India Water Resources Information System (India-WRIS) was launched in 2019 by the Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS), under the National Hydrology Project. Since then, a number of new functionalities and features have been added into the system. The web portal contains information related to:
·Water Resources through dashboards for rainfall
·Water levels and discharge of rivers, water bodies, ground water levels, reservoir storages, evapotranspiration and soil moisture etc.
India WRIS receives data from many central and state agencies like CWC, CGWB, IMD, NRSC, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat etc. on regular basis. The MoJS has established a dedicated organisation, National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) to maintain and update India WRIS.
New version of WRIS:
·The basis for all hydro-met observation data is the Water Information Management System (WIMS). Through a secured login, Central and State Water Agencies can enter, analyse, validate and manage data for water level, flow, water quality, sediment and many climate parameters.
·The system includes time series data obtained through manual readings as well as telemetry data received by means of GPRS or satellite.
·Through this portal, any stakeholder can visualise the information and download it.
·The key features of the system are water information easily made available to users and general public, decision makers, water managers, farmers and experts.
·Direct access to hydro-met information from Central and State agencies, real-time data available with one click, modules for different needs, latest technologies, continuous development and improvement.
·Various user groups can utilise the information like - farmers can plan crops and cropping pattern based on the rainfall; individuals can use the data as per their requirement, to know the availability of water in their locality, ground water level; planners and administrators can utilise this data of their States, basins to reduce the impact of flood and drought.
·Researchers can utilise the data for water related studies and modelling purposes as the data frequency required for such studies is available.