Impact of Climate change on Water quality for Ganga river

Name of the Speaker Ms. Sneha Santy
Title of the Seminar Impact of Climate change on Water quality for Ganga river
Date &Time 31st   October 2018 – Wednesday – 4.00 PM
Venue Lecture Hall, ICWaR

Abstract: Climate change will have significant effects on fresh water quality due to increase in river temperature and changes in magnitude of stream flow. Other major factors affecting water quality are the point and non-point sources of pollution which include industrial & municipal sewage discharge and agricultural runoff. Due to climate change, there can be deterioration of water quality even if the effluent discharged is within permissible limits. Objective of the study is to quantify the response of water quality due to climate change, and to identify hotspots of pollution in the Ganga River. Water quality analysis is carried out using a water quality model QUAL2K. The impact of climate change is assessed using 2 methods: hypothetical scenarios of temperature & stream flow and temperature outputs of GCMs for various RCP scenarios as input to water quality model.

Date(s) - 31/10/2018
12:00 am - 4:00 pm

Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research (ICWaR) - IISc Bangalore