Water and you: Using transformative scenario planning to think critically about the future of water security in Bangalore, India

The IIHS convened over 60 diverse water stakeholders over a period of 18 months using TSP to develop ‘Vision 2030’, a shared view of how water security can be improved in Bangalore city.

Multiple issues have been threatening the water security of Bengaluru city viz. declining groundwater levels, supply shortages, pollution and contamination of water bodies, encroachment of lake beds and many more. To address these issues and to find a plausible way forward, over 60 stakeholders (government officials, NGO representatives, academia, citizen action group members, entrepreneurs, and journalists) participated in the Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) process. They were guided through a series of 3 workshops to build a shared understanding of the current water situation in the dynamic context of Bangalore, in order to co-create four future scenarios. For each scenario, opportunities and threats were identified, enabling them to identify key actions that need to be implemented to achieve ‘Vision 2030.’

Project facts

India

Bengaluru, Karnataka

2017

Submitted by:

Prathijna Poonacha, Maitreyi Koduganti

Project leader

25 maj 2021 22:00:00

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Prathijna Poonacha, Maitreyi Koduganti

Water and you: Using transformative scenario planning to think critically about the future of water security in Bangalore, India

Resources

Poonacha, P., Koduganti, M. 2018. Using transformative scenario planning to think critically about the future of water security in Bangalore.

ASSAR 2018 Using Transformative Scenario Planning to build common understanding

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Maitreyi Koduganti

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Maitreyi Koduganti

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Maitreyi Koduganti

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Prathigna Poonacha

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Main ecosystems 
Scale
Urban areas
Water bodies (lakes
A large landscape or city scape (e.g. Sao Paulo <50 km on edge)