CTARA’s M. Tech. second-year student Aman Srivastava and the aluminus Shwetabh Singh  presented and published their extended abstracts under the guidance of Prof. Pennan Chinnasamy at International Conference on “Towards a Sustainable Water Future” organized by Divecha Centre of Climate Change and Sustainable Water Future Programme, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore between September 23 to 27, 2019. The research was based on the integrated study of sustaining surface water and groundwater resources in the scenario of the rapidly urbanizing cities with a case study of City Madurai. The study considered the trend of the rainfall, fluctuations in the groundwater level, changing land use/land cover and their impact on rate of surface runoff. The study provided scope of the water management at the interface of surface and groundwater resources by reviving and restoring the traditional tank cascade systems of water supply and storage in the city.