Review meeting of Central Water Commission and National Water Informatics Centre under the National Hydrology Project was chaired by JS (A, IC & GW), DoWR, RD & GR on ...
On 20th November 2020, NIH team visited to Mewat, where a purpose driven study is ongoing, for data downloading and selection of site for ...
Training & Workshop
On 19th November 2020, a one-day training program on "India WRIS" was organized by NWIC under the National Hydrology Project. The key contents covered in the program were ...
Review meeting of Central Water Commission and National Water Informatics Centre under the National Hydrology Project was chaired by JS (A, IC & GW), DoWR, RD& GR on 24th November 2020.
Sri. Kushagra Sharma SJC II NPMU along with Mr Amit Sethi, Regional Procurement Expert visited Roorkee, Uttarakhand and reviewed the work of Irrigation Department, Uttarakhand, on 9th November 2020 and work of NIH at Roorkee on 10th November 2020 through field visit and detailed discussion through meetings with Nodal Officers and other concerned officers.
Dr D Gnanasundar, SJC-III had review meeting with SPMU - Tamilnadu, headed by Chief Engineer (SGSWRDC) at Chennai on 12th November 2020. On the same day he had review meeting with Regional Director, SECR on construction of 60 piezometer by SECR, CGWB at Chennai on 12th November 2020. On 13th November 2020 Dr.D. Gnanasundar, SJC-III had review meeting with Nodal officer of SPMU, Puducherry at Puducherry.
The visiting team comprise of Sri Rakesh Kashyap SJC-I and Dr. Raja Ram Purohit, Deputy Director II, from NPMU had a Review Meeting with SPMU, headed by Member (Power), BBMB at BBMB HQ, Chandigarh on 05th November 2020. The team also reviewed the work of SPMU Punjab, headed by CE on 5th November, 2020 at Mohali Punjab. The team met with Er. Satbir Singh Kadian , Nodal officer, Haryana, and reviewed the work on 6th November 2020, at SichaiBhawan Panchkula.
Weekly meeting on Project Document handling & WIMS Dashboard was organised on 11th November 2020 at NPMU level.
TAMC work review meeting with NPMU under NHP was organised on 17th November 2020. This meeting was attended by SJCI, SJC-II & SJC III & Technical Experts.
Sri Subodh Yadav, Joint Secretary (IC&GW) and Project Coordinator- NHP, along with SJC I, SJC-II & SJC III, reviewed work of CGWB at Shram Shakti Bhawanon 26th November 2020.
With the objective to witness the progress of RTDAS installation and data mapping work in SDC and WIMS, Mr. Pravin P. Pote, Instrumentation Expert, TAMC has visited DVC Maithon RTDAS site on 10th November, 2020. As per the DVC RTDAS contract, he verified the installation progress for one ARG, one AWLR , one AWS in the vicinity of Maithon Dam and inspect the data mapping process at Maithon State data centre with Mr. Nasim Ansari, Executive Engineer & MIS Nodal Officer, from DVC . The installation progress and issues were discussed with the vendor and IA. During the visit it is found that nearly 75 % of RTDAS installation work is completed with data Telemetry and balance work will be completed within next 2 weeks.
On 20th November 2020, NIH team visited to Mewat, where a purpose driven study is ongoing, for data downloading and selection of site for ASR.
In the first phase, as a part of creation of HIS, the Groundwater Department, has procured and installed 240 DWLRs (pressure sensor type) with telemetry system in existing GW observation wells in Telangana. The real time data is configured at every 6th hourly interval and is transmitted through telemetry system to server at State Data Centre. The same is also going to be integrated with Telangana WRIS and WIMS at NWIC. Apart from that a monthly scenario as a water level bulletin is prepared and disseminated to administrators, planners, water uses, academicians and also to print & mass media for information dissemination.
Further the importance of real time data is being demonstrated to the District Administration and water users in the field. Few snippets on model Piezometer stations is given below.
Financial Evaluation is in progress for the RTDAS Bid in Bundelkhand Region which was re-tendered earlier.
