The project objectives is to improve the extent, quality and accessibility of water resources information, and to strengthen the capacity of water resources management institutions in India.
The project has two groups of direct beneficiaries: (i) central and state implementing agencies (IAs) responsible for surface and/or groundwater planning and management, including river basin organizations; and (ii) users of the WRIS across various sectors and around the World. The ultimate beneficiaries will be the selected farm communities benefitted from pilot projects for water management; rural and urban water and power users, populations affected by floods and droughts, especially poor rural people, and farm families who may benefit from improved irrigation water supply and management; stakeholders across the energy, inland waterways, environment and agriculture ministries; research and educational institutions; students and researchers, NGOs, civil society organizations and the private sector.
The following key indicators are tentatively identified to measure the success of the project.
|•||Improving the extent, quality, and accessibility of water resources data: Number of new or upgraded Water Resources monitoring stations providing validated data online (Number).|
|•||Improving the accessibility of water resources information: Percentage of information products produced under the project made available to the stakeholders.|
|•||Strengthening capacity: Number of Water Resources institutions achieving benchmark performance levels.|
|•||Number of direct beneficiaries (breakdown: percent female).|