Welcome to National Water Informatics Centre
National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) was set up by the Government of India on 28th March, 2018 to act as a central repository of updated water data and allied themes. The establishment of Centre has been approved by the Cabinet on 06.04.2016 for timely and reliable water resources data acquisition, storage, collation & management and to provide tools for informed decision making for management of water resources of the country. It is created as a subordinate office under Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, RD & GR and the office is located in New Delhi.
Objectives of NWIC:
- - Collection of available data from varied sources, generate new database, organize in standardized GIS format and provide scalable web-enabled information system.
- - Maintaining, updating, collating and disseminating water data and information.
- - Sharing of hydro-meteorological data amongst central and state government organisations and other stakeholders of water & general public.
- - Provide tools to create value-added maps by way of multilayer stacking of GIS database so as to provide an integrated view of the water resources scenarios, and
- - Collaborate with national/ international research institutes.
NWIC is handling the operations & maintenance of two web-enabled water resources data platforms; WIMS (https://india-water.gov.in/wims) & India-WRIS (https://indiawris.gov.in/wris/#/). WIMS is an integrated web-based water resource data collection system for both surface and groundwater resources. The data are being collected through web-based data entry, mobile app and also in automated methods through telemetric sensors. The time-series information available with WIMS is automatically updated on daily basis and disseminated to all users through India WRIS platform. India-WRIS is a single window solution for all water resources data and information in a standardized national GIS framework. It allows users to Search, Access, Visualize, Understand and Analyse comprehensive and contextual water data for the assessment, monitoring, planning and development of water resources in the context of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
NWIC has recently initiated two other projects i.e., State Water Informatics Centre (SWIC) & Integrated Water & Crop Management & Information System (IWCIMS). The concept behind the SWIC is to establish a dedicated body similar to NWIC at the state level to act as a single repository of the state’s water resources data. The IWCIMS project initiated by NWIC aims to develop a Decision Support System for better management & decision-making with respect to water & crop resources in an integrated approach.