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Hydrology & Water Management Institute, Bikaner

HWMI Main Building

Introduction

While Presenting the Annual Budget for the year 2011-12, Hon’ble Chief Minister announced setting up of institute of Hydrology and Water Management at Bikaner. The Committee constituted by Water Resources Department recommended that instead of direct setting up a separate institute for Hydrology and Water management, which may take 3-4 years in setting up and further 2-3 years for smooth working, with a cost of more than Rs. 133.00 crore, it will be better to start this as a Regional Centre of IMTI Kota on priority. This centre may be upgraded to a full fledge independent institute of Hydrology and Water Management in a phased manner. This centre will start functioning soon with a small amount of Rs. 25.00 crore only. This centre will be considered as a step towards fulfilling the budget announcement of Hon’ble Chief Minister to cater the needs of desert area.

Vision of the Institute

 To formulate strategies for optimum utilization of surface and ground water resources conductive to the needs of various stakeholders of the state on sustainable basis. 
  To workout the remedial measures to address the water scarcity problems. 
  Revival of traditional water management practices with use of advance technologies and propagate implementation of these through public private participation. 
  Community sensitization for making water everyone’s concern through IEC activities by involving concerning government, non- government and public participation.

Aims of the Institute

To conduct studies on Surface & Groundwater hydrological aspects of the State to address & develop an effective water management plan for sustainable growth and development of agriculture sector and equity access of quality and quantity of water up to the end users.

Objectives of the Institute

 To undertake, promote and coordinate systematic and scientific approach in all aspects of hydrology and water management; 
 To serve as “Centre of Excellence“ for providing necessary planning for depleting groundwater resources in the state both in quality and quantity. Also to take up case studies, guidance to implement latest technology, necessary modernization of system etc. In the field of Water Management and Agriculture. 
 To make strategic planning to ensure potable qualitative water security through community participation. 
 To establish and maintain a research and reference library in pursuance of the objectives of the Institute and equip the same with books, reviews, magazines and other relevant publications. 
 To cooperate and collaborate with other state, national organizations in the field of hydrology, water management and sustainable agriculture development.