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Cleaning the Ganges: Impact of agriculture on hydrological functioning of the Hindon river in a changing climate

  • 1 January, 2023
  • Wageningen University, Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management
  • prof.dr. A.H. Weerts
  • dr.ir. C.J.L. SeijgerJ. Buijtink MSc

Within India’s densely populated Hindon river basin, extensive irrigation for water-intensive crops has contributed to overexploitation of water resources and deterioration of water quality. This PhD research aims to provide scientific basis for sustainable agricultural water management in the Hindon basin by quantifying the impact of agriculture on the hydrological system and evaluating potential reforms in the cropping systems. This will be achieved by coupling a crop model, catchment scale hydrological model and groundwater flow model to quantify and assess the existing and alternative cropping systems in the current and future climate.

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Raul Mendoza

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