Fields of View and Azim Premji University seek to develop and pilot a tool using which urban residents can plan for water security. The objectives are to (i) test a participatory planning tool to facilitate dialogue among citizens, and between citizens and the government, on coping with climate change; (ii) enable participation of citizens as co-sharers of the responsibility of knowing about and managing a commons; and (iii) identify requirements and challenges of designing and implementing such a tool.
Project Start Date: December 2019
Status report & updates:
Phase 1, that is Data Curation of the project, has been completed. This includes defining water security for the project purpose; finalising a framework for assessing water security; a review of existing data on water resources and governance in Bangalore; and a review of toolkits for water security planning. The project is now moving into Phase 2. This involves getting volunteers on-board for field visits in Shanti Nagar; identifying gaps in existing data; and developing a first version of the tool design to be used for the planning sessions. Given the restrictions in place, this phase of work is on hold for the time being. Further actions or modifications to the project will be done based on changing circumstances in the coming months.