National Hydrology Project
Capacity Building and MIS
Training in this period
To improve the extent, quality, and accessibility of water resources information, decision support system for floods and basin level resource assessment/planning and to strengthen the capacity of targeted water resources professionals and management institutions in India.
POST FLOOD SUPPORT TO KERALA: FINDING A HOLISTIC SOLUTION
A team comprising officials from NPMU, CWC and TAMC visited Kerala to take a stock of the situation and met the officials from Kerala Water Resources Department, Kerala State Electricity Board to discuss the current situation and to formulate future course of action that will allow aversion of such losses in case of natural calamities of extreme order. The first meeting was organised at the office of the KWRD on 25th September under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, Kerala Water Resources Department. This was followed by the field visits to the flood affected areas of Kuttanad area, Alleppy, Thottapally Barrage, Thaneermukkom Barrage, Arangaly Gauge Site and Athirapally Gauge Site on Chalakudy River. The worst affected six districts, namely are Ernakulam (Cochin), Trichur, Idukky, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam. The worst affected towns were Chengannur, Pandanad, Edanad, Aranmula, Kozhencherry, Ayiroor, Ranni, Pandalam, Kuttanad, Aluva, Chalakudy, N.Paravur, Chendamangalam, Eloor and few places in Vypin Island. View More
Kerala Flood: We stand together
The unprecedented flood situation in August 2018 affected 13 out of 14 districts in Kerala. The deluge caused death of more than 300 people and 13 lakh people had to be evacuated from their homes and sheltered in relief camps. Primary continuous spell of high intensity rainfall triggered the deluge. The situation further aggravated due to inadequate carrying capacity of channels coupled with releases from the dams most of which were near FRL prior to the event. The magnitude of high intensity rainfall can be gauged from the fact that for the first time in the state's history, spillway gates of 35 of its 54 dams had to be opened. At this time, most of the rivers in the state were already flowing in full, especially the Periyar and Pampa River along with its tributaries – Achankovilar and Manmalyar River. Although due to peculiar topography of the state and riven basins disposition, it was very difficult to significantly mitigate the ill effects of deluge, yet appropriate hydro-meteorological network coupled with hydrological/ hydraulic modelling system and existence of operating rules of... View More
Major achievements Till Date
Development of a Upscaled Integrated Water Resources Information System (WRIS)
India WRIS was developed under a joint venture project of the Central Water Commission (CWC) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) with the objective of disseminating information on water resources through the web in a GIS environment. On account of umpteen challenges being experienced by this system due to technological advances and enhanced aspirations of the user, it was decided to upscale WRIS and integrate the same with web enabled database system e SWIS. This responsibility has been entrusted to TAMC of NHP.
The new system aims to combine eSWIS (Surface Water Information System), and India WRIS to work together with a “look and feel” of an integrated platform, while combining and improving the strengths and best features of participating systems. The proposed development will primarily include:
- Design, development and enhancement of existing applications to be implemented as an integrated Water Resources Information System (WRIS)
- Improved GUI, Statistical analyses, tabular and graphical presentation tools
- Development of new modules such as Ground water, automated telemetry data capturing module
- Web-enabled information dissemination including advisories to field staff (farmers, disaster relief workers, etc)
- Procurement is one of the key elements of the NHP which will drive the financial progress of the project.
- Major procurement included during the period are Real Time Data Acquisition System (RTDAS) , Piezometer, Digital Water Level Recorder (DWLR), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).
- Till Sept. 2018, NPMU has reviewed and cleared 942 procurement packages on the MIS.
- NPMU reviewed and cleared bid documents with estimated cost of Rs. 738 crore.
- NPMU has reviewed pre-bid responses and Bid Evaluation Reports (BERs) of 15 floated bids worth Rs. 114 crore.
- Under the Water Resources Monitoring System (WRMS), NPMU has cleared 42 bid documents (RTDAS-25, DWLR-5, SCADA-6 and ADCP-6) amounting to about Rs. 303 crore out of which 19 bid documents worth about Rs. 144.7 crore have been floated and remaining 23 bid documents are in process of floating.
- Under the Water Resources Information Systems (WRIS), the bid documents for generation of high resolution DEM and 3-5 m DEM amounting to about Rs. 130 crore have been floated.
- Under NHP, several steps have been taken to streamline the procurement processes and enhance the capacity of the Implementing Agencies (IAs). This include conducting 5-days procurement training, uploading of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the MIS, and sharing of Standard Bidding Documents (SBDs) and sample documents with the IAs by NPMU and TAMC members.
- Frequent visits are being made by NPMU officials and TAMC experts to monitor the project progress and assist IAs in addressing any technical and procurement related issues.
- Foundation Laying Day of State Data Center at Salt Lake, Kolkata on 24th September,2018.
Major contracts awarded under the NHP:
- DVC, SOI and Uttrakhand have awarded the works for construction of data centres and renovation of water quality labs at IRI Haldwani and Roorkee.
- Andhra Pradesh SW and DVC have awarded the contract for Arc-GIS whereas West Bengal GW has procured ADCP, Current meter and Resistivity meter.
Ground Water Network Review:
- The NHP to improve monitoring of ground water for providing real-time status by upgrading existing monitoring stations of state agencies and establishing new ground water monitoring stations in all states.
- The NHP to provide support to 23 Implementing Agencies to develop and rejuvenate Piezometers and installation of Digital Water Level Recorder (DWLR) integrated with telemetry to make available real-time data.
- Initiated preparation of GIS enabled map for groundwater monitoring stations along with layers; a) Principal Aquifer b) Basin c) Administrative boundaries (State, district, block).
- Compilation and analysis of data by aquifer, river basins, and groundwater stressed areas (category defined by the CGWB; Semi-critical, Critical and Overexploited within GIS.
- Complete the review of ground water monitoring network by end of October 2018.
- The groundwater monitoring network optimisation is considered by; a) Duplication of Piezometer sites; b)Existing of single or multiple aquifer systems; c) Locations of monitoring station for surface water and meteorology station.
Workshop / Training / Event
Till date (Sep, 2018) a total 122 trainings (both National & International) have been organised with a participation of 1622 participants.
Representatives of the National Project Management Unit (NPMU) and the Technical Assistance and Management Consultancy (TAMC) visited the Uttar Pradesh Irrigation and Water Resources Department... View More
A meeting was convened at NRSC, Hyderabad on 19th September, 2018 to discuss project on “Operational Spatial Flood Early Warning Model Development for Tapi and Godavari Basins” under NHP... View More