India Young Water Professional Programme

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    • Recently, the first edition of the India Young Water Professional Programme (IYWPP) was launched.

    India Young Water Professional Programme (IYWPP)

    • About:
      • This program has been taken up under the National Hydrology Project and supported by the Australian Water Partnership.
      • About 70% of the program is focused on project-based learning through Situation Understanding and Improvement Projects(Engaged Training and Learning Model). 
      • The Program focuses on gender equality and diversity because sustainable water management can only benefit from the views and skills of all members of society. 
    • It is outcome-driven and the participants will be having certain tools and techniques by the time they are finished with the Programme.
    • Based on the success of this edition, a second phase of YWP will be planned in the later half of the year 2022. 
    • Objectives and Need 
      • Both India and Australia have got common water challenges and issues and there is a lot to learn from each other.
      • Water is a key priority area of collaboration between India and Australia and both countries are working actively on this front.
      • It will help in breaking the silos of surface water vs groundwater and participants will learn to take a comprehensive view of water resources management.

    National Hydrology Project

    • It is a Central Sector scheme sponsored by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India.
      • Financial aid from the World Bank.
    • Timeline: 8 years from 2016-17 to 2023-24
    • Scale: Pan India
    • Objective : 
    • to improve the extent and accessibility of water resources information and strengthen institutional capacity to enable improved water resources planning and management across India.
    • The project comprises four broad components:
      • Improving In Situ Monitoring System (IMS)
      • Improving Spatial Information System (SIS) 
      • Promoting Water Resources Operation and Management Applications (WROMA) –
      • Strengthening Water Resources Institutions and Capacity Building (WRICB

    Source: PIB