The Hydrology Project Phase - I was taken up with World Bank Assistance and the project became effective in Karnataka State on 10.12.1996. The project was implemented over a period of seven years and ended on 31.12.2003.
The object of this project was to set up a well-designed network in the country for collection of Hydrological and Hydro meteorological data both for Surface Water and Ground Water, in respect of quality and quantity.
The Technical assistance for this project was funded by the Govt., of Netherlands and the consultancy was provided by DHV Consultants.
The works programmed for the entire project as per the World Bank approved staff appraisal report was implemented during the project period. The physical progress achieved under the project is as under.
Institutional Strengthening by imparting training to field observers, Supervisors and Officers (no. of trainings)
The Hydrology Project - I.. has thus helped the Department in creation of permanent assets for water resources department and helped in better collection of quality data, its computerization in SWDES software, its processing and for final storage. This Data is being disseminated to potential users for better water resources planning and management.