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3 October 2023 - National Institute of Ocean Technology

Energy, Water and Coastal Protection - A climate change perspective

The National Institute of Ocean Technology is a premier institute working on sustainable ocean technologies, which are climate and environmentally friendly. Some of the areas for technology development include energy, desalination and coastal protection along with technologies for deep water exploration. The workshop will have a few talks related to clean water and green energy related technologies as also shoreline protection and climate change mitigation for coastal areas. The sustainability of these technologies with objectives for net zero will be discussed. Deep Water manned and unmanned vehicles will also be elaborated upon. National Centre for Coastal Research will also showcase their efforts in coastal management, which will include shoreline changes and flood modeling.

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Workshop - 2

3 October 2023 - Indian Institute of Technology Madras

How to Measure Water Security? using the Water Security Assessment Tool (WATSAT)

The project on “Building Capacities for Water Security Assessment in Asian Cities (CBA-2020-07SY-Babel)” implemented by AIT has developed a tool called “WATSAT” (Water Security Assessment Tool) to help city authorities, and decision-makers make an objective evaluation of the water security situation in the city. The tool available at ( uses an indicator-based methodology that measures five distinct dimensions of water security, culminating in a Water Security Index (WSI). The WSI provides an overall picture of the water security situation in the city, while the evaluation of the various dimensions helps identify areas of concern.

Workshop - 3

3 October 2023 - Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) for Climate change Adaptation

Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is a term that includes a series of techniques that enhance groundwater storage for later use or environmental purposes. It is a promising adaptation measure to reduce vulnerability to climate change and hydrological variability. MAR can play an important role as a measure to control over-abstraction and to restore the groundwater balance. MAR is often mentioned in the literature as a Climate Change adaptation measure. Intentional aquifer recharge increases groundwater stocks and water levels and enables aquifer integrity and well water levels to be maintained when groundwater extractions do not exceed recharge minus outflows. Aquifer storage and recovery can improve water quality by diluting and treating pollutants.