The main objective of IWRS is advancement of knowledge in technical and policy aspects of water resources development and management.
Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS) was founded in 1980 as a society registered under the Societies Registration Act. IWRS Registered office is located in the Water Resources Development Training Center, I.I.T. Roorkee. In addition, IWRS has local centers in most of the major cities.
Subject to approval by the executive committee, membership of IWRS is open to any person who is interested in water sector. One doesn’t have to be an engineer to be a member of IWRS. A truly democratic institution, IWRS accepts even those as members who are known to hold aviewcontrary to IWRS institutional view.
At the last count, IWRS has about 7408 individual members; 335 fellows; and 48 institutional members.
The main objective of IWRS is advancement of knowledge in technical and policy aspects of water resources development and management. IWRS serves as a platform for free and frank discussions amongst those concerned with water related issues. Although IWRS-DC is an NGO, we believe that co-operation with the Government agencies, and not confrontation, is the key to making a difference in the water resources sector.
IWRS is managed by an Executive Committee, that is elected from amongst its members and holds office for two years.
Our mission is about people and our work is for people. And the most important resource we have to succeed at our mission is the incredible people who work for, with and in conjunction with us. We’d like to thank all the volunteers, staff, board, field partners, funding partners, donors and strategic partners for their dedication, tenacity and selflessness in helping us work to solve the challenges of unsafe water and poor sanitation in the developing world.