India courts consultants to expand hydrology project

India’s Ministry of Water Resources seeks expressions of interest from consultants to assist in further implementation of its hydrological information system. Responses are due October 19.

Employing World Bank funding, India has established a hydrological information system in which 916 river gage stations, 7,912 observation wells, and 436 hydro-meteorological stations were set up or upgraded. Data processing and storage centers and laboratories also were established.

The current solicitation seeks consultants for Hydrology Project Phase 2, to provide technical and management assistance for five years. The goal is to strengthen institutional operations of the system by the current eight central agencies and 13 states, and to expand the system to another two central agencies and four states.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due by 5 p.m. October 19 to the address below. For information, contact Sr. Joint Commissioner (II), Hydrology Project, B&B Wing, Ministry of Water Resources, 2nd Floor, B-Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi 110003 India; Fax: (91) 11-24652459; E-mail:,

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