The ACIWRM is a small organization which comprises a Government Procedures and Administration Division under the management of the ACIWM Registrar (SE level), and a Technical Division under the leadership of the Technical Director. There are six full time staff comprising training and capacity building; farmer and stakeholder involvement; river basin management; hydrology and irrigation; land and water management; and water resource information systems. The ACIWRM is supported on a needs basis by short term contract staff recruited for particular projects.

The ACIWRM is financed by the Government of Karnataka and supported by the Asian Development Bank’s Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program (KISWRMIP). Tranche 1 of this will run from 2015 to 2019. The KISWRMIP supports the involvement of international specialists, namely, a Chief Technical Advisor for IWRM, a river basin hydrological modeler, and a hydrologist.

The ACIWRM is involved in a number of state and national initiatives including preparing the State Specific Climate Change Policy, the World Bank’s National Hydrology Project, and the forthcoming World Bank’s National Groundwater Program.

The ACIWRM has several partnership activities including with the Karnataka Remote Sensing Applications Centre, the Indian Institute of Science, UNESCO-IHE. It is actively developing additional partnerships with other institutions, both national and international to support its goals. Currently we are looking for


National Mass Communication Expert: This position will gather information, perform analyses, develop appropriate communications approaches, support publicity and awareness raising, and prepare reports regarding communication for IWRM in Karnataka, with reference to national arrangements. The position is to ensure output of excellent quality electronic and print materials and communication strategies to reach out to various stakeholders.