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Project Activities



The project consist of following main components


I. Institutional Strengthening


Consolidation of HP-I activities in the existing states -

Strengthening capacities to use existing hardware and software -

  • Supplementary training in HIS data processing and software relating to basic and advanced hydrology, statistical applications etc.

  • Training on the water quality procedures and use of specialized water quality equipments, GIS software and applications etc.

  • Quality assurance for strengthening compliance with protocols and standards including water quality.

Upgrading IT infrastructure -
  • Upgrading data processing by providing hardware, software and networking capacities. 

  • Strengthening spatial analysis and dissemination of standard and user specified maps by providing GIS software and applications, image processing software, procurement of spatial data sets and building capacities.   

Upgrading hydrometric equipment and network capacity -
Creation of a center of excellence for equipment maintenance in CWPRS.


Awareness raising, dissemination and knowledge sharing -

 - Developing an appropriate strategy based on established principles for spreading awareness, dissemination and knowledge sharing among Implementing Agencies and HIS users including collaboration with universities to train personnel of IAs.

 - Preparing and implementing an action plan for awareness raising and data  dissemination
  • Creation of resource material for different media meant for awareness raising and training.

  • Publications - periodic as well as specific.

  • Development and maintenance of websites for IAs.

  • Conducting workshops, seminars, exhibitions, awareness raising through mass media, training of data users and elected representatives, support to Hydrologic Data User Groups (HDUG)

 - Implementing knowledge/experience sharing and inter-agency collaboration.
  • Conducting local or national workshops and study tours including those meant for Decision Support System (DSS) and design aids.
  • Conducting international trainings/study tours including those for DSS.


Implementation support -

 - Providing management consultancy for better management and monitoring of project implementation by HISCS and IAs for developing and implementing Monitoring and Learning systems, financial management, procurement, MIS, organizational development etc.

  • Workshops for organizational development, soft skills to strengthen an intra-agency collaboration, trainings on procurement, financial management, MIS, awareness raising etc.

 - Providing consultancy services for technical assistance towards implementation support.
 - Logistical support including office equipments, vehicles etc.
 - Incremental recurrent costs for project management including incremental staff costs and incremental operation and maintenance costs.
 - National as well as overseas training and study tours for the personnel of the IAs.
II. Vertical Extension


Development of hydrological design aids -
 - Developing and putting to use hydrological design aids in surface water, ground water and water quality with greater focus on surface water
 - Developing uniform procedures and guidelines for accessing the gauged and un- gauged catchments
 - The project will provide technical assistance by way of international and national consultancies, workshops, on-the-job training, knowledge sharing and transfer of technology. There will be separate consultancies for surface water, ground water and water quality.
 - The project will also support procurement of internationally available software for design aids and other hydrological analysis


Development of Decision Support (DSS) System 
 - In order to promote meaningful use of the data generated under HIS, to support decision making in water resources planning and operational policies, this project will develop Decision Support System consisting of information systems linked to appropriate models.
 - Planning DSS pertains to SW and GW planning, reservoir operation, irrigation management, drought management, and conjunctive use of SW and GW. They are intended to support decisions required at relatively extended time intervals, such as one week, 10 days, one month, or longer planning horizons.


Purpose Driven Studies
Purpose driven studies included -
  • An identified issue concerning water management in the agency's area of competence and operation.
  • To specific issues of water management of public concern for which solutions have not been identified so far or, if they have, then they did not work satisfactorily.
  • Provide for feasible and cost-effective replication of the proposed methodology in the study under the agency's jurisdiction.
                The project would support the implementation of appropriate purpose-driven studies.