Stakeholder workshop for Prioritization of Adaptation Options for Case Study of Delhi

The impact of climate change on monsoons and glaciers is likely to have serious implications on future water requirements of the city of Delhi. Along with a significant shortfall in the city’s water supplies, a high likelihood of increasing demands is also anticipated in the future.

As part of WP6, multiple stakeholder interactions have been carried out in the case study of Delhi for identification of suitable adaptation options. A workshop specifically aiming at prioritization of adaptation options was organized at TERI on 15th September 2011. Expert Choice©, a software used for Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), was employed as the tool in this participative exercise that involved experts representing diverse stakeholder interests. Key stakeholders such as the Delhi Jal Board, Central Water Commission and Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd participated in the workshop. The workshop was a good learning experience and helped the team to get interesting insights into the varied criteria on which different stakeholders base their adaptation priorities.

Stakeholder workshop for Prioritization of Adaptation Options for Case Study of Delhi