About National Water Academy, Pune

National Water Academy (NWA), Pune under Central Water Commission, which is an attached office of Department of Water Resources, RD & GR (DoWR, RD & GR), Ministry of Jal Shakti is functioning as 'Centre of Excellence' in the field of training and capacity building of professionals and all other Stakeholders.

NWA, Pune is a Central Training Institute (CTI) mandated to conduct Induction Training Program for Central Water Engineering Services Group 'A'& Group 'B' Officers; Training Programs for Group A & Group B Officers; Capacity Building for Stakeholders in the field of Water Resources Development and Management; core area trainings; training on areas of emerging technologies, purpose-oriented training; Mass Awareness Programs for School Teachers; NGOs; Media Professionals, PRI's etc; Demand Based Programs for Indian and Foreign Nationals etc. In addition, objectives of the Academy include assistance to State Govt institutes for their specific training needs and collaboration with international agencies for training & other purposes. NWA, for over last 33 years, is addressing the wider training needs of water resources professionals and other stakeholders.

☛ for more details visit: https://nwa.mah.nic.in.
☛ Also for Central Water Commission: http://cwc.gov.in
☛ Department of Water Resources, RD & GR, Ministry of Jal Shakti: http://jalshakti-dowr.gov.in

e-Learning Programme

Since its establishment, in May 1988, the Academy periodically assessed the training needs in water sector of India and kept adding in it's user base(s), disciplines, pedagogy and institutional linkages. In 2012, NWA was recognised as "Regional Training Centre" of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and started conducting programmes in Distance Learning mode, on regular basis (a) Basic Hydrology and (b) Advanced Hydraulics (WMO), for participants from South Asian countries.

During 2020, collaboration has been developed with International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage (ICID) and an International certificate course on "Micro-Irrigation Systems" has been started (ICID Course). Further, in COVID-19 pandemic situation, NWA quickly shifted all its Training & Capacity building activities to on-line mode from March 2020 by using easily available tools. A total of 83 programs ranging from duration of 1 day to 15 weeks were conducted. The number of participants increased to more than nine times of average number of participants of earlier years.

Further to increase its reach, the Academy has launched this e-learning portal. NWA e-learning courses are flexible for acquiring knowledge anytime, anywhere keeping in mind the needs of geographically dispersed audience. The e-learning contents are created in interactive multimedia; PDF files etc., and integrated with customized Learning Management System (LMS) based on open source platform "Moodle". The user registration and joining in a particular course is developed inside Moodle LMS for proper user management. The hardware infrastructure is setup for unlimited concurrent learners with 100 Mbps Internet connectivity which is fully scalable to serve more number of participants.


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Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Hon'ble Union Minister

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Shri Pankaj Kumar Secretary

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Dr. R.K Gupta Chairman
Central Water Commission

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Shri Shushil Kumar Chief Engineer & Head
National Water Academy, CWC