How can Punjab adapt to a changing climate?
In a recent stakeholder consultation Towards Sustainable Water Use in Punjab Agriculture: Roadmap for Collective Action organized by Columbia Water Center partner CIPT, Columbia Water Center Director Upmanu Lall takes “a systems approach to managing water, energy, agriculture and income,” to address how the Indian state of Punjab can manage its water resource to adapt to a changing climate.
Professor Lall argues that in order to adapt to changing conditions, Punjab must manage its total water and energy resource, including renewable river resources and groundwater, that climate
informed forecasts can inform many instruments for supply and demand management, and that price signals and incentives timed to the forecast can induce positive behavior and demand changes.
The event was covered by the India Tribune. Watch Professor Lall’s powerpoint here: http://water.columbia.edu/files/2014/08/punjabrain1.pdf