The department was established in 1955 as an Asian African Centre to honor India's commitment at the Asian African Conference held in Bandung, Indonesia. The Department offers three Post-Graduate programs, i.e. Water Resources Development (WRD) (for Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineers), Irrigation Water Management (IWM) (for Civil/Agricultural Engineers/Agricultural Scientists) and Drinking Water & Sanitation (DWS) (for Civil/Environmental/Mechanical/Agricultural/Chemical Engineers/B.Arch and Planning). These programs' duration is 24 months, including lectures, practical, educational tours, project reports, and dissertations. These Master of Technology (M. Tech) programs are unique to provide knowledge in fields through credit-based course works. Furthermore, there are three diploma programs of 12 months duration covering the same course work as the Post Graduate programs excluding dissertation. The programs are updated continuously, and the latest subjects such as Remote Sensing, GIS, On-farm Water Management, AI & Machine Learning, Climate Change impacts, etc., are incorporated to add great contemporary value. The department is actively involved in research, development and extension activities in the areas of water resources, hydropower and irrigation management. The department provides consultancy services for irrigation, flood control, drainage, groundwater development and power sectors. The objective of the Department is to develop manpower that can take the responsibility of sustainable development and environment friendly management of the available water resources. Non-conventional methods for utilization of water such as cropping system modeling & planning, inter-basin transfer, ground water recharge through rainwater harvesting are especially incorporated in the course curricula. The department has so far trained over 2579 in service engineers and agricultural scientists from 50 countries including India.
For Admission to Post Graduate Programmes in Water Resources Development (WRD), Irrigation Water Management (IWM) & Drinking Water and Sanitation (DWS)
Ph.D. Admission for Spring Semester 2023-24 Result:
Time Table Autumn Semester 2023-24 Department of Water Resources Development and Management
Admission Brochure for P.G. Admission will be uploaded soon
Details of M.Tech. 1st Year Students
M.Tech. Degree Programme in Drinking Water and Sanitation (DWS) Brochure
Post Graduate Programmes in WRD&M Brochure
Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources of Indus Basin on Feb 15, 2023
4th A N Khosla Endowment Lecture
4th A N Khosla Endowment Lecture Organised by Department of Water Resources Development and Management on 19 Jan 2023
Training program on Approaches for Management of Groundwater Quantity and Quality with special focus on MAR Organized Jointly Organized by IIT Roorkee and NIH Roorkee Funded by Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
RECENT AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Prof. Khare Deepak, empanelled by Niti Aayog has as the eminent sector expert of Water Resources, where they will consult for the evaluation of the Schemes pertaining to Water Resources Sector of the Nation.
Prof. Thanga Raj Chelliah edited a special issue on Marine Transportation Electrification for 2021 Third Quarter IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC) eNewsletter.
Prof. Kasiviswanathan K.S. Member of Scientific Expert committee of Hydro 2021.
Prof. Pandey Ashish, member, Expert Group on “Water Security” sub-theme on “Water Use Efficiency & Governance” constituted by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, DoWR, RD&GR. (Dec 2021-continued).
Prof. Khare Deepak, nominated by Niti Aayog as member of Expert Group for the preparation of Vision India 2035. A group of experts has been constituted from various fields related to water resources to prepare a Vision Document for India in 2035 by Niti Aayog. The Vision will envisage the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of various interventions for making India sustainably and holistically developed economy in the next fifteen years.
Prof. Thanga Raj Chelliah has become a working group member for IEEE P2988 Virtual Synchronous Machines, IEEE Standards Association (USA).
Training program on Approaches for Management of Groundwater Quantity and Quality
International Conference on Climate and Weather-Related Extremes-(ICCWE-2022)
M.Tech. 2 nd Year Farewell Function held on 10 May 2022 at WRD&M, IIT Roorkee
Training Program on Technical Issues of Hydropower
Training Program on Latest Technologies in Water Sector