Improving water management in North India

Using a real-time DSS to support sound water management decisions

Throughout the year, the North Indian States are often subjected to both droughts and floods. The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) in Northern India is in charge of managing both of these. They must also ensure that people living in the North Indian States have enough water to meet their irrigation needs. In order to help BBMB, we developed a Real-Time Decision Support System (RTDSS). Our RTDSS provides BBMB with the latest information available on the state of the water in its catchment and commandarea. This enables BBMB to improve flood management in the region, while also optimising operations to meet the region’s water needs.