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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

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.