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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

Hydro-Mechanical Design of WR Projects

Central Water Commission has been providing preliminary   and detailed   design   consultancy   services   in   respect   of hydro-mechanical equipments to various water resources projects   of   the   country.     Besides design Consultancy of new projects, Consultancy services are also being rendered to the various special problems of existing projects referred to CWC by State governments. Technical  appraisal   of   projects   in  respect  of  future projects  is also  being  carried  out  and  comments  are being offered  for improvements to be made in detailed project   reports.    Other   works include preparation   of manuals & pamphlets, as assistance to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in preparation of Codes etc. As regards BIS Works. Director, Gates Design (NW&S) Directorate is entrusted to the works relating to formulation/ review / amendments of Indian standards under CED-7 & WRD- 12 as assigned by BIS.

What's New in CWC

A Brainstorming Session with Former Chairmen / Members of CWC was held on 11.5.2019 at New Delhi to discuss various aspects related to role and activities of CWC and to seek their advice for improvement of the same.

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Draft Concept Note on "Premissible Velocity in Concrete Lined Water Condutor System (Head Race Tunnel) Conveying Water for Power Generation.(Uploaded in Circular section for comments within three weeks)


The total water available in live storage of 91 reservoirs in the country being monitored by CWC was 44.459 BCM as on 18.04.2019.This is 27% of the total live storage capacity of these reservoirs and 103% of storage of average of last ten years. The overall storage position is more than the ..Read More


Chairman, Central Water Commission handed over Emergency Action Plan document of Hirakud Dam to Principal Secretary, Odisha Water Resources Department on January 10 , 2019 at Rajiv Bhawan, Bhubaneswar. The EAP has been prepared under DRIP to act as model document for other Dam owners.


Govt of Gujarat has signed MoU on 7th January 2019 with Central Water Commission and CWPRS at Gandhinagar for Implementation of Coastal Management Information System (CMIS) in the State.