Registration Portal for Training Programs on
 Water Resources Management
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Water is an essential resource for all life on the planet. As time advances, water is becoming scarcer and having access to clean, safe, drinking water is limited among countries. At present only about 0.08 percent of all the world’s fresh water is exploited by mankind in ever increasing demand for sanitation, drinking, manufacturing, leisure and agriculture. Due to the small percentage of water remaining, optimizing the fresh water we have left from natural resources has been a continuous difficulty in several locations worldwide. Much effort in water resource management is directed at optimizing the use of water and in minimizing the environmental impact of water use on the natural environment. The observation of water as an integral part of the ecosystem is based on integrated water resource management, where the quantity and quality of the ecosystem help to determine the nature of the natural resources.

Successful management of water resources requires accurate knowledge of the resource available, the uses to which it may be put, the competing demands for the resource, measures to and processes to evaluate the significance and worth of competing demands and mechanisms to translate policy decisions into actions on the ground. For water as a resource, this is particularly difficult since sources of water can cross many national boundaries and the uses of water include many that are difficult to assign financial value to and may also be difficult to manage in conventional terms. The task of water managers has been made more difficult given the complexity of demands, the uncertainty of availability and supply, issues of quality and issues of long term planning especially under the climate change scenarios. In this context, the water resources management is a process in which all the stakeholders and resources are considered in a comprehensive manner to maximise the economic and social welfare in a sustainable manner without compromising the sustainability of ecosystems.

Africa has more than 50 important water basins covering almost all African countries. The entire national territories of around fourteen countries fall within shared river basins. About one-third of the world's international river basins are found in Sub-Saharan Africa wherein international river basins are the principal source of water resources. Thirty-five countries in the region share the seventeen major river basins. In this background, as highlighted in a UN report on ‘Water in Africa’, the key issue is the application of water resources management to the concept of water scarcity in Africa. The report also underline that more than 300 million African people live in water-scarce environment of the estimated 800 million who live on the African continent. Thus, organisation of such programmes is a timely assistance for the well-being of the people of Africa.
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Program Duration :

1st Program : July 22 - Aug 11, 2018
(Nominations Closed)


2ndProgram : Nov 25 - Dec 15, 2018
(Nominations Open)

Important Instructions

  • Keep a copy of scanned passport size Photograph & Passport under 50 kb and in jpg format.
  • Keep all docs too attached as mentioned in prospectus in a folder along with passport size photo.
  • Once form is submitted & emailed it cannot be altered again.(Important!).
  • No communication shall be entertained regarding resubmission of application form.
  • Please read the form carefully.
  • The application will be automatically rejected if any column is inaccurate, incomplete or blank.
  • Declaration by the candidate and the recommendations from employer, if any, are compulsory pre-requisites.
  • Working knowledge of the English language is a prerequisite.
  • Candidates who leave the course midway for personal reasons without prior permission of the Ministry of Home Affairs or remain absent from the programme without sufficient reasons are expected to refund the cost of training and airfare to Government of India.
  • Female candidates are hereby advised that they should not travel to India to attend the Course applied for in case they are in family way.

  • Please complete following steps at your end:

  • Create an account.
  • Apply online after login.
  • Please take a printout of your completed application.
  • Get medical report certified by a doctor/hospital on the panel of Indian mission/UN mission in your country.
  • Get application recommended by your employer/government and get original copy forwarded to Indian Embassy in your country through your organisation/government for your nomination through Indian Embassy.

Coordinator: Dr M K Jain ,Head Department of Hydrology,
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247 667,I N D I A, E-mail:,, Tel: +91 1332 285845, +91-1332-285236

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