute, Dehradun, 248 001, India
Rana, N., People’s Science Institute, Dehradun, 248 001, India
Sen, D., People’s Science Institute, Dehradun, 248 001, India
Corresponding Author: Sen, S.; Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: ssenhfhy@iitr.ac.in
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