HighNoon Delivery Reports

Delivery Report on the baseline assessment of current and future socio-economic scenarios for Northern India (D3.3) This report describes available socio economic scenarios from global studies and compares them to scenarios available at district level.
H. Biemans, S. Bhadwal, Sneha Balakrishnan, Sambita Ghosh, Saptarishi Das, Shreya Bhattacharya, G J Lingaraj, S. Nair, Ritu Mathur, Wednesday 22 December 2010
Report on the long term sustainability of the resulting scenario’s including adaptation measures that are consistent amongst scales (D3.4) The objective of this study was to use a coupled hydrology and crop model to make a spatial explicit quantitative analysis of water availability for future food production in five South Asian basins (Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Godavari and Krishna) in the absence or presence of two different adaptation options: an overall improvement of the irrigation efficiency and an increase of storage capacity of large reservoirs. It was found that the Godavari and Krishna basins will benefit most from an increased storage capacity, whereas in the Ganges and the Indus water scarcity mainly takes place in areas where this additional storage would not fill up completely. Increasing the irrigation efficiency will be beneficial in all basins, but most in the Indus and Ganges, as it decreases the pressure on groundwater resources and decreases the fraction of food production that would become at risk because of water shortage. A combination of both options seems to be the best strategy in all basins. The large-scale model used in this study is suitable to identify hotspot areas and support the first step in the policy process, but the final design and implementation of adaptation options requires supporting studies at finer scales.
Biemans, H., Tuesday 1 May 2012
Participatory developed methodology for the prioritization of cross-sectoral adaptation measures (D4.1) This report describes and justifies the methodology for the prioritization of cross-sectoral adaptation measures as developed in Work Package 4. The methodology aimed to support researchers involved in Work Package 6 to: identify stakeholders at different administrative levels, identify case study sites, implement a participatory vulnerability assessment, and assist stakeholders in identifying of and setting priorities among different sectoral and cross-sectoral adaption options and, to evaluate the effectiveness of adaptation measures with the use of integrated models.
Annemarie Groot, Christian Siderius, Suruchi Bhadwal, Sneha Balakrishnan, Sreeja Nair, Sambita Ghosh, G. J. Lingaraj, Ajay Bhave and Ashok Mishra, Thursday 3 May 2012
WATERWISE, A Tool to Prioritize Land and Water Management Options (D4.2) The development of methods for an integrated prioritization of adaptation options is one of the key elements in HighNoon. These methods should be multi-disciplinary and operational at basin scale. The modelling tool WaterWise has the specific ability to make suggestions for investments in land use conversion, irrigation schemes or hydropower plants, that make best use of the available land- and water-resources. It can, thus, give prioritization in different (adaptation) options, taking into account the wider impact on water resources within a basin.
C. Siderius, P.E.V. van Walsum, Thursday 3 May 2012
Delivery Report on sensitivity analysis of the indicator framework (D5.1) The report describes examples of suitable indicators and is a first attempt to apply a few selected water quantity indicators.
A. K. Gosain, C. Jacobs, Sandhya Rao, Pratap Singh, Saturday 30 October 2010
Case study specific indicator framework for local assessment of present and future (GHG) conditions (D5.2) Report on case studies of the indicator framework formulated for assessment of present and future conditions.
A. K. Gosain, C. Jacobs, Sandhya Rao, Puja Singh, Friday 11 May 2012
Results of evaluation of the adaption scenarios (D5.4) GIS based indicator framework for regional assessments for present and future (GHG) condition and results of evaluation of the adaptive scenarios.
A. K. Gosain, C. Jacobs, Sandhya Rao, Puja Singh, Friday 27 April 2012
Delivery Report on outline of case studies and description of stakeholders (D6.1) This report provides an introduction to the work package, the various inter-linkages with other work packages, selection of the case studies and a detailed description of each selected site. It also provides a brief description of the stakeholders identified in the case study sites.
Arabinda Mishra, Suruchi Bhadwal, Sreeja Nair, Sneha Balakrishnan, Sambita Ghosh, G. J. Lingaraj, Dr. Ashok Mishra, Dr A K Gosain, Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Annemarie Groot, Christian Siderius, Thursday 2 December 2010
Report on the most relevant sets of adaptation measures (D6.3) This deliverable presents a report on the identified adaptation options at different decision making levels and then findings from the third phase of the stakeholder consultation process, where participatory prioritization tools were used to rank identified adaptation options and organize a feedback from stakeholders on these priorities and criteria for prioritization.
G J Lingaraj, Sneha Balakrishnan, Suruchi Bhadwal, Sambita Ghosh, Sreeja Nair, Arabinda Mishra, Ashok Mishra, Ajay Bhave, Neha Mittal, Annemarie Groot, Christian Siderius, Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Monday 7 May 2012
Delivery Report from the workshop and multi-stakeholder platform meeting (D6.5i) This report provides an outline of how the meetings in Phase I were carried out and is a document of the discussions held with various stakeholders in the case study sites.
Arabinda Mishra, Suruchi Bhadwal, Sreeja Nair, Sneha Balakrishnan, Sambita Ghosh, G. J. Lingaraj, Dr. Ashok Mishra, Dr A K Gosain, Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Wednesday 22 December 2010
Report on Workshop and Multi-stakeholder Platform Meetings (D6.5iii) This report presents the objective and process (method) of stakeholder interactions held in the first two phases of consultation at each case study and also presents a detailed recording of the minutes of the discussions held with them. These interactions with stakeholders were held in the form of one-to-one semi-structured interviews, group discussions and workshops using tools defined under WP 4.
Suruchi Bhadwal, G. J. Lingaraj, Sambita Ghosh, Sneha Balakrishnan, Sreeja Nair, Arabinda Mishra, Ashok Mishra, Ajay Bhave, Neha Mittal, Annemarie Groot, Monday 7 May 2012
Report of HighNoon Open Science and Policy Seminar Delhi, 4 April 2012 (D7.5) Meeting report of the HighNoon Open Science and Policy Seminar, which took place in Delhi on April 4, 2012.
HighNoon Secretary, Tuesday 15 May 2012
HighNoon video on the Ganges basis A video compilation of the Ganga, which has been made by HighNoon team members.
TERI, Saturday 7 April 2012