Advanced tools and technologies can prove to be instrumental in acting as decision support systems for sustainable management of drinking water – starting from protection of sources and sustainable flow to ensuring quality. Among the latest available technologies, remote sensing techniques along with Geographic Information System (GIS) have become popular for locating and planning groundwater recharge options. GIS offers many tools to extract information about the groundwater prospects of an area by integrating data regarding geological structures, geomorphology, soil, lithology, drainage, land use, vegetation etc. The benefits include improved communication and efficiency as well as better management and decision-making

The course contains application of open source GIS tools as a decision making element to plan groundwater recharge for long term sustainability, and ensuring drinking water in areas specially affected under drought. Using these GIS tools, planning of groundwater recharge can be done effectively and with good precision. The course will comprise of content hand-picked from years of CSE’s work in the field. The mode would be self-study, with the help of learning tools such as presentations, audios and videos featuring the most relevant case studies; online forums for discussion; quizzes and assignments.The participants will get a chance to interact with in-house experts as well.