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
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.