Title

Climate, Water, Food, & India

Presentation Type

Event

Start Date

27-4-2019 8:45 AM

End Date

27-4-2019 9:25 AM

Abstract

As temperatures around the world rise many are finding themselves directly affected. Farmers in India have relied on the Monsoon for centuries to get water to their crops. The rain has now become unreliable due to a 4 degree Celsius increase (39.2 F). The average Indian farmer makes between $50-$200 dollars a year. With a lack of rainfall these farmers are becoming increasingly reliant on groundwater - depleting the large country from its reserves. With a cost of around $2,000 even after the implementation of reduced cost for farmers. The irrigation systems are still out of price range for these salaries. In this project I hope to show the large gap between the salary of farms and the cost of the irrigation systems offered in the country. I’ll be creating a GIS map of salary and cost of the system by district in each Indian State using an overlay analysis. Using collected data I also hope to prove a relationship between the damaging effects of groundwater depletion and the reduction of crop yields based on the change of resources through a 10 year span.

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Climate, Water, Food, & India

As temperatures around the world rise many are finding themselves directly affected. Farmers in India have relied on the Monsoon for centuries to get water to their crops. The rain has now become unreliable due to a 4 degree Celsius increase (39.2 F). The average Indian farmer makes between $50-$200 dollars a year. With a lack of rainfall these farmers are becoming increasingly reliant on groundwater - depleting the large country from its reserves. With a cost of around $2,000 even after the implementation of reduced cost for farmers. The irrigation systems are still out of price range for these salaries. In this project I hope to show the large gap between the salary of farms and the cost of the irrigation systems offered in the country. I’ll be creating a GIS map of salary and cost of the system by district in each Indian State using an overlay analysis. Using collected data I also hope to prove a relationship between the damaging effects of groundwater depletion and the reduction of crop yields based on the change of resources through a 10 year span.