National Water Academy
National Water Academy (formerly known as Central Training Unit) was set up in Central Water Commission by the Ministry of Water Resources, RD and GR, Govt. of India in the year 1988, to impart training to the in-service engineers of various Central/State organizations involved in the Development & Management of Water Resources. It was established under USAID assistance and strengthened with the subsequent assistance received from the World Bank.
The NWA is envisaged to function as a 'Center of Excellence' in training water resources personnel. It is addressing the wider training needs of water resources engineers of States and Central Agencies in the fields of planning, design, evaluation, construction, operation and monitoring of water resources projects. In its national role, the NWA is concentrating on conducting training courses for all water sector personnel, in the specialized and emerging areas, for which the existing State or other institutes are not adequately equipped to meet the needs. Apart from this, in regard to the Central Water Commission, other offices of the Ministry of Water Resources, and for States not having adequate training facilities, it is conducting induction and refresher courses in all relevant areas of the water sector.
The regular training programs of NWA are also open to participants from recognized academic institutions, NGOs, Central/State PSUs, private companies, individuals & foreign nationals on payment basis.