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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

Water Resources Information System (WRIS)

India-WRIS WebGIS aims as a ‘Single Window’ solution for comprehensive, authoritative and consistent data & information of India’s water resources along with allied natural resources in a standardized national GIS framework with tools to search, access, visualize, understand and analyze the data for assessment, monitoring, planning, development and finally Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The project has been jointly undertaken by CWC, MoWR and NRSC, ISRO, DoS in year 2009.

Based on the requirements and data availability, the India-WRIS Web-GIS has 12 major info systems, 36 sub info systems including 95 layers, classified under 5 major groups 1) watershed atlas, 2) administrative layers, 3) water resources projects, 4) thematic layers and 5) environmental data. The main layers developed under India-WRIS are Basin, Sub Basin, Watershed, River, water-body, urban and rural population extents, Dams, Barrage/weir/anicut, canals and command boundaries etc. These spatial layers have large number of attribute data of 5-100 years depending upon the theme. All unclassified data of CWC’s HO stations and CGWB ground water data is available in the portal for free download. The information system has dedicated Sub-Info systems for various components of surface water, ground water, hydro-met observations, water quality, snow cover, inter-basin transfer links, land resources, socio-economic parameters as well as infrastructure and other administrative layers.

The India-WRIS WebGIS has special modules for live telemetry data and reservoir module with daily level and storage data of reservoirs. Automatic map generation and automatic report generation Module can cater the need of area specific maps and reports. Customized maps can be generated using create your WRIS Module. India-WRIS Web-GIS has all the map viewing and other capabilities including saving/printing facilities.

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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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.