“In the coming years, the impact of climate change on hydrological cycle and the water availability in our country is likely to become a central question before national planning agencies and CWPRS would have to play a major role in developing knowledge, insight and skills to meet the challenges in that regard ” This was said by Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari while delivering the inaugural address during CWPRS Centenary Celebrations today at CWPRS Campus, Khadakwasla, Pune.
While lauding the contribution of CWPRS over the years , the Vice President said that the field of water resources management will have to continue to adapt to the current and future issues facing the allocation of water. Shri Hamid Ansari said that with the growing uncertainties of global climate change and the long term impacts of management actions, the decision-making will be even more difficult. He added that it is likely that ongoing climate change will lead to situations that have not been encountered and as a result , new management strategies will have to be implemented in order to avoid setbacks in the allocation of water resources. He said CWPRS would be required to design, implement and evaluate water management policies and strategies to achieve effective governance of water resources in the country.