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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

Further References under Provisions of ISRWD Act, 1956 before the Tribunals

With submission of further report on 29.11.2013 by KWDT-II, the Water Disputes related to inter-state river Krishna among basin states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh has been settled. However, the decision of KWDT-II is not yet effective as the same has not been notified in the official Gazette. Period of submission of further report by KWDT has been extended for a further period of two years from 1st August, 2014 so as to address the terms of reference specified in clauses (a) and (b) of section 89 of the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act, 2014.

Final order dated 5.02.2007 of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) has been notified in the official gazette on 19.02.2013 to make it effective and binding on party States. Clarifications/ explanation were sought from Tribunal by Party States. Further report of CWDT under Section 5(3) is awaited.

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 Morenew item


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


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


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.


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


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


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.