The Government of Karnataka (GOK) committed to the establishment of an Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management (ACIWRM) in the 2011-12 financial year budget. The ACIWRM is the first of its kind in India. The rationale for the initiative was to create an enabling environment for the GOK to pursue its objective of moving towards achieving water and food security. The IWRM framework provides the opportunity to integrate the land and water related management aspects at the sub-basin and river basin levels.

The ACIWRM is a think tank to the government’s Water Resources Department (WRD). It engages in policy analysis, research, planning, capacity building and develop the knowledge base to gear up the department up for its future vision 2030. The ACIWRM works with the various Departments, civil society, the private sector, farmers and water user associations, and other organizations to produce integrated advice to the WRD for managing the state’s water resources.


Our Major Activities

Components to be implemented by ACIWRM under Asian Development Bank funded Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management and Investment Program (KISWRMIP): 2015-2019

The KWRIS will comprise a GIS based spatial system bringing together aspects of surface water, groundwater & water dependent ecosystems for decision support system.

IWRM Training and Capacity Building

ACIWRM is preparing an overall strategy for the training & capacity building of govt staff and farmers so that water resources can be managed sustainably.

River Basin Planning

The major focus under this activity is to develop an initial spatially based inventory of river basins in Karnataka to support development of State IWRM Strategy.

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We are proud to be associated with the below organizations in this field of work to attain our objectives

Latest News

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Expression of Interest (Call-2): Posts at ACIWRM

Expression of Interest (Call-2): Posts at ACIWRM

Government of Karnataka, Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management (Water Resources Department) invites Expression
Thirteenth IWRM Training at V-LEAD, Mysuru

Thirteenth IWRM Training at V-LEAD, Mysuru

The dates for 13th IWRM Training are from 14/10/2019 to 25/10/2019 at Vivekanand Institute for