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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

River Management

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

What's New in CWC

The total water available in live storage of 91 reservoirs in the country being monitored by CWC was 66.26 BCM as on 14.02.2019.This is 41% of the total live storage capacity of these reservoirs and 96% of storage of average of last ten years.The overall storage position is more than the corresponding period of last year in the country as a whole but is less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.

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15-02-2019

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 of Secretary, MoWR, RD & GR and Chairman, Central Water Commission among other senior officers / dignitaries from the fraternity.

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15-02-2019

39th Meeting of the National Committee on Dam Safety (NCDS) under Chairmanship of Chairman, CWC being held at Bhubaneswar on 11 February 2019.

12-02-2019

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