The article written by Eshwer Kale and Marcella D’Souza was published in the compendium ‘Water Conservation and Saving in Agriculture: Initiatives, Achievements and Challenges in Maharashtra’ by Water Resources Department (WRD) Government of Maharashtra.
"Groundwater, a renewable and finite natural resource, is a vital source of sustenance for humans and different ecosystems in the semi-arid regions. Rapid population growth in the last three decades has caused a rise in water demand which has inadvertently posed a stress on its availability. The current study involves a field hydrogeological mapping that was integrated with remote sensing and GIS to delineate areas. This paper attempts to provide a robust methodology to prioritize areas vulnerable to groundwater unavailability. The attached research brief summarises the key findings of the article. For more details, click on the link https://bit.ly/2wzX1EZ."