Hon'ble Minister for Andhra Pradesh Water Resources Department, Dr Anil Kumar Yadav reviewed the NHP activities its progress and instructed the concerned for speedy completion of the...
Rajasthan NHP received award of excellence in “Adopting New Age Technology” in water sector on 28thAugust, 2020 from Shri U.P. Singh, Secretary, DoWR, RD & GR, and Ministry of Jal Shakti. The event was ...
World Bank has organised a Virtual Session on Modern Hydro-Informatics for Water Resources Decision Support on September 11, 2020. Mr. Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep (Harsh), the Global Lead for Disruptive Technology in the ...
Hon'ble Minister for Andhra Pradesh Water Resources Department, Dr Anil Kumar Yadav reviewed the NHP activities its progress and instructed the concerned for speedy completion of the construction of district data centres and other activities on 18th September at Camp Office, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
A review was conducted by Shri U.P. Singh, Secretary and Sh. Subodh Yadav, Joint Secretary, DoWR, RD & GR, MoJS on Artificial Recharge Master Plan 2020, through VC. In this meeting, the Director AP GW explained that AP is using the GW data generated under NHP for prioritizing areas for GW recharge. Shri U.P. Singh appreciated the AP water resources information system, which has been extended and maintaining under NHP.
Rajasthan NHP received award of excellence in “Adopting New Age Technology” in water sector on 28th August, 2020 from Shri U.P. Singh, Secretary, DoWR, RD & GR, and Ministry of Jal Shakti. The event was virtually presented by Elets National Water Innovative Summit, 2020.
Rajasthan organized an online course on Geophysical Investigation for Dam Safety was organised in collaboration with the training agency Aqua Foundation. The 3 months longcourse was completed on 13.09.2020. Fifteen officers of Water Resource Department of Rajasthan attended this online course. The course has introduced participants to various latest techniques of geophysical investigations, uses of these techniques for a particular problem. Various topics were covered in training like Introduction to Dam Geophysics, Electrical Resistivity Imaging & Streaming Potential, Seismic Refraction tomography and MASW, Seismic Tomography (L-Section & X-Section), Ground Penetrating Radar & Case Studies and Open House - Interactive Session. The course was highly relevant to those involved in dam safety and to understand the application of different techniques.
As part of NHP’s “Water Resource Monitoring System” component, some reservoirs, canal and groundwater operation systems will be equipped with the remote control systems (SCADA) that will allow the control of gates and operation from a control room and, hence, allow system responses on a real time basis during floods or any other emergency. Rajasthan is also taking this opportunity by installing SCADA at various Dams and canals. Contract Agreement of SCADA system at Gudha Dam signed on 02.09.20 with the lowest responsive bidder. The period of completion of this contract would be of one year.
Renovation work of State Data Centre at Jaipur is under progress. Design Centre room is completed and other works are under progress.
Andhra Pradesh GW
Considering the Teachers as the builders of the society, the state of Andhra Pradesh has taken up a novel concept of projecting Teachers as “Water Ambassadors” to disseminate the water resources information generated through National Hydrology Project to the future citizens of India i.e. student community. About 8000 teachers were called for a training and awareness program on Water Resources Conservation and Management. The teachers in turn have created awareness on Rainfall, Piezometers, Ground Water Level, and Water Conservation Methods etc. to the student community. The students in Takkellapadu Village school, Jaggaiahpet Mandal, Krishna District were sensitised and now they own up the piezometers. They record daily water level on menu board and a separate register under the guidance of water ambassador teacher.
Odisha issued LoA for its ADCP contract. This is the first contract being awarded by Odisha since inception of NHP.
The evaluation of Tender is under process for the activity “Supply andInstallation Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of RTDAS” for establishment of Real-time data acquisition System across the State of Assam which will be a revolutionary change in the field of Hydrometeorological data collection. Besides Officials from Assam has also been participating in training programs organized by various Water Resources Institutions under NHP which definitely has strengthened knowledge base and capability for effective planning and decision making in the department. In this pandemic period of Covid 19 officials from Assam are attending various virtual training programs imparted under NHP.
