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History of National Water Academy

An auspicious birth of Central Training Unit (CTU) on 8th of March, 1988 inside the Central Water & Power Research Station (CWPRS) campus, blessed by the benevolence of heavenly powers grew in to NWA in 2001. The CTU model made by the real leaders, with its emphasis on water resources training and tightly bounded disciplines has served well for more than decades, yielding intellectual breakthroughs in many WR facets. The Upper Krishna Division with its water quality lab got its shelter in the new complex, thus the notion of field engineering was woven into NWA body. The presence of CWPRS augments to the spirit of Academy and training activities supplementing the physical model know-how.

NWA (earlier named as Central Training Unit) was set up in Central Water Commission in the year 1988, to impart training to the in-service engineers of various Central/State organizations involved in the Development & Management of Water Resources. It was established under USAID assistance and strengthened with the subsequent assistance received from the World Bank under Hydrology Project-I. Now it is functioning under full funding from budget of Ministry of Water Resources.

Conception of NWA germinated from here

Central Training Unit - It all started here

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