PROJECT SAW that is 'Sustainability of Available Water' helps in better access to water resources and making informed decisions for the human needs like - agriculture, industrial, domestic. SAW helps to do all this while monitoring the impact on water resources as well
Here we are trying to solve the problem of deficit of water due to which many farmers commit suicide in Marathwada region in the state of Maharashtra in India.
The first step is to search for a farmer’s plot of land and find it’s latitude and longitude using Landsat Data.
This latitude and longitude becomes the basic input to our data visualization tool.
The available resources of water in their particular area are classified into -
Other data required -
The user can see the seasonal change in water resources and the requirement for different crops on the same graph. Armed with this information they can make a wise decision on which crop to grow and where to get the required water from.
This can be useful for the region Marathwada, in the state of Maharashtra,India. This region contains 8-10 districts or subdivisions that are drought ridden since many years due low rainfall and unknown or unavailable water resources and depletion of groundwater .
In the project we tried to analyse a few districts like - Latur, Jalna in Marathwada using local data and satellite data. We made it simpler by consolidating the information as SAW Visualization from the vast available data that is difficult to correlate and understand otherwise. This project has attempted to channelize the satellite procured data and the derived researches and take it to the individuals that are in the need of it.
IMPACT of SAW Visualization
The farmer can use SAW by getting the following information-
The urban planner can use SAW by getting the following information-
This is the need of hour globally as well as locally as water scarcity is a matter of great concern. In case of Marathwada it is at a highly magnified level as it is resulting in farmer suicide due to financial difficulties and failing agricultural crops. In India agriculture is the primary occupation of the masses…and it all depends on water.
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