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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

River Management Wing

This wing is responsible for, collection, compilation, storage and retrieval of hydrological and hydro-meteorological data including water quality monitoring, formulation and issue of flood forecast on all major flood prone rivers and inflow forecasts for selected important reservoirs, providing guidance to States in technical matters on different aspects of river and flood management in the country and regulation of multipurpose reservoirs, river morphology studies, techno-economic appraisal of various flood management schemes received from the State Governments, providing advice to coastal states on issues related to coastal erosion problems including preparation of National Coastal Protection Project (NCPP) for Coastal Protection works, survey and investigation of water resources development projects in India and neighbouring countries, monitoring of schemes under Centrally Sponsored Command Area Development (CAD) Programme, Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), Revival and Restoration of Water Bodies etc through field units of RM Wing and international co-operation with neighbouring countries in the field of flood forecasting.

The Wing is headed by an engineering officer designated as Member (RM) with the ex-officio status of Additional Secretary to Government of India. The wing comprises of organizations headed by Chief Engineer and consisiting of various Directorates each headed by Directors. Below is the organization chart of RM wing

 

River Management Wing

 

 

Key to abbreviations : Description
IBO Indus Basin Organization
FM Flood Management
MERO Mahanadi & Eastern Rivers Organization
MTBO Mahi & Tapi Basin Organisation
C Coordination
BE Beach Erosion
CE Coastal Erosion
CC Climate Change
GC Godavari Circle
FCA Flood Control Application
FMP Flood Management Planning
LGBO Lower Ganga Basin Organisation
P&D Planning & Development
YBO Yamuna Basin Organization
M Monitoring
RDC River Data Compilation
UT Union Teritories
Mon(C) Monitoring (Central)
B&BBO Brahmaputra & Barak Basin Organisation
NEIC North Eastern Investigation Circle
C&SR Cauvery & Southern Rivers Organisation
M&A Monitoring & Appraisal
NBC Nepal Bhutan Coordination
KGBO Krishna & Godavari Basin Organisation
UGBO Upper Ganga Basin Organisation
SE Superintending Engineer
HOC Hydrological Observation Circle
FFM Flood Forecast Monitoring

 

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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21/05/2019

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)

16/05/2019

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

22/04/2019

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

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