Furthermore, groundwater salinity is increasing, and the fluoride, nitrate and arsenic levels are found to be higher than the limits prescribed in the standards. From a flooding perspective, despite having approximately 20% of the area under green cover, the frequency and intensity of flooding events in Delhi have been on the rise.
With this background, the DELHI WATER FORUM (DWF) has been formed, as a part of the Australia India Water Security Initiative (AIWASI). The DWF is an enabling platform for diverse stakeholders in the city to ideate and synergise their efforts for making Delhi a ‘water-sensitive city’.
Objective of the Forum
The overall objective of the DWF is to establish an avenue for progressive discussions and corresponding actions, to make Delhi a water-sensitive city.
Seek to infuse new and contemporary thinking about water sensitive planning and actions among the members of the Forum.
Support the translations of water-sensitive aspirations into practice.
Role of the Forum
Composition of the Forum
The DWF has two primary categories of members—the core group and the thematic groups. The role of “Core Group” shall be to drive the overall agenda of the DWF. The “Thematic Groups” will take on a ‘specialist’ role for identifying and strategizing water-sensitive actions pertaining to dedicated themes. These groups will be supported by the Secretariat and guided by a Steering Committee.
Goals of water sensitive cities (ensure good water sensitive governance, increase community capital, achieve equity of essential services, improve productivity and resource efficiency, improve ecological health, ensure quality urban spaces and promote adaptive infrastructure) will be pursued in each of the thematic groups.
Members of the Forum
Contact Details of the DWF Secretariat
Please feel free to reach out to us.
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India
Core 4B, 1st Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003
011 24643284, 24617543, 24617517 (ext. 214)