Contract awarded for the RTDAS bid in Gandak Region on 10th September, 2020.
ADCP has been supplied by the bidder and on site checking is also completed against the Contract awarded on 22nd January, 2020.
All work is completed against the Bid of SCADA for Okhla Barrage for which contract was awarded on 15th March 2019.
40% work is completed against the Bid of SCADA for Saryu Barrage for which contract was awarded on date 25th June, 2020.
40% work is completed against the Bid of Furnishing and Upgradation of SPMU office at 1st floor Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Parikalp Bhawan, Telibagh, Lucknow. The Contract was awarded on date 23rd June, 2020.
Furnishing & Renovation of Okhla Barrage Control Room is completed for which Contract was awarded on 20th February, 2020.
Technical Bid of SCADA for Adwa Barrage opened on 25th June, 2020. The Financial Evaluation completed on 31st August, 2020. Letter of Acceptance issued on date 25th September, 2020. Contract Agreement is in progress.
Technical Bid for RTDAS for Gauge sites for Surface Water opened on date 26th March, 2020. Technical Evaluation is in progress.
Technical Bid for RTDAS in Eastern Yamuna Canal system opened on date 25th August, 2020. Technical Evaluation is in progress.
Technical Bid for RTDAS in Upper Ganga Canal system floated on 25th June, 2020 and opened on 25th September, 2020. Technical Evaluation is in progress.
Technical Bid of SCADA for Matatila Dam floated on date 14th July, 2020, opened on date 16th September, 2020. Technical Evaluation is in progress.
Technical Bid of SCADA for Madhya Ganga Barrage floated on 14th July, 2020 and opened on date 16th September, 2020. Technical Evaluation is in progress.
Technical Evaluation is in progress for the Tender for the Procurement of ADCP, which wasopened on date 19th November, 2020.
Technical Bid for RTDAS in Ghaghra (Saryu) Basin was floated on date 19th August, 2020 and opened on 29th September, 2020. Technical Evaluation is in progress.
Re-tender of RTDAS in Vindhyachal floated on date 30th October, 2020 and to be opened on 1st December, 2020.
All work related to purchase of Arc GIS Software is completed for which contract was awarded on 28th November, 2019.
Contract awarded for purchase of ANSYS Software for Water Management on 27th August, 2020. ANSYS Software is installed at CDD office on 1st September, 2020 and the Training on ANSYS Software is schedule during 23rd to 26th of November, 2020 at CDD Office I.W.R.D.U.P. Lucknow.
In Kerala, majority of rural and part of urban population depend on groundwater sources for their domestic needs. This includes open (dug) wells, bore wells, tube wells, filter point wells etc. Howe ever, the details of groundwater abstraction structures are not fully mapped by any of the organisations. Hence, “well census” programme has been initiated by the Groundwater Department, Kerala under National Hydrology Project to collect the details of all the groundwater abstraction structures, groundwater sources, etc. in the in digital format. These information will support periodical groundwater resources estimation studies, effective planning of available groundwater resource, scientific studies , etc. in the state.
An Android based mobile App named NEERARIVU (Water Information) has been developed with the support of KSREC for collecting the details of all Groundwater abstraction structures, groundwater sources etc. This application is designed in such a way that the geo tagged data collected from the field can be transferred online to the server along with the image of the groundwater abstraction structure. The field data collection is planned with the support of people’s participation which will make the public aware about the need for water conservation and management as well. The service of Kudumbasree, a women empowerment organization in Kerala, is entrusted to collect the field data as a pilot work.
In a function organized at Govt. Secretariat on 5th November, 2020 Sri. K. Krishnankutty, Honourable Minister for Water Resources, Govt.of Kerala inaugurated the state wide well census programme by releasing the Mobile App “NEERARIVU” while following the Covid 19 protocol. Sri. Pranabjyoti Nath IAS, Secretary Water Resources and Director in Charge of Groundwater Department received the mobile App “NEERARIVU”. Officials of Kerala State Groundwater department, Kerala State Remote Sensing and Environment Centre, officials from Kudumbasree, etc, participated in the inauguration programme via web meeting.
