CMPA Technical Report Series No. 46. Hydrology Study and Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment to inform Management Planning of Khijadiya Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat

The overarching aim of the hydrological, climate change and carbon studies was to support integrated management planning of Khijadiya Wildlife Sanctuary via following specific objectives: 1) conducting a hydrological analysis of the wetland, including the review of current water management practices and recommending measures for the maintenance of hydrological regime in support of biodiversity and ecosystem services; 2) assessing vulnerability of the wetland to climate change and identifying adaptation options; and 3) assessing carbon sequestration potential and flux of the wetland. The study was conducted by a team of experts from KPMG India, National Institute of Hydrology, and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi with support from the Wetlands International South Asia.