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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

Research

  1. Indian National Committee on Surface Water (INCSW)

The Indian National Committee on Surface Water (INCSW) is an apex body to the R&D activities in Surface Water in general and R&D programme of MoWR in particular and to promote and coordinate effective participation of India in the international programmes related to Surface Water and to act as national committee for such international bodies where required. INCSW was constituted by merging functions/works of 4 earlier national committees namely INCID, INCOH, INCH and INC-GECM) Vide letter no. 7/1/2012-WP&P-C/1347-91, dated 21.06.2012.

INCSW is headed by Chairman, CWC and Chief Engineer, EMO, CWC is Member Secretary and there are 12 members representing MoWR/CWC, CSMRS, CWPRS, NIH, DST/DSIR/CSIR, Min.ofAgr., WALMIs, IIT, NGOs etc. INCSW’s main objective is to promote research work in the field of Water Resources Engineering (Surface Water aspect) by providing platform to academicians/experts in the Universities, IITs, recognised R&D laboratories, Water Resources/ Irrigation departments of the Central and State Governments and NGOs under R&D Programme of Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR). INCSW acts as an Indian arm of ICID.

Presently, there are total 91 R&D Schemes in hand (i.e. on different stages of completion/premature closing & on-goings). The details are as under:-

  1. Schemes Completed but DFR and OH release pending – 66 Nos.
  2. Schemes which could be completed by releasing fund – 21 Nos.
  3. Schemes which are Non-responsive and can be withdrawn – 04 Nos.

More details are available on http://cwc.gov.in/INCSW/index.html

  1. R & D Studies

What's New in CWC

The total water available in live storage of 91 reservoirs in the country being monitored by CWC was 55.923 BCM as on 14.03.2019.This is 35% of the total live storage capacity of these reservoirs and 100% of storage of average of last ten years. The overall storage position is more than the ..Read More

15/03/2019

A roundtable of states is going to be organised on 6th March 2019 at CWC-HQ New Delhi on Inter State Water Governance.

05/03/2019

Minutes of 3rd Meeting of Joint Team of Experts of India and Nepal for Pancheshwar Project at Kathmandu signed on 01.03.2019.

05/03/2019

34th Meeting of National Committee on Seismic Design Parameters (NCSDP) held on 26.02.2019 at CWC-HQ, New Delhi. 6 Projects were considered by the committee. Member D&R CWC is the chairman of the committee with 11 other experts as members from various organisations.

05/03/2019

Central Water Commission in collaboration with Odisha Water Resources Department and the World Bank successfully organised International Dam Safety Conference - 2019 during 13-14 February 2019 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It was conculded by holding a press conference on 15 Feb 2019 in the presence ..Read More

15/02/2019

39th Meeting of the National Committee on Dam Safety (NCDS) under Chairmanship of Chairman, CWC being held at Bhubaneswar on 11 February 2019.

12/02/2019

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.

10/01/2019

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.

10/01/2019