Water4Change project team at CEPT University publishes research on urban water systems
Tue, June 21, 2022 Publication
The CEPT Water4Change team published two chapters in the ‘Water Security’ section in a Springer book in December 2021. It is titled ‘Climate Change and Water Security: Select Proceedings of VCDRR 2021.’ The book is a part of the ‘Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering’ book series. Dr. Mona Iyer (Principal Investigator-Work Package 2), Prof. Rutool Sharma (Faculty of Planning, CEPT University), Gargi Mishra (PhD candidate under the project), Siddh Doshi (PhD candidate under the project), and Sameer Kumar (Research Associate) authored the two chapters.
The first chapter “The role of water governance in ensuring water security” is authored by Siddh Doshi along with Prof. Rutool Sharma. It is a critical analysis of the legal and regulatory framework in India followed by a way forward towards improving it. The second chapter “Making Indian cities water sensitive - A critical review of frameworks” is authored by Sameer Kumar, Siddh Doshi, Gargi Mishra, and Dr Mona Iyer. The chapter assesses different frameworks aimed at improving water sensitivity of cities – both Indian and international cases – and emphasises the need to create a more context-specific, fit-for-purpose framework to develop water-sensitive cities in India.
They also presented a paper in the International Conference for Urban Future 2021. Prerna Yadav (student, Master of Urban Design programme), Dr Mona Iyer, Sameer Kumar, Siddh Doshi, and Gargi Mishra presented the paper. The paper titled “Urban Water Management Through Design Intervention: A Review of Urban Design Cases from India”, identifies prominent techniques for urban water management that can be integrated into the architectural, landscape, and urban design domains. The paper reviews 50 cases of urban design interventions pertaining to water management from India and presents key learnings. This research was part of the summer internship under the project.