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A balanced blend of academicians and field engineers in the faculty, with long experience in planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water resources and hydropower projects, help in implementation of application oriented academic programs. The department is actively involved in research, development and extension activities in the areas of water resources, hydropower and irrigation management.

Water Sector - Key Concerns

  • Safe Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation for All
  • Irrigation for Food Security
  • Sustainable use of Ground Water
  • Improving water quality in rivers
  • Preventing pollution of Aquifers

Conflict Resolution

  • Jurisdictional Conflict - Interstate/ International
  • Social Conflict - Urban vs. Rural, Rich vs. Poor.
  • Sectoral Conflict – Irrigation vs. Other Uses​
  • Riparian Conflict – Upper Riparian vs. Lower Riparian
  • Objective Conflict – Water Development vs. Environment​

Water Sector - Key Concerns


  • Water literacy for all
  • Ushering in new thinking in water sector​
  • Countering misinformation campaign
  • Managing non-point source pollution

News and Announcements

Latest Publications



National Workshop

Flood Management under Changing climate
February 01, 2019

STIWM -2018

International Conference on Sustainable Technologies for Intelligent Water Management.
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February 16-19, 2018

Water Source Sustainability

International e-conference on
Water Source Sustainability.
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June 18, 2021

“When we save a river, we save a significant part of an ecosystem, and we save ourselves as well because of our dependence–physical, economic, spiritual,–on the water and its community of life.”
Shri Kushvinder Vohra
“Water's significance extends beyond utility; it's the thread connecting ecosystems, economies, and societies. Its preservation is vital to securing a thriving, sustainable future.”
Dr. Thanga Raj Chelliah
Executive Vice-President
(Head Quarter)

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