Central Water Commission
Central Water Commission (CWC) is a premier Technical Organization of India in the field of Water Resources functioning under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India. CWC is coordinating and furthering in consultation of the State Governments concerned, schemes for control, conservation and utilization of water resources throughout the country, for purpose of Flood Control, Irrigation, Navigation, Drinking Water Supply and Water Power Development. CWC is managing the ongoing Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) with World Bank assistance to rehabilitate about 200 dams in seven States of India. The Central Dam Safety Organisation (CDSO) of CWC is coordinating implementation of the DRIP. As part of the institutional strengthening activities, CWC, in partnership with DRIP Implementing Agencies and Academic partners is organizing Dam Safety Conferences as yearly events under the aegis of DRIP. CWC is collaborating with the Odisha Water Resources Department and the World Bank is organizing the International Dam Safety Conference - 2019 in Bhubaneswar.
Odisha Water Resources Department
To foster integrated water resources development and management in Odisha, all water-related subjects were brought under one umbrella in the year 1994 and the Irrigation Department was restructured as Water Resources Department (OWRD). Besides other activities, OWRD is engages in all matters relating to civil construction and maintenance of Dam projects except Upper Indravati Hydro-electric Project up to the point of generation in coordination with Energy Department. OWRD is participating in the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) to rehabilitate 26 of its large dams at an estimated cost of about Rupees 750 crores which includes construction of additional spillway for the Hirakud dam. OWRD is hosting the International Dam Safety Conference - 2019 in Bhubaneswar in collaboration with the Central water Commission and the World Bank.
The World Bank Group provides a wide array of financial products and technical assistance in every major area of development to end poverty and boost prosperity. Since 1947, the World Bank has funded over 13,000 development projects in 173 countries, via traditional loans, interest-free credits, and grants. The World Bank is financing the Rupees 3466 crore Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) in India. Realizing that capacity development is critical for achieving development objectives, about 7% of the project cost is earmarked for institutional capacity building. In furthering the institutional capacity building initiative, the World Bank is collaborating with CWC and OWRD in organizing the International Dam Safety Conference - 2019 in Bhubaneswar.