Project team conducted an extensive study of the mitigating factors affecting the water supply in the Salri village. Capacity of the aquifer downstream of the water harvesting structure was thoroughly evaluated. An extensive program of hydrologic monitoring was completed in the watershed to collect data for the volumetric water balance.
Rehabilitation of a road in the watershed providing drilling rig access and ancillary benefits to the villagers.
Seven water wells drilled, two penetrate deeper aquifer systems that are less sensitive to monsoonal variations and are used to support the village.
Local NGO partner traveled to Clemson University to participate in hydrogeology field camp, followed by a 3 day short course conducted by PI in India. The technology transfer will help sustain project results.
Hands-on field training conducted with IIT-B and Clemson students.
Outreach activities targeted a variety of audiences, from informal village meetings to presentations with government officials.