Video-Conference Room of Irrigation & Water Resources Department, Govt. of Mizoram was inaugurated by the Chief Engineer, IWRD on 23rd September, 2020. The room was constructed under the National Hydrology Project (NHP). It is equipped with video-conferencing facilities such as camera, speakers, display unit, acoustically treated wall panels and special lighting facilities etc.and can accommodate eight persons. It is located at Basement-1 of the Chief Engineer’s Office, at Aizawl.
Telangana State Ground Water Department is installing Digital Water LevelRecorders (DWLRs) (hydrostatic pressure type) with Telemetry System in existing piezometers (purpose built observation wells) in Telangana State as a part of 1st phase installation. The installation process and importance of Real Time Data Acquisition is also appraised to the public representatives such as District Administrators and water users who have attended the installation process.The real time data is being collected at 6hourly interval by the DWLRs and data transmitted to the Department’s server.
Figure 1 - Demonstration to Dist. Collector, Bhongir district, Telangana along with Dist. Ground Water Officer, GWD
Figure 2 - Demonstrations to Sri V. Prakash Rao, Chairman, Water Resources Development Chairman, Water Resources Development, Corporation, Telangana & Director, GWD were also present
Foundation stone for Water Knowledge Centre of Bihar (SW) was laid on 8th September, 2020 in Patna.
Purpose Driven Study
Installation of conductivity and water level loggers in newly developed Piezometers completed - Mewat PDS under NHP on 8th Sep 2020.
Virtual Session on Modern Hydro-Informatics: Leveraging new Technologies for Water Resources Decision Support
World Bank has organised a Virtual Session on Modern Hydro-Informatics for Water Resources Decision Support on September 11, 2020. Mr. Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep (Harsh), the Global Lead for Disruptive Technology in the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice at the World Bank, delivered very in-depth and valuable inputs in the context of Key topic “Hydro-informatics-leveraging New Technologies for Water Resource Decision Support”. Some of the key points covered during the session are Disruptive technology-information and Analysis trends, earth observation elements, top-down monitoring system, top-down data acquisition system, cloud services, complex water systems models, the data value chain, Interactive dashboards- Illustrative Data Functionality, New ways of Interactive tangible analysis, Data and Analytics services to support multiple platforms, Key elements of a Water Information systems, agriculture water management, customised interactive boards, investments etc. In addition, there was excellent interactive and clarifications session after the presentation. A total of 122 participants attended this virtual program.
One day online training programme on Mobile Application
The Kerala State Groundwater Department under national Hydrology Project planned to develop software for well census along with water resource mapping.The Kerala State Remote Sensing and Environment Centre (KSREC) has been entrusted to develop the mobile application for the census of water abstraction structures of the State. They havecome up with the app called “Neerarivu” (Meaning Knowledge of Water in Malayalam), exclusively available for Groundwater Department, Kerala. The ultimate aim of the programme is water budgeting. Kudumbasree (A Women Self helpGroup) is selected as the agency for doing well census survey through the Neerarivu mobile application. Data related to different types of well, pond, spring etc. can be collected through the developed App. A One day hand on training was conducted by KSREC to the State Groundwater Department officials. Sri. A. G. Gopakumar, Superintending Hydrogeologist (NHP) inaugurated the training programme and briefly described about the need of Mobile Application and its use in water abstraction census for water budgeting. Dr. Suresh Francis, Scientist from KSREC explained about Mobile App and hands on training was provided to the participants. Dr. Bindu, Senior Hydrogeologist (NHP) explained necessity of each module of Mobile App in well census and proposed vote of thanks. This training organized on 4th Sep 2020.
Online Training Programme on India-WRIS was organised by NWIC under NHP
An online training on India WRIS was conducted by Mr. Karthik. S, Deputy Director, NWICand his team on 18th Sept’20. They covered some of the important components like Administrative layers, Water resources projects, Themetric layers and Environment data. The PPTs of this webinar is available on NHP MIS Portal for participant’s reference. There were 137 participants virtually present in this webinar.
Special Training on use of GPS, Total Station and Digital Level
On 14th Sept’ 20, an online training was conducted on “Special Training on use of GPS, Total Station and Digital level for NHP”. The topic covered extensively on various components like GPS accuracies, Types of instruments, The Navstar System, GPS receivers, Observation principles, DOP etc. Sh. K. V. Ramana Murthy, SS, IIS&M, Hyderabad, Survey of Indiaconducted the training for participants from implementing agencies under NHP. There were 55 participants virtually present in this program.