SusHi-Wat are developing detailed process based models to improve the understanding of drivers of water availability and quality in the headwaters of the Indus River system in the Western Himalaya. These will then be used to build a whole-system model that will form the basis for sound decision-making that supports India’s water resources development and longterm socio-economic growth.

Our objectives

  • Develop process based models using a combination of observations, field studies, satellite-based remote sensing and state of art- modelling;
  • Develop a validated parsimonious whole system river basin model by integrating the detailed, subsystem models;
  • Use the whole-system model to test the impact of climate and anthropogenic changes on India Himalayas water resources sufficiency;
  • Implement relevant impact plan activities to facilitate knowledge exchange that ensures stakeholder-relevance of the research outputs.