Rapid pace urbanisation in Bangalore is causing serious problems with respect to provision of basic amenities such as safe drinking water supply. EMPRI has done an exhaustive study to find out the main issues pertaining to water supply system and has suggested solutions for the same.

In June 2009 Government of Karnataka (GoK) constituted a Coordination Committee to oversee and coordinate the state’s response to climate change. It assigned the mandate to prepare the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) to Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI).