First edition of the India Young Water Professional Programme (IYWPP) launched

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First edition of the India Young Water Professional Programme (IYWPP) launched

  • The first edition of the India Young Water Professional Programme was launched by Ministry of Jal Shakti
  • The Australian Water Partnership has financed this initiative, which is part of the National Hydrology Project, a DOWR Central Scheme, and RD & GR.
  • The seeds for this Program were sowed during a co-design workshop with National Hydrology Project (NHP) on ‘Sustainable Water Management’ in November 2019.


  • It is focused on a model of engaged training and learning,Through Situation Understanding and Improvement Projects, around 70% of the programme is devoted to project-based learning (SUIP).
  • Since sustainable water management can only benefit from the perspectives and talents of all members of society, the Program focuses on gender equality and diversity.

India and Australia

  • Water is a high-priority subject for India and Australia to collaborate on, and both governments are actively working on it.
  • Both nations are actively collaborating in a variety of sectors, including water efficiency, climate change mitigation, basin planning, water data and information management, and capacity building.
  • The training will assist in breaking down the barriers between surface and groundwater, and participants will learn to take a holistic approach to water resource management.


  • It is outcome-oriented, and at the end of the programme, participants will have learned specific tools and approaches.
  • The goal of this programme is to develop future water leaders.
  • A systematic framework for capacity building with strategic and long-term investment would be built to support India's water management reforms.
  • Water professionals that possess the appropriate skills, knowledge, behaviours, and networks will be able to contribute to the development and management of India's water resources, as well as satisfy the water sector's competency requirements and goals.

National Hydrology Project

  • Started in 2016 as a Central Sector Scheme with a grant of 100% to implementing agencies across India.
  • It is a World Bank-funded effort spearheaded by the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • It has a budget of Rs. 3680 crore, which would be spent over an eight-year period.
  • Aimed to increase scope, accuracy and accessibility of reliable water resource data and water management organisations for efficient water management.