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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

Design And Research Wing

This wing is responsible for, providing guidance in the planning, preparation of lay-out studies, specifications, detailed designs and drawings and standardization of designs of river valley projects in the country including hydrological studies for the projects, advising state Governments/Dam owning agencies on safety aspects of dams, taking policy decisions on design and research activities, conducting site inspection at all critical stages of construction of projects for which CWC provides design consultancy for advising the adequacy of foundation conditions and foundation treatment, adherence to design specifications etc. and providing advices on landslide/dam break disaster management issues.

The Wing is headed by an engineering officer designated as Member (D&R) with the ex-officio status of Additional Secretary to Government of India. The wing comprises of organizations headed by Chief Engineer and consisting of various Directorates each headed by Directors. See organization chart below

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Key to abbreviations : Description
NW&S North-West & South
NBP Narmada Basin Projects
BCD Barrage Canal Design
SSPH&C Sardar Sarovar Power House & Canal
N&W North & West
HCD Hydel Civil Design
DSR Dam Safety Rehabilitation
NHMD Narmada Hydro Mechanical Design
E&NE East and North-East
CMDD Concrete & Masonry Dams Design
DSM Dam Safety Monitoring
ND&HW Narmada Dam & Head Works
FE&SA Foundation Engineering & Special Analysis

What's New in CWC

The total water available in live storage of 100 reservoirs in the country being monitored by CWC was 54.258 BCM as on 01.08.2019.This is 33% of the total live storage capacity of these reservoirs and 80% of storage of average of last ten years : ..Read More


Revised Draft Concept Note on "Premissible Velocity in Concrete Lined Water Condutor System (Head Race Tunnel) Conveying Water for Power Generation ( Comments may be sent latest by 15th July 2019) : Click here ..Read More


5th meeting of Program Implementation Review Committee(PIRC) for CADWM, Mount Abu, 30 May 2019- chaired by Member (WP&P), CWC. Commissioner (CAD) MoWR, RD & GR, 12 Regional offices of CWC and 17 States and others participated in it.


3rd Meeting of Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) was held on 28 May 2019 under the Chairmanship of Sh. S.Masood Husain, Chairman, CWMA & CWC at CWC-HQ, New Delhi.


User Manual For Uploading Publication/Flood Forecast on CWC website.Click here.