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Component A: Improving In Situ Monitoring System (IMS): USD 300 million
This component will expand and upgrade water resources monitoring systems, bolster database population and maintenance, develop community-based data collection and water management, and conduct site specific surveys to the states in the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra Basins and in North-East India. This will include:
In situ real time/automated monitoring systems (weather, river, reservoir, canal, groundwater and water quality) ;
Community-based hydrological monitoring and management system;
Implementation of protocols developed by central agencies (CWC, CGWB and CPCB) for inter-agency data sharing, data validation and analytical quality control procedures for water quality laboratories;
Establishment of National Water Information Center though upgrading and expansion of database software on web-based centralized systems for data entry, data storage, data management and data dissemination, developed under HP-II (including India-WRIS); and
Targeted surveys such as i) priority reservoir sedimentation surveys, ii) bathymetric surveys in river stretches with critical flooding issues, iii) groundwater exploration and aquifer mapping for selected areas, and iv) water quality and waste load surveys, to assess the load, fate and transport of critical constituents within water quality hotspots.
The output of this component would be a national Water Resources Monitoring System.

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Component B: Improving Spatial Information System (SIS): USD 80 million
The component will strengthen and make available remote sensing and spatial information data to water managers and stakeholders through providing and processing of spatial data sets, creating tools for tailor-made processing of spatial data, and developing web-based portals for public access to information. Development of centralized spatial data sets will largely be produced by National Remotes Sensing Center (NRSC), Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) and Survey of India (SOI) with the dissemination of the information via a publicly accessible, web-based portal for non-classified data. Products to be developed include:
Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for the entire country for improved flood hazard mapping and other planning purposes,
Local high resolution surveys (such as LIDAR) for flood prone areas to support flood risk mapping and management action plans,
Satellite based estimates of water balance parameters including climate, land use, irrigation water requirement, and flood assessment
Publicly accessible, web-based portal for non-classified data.
The output of this component will be centralized Water Resources Information System (WRIS) customized with respect to various users including public, state agencies and other departments.

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Component C: Promoting Water Resources Operation and Management Applications (WROMA): USD 50 million
This component will ensure the usefulness of the WRMS and WRIS data sets through decision support systems (DSS) for river basin planning, water balance assessments, climate risk assessments, water quality management, scenario analysis for investment planning, and tools for community based water management. It will develop short-term and seasonal flow forecasts, establish multiple flood/flow forecasting systems important for operation of reservoirs and flood management, and introduce on pilot basis operation and water distribution systems for irrigation systems.
Flagship knowledge products will include IWRM systems for selected river basins, a report on the status of India’s water resources, including water balance assessments, water quality assessments and support purpose driven studies (PDS) on specific issues for each IA, including climate risk assessments for present and planned water resources infrastructure.

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Component D: Strengthening Water Resources Institutions and Capacity Building (WRICB): USD 70 million
Component D will strengthen and build capacity in the participating Implementing Agencies (Water Resources Institutions) through establishing Water Resources Knowledge Centers and providing infrastructure and communication equipment, capacity building and extensive training programs, supporting project management through Technical Assistance and Management Consultancies, and funding of incremental staff. In particular, the project will support the establishment of a National Water Information Center (upgraded version of India-WRIS) and centers of excellence at national and state levels. The National Water Information Center will provide a central platform for integration and exchange of water data across the country and will ensure the sustainability of data management. MoWR, RD&GR established India-WRIS with its own resources and they are now committed to the National Water Information Center following the achievements of HP-II. In addition, the project will support strengthening of irrigation training Institutes for improved water management practices