Sri. K. Krishnan kutty, Honourable Minister for Water Resources, Govt.of Kerala released the mobile App CD “NEERARIVU” and handed over to Sri.Pranabjyoti Nath IAS, Secretary, Water Resources and Director in Charge of State Groundwater Department, Kerala
Survey of India
Joint inspection of the aircraft which is to be used in NHP Project for LiDAR data acquisition for 0.5 m DEM Activity was carried out jointly by Officials from IB (MHA), Army (GSGS), Air Force Intelligence, SOI and M/s Geokno India Pvt Ltd. Survey work for LiDAR data capturing started again after Monsoon season.
Newly procured ADCP under NHP tested successfully at Vijayawada on 20th November 2020.
One-day online in-house training programme on "Reassessment of GW resources using AP GRACE software" was conducted on 20th November, 2020
Training & Workshop
On 19th November 2020, a one-day training program on "India WRIS" was organized by NWIC under the National Hydrology Project. The key contents covered in the program were Water Topics, Water Data, WIMS, Data Agencies, modules of India-WRIS, etc. There were 35 participants from Implementing Agencies. This program was facilitated by the NWIC officers.
From 23rd to 27th November, 2020 an Online Training Course on “Advanced Hydrology" was organised by National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee under National Hydrology Project. The major contents of the program were Hydrologic cycle, systems concept, hydrologic model classification; Reynold's Transport Theorem, continuity, momentum, and energy equations; Atmospheric hydrology: atmospheric circulation, water vapour, formation and forms of precipitation, perceptible water, monsoon characteristics in India, Thunderstorm Cell model, IDF relationships; factors affecting evaporation, estimation and measurement of evaporation, energy balance method, aerodynamic method, Priestley Taylor method, and pan evaporation as part of the NHP training activities. The training course has been designed to give a brief understanding of various hydrological processes and advanced tools and techniques for solving the hydrological problems. There were 76 participants participated in this program.
An online training on Application of Water Accounting plus (WA+) Tool for Water Resources Management was organised from 16th to 20th November, 2020. It was organised by NIH, Roorkee. The aim of this training was to familiarise the participants with WA+ technique and how best can participants effectively utilize it to address the water management issues at basin scale. During this training, the participants worked on the following: Downloading and process of various satellite data products using pre-developed tools, application of WA+ Framework to understand the spatial and temporal variations in water consumptions and productivities. 53 participants from different organisations under NHP attended this program.
A two-day training Course from 19th to 20th November 2020, was organised on “Assessment of Reservoir Sedimentation Using Geo-Spatial Technique and QGIS”. The main objective of this short-term course was to focus on to quantify the sedimentation in reservoirs using remote sensing technique. It was organised by Deltaic Regional Centre, National Institute of Hydrology, Kakinada
The course consisted of lectures on assessing the rate of sedimentation and reduction in storage capacity. The lectures were supported by tutorials and hands-on training. The faculties, comprised of scientists from NIH and experts from other reputed academic organizations. The course mainly comprised the following topics:
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Image processing techniques
Modeling catchment erosion
Conventional Estimation of Reservoir Capacity
Assessment of Reservoir Capacity and Sedimentation Using Geo-Spatial. The Total participants were 74.
On 20th November 2020, a one-day Online Training Programme on Re-assessment of Ground Water Resources for 2018-19 using APGRACE software under NHP was organised by Andhra Pradesh Ground Water Resource Department. There were 50 participants in this program.
On 21st November 2020, a one-day Online Training programme onAndhra Pradesh Ground Water Resource Department’s Website (APGW&WAD) and MIS under NHP was organised by AP Ground Water department. There were 50 participants from Andhra Pradesh (AP) for the program. The main objective of this program was to capacitate the internal team of IA of AP.
To enhance the knowledge and skills of Implementing Agencies,an online training was organised on “Advanced Hydrology” from 23rd to 27th November 2020. It was organised by NIH, Roorkee. There were 76 people participated in the program.