Eptisa will carry out the National Hydrology Project in India

The contract, which will be implemented nationwide for eight years, has a budget of € 17 million

October 20, 2017

The Government of India has awarded a Technical Assistance and Management Consultancy (TAMC) contract to Eptisa to carry out the National Hydrology Project, whose implementation will last eight years and will have € 17 million of budget.

This National Hydrology Project (NHP) was originated due to the needs of the country's government to expand the water resources monitoring system for and institutional capacity for its management. The first needs were covered with Hydrologic Plan I and II (HP-I and HP-II) projects, including the states of the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra-Barak basins.

These two plans established improved infrastructure for water resources data collection and developed standardized database management systems to validate, store and process the data. In addition, they introduced the DSS tools for water resources planning and real-time operation of water infrastructure in selected river basins.

The purpose of the NHP is to improve and expand the water resources monitoring system, strengthen water resources operation and planning systems, and enhance institutional capacity for water resources management.

During the implementation of this World Bank-funded contract, Eptisa will support the National Project Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and 49 implementing agencies with the project planning, procurement, technical developments, training and capacity building, as well as regular project reporting to the World Bank.

Based on the experience under HP-I and HP-II, four-pronged approach to achieve the proposed objectives has been adopted: modernizing monitoring and nationwide data management systems for surface and groundwater; enhancing analytical tools for water resources assessment; transforming knowledge access using communication tools by modernizing access to and visualization of customized water information by all stakeholders; and modernizing institutions through investments in people and institutional capacity.

The international experience, improved access to knowledge and stronger institutional capacity will contribute to a shift towards integrated water resources management at the basin scale. The resulting improved water allocation and use efficiency and the improved management of drought and flood risks are expected to bring substantial socio-economic benefits.

 Eptisa will carry out the National Hydrology Project in India