Indian River Basin Planning Policy Frameworks: Review and comparison with Australian experience

On the request of the Indian Ministry of Jal Shakti and the World Bank, AWP Partners Alluvium, Access Water management and UTS ISF have been supporting basin planning initiatives in India. As an initial step, the Ministry of Jal Shakti requested a review of river basin planning policy and regulatory frameworks in India to provide the knowledge base to support basin planning, with recommendations on possible policy reform options, including appropriate policy frameworks and related institutional and legal mechanisms to support effective river basin planning and governance. This report documents the findings of the review, with a focus on the Krishna Basin. The report has informed the development of River Basin Planning: An Indian Guide.

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