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Project Objective

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.


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 Image description

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 Image description

Major Achievements

Major achievements Till Date

Workshop / Training / Event

Till date (Sep, 2018) a total 122 trainings (both National & International) have been organised with a participation of 1622 participants.

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Water Accounting + Training

'Water Accounting +', developed by IHE, Delft, the Netherlands in association with IWMI is a remote sensing based framework for the assessment and reporting of water resources status. A team of 12 water professionals from various organizations... View More

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NPMU-TAMC team visited Rajasthan

NPMU-TAMC visited Rajasthan during on 6 and 7 September 2018. A meeting was held with the officials of Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Jaipur to discuss the design of the monitoring network along with concern on ground water quality... View More

3rd Quarter Newsletter PDF

Visit to BBMB Chandigarh

  • A visit was undertaken by NPMU to Chandigarh for selecting the venue for upcoming International Conference on Sustainable Water Management” during December 10-11 at Chandigarh by Bharka Beas Management and to work out modalities.
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Upcoming Events

  • 3 days training of “Quality Assurance and Quality control in Laboratory Analysis” during October 22-24, 2018 at IIPA , Delhi
  • Training on river basin modelling for hydrological modeller during October 22-26, 2018 at Jaipur.
  • Workshop on “Water Resources Planning And Management” during October 29-30, 2018 at Hotel Radisson, Guwahati, Assam, India
  • Workshop on “Emerging technologies in Hydromet instrumentation ” during October 30-31, 2018 at Hotel Radisson, Guwahati, Assam, India
  • Training based on Basic of Remote Sensing and GIS during October 29 – November 02 at NRSC, Hyderabad
  • One day conference on “Polluted River Stretches - Preparation of Action Plan (For western and southern States)” on December 11, 2018 at RD, Bengaluru
  • Training on “eSwIS and discharge Measurement during December 17-21, 2018 at AIT, Kolkata
  • 1st International Conference on “Sustainable Water Management” during December 10-11 at Chandigarh by Bharka Beas Management Board.

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