CWC and ISRO jointly developed Water Resources Information System (India-WRIS) in
      2010. Subsequently, four versions of the website of India-WRIS have been launched. The ver.
      4.1 was launched in 2015 and is available in public domain at 1:250000 scale. The information
      system contains several GIS layers on water resources projects, thematic layers like major water
      bodies, land use/land cover, wastelands, land degradation, etc., environmental layers as well as
      infrastructure and other administrative layers. The information system has all the basic map
      viewing and navigation capabilities like zoom, overview, bookmark, table of contents, etc. As
      per provision of Hydro-Meteorological Data Dissemination Policy 2013 (MoWR), all
      unclassified data of CWC G&D stations has been made available on this website.
      Training & Capacity Building
           Central Water Commission offers training to water sector professionals every year. These
      training are organised at National Water Academy (NWA), CWC Headquarter and field offices
      of CWC. The National Water Academy, CWC is a centre of excellence for imparting training on
      all facets of Water Resources Development and Management covering the different areas of
      planning, design, evaluation, construction, operation and monitoring of water resources projects,
      and also the application of high-end technology in water sector.
      National Water Academy
           National Water Academy (NWA) is an institute established under Central Water
      Commission at Khadakwasla, Pune. The objective of NWA is to function as “Centre of
      Excellence” in training and capacity building for all stakeholders on various aspects of water
      resources planning, development and management and to develop institutional capability at the
      national level for imparting training in new emerging technologies in this sector on continued
      basis. NWA conducts training programmes on whole gamut of water resources development and
      management comprising both technical and non-technical areas.
           Since its inception in 1988, NWA has contributed immensely in the capacity building and
      training in this sector for all stakeholders including Cadre Training Programmes for Central
      Water Engineering Services Officers, capacity building for state and central organizations;
      programmes under PMKSY; programmes for all other stakeholders like teachers, non-
      governmental organisations (NGOs), Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs), media personnel, youth
      representatives, etc.
      Central Soil and Materials Research Station
           Central Soil and Materials Research Station (CSMRS), New Delhi, is a premier
      organization in the country dealing with the field explorations, laboratory investigations, and
      basic and applied research in the field of geotechnical engineering and civil engineering
      materials, particularly for construction of river valley projects and safety evaluation of existing
      dams. The Research Station primarily functions as an adviser and consultant to various
      departments of Government of India, state governments and Central Undertakings. The Research
      Station has excellent facilities and highly qualified officers and has acquired some unique
      capabilities in the country in the field of geotechnical engineering and construction materials’
      characterisation. It is involved in the safety evaluation of existing hydraulic structures and
      quality control of construction for various river valley projects including for projects in
      neighbouring Bhutan and Nepal.