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Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology

Department of Hydrology and River Works

Department of Hydrology and River Works

The Department of Hydrology and River Works (DHRW) was established in 1999 and is under umbrella of Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.

DHRW Responsibilities

  • To prepare plan on installation of hydrological stations on the main streams to serve water resources development.
  • To prepare short, medium and long-term strategic plans on protection of erosion, sedimentation and river banks.
  • To research and monitor surface and ground water regimes by managing installed hydrological stations and collating data to serve various water related sectors.
  • To implement and monitoring of water level, water discharge and sediment in the river basins system.
  • To implement water quality monitoring at the main hydrological stations.
  • To study and research on hydrological phenomena, models, computations, surface and ground water potentials.
  • To manage and exchange the hydrological information; to issue forecasts and early warnings of possible flood and drought for having appropriate measures of mitigation in time.
  • To establish geographical information system (GIS) in relevant to all river basin features, hydrological networks and locations of water resources development infrastructures and so on.

DHRW Organizational Chart