July 2023 | Sustainable Water
Suggested citation: Bassi, Nitin. 2023. “Use of Water Accounts Based Indicators for Water Management in India.” River 2: 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1002/rvr2.53
This research paper demonstrates an approach to prepare water accounts for the Mahanadi river basin in eastern India — which experiences climate-induced hydrological extremes — using the demographic, economic, hydrological, and geo-hydrological data available at different administrative and geographical scales. The water accounts were prepared for the normal, wet, and dry hydrological years. Further, selected water accounts derived indicators were computed to identify critical elements that need to be altered for improving water resources management at the river basin scale.