India again seeks reservoir management system

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has renewed an invitation for expressions of interest in the development of a real-time decision support system for operational management of BBMB’s reservoirs in India. Responses are due by November 21.

BBMB is carrying out tendering on behalf of the government of India, which received a loan for the program from the World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. (HNN 6/29/06)

Work is to include:
o Identifying state-of-the-art equipment and communication systems to measure hydrological and hydro-meteorological parameters, reservoir levels, releases and allocations from dams, and discharges of rivers in the Sutlej and Beas basins;
o Developing methodology for real-time forecasting of snow and rainfall in the basins and estimating corresponding inflows to reservoirs;
o Developing a real-time decision support system for planning and operational management of reservoirs and for regulation of water supplies from BBMB hydropower projects;
o Real-time forecasting of flood-inundated areas downstream of dams;
o Storage, retrieval, and processing of decision support system outputs for accessibility in control rooms; and
o Installation and testing of the system and operational training.

Expressions of interest are due to the BBMB secretary at the address below by November 21. For information, contact:
o Deputy Chief Engineer, Water Regulation, Bhakra Beas Management Board, Nangal Township, District Ropar, Punjab 140124 India; Fax: (91) 1887-223758; E-mail:; Internet:;
o Secretary, Bhakra Beas Management Board, 19-B Madhya Marg, Chandigarh 160019 India; (91) 172-2548572; Fax: (91) 172-2549857; E-mail:

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