Restoring the Yamuna River Basin

Using Integrated Water Resources Management and water quality modelling

Millions of people in India depend on the Yamuna River for domestic, industrial and agricultural uses. During the non-monsoon (dry) season, however, stretches of the river become highly polluted and the water quality drops. To help the Government of India (GoI) improve the water quality during the dry season, we conducted an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and water quality modelling study. As part of the study, we also created a Decision Support System (DSS) that will enable authorities to restore the water quality of the river based on sound information.